My albums of the Week #3: Chloe X Halle & Dinner Party

I would consider myself an “albums guy” and my taste in music is very varied. In this new feature, I list the albums that I listened to most intensely during the week. The list will include albums old and new, and the number of albums listened to every week will most likely vary on a week-to-week basis.

Chloe X Halle, Ungodly Hour (Parkwood/Columbia)

TRACKLIST (favorite tracks underlined): 1 – Intro; 2 – Forgive Me; 3 – Baby Girl; 4 – Do It; 5 – Tipsy; 6 – Ungodly Hour; 7 – Busy Boy; 8 – Catch Up; 9 – Overwhelmed; 10 – Lonely; 11 – Don’t Make It Harder On Me; 12 – Wonder Whats She Thinks Of Me; 13 – ROYL.

A surprisingly sophisticated R&B release from this sister duo. Lush, inventive and revealing honesty in its lyrics.

Terrace Martin, Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder, Dinner Party (Sounds of Crenshaw/EMPIRE)

Tracklist (Favorite tracks underlined): 1 – Sleepless Nights; 2 – Love You Bad; 3 – From My Heart and My Soul; 4 – First Responders; 5 – The Mighty Tree; 6 – Freeze Tag; 7 – LUV U.

A mellifluous blend of soul, jazz and hip-hop by four of today’s top names of these musics. A little empty at times but great, laid-back music to counter contemporary madness.



Here’s the list of songs played on the last episode of THE ART MOVEMENT – the weekly radio show about arts and culture, where all art forms and free thoughts are allowed, hosted by Matt Micucci. (To listen to the full show, scroll to the bottom of the page.)

  • ENNIO MORRICONE, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”
  • JULIA MICHAELS, “Issues”
  • LIAM LYNCH, “United States of Whatever”
  • ROLLINS BAND, “Liar”
  • ENNIO MORRICONE, “Cinema Paradiso”
  • BLUE MAXI, “Here Comes Summer”
  • JOAO GILBERTO, “Doralice”
  • MIKE FRANCIS, “Survivor”
  • CHLOE X HALLE, “Tipsy”
  • QUEEN, “Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon”
  • RAMONES, “I Wanna Be Sedated”
  • ENNIO MORRICONE, “Deborah’s Theme”

Listen to the full show via the player below.