4 Albums You Should Know

Because I live and work in Los Angeles, I spend a decent amount of time in my car. Whether I'm driving to the gym to train clients, to Hollywood or downtown for a casting, or the 50 miles to Orange County to see Mimi, I log some hours in my ride. That means music or podcasts.

Today I'll focus on the former.

Perhaps you are in a similar situation, or just looking for something new? I submit these four records for your listening pleasure.

1. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew

This is like hearing a painting being made by a bunch of geniuses in real time.

2. Mastodon - Leviathan

Conceptual metal album based on Melville's Moby Dick? Here you go.

3. Nas - Illmatic

Nas' phrasing and ability to tell a story is on full display in these gangster vignettes. Essential hip hop.

4. Autechre - Peel Session

Incredibly composed and layered. Unique even in the IDM world--and this was 1995...