I’m always throwing music up here on P&P. It’s awesome that people read this and check things out based on my recommendation. Thank you so much for reading. One day I’m gonna get on top of ALL this shit and be a “professional”. For now, I’m just a dude who listens to a lot of music. I try to stay on top of it all, but I miss a lot of shit. Sometimes really obvious shit.

So now, at 4:00 AM, I decide to ask you for some advice. I’m going to list some stuff that I haven’t listened to. I’m hoping you’ll leave some comments and let me know what I’m missing out on. Let me know if there’s a track I need to hear, if there’s an artist that I’m a complete ass for disregarding, or if I’m gonna be okay in my ignorance. Ready? Go.

The Dead Weather

Jack White is a badass. I love Alison from The Kills. Midnight Boom was one of my favorite albums of 2008. But I don’t think I’ve ever really listened to a Dead Weather track from start to finish. Why? Not sure.

Mos Def’s The Ecstatic

Yeah, I heard some early leaks. Couldn’t post them because Mos’ people were pretty strict about that. Then the album came out. Oops. How was it?


Sky who? (Sorry, couldn’t resist that one.)

Dirty Projectors

When people talk about them, I nod. I pretend to have an idea. No idea. The longer it goes, the less motivated I am to get into it. Am I too late or is this essential listening?


Yeah, he’s cool. Classic? Huh? What did I miss?

Dinosaur Jr.

Another name that’s often in the same sentence as classic. Long gray hair makes it clear that they’ve been around. I’m assuming that their latest material isn’t their best, but the extensive discography makes me lightheaded.


Joell Ortiz is cool. Crooked I is cool. I don’t fuck with Joe Budden. Royce Da 5’9″ has impressed me on a couple occasions. Together, these guys have the hip-hop blogs growing massive cyber erections. I don’t know. I dig the logo.

Arctic Monkeys

It might sound crazy, but the only song I have is “Crying Lightning” from Humbug. I hear people speaking so highly of them, like they are finally reaching their maximum potential. I need to do some serious listening before that dreaded “classic” word starts coming up. Where do I start?

I could probably go on for a while, but these are my most urgent cases of neglect. Help me!