Straight up, 18-hour party music. Like for partying for 18 hours. Flip the record as necessary.
The Walkmen - Bows + Arrows
An indie rock classic. The jingle-jangle slightly distorted reverb of the guitars and the keys have become a staple of the New York groups sound, often imitated, never duplicated.
Diana Ross. Done, son.
Tina Weymouth. My sweet, Tina Weymouth.
Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope
The Russian redhead sheds some of the avant-garde noise heard on debut Soviet Kitsch and explores equally uplifting and heartbreaking territory. An official Record Store Day (RSD) release, Begin to Hope will be released on two LPs, limited to 3,000 copies.
Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
This is a must for any music fan. Fuck country, soul, blues, r&b or any other genre. If you cant dig Brother Rays sultry sounds, whatever they are check your pulse.
Patti Smith - Horses Live Electric Lady Studios
Also another official RSD release, see if the classic LP from the female torchbearer of Dylans poeticism and surrealist content lives up to the hype or if Crass was right in stating in anti-pop anthem Punk is Dead: Patti Smith, youre napalm, you write with your hand but its Rimbauds arm.
Nina Simone - Wild is the Wind
A perfect record, sublimely intimate and jarring. A perfect introduction to Eunice Waymon, the woman crowned the High Priestess of Soul.
Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly
Its Missy Misdemeanor. Need we say more?
Mac DeMarco - Another (Demo) One
The demo for this 2015 mini-LP release from the bedroom pop savant is sure to have all of the millennials passive-aggressively tweeting over how some big, burly carnivore searching for rare Mayhem bootlegs wouldnt get out of the way so they could snatch it up.