Playlists

Al Jarreau (1940-2017): Our Essential Playlist

Al Jarreau (1940-2017): Our Essential Playlist

Al Jarreau’s distinctive singing style crossed boundaries, encompassing jazz, pop, R&B, funk, gospel, and even world music.

DELIRIOUS: Our Ultimate Prince Deep Cut Playlist

DELIRIOUS: Our Ultimate Prince Deep Cut Playlist

Lesser-known Prince songs – including deep cuts, b-sides and sometimes-overlooked singles – give us new perspective on his vast talents.

With Led Zeppelin’s reissues done, time for the ultimate companion-disc playlist

With Led Zeppelin’s reissues done, time for the ultimate companion-disc playlist

Now that all of the Led Zeppelin reissues are in hand, here’s one last playlist featuring true finds from this Jimmy Page-curated series.

The Beatles – 1962-1966 (The Red-acted Album): More Perfect Playlists

The Beatles – 1962-1966 (The Red-acted Album): More Perfect Playlists

Even after harvesting the best of the best on ‘The Red Album,’ there are more than enough worthy tunes make yet another great Beatles compilation.

Gary ‘U.S.’ Bonds and Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S. Bonds: More Perfect Playlists

Gary ‘U.S.’ Bonds and Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S. Bonds: More Perfect Playlists

Here’s a playlist of songs from a period when Bruce Springsteen worked extensively with Gary ‘U.S.’ Bonds in the early 1980s.

ZZ Top, Tres Hombres and Fandango (1973-75): More Perfect Playlists

ZZ Top, Tres Hombres and Fandango (1973-75): More Perfect Playlists

The idea here is to rehabilitate the studio tracks from ‘Fandango.’

The Beatles … LIVE!: More Perfect Playlists

The Beatles … LIVE!: More Perfect Playlists

The Beatles’ early retirement makes compiling a concert playlist difficult – but not impossible.

The Doors – Other Voices (1971); Full Circle (1972): More Perfect Playlists

The Doors – Other Voices (1971); Full Circle (1972): More Perfect Playlists

Rarely considered part of the canon, these two albums nevertheless have their moments.

The Beatles reunite! (Well, kind of): More Perfect Playlists

The Beatles reunite! (Well, kind of): More Perfect Playlists

With Lennon and Harrison’s untimely passings, this is as close as we’ll ever get again.

More Perfect Playlists: The Kinks – Sleepwalker/Misfits (1977-78)

More Perfect Playlists: The Kinks – Sleepwalker/Misfits (1977-78)

Turns out that ‘Sleepwalker’ was very much a concept album.