Jan 30, 2020
When Manu Chao announced he would be releasing his first solo album, fans around the world were both elated and hesitant. Manu's previous albums with his band Mano Negra were both critically and commercially successful, but the band's breakup was ugly and Manu was running around Central/South America, playing bar shows...
Jan 23, 2020
The Album: D'Angelo Voodoo (2000)
Tall Black Guy, AKA Terrel Wallace, has been making beats and remixing artists like 79.5, Stro Elliot, and Moonchild, for a long time. Listen to any one of his songs and you'll understand why he's one of the best producers out there and why we were so excited to talk to him. It's no...
Jan 16, 2020
It's easy to think of Nat King Cole as "that Christmas song guy" but his musical output is truly astounding, recording hundreds of songs with over a hundred of them becoming hits on the pop charts. The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio is by far the largest album we've ever discussed on Heat Rocks...
Jan 9, 2020
We here at Heat Rocks talk a lot about Prince, and this marks the FIFTH episode where we're discussing an album of his. Around in the World in a Day incorporated more psychedelia and a wider variety of instruments, which made for a much more eclectic and unconventional album. This is also Morgan's favorite episode, so...
Jan 2, 2020
Erykah Badu's New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) (2010)
Laura Mvula's Sing to the Moon (2013)
Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly (2015)
Frank Ocean's Blonde (2016)
Tyler, The Creator's Flower Boy (2017)
Thundercat's The Golden Age of the Apocalypse (2011)