Throwback Thursday: 10 Abandoned R&B Cuts From ’91-’01

10 R&B tracks from the genre’s prime, most of them neglected and all of them fit for elementary-school revival… 1. “Bring It All to Me (Feat. *NSYNC)”-Blaque, Blaque (1999)   2. “Seven Days”-Craig David, Born to Do It (2001)   3. “Almost Doesn’t Count”-Brandy, Never Say Never (1998)   4. “Playas Gon’ Play”-3LW, 3LW (2000)   5. “No Doubt”-702, No…

Playlist: Hippie Antiques

  A warm & cozy, ten-track-deep playlist of acoustic mementos from the hippie era’s sweetest singer-songwriters… 1) “Cactus Tree”-Joni Mitchell, Joni Mitchell (1968) 2) “Scarborough Fair/Canticle”-Simon & Garfunkel, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme (1966) 3) “At Seventeen”-Janis Ian, Between the Lines (1975) 4) “Almost Cut My Hair”-Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Deja Vu (1970) 5) “A Horse With No Name”-America, America (1972)…

Post-Punk October: A Playlist

A genre ominously glorified in the equally Halloween-suitable classic, Donnie Darko, post-punk stays one of rock’s prime and most low-profile, goth-dipped sub-categories. Post-’90s and endangerment by rock and pop’s upstaging, its only real modern revitalization occurs through nostalgic 8tracks playlists, a handful of hardly passable ‘post-punk revival’ bands (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arctic Monkeys, etc.), and classically-versed…

Diamonds in the Rough: 90s R&B Edition

  A brief but essential, 10-track collection of understated numbers and ‘non-hits’ from R&B’s best decade, designed & assembled by yours truly… 1) “Whatcha Need”-SWV, New Beginning (1990) 2) “Can I Get With You”-Jagged Edge, J.E. Heartbreak (1999) 3) “Candy Rain”-Soul For Real, Candy Rain (1995) 4) “Only You”-112, 112 (1996) 5) “No Doubt”-702, No Doubt (1996) 6) “U Know What’s…

Paying ‘Nevermind’ Tribute: A 90s Grunge-Gloom Playlist

In commemoration of Nirvana’s Nevermind and a belated celebration of its 23rd anniversary, here’s a playlist specializing in 90s grunge & all the gloom that accompanies it. To start…a piece of the low-maintenance yet thunderous album that morphed alternative music beyond comprehension… 1) “Come As You Are”-Nirvana, Nevermind (1991) 2) “I Could Have Lied” -The Red Hot Chili…