Another day of being stuck at home starts. If you are like me then a lot of the day music will be playing. Whether you are doing DIY jobs, sitting in the garden, working out, you need a soundtrack.
So if you had to name 5 albums you think everyone should listen to at least once what would you say?
1 - What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
From the title track to the masterpiece Inner City Blues (Make me wanna holler) this is the standout album of Marvins catalogue, imo. The greatest soul singer of them all.
2 - 36 Chambers - Wu Tang Clan
Not the greatest rap album, but it is certainly up there. This is chosen because the diverse, something for most, aspect of the group. From the wildness of ODB, to the smoothness of Meth, via the genius of GZA, gangster rap of Rae, storytelling of Deck and Ghost.
3 - Sticky Fingers - The Rolling Stones
The 2nd and 3rd greatest people from Dartford arguably reached the heights with this album. Starts with Brown Sugar and continues with the likes of Wild Horses, the soulful I Got the Blues and Can't you hear me knockin.
4 - Blue Lines - Masive Attack
The debut from one of the most influential British groups of the 90s. The massive single Unfinished Sympathy and Safe From Harm utilising Shara Nelson to great effect, Five Man Army and Daydreaming giving Tricky a platform. A great starting place when it comes to the trip-hop sound.
5 - Honey - Ohio Players
A musical masterpiece. The title track sets things off to a high standard, Sweet Sticky Thing continues the theme. The well known (thanks to Beavis, Butthead and the RHCP) Love Rollecoaster is on here. Half an hour of ear pleasure.
So what are your five. If I don't know them I will probably put them on at some point this week.
5 albums you recommend others to listen to.