Nas - Illmatic (1994) and Al-matic (Nas/Al Green mashup, 2008). Hey, this Illmatic album is pretty good! I wonder if anyone else noticed it. The mashup is good clean fun, too.
Nat King Cole - "Nature Boy." A favorite song around my house. I thought I had a whole album of NKC tracks, but apparently, nope. Just this one.
The National - Alligator (2005), Boxer (2007), The Virginia EP (2008), and High Violet (2010). So here's the thing I figured out while listening to these albums. I really like "Fake Empire" off of Boxer. Everything else is only ok. It seems sort of excessive that I have three albums and an EP by a band with only one song that I really like, doesn't it?
National Lampoon - National Lampoon's Radio Dinner (1972). This albums sounds like the 1960s killing itself. It is satirizing the excesses of late 60s/early 70s pop culture, but I have to admit that a lot of the jokes bounced off me. Not being a boomer, I'm a little bulletproof to this.
Ned Miller - From A Jack To A King (1957). Right on the edge of country and rockabilly, Ned Miller's album is straight-up fun.
Neal Merryweather - "Escape." Rockin' glam-rock tune from the heart of the Canadian 1970s.
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