Five Songs, 6/16/2018
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Five Songs, 6/16/2018


Unsane, "Dispatched"

I mentioned last time Unsane came up that they didn't evolve that much between albums. And this song (from their second album) is a good example - this could easily have just slotted into the first album without skipping a beat. Finding your lane and staying to it is fine, of course, but it does mean that maybe you're not going to want to keep up with a band for forever.

Souls of Mischief, "Mama Knows Best"

Souls of Mischief had a fantastic debut record, 93 'Til Infinity, a record which fit alongside the other west coast underground hip hop acts of the time and was one of the best records from that scene. However, this song isn't from that record, but from one of the lackluster followup albums. Stick to the first one.

Cyber Vision, "No Light"

We've had the mighty Crudbump several times here, but here we have a track from one of Drew Fairweather's other projects, Cyber Vision. It's...well, look. I think it fits into this whole "vaporwave" thing? But I'm not 100% sure, because I haven't really chased any of that stuff down, because it seems too elusive and Internet-y for my sad old brain. So, maybe, maybe not. Anyway, here we are: I'm old.

Wu-Tang Clan, "Impossible"

I'd like to take this moment, while we enjoy this cut from the Wu-Tang Clan, to remind everybody how goddamn funny the jury selection quotes were from the Martin Shkreli trial. And if you haven't read them before, my god, you're in for a treat.

We here at Five Songs would never dream of disrespecting the Wu-Tang Clan.

Kendrick Lamar, "Fuck Your Ethnicity"

Before he kicked off his unimpeachable tear of albums, which at this point is probably the greatest sustained peak of any hip hop artist ever, Kendrick Lamar put out his album, Section.80. It's very good, although it's overshadowed by the leap he took with Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City. This is the opening track it, and it's absolutely something Lamar fans should listen to.

Joshua Buergel
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