Paul Simon – Paul Simon. Sounds like it was made by a man stuck in his apartment ruminating on his life. Beautiful and engrossing.
Burial – Burial. Dark and dystopian. Without words, the night streets are strangely empty.
Miles Davis – In A Silent Way. A calm before the storm.
Sister Sledge – We Are Family. The kitchen disco needs the finest disco album ever made.
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours. Some nostalgia for the entire household to enjoy.
Sigur Rós – Agætis Byrjun. A soundtrack for when the Earth splits asunder.
Grace Jones – Hurricane Dub. We all need some of Grace’s ferocity, but maybe not a full-throated vocal album. Plus, we all need some Dub.
David Bowie – Blackstar. If you haven’t listened to it for a while, I dare you to go back and contemplate mortality with possibly the greatest Pop star that ever lived.
Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté – In The Heart Of The Moon. At times like this, something flawlessly exquisite, makes us feel better about mankind.
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme. No better spiritual accompaniment for our journey to the far side.
The Exciting Wilson Picket. Pure, unadulterated, sweat-inducing dance music.
Shabaka and The Ancestors – We Are Sent Here By History should inspire us all, in our moment of crisis, to step up to the plate.