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Jeff Miers: What I'm listening to this week

You can’t just listen to Kendrick Lamar's "Damn" on infinite repeat, though the album is so densely packed with intriguing ear-worms that it's tempting to do so.

Variety being the spice of life and all, I'm keeping the mix eclectic this week, partly because I don’t want to burn out on "Damn," and partly because, well, that's just how I am.

Here's my soundtrack to this gray first week of May in Buffalo. You can listen, via Spotify, below.

Russell Gunn, "Ethnomusiclogy Vol. 4: Live in Atlanta"

Speaking of Kendrick, Russell Gunn has got to be mentioned as one of the first artists to fuse hip-hop and jazz in a meaningful way. This live album absolutely cooks.

Thundercat, "Drunk"

Yacht-Funk? Yes, please!

Gorillaz, "Humanz"

Ear candy, and funky, too.

Oxbow, "Thin Black Duke"

I'm new to this Bay Area band. It scares me. In a good way.

Grateful Dead, "Cornell 1977"

Many claim that May 8, 1977, at Cornell University's Barton hall is the greatest GD show of all time. That seems a bit absolutist, but man, it's definitely one of them.


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