One of the weird things about getting older is a feeling of detachment from newer music, especially compared to stuff I love from a few years back.
We all have records that were huge for us earlier in life. I don’t like to say when we were becoming who we are because that seems like an excuse to be done learning, growing and changing. But something about these albums touched us in a really special way.
I’ve been trying to make some space in life lately so I’m selling a few records I rarely bump. Turned out a few of the newer People Under the Stairs records I own but never connected with (timing/life/my bad?) are worth a bit of dough. Since I’m in my second week of working freelance you already know they’re up on Discogs (unlimited $5 shipping!)
Anyways this got me bumping one of my favorite albums of all time: PUTS – O.S.T
The last week has been so cool thanks to this! I constantly have songs from it playing in my head – bringing me right back to the dope feelings I had when I first heard it on Radio K (MPLS) through a tiny radio duct-taped to the forklift I was working on. Total magic ✨
It’s giving me lots of energy and joy and is showing me (with the benefit of some years) how much this record shaped me, the crew, and the art we made and still make.
What’s an album that feels this way to you? Try playing it on for a week or so and see if it hypes you up.
We all listening to new/digital music (which is such an amazing resource) but then there’s that moment you stopped paying attention and Soundcloud moved to a yoga vibes coffee shop station without asking.
Take back your vibe and see what it feels like to bump something you really love.