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Chapter 166: Make Me Feel

Electronic funk & funk pop

This collection of polished funk pop only sounds effortless and self-assured; there’s a live wire tension animating it. When the Dazz Band cutely admits a girl got them “sort of anxious,” when Prince reflexively recites the Lord’s Prayer (as if to keep his baser drives in line), when Janelle Monae interrupts the feelin’ yourself jam “Q.U.E.E.N.” to ask if she’s part of a “lost generation,” you can feel the doubt and insecurity bubbling up. The power of this music is how it buoys those doubts, through exceptional grooves, into fake-it-till-you-make-it confidence.
1. Stevie Wonder


2. Janelle Monáe

Make Me Feel

3. Dazz Band

Let It Whip

4. Prince


5. Cameo

Word Up!

6. Dino Dvornik

Ti Si Mi U Mislima

7. Janelle Monáe

Q.U.E.E.N. (ft. Erykah Badu)

8. Earth, Wind & Fire


9. Prince


10. Stevie Wonder

Do I Do