DJ Logic, "Abyss"
My kids and I often joke about "dog logic", where dogs try to reason about the world from their first principles, and it leads to some funny places. So now, I'm trying to figure out what are the axioms of DJ logic, and what the precepts you'd reach based on them. But it's late, and my head hurts, so I can't really follow this through to its conclusion.
Black Moth Super Rainbow, "Born On A Day The Sun Didn't Rise"
Black Moth Super Rainbow's Eating Us was recorded with Mercury Rev/Flaming Lips producer Dave Fridmann, which you could probably pick up just from listening to this track. The drums, in particular, have that huge sound that is straight out of the playbook of those bands. The band is in that rough neighborhood of psychedelia, although folding in their own cracked pop sensibility. And, of course, Tobacco's unique vocals. If you like this track, you'll like this album.
Kendrick Lamar & SZA, "All The Stars"
This is from Black Panther: The Album, which isn't really a soundtrack in a strict sense. Many of the songs here don't appear in the film, or so I'm told. Coming off of DAMN., the album is still a little bit of a letdown, but what wouldn't be? It's still a strong album, because Lamar is one of the greatest artists working in music.
Tammi Terrell, "Hold Me Oh My Darling"
We're visiting 1966 here with Motown, in what is the 29th CD of the complete Motown singles. I don't think there's anything particularly historically significant here or anything, it's just a sweet little tune.
Kool and the Gang, "Chocolate Buttermilk"
Listen to that beautiful break in this song, goddamn.