Whether you’re hitting the books again or just gearing up for late-summer fun, these must-haves are at the head of their class
Back to School Playlist
“MATH WIZ” Luna / Dean Wareham’s struggle with arithmetic is a relatable, melodic salve.
“HALLOGALLO” Neu! / Krautrock is musical Adderall. Find your focus with a 10-minute dose of autobahn hypnosis.
“MISSISSIPPI GODDAM” Nina Simone / Miss Simone’s history lesson about civil rights is sadly relevant to current events.
“HEADMASTER” The Kinks / The centerpiece of Schoolboys in Disgrace, an album-long cautionary tale for you class clowns.
“COLLEGE BOY” J. Cole / The magna cum laude rapper spits a stay-in-school narrative. Maybe UNLV should hire him as president