1996

Somehow, it’s been 20 years since 1996 – perhaps the first year I started to really listen to music. Back then, I was enrolled in several CD clubs in which I’d buy an album and then receive like eight more for free in the mail. Life was weird before the internet took over. Anyways, here are my favorite records from way back when.

Beck, Odelay
Best track: “Jack-Ass”

Dave Matthews Band, Crash
Best track: “Two Step”

Fugees, The Score
Best track: “Killing Me Softly”

Jamiroquai, Travelling Without Moving
Best track: “Virtual Insanity”

Phish, Billy Breathes
Best track: “Prince Caspian”

Sublime, Sublime
Best track: “Doin’ Time”

The Wallflowers, Bringing Down the Horse
Best track: “One Headlight”

 

 

Khruangbin

Khruangbin

Khruangbin is a three-piece band from Texas, comprised of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald Johnson on drums. Taking influence from 1960’s Thai funk – their name literally translates to “Engine Fly” in Thai – Khruangbin is steeped in the bass heavy, psychedelic sound of their inspiration, Tarantino soundtracks and surf-rock cool.

Listen to their debut album, The Universe Smiles Upon You.

110 Best Movies of the 21st Century

The hippest flicks of the third millennium.

50/50
A History of Violence
A Separation
Adaptation
Adventureland
All Is Lost
Almost Famous
Amelie
American Hustle
American Psycho
Avatar
Before Midnight
Best in Show
Birdman
Black Swan
Blow
Borat
Boyhood
Burn After Reading
Capote
Catch Me If You Can
Children of Men
City of God
Coherence
Deathproof
District 9
Drive
Eastern Promises
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Ex Machina
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Frances Ha
Funny Games
Ghost World
Gone Baby Gone
Gravity
Her
High Fidelity
In Bruges
Inception
Inglourious Basterds
Inherent Vice
Inside Llewyn Davis
Interstellar
It Follows
Kill Bill
King Kong
Knocked Up
Little Children
Little Miss Sunshine
Locke
Looper
Lost in Translation
Love & Mercy
Mad Max: Fury Road
Melancholia
Memento
Midnight in Paris
Minority Report
Moneyball
Moon
Mulholland Drive
No Country for Old Men
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Ocean’s Eleven
Old School
Oldboy
Pineapple Express
Requiem for a Dream
Rush
Sideways
Skyfall
Step Brothers
Superbad
Synecdoche, New York
Take Shelter
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
The Babadook
The Cabin in the Woods
The Dark Knight
The Fall
The Fighter
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Hangover
The Hurt Locker
The Incredibles
The Kids Are All Right
The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)
The Master
The Pianist
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Social Network
The Tree of Life
The Wolf of Wall Street
The Wrestler
There Will Be Blood
This Is the End
Tropic Thunder
United 93
Up in the Air
Waking Life
Walk Hard
Wet Hot American Summer
Whiplash
Winter’s Bone
Wonder Boys
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Zodiac
Zombieland