“minipops 67 (source field mix)” by Aphex Twin (from Syro, 2014)
Aphex Twin scares the living crap out of me. His audio landscapes are the equivalent to being trapped in a fun-house with a demented, murderous, clown. Why, then, do I continue to subject myself to his music? I guess I dig the uneasy feeling that rises when I pop on the headphones and lose myself in the sound.
“Ice Melts” by Matt & Kim (from Sidewalks, 2010)
Matt & Kim have kind of revealed themselves to be a one-trick pony. Luckily, I dig that one trick.
“Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop)” by Erykah Badu (from Worldwide Underground, 2003)
Mmm-hmm. Miss Badu has had me caught up in her rapture since day one. I recall pumping Baduizim in the wrekca stow I worked at in the ’90s like John Cusack drops the Beta Band’s The Three EPs in High Fidelity, to the same effect.
“867-5309/Jenny” by Tommy Tutone (from Sounds of the Eighties: 1982, 1994)
Followed only by “777-9311” as the most memorable telephone number in ’80s pop culture, this tune never fails to deliver a smile.
“My Lover’s Prayer” by Otis Redding (from The Very Best of Otis Redding, 1992)
Man, oh, man… this just soothes the weary soul.
What’s on your shuffle today?