Photo by Jason Thrasher
1. Scott Walker + Sunn O))) | Brando
Beautiful and strange operatic vocals mixed with drone Metal sludge guitar makes an unexpectedly delightful pairing!
2. The Congos | Fisherman
Lee "Scratch" Perry produced this wonderful Reggae group who stuck out from their peers by having a singer who sang really high, and another who sang really low, infusing their Reggae with somewhat of a Motown feel.
3. Sigue Sigue Sputnik | 21st Century Boy
One of Giorgio Moroder's most outrageous and playful 80s productions.
4. Lewis | Let's Fall In Love Tonight
A beautiful romantic whimper of an 80s piano/synth ballad.
5. Bob Dylan | I Was Young When I Left Home
An early 1961 home recording that's as good as anything that he ever put on one of his proper albums. The pained singing/lyrical narrative are sublime.
6. Todd Rundgren | International Feel
A wonderful mix of studio tricks, Psychedelic Rock, and Prog Rock on this song and all over his classic album , A Wizard, A True Star.
7. Travi$ Scott | Upper Echelon (feat. T.I., 2 Chainz)
My favorite new rapper in recent years... Cool Experimental production techniques on this song and all over his Owl Pharaoh mixtape. You can also hear his stylistic fingerprints all over Kanye West's Yeezus which he worked on.
8. PINECONES | Do Not Move
Great song from a new band out of my hometown of Athens, GA... This song has a nice hypnotic repitition, pushed forward by an anguished and intense vocal.
9. Chrome | New Age
Super druggy and effected vocals/guitars backed with a big expansive danceable beat. Sounds nice at a loud volume.
10. Budgie | Breadfan
A lovely song by this Heavy and melodic Welsh 1970's power trio... Great guitar playing and singing on this song.