Five Songs, 10/2/2017
Bob Marley, "Exodus"
From the album of the same name, Exodus was recorded in London after Marley lived there for a couple years after surviving a murder attempt. It's a strong album, featuring some of his most famous songs, and should be on the list for anybody interested in reggae.
Chevelle, "Prove To You"
This is a pretty convincing Helmet impression.
Ice Cube, "Until We Rich"
This is from War & Peace, Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc), a very late career album, about which the less said, the better. It's amazing how much less dangerous Cube sounds here than in his prime.
Agoraphobic Nosebleed, "Jansky Noise - Decimated Spleencrawler Mix"
Well, that's a shift. Agoraphobic Nosebleed is a side project of Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer), and they make something that's kind of grindcore-y, but mostly just spastic noise. To describe it as all over the map is to suggest that it exists on a map, that it has some kind of internal geography that might make sense. It does not, and it does not. But if what you want is unsettling chaos, they've got your back!
The Roots, "Don't Feel Right"
The album after The Tipping Point saw the Roots really returning to form. Tight and caustic, this is one of the Roots' best albums. Listen to that break in the middle! Goddamn, I love the Roots.