Soundtracks To Summer

Soundtracks To Summer: Aloe Blacc’s ‘Good Things’

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Aloe's sophomore album comes through in the clutch for a long road-trip.

MUSIC VIDEOS

Aloe Blacc – “You Make Me Smile” Video

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For many artists, releasing a video for a song that has been out well over a year might seem like bad timing, or worse, a last-grasp attempt at salvaging a project.

MUSIC VIDEOS

Aloe Blacc – “Loving You Is Killing Me” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/01/aloe-blacc-if-i"> The hyper-minimalist white backdrop thrusts <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/aloe-blacc">Aloe Blacc</a> firmly into the forefront in "Loving You Is Killing Me", leaving him no chance to avoid the spotlight.

Spotlight

Your Daily Funk – “If I”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/12/video-aloe-blacc-i-need-a-dollar-on-jimmy-fallon-live"> I'm not a morbid person, but I often consider death. I can't find the post, but I once wrote that when I do perish, I want the scene to be similar to Nas' first verse on <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95qQAi-pnU0">"Live Now."</a> And when they carry me away, I <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2005/07/i-think-when-you-die">still want a Second Line</a> leading my death march.

Music

“You Make Me Smile”

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The last six months of my life have had more ups & downs than a scroll through the front page of TSS.

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

Aloe Blacc – “Femme Fatale” Video

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<a href="http://www.stonesthrow.com/store/album/aloeblacc/aloe-blacc-good-things"> Sampling the Velvet Underground and/or Lou Reed can create quite the end product. Just look at what it did for <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbDFS6cg1AI">these guys</a>.

Music

Take A Listen: Stream Aloe Blacc’s Good Things

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/aloe-blacc-femme-fatal"> The Stones Throw emcee and singer gets a bit of well deserved time in the spotlight courtesy of <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129889026">NPR</a> for his new album, Good Things.

Stones Throw Records

Aloe Blacc – “Femme Fatal”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/02/aloe-blacc-i-need-a-dollar"> Singer, rapper, trumpeter, and host of the best party in Los Angeles. What more could one man be? Hilarious, friendly, smart, humble... yeah, he's all of those things too. Even in a city chock full of talent, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/aloe-blacc">Aloe Blacc</a> laps the competition with cool strides that raise the question of whether anyone is even in his race.

Truth & Soul

Aloe Blacc – “I Need A Dollar”

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Funny how it takes a great song to make you realize how average everything else is that's coming out.


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