Five Songs, 2/19/2022
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Five Songs, 2/19/2022

Chuck D, "Mistachuck"

Chuck D put out one solo album, Autobiography of Mistachuck, which really very much fits in alongside the mid-90s Public Enemy stuff, neither notably better or worse than the main band's stuff from that time. It has the same issue as those records, which is that it's kind of let down by not enough editing, but there's plenty of hard hitting stuff on here, such as this track.

Margo Price, "Hands of Time"

The opener of Midwest Farmer's Daughter, which as we noted last time very much owes an acknowledged debt to Loretta Lynn. But this is just irresistable stuff, if you have any willingness to listen to country.

Eric B. and Rakim, "I Ain't No Joke"

Eric B. and Rakim's Paid in Full is a landmark record in rap, with Rakim's technique on the mic inspiring generations of following rappers. For a long time, he was regarded as the best ever, and while that may not still be true, adjusted for his time, he stood out more from the rest than anybody ever has. Just listen to him wrecking it here.

NoFX, "I Don't Want You Around"

The second NoFX album, Ribbed, had them already focused on snotty jokes and sophomoric humor. The songs weren't as tight as they would later be, and this stuff just doesn't have very much of a shelf life.

Wilco, "What Light"

The older I get, the more Sky Blue Sky grows in my estimation. Maybe it's because it's one of the most classic rock records in their discography, but it's just a warm embrace to settle into.

Joshua Buergel
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