Hey folks! Back again and just in time for the nice weather! Because it has been awhile since I’ve posted anything, this post will be a little longer than a typical one. Hope you enjoy!

1.) Flying Lotus- Cosmogramma9.0/10.0

      Steven Ellison, the experimental multi-genre musican and producer that is Flying Lotus (who’s great aunt just happens to be the late Alice Coltrane), has created his best album to date. This record is full of collabortations with the likes of Thom Yorke on vocals, Thundercat on bass/vocals, Ravi Coltrane on the Tenor Saxophone and many more. All 17 tracks lead into each other, making it a very wholesome sounding record. And while it remains a largely experimental piece, every minute sounds precise and labored over. Another thing that makes this album fascinating is Ellison’s incorporation of a vast variety of instruments. From harp and strings to bass and computer generated beats, the album never becomes tiring to listen to and rewards repeat listens.

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 Playlist #1- *For those summer days*-

  1. Intergalactic- Beastie Boys
  2. Sexx Laws- Beck
  3. Kizza Me- Big Star
  4. Loser- Beck
  5. Rock and Roll Music- The Beatles (written by Chuck Berry)
  6. Let’s Spend the Night Together- The Rolling Stones
  7. Scarecrow- Beck
  8. Lust for Life- Girls
  9. Lloyd, I’m Ready to be Heartbroken- Camera Obscura
  10. One After 909- The Beatles
  11. No. 13 Baby- Pixies
  12. D.J.- David Bowie
  13. Body Movin’- Beastie Boys
  14. Before I Was Caught- Jay Reatard
  15. Ghost Mouth- Girls
  16. Professor Booty- Beastie Boys
  17. Unfair- Pavement
  18. Big Bad Mean M**********r- Girls
  19. No Reply- The Beatles
  20. Girlfriend in a Coma- The Smtihs
  21. Debaser- Pixies
  22. Rubies- Destroyer
  23. AT&t- Pavement
  24. Ticket to Ride- The Beatles
  25. Someone Great- LCD Soundsystem
  26. They Live By Night- The Make-up
  27. Bros- Panda Bear
  28. Rock & Roll Nigger- Patti Smith
  29. Beach Comber- Real Estate
  30. Kool Thing- Sonic Youth
  31. I Don’t Wanna Grow Up- Tom Waits
  32. Tom Courtnenay- Yo La Tengo
  33. Search and Destroy- The Stooges
  34. Teen Creeps- No Age
  35. Kim & Jessie- M83
  36. Crazy Feeling- Lou Reed
  37. Needle in the Camel’s Eye- Brian Eno
  38. Cause=Time- Broken Social Scene
  39. Hazel Street- Deerhunter
  40. Tugboat- Galaxie 500
  41. Fireworks- Animal Collective
  42. Did You See the Words- Animal Collective

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Playlist #2- *You Gots to Get Dat FUNKY SOUL Back in Yo Life!*-

  1. I’m Gonna Keep On Loving You- The Kool Blues
  2. Please, Please, Please- James Brown
  3. Joyful Exaltation- The Whitefield Brothers
  4. Out Of Breath- Ronnie Whitehead
  5. There’s Gonna Be Some Crying- Small Paul
  6. Give It Up Or Turnit Loose- James Brown
  7. Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag- James Brown
  8. Taisho- The Whitefield Brothers
  9. Mother Popcorn- James Brown
  10. Begging You- Ronnie Whitehead
  11. You’re All I Need To Make It- Johnson, Hawkins, Tatum & Durr
  12. Soul Vibrations- Dorothy Ashby
  13. Bewildered- James Brown
  14. Who Knows- Marion Black
  15. Depot Depot- Tom Waits
  16. Sad Nile-  The Whitefield Brothers
  17. Where Is Love- The Equatics
  18. Lost Someone- James Brown
  19. Function Underground- We The People
  20. I’ve Got to Have You- Sheila Jack
  21. Strange Fruit- Billie Holiday

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Playlist #3-  *Jazz Is Back*-

  1. Better Git It In Your Soul- Carles Mingus
  2. Right Off- Miles Davis
  3. Track A-Solo Dancer (Stop! Look! And Listen. Sinner Jim Whitney!)- Charles Mingus
  4.  On The Corner/ New York Girl/ Thinkin’ Of One Thing and Doin’ Another/ Vote For Miles- Miles Davis
  5. My Favorite Things- John Coltrane (Live- Olatunji concert)
  6. Chameleon- Herbie Hancock
  7. Afro-Harping- Dorothy Ashby
  8. Open Letter To Duke- Charles Mingus
  9. Taurus- Cannonball Adderley
  10. Love Chant- Charles Mingus
  11. Blue Train- John Coltrane
  12. Oleo- Miles Davis
  13. Bag’s Groove Pt. I- Miles Davis
  14. Miles Runs The Voodoo Down- Miles Davis
  15. Bitches Brew- Miles Davis
  16. Bess, You Is M Woman Now- Miles Davis
  17. Shhh/Peaceful- Miles Davis
  18. A Love Supreme, Part. III: Pursuance- John Coltrane
  19. Nice Work If You Can Get It- Thelonius Monk

–I think that everyone can get a little something out of these playlists. I made them long so that there’s a little of something for everyone. I think that these categories of music are coming across as the most natural to me right now, hope you enjoy!

~MusicAsArt

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