Album of the Day
There's No Place Like America Today
From its cover art to its incisive original songs, few records better illustrate the gulf between the promise of our country and its reality than Curtis Mayfield's THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE AMERICA TODAY. The self-produced 1975 set touches on gun violence, economic woes and the struggles of life in the city, but the litany of problems is balanced by resilience and beauty, particularly on singles “So In Love” and “Love to the People.” Mayfield's haunting voice and muscular guitar work are just as impressive as his lyrics, and the Curtom collection was named one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Britain's NME. Still as relevant as it was on initial release, THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE AMERICA TODAY is now available on turquoise blue vinyl for Black History Month.