My Spotify playlist today hits a minor milestone: 50 songs!
This week’s installment begins with Donna Lewis’s hit I Love You Always Forever, then Raphael Saadiq’s Still Ray, a standout from his debut album that interpolates Dr. Dre. Elzhi’s brilliant storytelling is on display with Weedipedia, then Charles Mingus’s sublime Profile of Jackie. Next, Judee Sill becomes the first artist to feature twice on the playlist as I couldn’t resist featuring the amazing Sunnyside Up Luck. Australia’s The Triffids follow with Wide Open Road and British rapper Jadasea fades (from his EP entirely produced by Archy Marshall aka King Krule). My favorite Stereolab song The Emergency Kisses flows into the laid-back Memphis Bleek/Beanie Sigel/Jay-Z collab Hypnotic. Closing out this week is the track from which my website’s name is derived: my favorite band Cocteau Twins with Spooning Good Singing Gum.
As always, check out the playlist here.