By Allison Stewart
A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind...
The DMV rapper previews the rollicking first single from her upcoming official debut, "Heart of a Champion."
Beloved by stoners and sludge aficionados, the L.A. doom-metal supergroup (containing members of Sunn O))) and Scream) released two influential full-length discs before disbanding in 2001. Those discs have lately been reissued on vinyl, along with this blissfully weird rarity.
Paleo: "World's Smallest Violin"
The itinerant singer-songwriter fashions one of the season's unlikeliest stunners.
The Electronic Anthology Project: "Eels"
In which Built to Spill's Doug Martsch and Brett Nelson rework some of BTS's signature tracks as '80s electro-dance numbers, including this otherwise pretty faithful reinvention of "Else."
Lil Wayne and Hall & Oates: "Lollipop Dreams"
The new "(500) Days of Weezy" mix tape is pretty much what it advertises: the movie's soundtrack, creatively smooshed together with Lil Wayne joints. It's downloadable at the link, though if 500 days of Lil Wayne seems like an awful lot to commit to, it's streamable, too.