I spent the summer of 2004 at the University of Minnesota as part of an undergraduate research program. I drove from San Luis Obispo to Minneapolis in June, and then back again in August, both times listening to these two albums over and over. They still remind me of that summer, as does minor league baseball, Mt. Rushmore, and nanowires.
"Could Well Be In"
from The Streets "A Grand Don't Come for Free"
And yeah, I'm a little in love with Mike Skinner.
from Dizzee Rascal's "Showtime"
This video is effing adorable. I love the puppet police brutality at about one minute in.