The weekend is almost here. Get some tunes on. A quick poll around the office, came up with these Friday afternoon suggestions:
The National “Slow Show”
He wants to put on a slow, dumb show for you. And crack you up.
The perfect balance of angst and melancholy to dramatically serve as the backdrop to you brooding/staring out of a window/reconsidering your life.
In honor of their impending reunion: only Outkast can make “I hope you crash into a ditch” sound so bumpin’ and non-threatening.
and then…throw some FEVER RAY on top too, just so this journey feels complete:
Resistor “Vincent van Gogh”
A New Year. A New Hope. Avalanches LP2 2014.
Jim O’Rourke “Memory Lame”
Change We Can Believe In. Jim O’Rourke Pop Record 2014.
Oh Shit This Might Actually Happen. Neptunes-Produced Pusha T Album 2014.
Yesterday was Aaliyah’s birthday. She would have been 35. For some reason, my commute to and from work wasn’t filled with non-stop Aaliyah on any of our three DMV hip hop stations. This is ridiculous, guys. Aaliyah gave us Romeo Must Die. We can do better.