Every Sunday, the 5-Star Sounds team will be assembling a list of songs, albums, and artists that we can’t get enough of. Take a listen to what we’ve been playing over and over for the past week.
What We’re Listening To
Chad M. Crabtree
STATS, Other People’s Lives (2019)
I discovered this UK act a few weeks ago, and I haven’t been able to stop listening to their album, Other People’s Lives, since. At times reminiscent of Devo and Talking Heads, this dance band offers an album’s worth of infectious and funky grooves to give anyone a boost, quarantine or otherwise.
Dean Martin, This Time I’m Swingin’! (1960)
Dean Martin is the human embodiment of ‘cool.’ His 1960 compilation album This Time I’m Swingin’! features lively hits such as “You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You” and “Imagination.” Even in times of turmoil, Dean’s jumpy and optimistic sound is simply contagious.
Carpenter Brut, Blood Machines Soundtrack (2020)
Carpenter Brut always has a cinematic feel to his music, so it only makes sense that he could translate well into creating a movie soundtrack. While the Blood Machines soundtrack is more tame and less upbeat than his other albums, it still possesses his signature gritty, dark, 80s-inspired vibe.