Alice in Chains, “Sea of Sorrow”

Willie Nelson, “The Wall”

From his upcoming album “Band of Brothers”:

Metallica, “King Nothing”

I’m a (mostly) unapologetic defender of Metallica’s frequently maligned Load and Reload albums. (St. Anger is a different story.)

Van Morrison, “Into the Mystic”

Mavis Staples, “Jesus Wept”

Staple Singers, “When Will We Be Paid”

Black Sabbath, “Warning”

“Sabbath’s genius was finding the hidden malevolence in the blues, and then bludgeoning the listener over the head with it.” (source)

Midnight Oil, “Outbreak of Love”

I was listening to this album earlier, and this song struck me as fitting for today.

Beastie Boys, “So What’Cha Want”