Here are some highlights of what I've been listening to lately. New and old.
Make yourself the mix tape-- though if you ask nicely, I would probably make you one.
Governmentalist. Joss Stone (feat. Nas)
She Came Along. Sharam (feat. Kid Cudi)
Knocked Up. Kings of Leon (Lykke Li vs. Rodeo Remix)
Fuck The World. Lil Wayne
Around the Way Girl. LL Cool J
For Want Of. Rites of Spring
Her Jazz. Huggybear
Secret Location. Remy Ma
Must I Paint A Picture? Billy Bragg
Ay Yo. Melanie Fiona
Somethings Wrong. David Banner
It's A Man's Man's Man's World. James Brown (course I don't quite agree with the lyrics, but sounds good)
Mississippi Goddam. Nina Simone (this one is always in my head, I agree-- forget going slow...)
Albums: THE GOSSIP, both the new Music for Men and the Live in Liverpool. Solid, smart, hot all the way through both. Just saw them live and they were brilliant. Brilliant. Yeah I said it. For thoughtful chillin-- Erykah Badu's New Amerykah, part 1 (4th world war) album is another undiscovered slow burn. When I was just in Detroit I was talking about how Invincible's Shapeshifters album was a slow burn and Mike, who runs the record label the album is on, liked the term. I use it to describe the solid albums that make their way into your hands through word of mouth, that earn respect and are still talked about/ discovered months later... For example, in the US at least, people are sleeping on The Gossip. I think Mystic's years old now album Cuts for Luck and Scars for Freedom makes a slow burn list too, of course among so many others.