Staff Picks: A nostalgic Nickelodeon LP, some Mitski, and everything Oliver Jeffers

Various artists, The Best Of Nicktoons

As the staff’s resident Nickelodeon nerd, I was beyond elated when, earlier this year, I heard about the LP reissue of The Best Of Nicktoons. Now in its second green-and-orange-splattered pressing on Enjoy The Ride records, the record is a 41-track tribute to everything animated on Nickelodeon. From interstitial cuts like “Nick Nick Nick” to the themes for shows like Rugrats and The Ren & Stimpy Show, the album is a welcome and quick blast from the past. Given its slightly herky-jerky nature, I don’t know that the LP will earn a spot in my “frequently listened” stack, but either way, it’s become one of my prized possessions. Play it back to back with the companion Songs From Bluffington 7-inch, which is all songs from Doug, and I’m a happy (Anawanna) camper. [Marah Eakin]

Mitski, Bury Me At Makeout Creek …

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