“More Than Love” – Hand Habits
Meg Duffy spent the lockdown huddled in a home with fellow artist Sasami and engineer Kyle Thomas. Duffy said the time spent with them gave her the courage to write the songs for her latest album. I’ve given it a listen and this is, by far, the standout track from it.

“Dignitary Life” – Twen
This duo has a lot of early 2000s DNA in their music.

“Sidelines” – Phoebe Bridgers
Bridgers can do no wrong.

“April Skies” – The Jesus and Mary Chain
We finally have some April skies! (For three days, before it gets cold again.)

“Prom Queen” – Beach Bunny
M’s prom is tomorrow. Not sure this song really applies to her situation, but it seemed appropriate for the occasion.

“Piece of Pie” – Stone Temple Pilots
I heard an old STP song earlier this week and decided to listen to their first two albums one day at the gym. They were never the best nor my favorite of the big ’90s grunge bands, but those albums both hold up pretty damn well. This was always one of my favorite deeper cuts off of Core.

“My Secret (Didja Gitit Yet?)” – New Edition
Listening to NE for this week’s Reaching for the Stars entry, I was reminded of this song and its video. For teenage dorks, this was an amazing video! It brought in the NBA angle, which was just starting to explode as a cool sport. For those of us who fell on the Magic/Lakers side of the great ’80s NBA rivalry, it was AMAZING to see a group from Boston apparently take the side of their biggest rivals. Guarantee I thought their Theo Huxtable-approved outfits were the coolest thing ever, too.