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Chriso's May Mixtape

Following up on the roaring success of my April mixtape, here is the May installment. No politics, no mention of bodily fluids/poo, no insults and disses, no religion - just music. Sweet sweet music.

"Cover Me (Slowly) / Agoraphobia" - these two kicked my ass. Album never quite lived up to this for me but very impressive anyway.
2Black Star
Black Star

"Thieves In The Night" - some of the best lyrics I've come across in any genre of music.
Kamaal the Abstract

"Barely in Love" - amazing and so underappreciated. The Renaissance is well worth a look too if you're into ATCQ.

"Pleasure Is All Mine" - Everything you hear (or just about everything) is vocals. Pretty cool.
5Black Sabbath

"Planet Caravan" - probably the direct opposite of what alot of Sabbath fans are after but this is magical.
6Charles Mingus
Let My Children Hear Music

"Adagio Ma Non Troppo" - a full band realisation of an improvised solo piano piece off 'Mingus Plays Piano'. Amazingly good.
7Cat Power
You Are Free

8Broken Social Scene
You Forgot It In People

"Almost Crimes"
9Wildbirds & Peacedrums

"The Battle In Water" - more impressive live than on record I think.
10St. Vincent
Marry Me

"Human Racing"
11The Smiths
The Queen Is Dead

"The Queen Is Dead" - clever lyrics.
12Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker With Strings: The Master Takes

13The Rolling Stones
Let It Bleed

"Gimme Shelter"
The Shape of Punk To Come

"Tannhauser / Derive"
15Poison the Well
You Come Before You

"The Opinionated Are So Opinionated"
16PJ Harvey
Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea

"The Whores Hustle and the Hustlers Whore"
17Laura Stevenson and the Cans
Sit Resist

"Halloween Pts 1 and 2"
18Nick Drake
Pink Moon

"Pink Moon"
19Mos Def
The Ecstatic

"Casa Bey" - thank you and thank you very kindly.
20Ahmad Jamal
Jamal Plays Jamal

21Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here

"Welcome to the Machine"
22De La Soul
Stakes Is High

"Stakes Is High" - a contender for my favourite hip hop song.
23Pearl Jam

24Miles Davis

25Arcade Fire

"Rebellion (Lies)"
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