1. Ghost-Note, "Milkshake"
The insanely addictive jazz-funk-hip-hop-R&B collective has released an eminently loveable collection in the form of second effort "Swagism." This tune distills the essence of the all-star collective's brilliance.
2. Pete Townshend, "There's a Fortune in those Hills"
The 45th anniversary of Pete Townshend's first solo album, "Who Came First," is upon us. The attendant deluxe edition reissue boast eight new songs, and this is one of them.
3. Prince, "Nothing Compares 2 U"
One from the vaults. I have trouble listening to this. But I keep trying. It's beautiful, but disarmingly sad.
4. Sleep, "Giza Butler"
Stoner-metal underground legends Sleep released their first new album in more than a decade April 20. Heavy, slow-moving, and super solid.
5. Robert Glasper X Kaytranada, "The ArtScience Remixes"
The Glasper Experiment's bold "ArtScience" reimagined by Haitian-Canadian DJ Kaytranada, aka Kevin Celestin. Remixes can be lame and gratuitous. This one is not.