Grammy-Winning supa-producer Mark Ronson may only be two degrees of separation from Lindsay Lohan, but I don’t hold that against him. Dude knows his music, he produced my favorite album of the last ten years,and he’s one of the more eclectic musicians of recent times. His first album, “Here Comes the Fuzz”, was admirable but a little too all-over-the-place for me (despite scene-stealing turns by the likes of Ghostface Killah and Anthony Hamilton). His second album, “Version”, was a much more cohesive affair that brought together even more of my favorite artists (like Kenna and the artist Ronson is most associated with, Amy Winehouse). If you don’t own it, you should.

Mark’s third joint, “Record Collection”, marks his debut as a vocalist, and the first song I’ve heard from it is “Lose it (in the End)”, which reunites Ronson with Wu-MVP Ghostface Killah. It’s a little bit indie (vocally, Ronson could be “Anonymous Hipster #3” on any Williamsburg/Allston band’s record) and a little bit boom-bap, and a LOT of fun (although maybe a little too short?). If “Record Collection” is anything like this track, I can almost guarantee that it’ll be one of my favorite albums this year.

Now, if he could only get Amy back in the studio…

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