The Staple Singers, "I'll Take You There"
This is such a majestic tune, absolutely irresistable.
De La Soul, "Thru Ya City"
I mostly think of the two AOI albums (this is from Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump) as kind of lost albums for De La,...
The Mighty Mocambos, "The Spell of Ra-Orkon"
Well, isn't that just a party? Those horns, baby. And the bari sax solo!
Sleater-Kinney, "All Hands on the Bad One"
A thing I just noticed: I own four Sleater-Kinney records, and it's the four Kill Rock Stars...
Cursive, "Big Bang"
Dang, friends, that's a hell of a groove there. "Big Bang" indeed!
Bedouine, "Nice and Quiet"
This is not a groove. Too pretty.
De La Soul, "Drawn"
I wonder what the shortest Five Songs has been? I mean, five songs long, but...
I never write checks, so this blog is the only thing that I write the wrong year on after the calendar filps over.
Marvin Gaye, "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
A stone-cold classic.
A lovely EP from 2020, Fondue Party continues a...
De La Soul, "Intro"
The biggest exception to rap skits sucking is pretty much anything with Prince Paul involved. The framing device for De La Soul Is Dead, of an audio storybook detailing kids encountering the record for the first time, is delightfully self-refential and...