Just as we did last week, here’s a playlist we made over at RDIO that takes you through the biggest stories on Prefix in the last seven days in musical form. Go here to check out this week’s playlist or stream it below. Here’s a rundown:
We start this week’s playlist considering the final Pavement album, Terror Twilight, as our Matt Fiander did in his (really great) new column Quarantining the Past, a feature detailing albums from the 1990s.
From there, we move to Beirut, who had a really busy week last week, from releasing their new LP, The Rip Tide, digitally, to being used as music on So You Think You Can Dance. Then we celebrate the return of Jens Lekman, and party it up in the Motor City with Mayer Hawthorne’s awesome new single, “A Long Time.”
In case you didn’t hear from every website, Big Boi was arrested this weekend for possessing a variety of drugs (one of them being Viagra). We include Big Boi’s “Turn Me On” here for obvious reasons. Then it seems appropriate to include Rick Ross, who invested in a wing restaurant this week. Those two things maybe connect?
Moonface were on the playlist last week, but they were our pick for Playing on Prefix over at KCRW this week, so here they are again. And from there, we rip it up with Mastodon, who announced the track list of their upcoming fifth LP, The Hunter, this week, and stop by Cee-Lo Green’s neighborhood for “Cry Baby,” his latest The Lady Killer single.
We weren’t there, but Lollapalooza happened this weekend, so let’s celebrate our two favorite headliners: My Morning Jacket and Eminem. But no new Eminem here: Let’s remember how our parents used to be afraid of him.
And no discussion of this week could be complete with at least a mention of Jay-Z and Kanye’s Watch the Throne, an album that is surprisingly awesome. The album is still an iTunes exclusive, so let’s listen to “H.A.M.” again. See you next week.
In case you’re not familiar with Rdio, it’s a cool site: It allows you, with a subscription fee, to add songs to a music cloud library you can take with you wherever you go. It’s got music from the “big four” labels, and a bevy of indie labels too. You can get a seven day subscription for free by heading to RDIO now.