Although the season is usually associated with fun and happiness, summer can be fucking horrible. At times, it feels like an eternally bleak sauna — the greatest suppressor of the mind and enjoyment. Finding the ideal album to ease the relentless heat will by no means fix the issue, but personally I find it a big help. This week’s playlist encompasses all ends of pop’s broad spectrum.

Madonna’s ‘Ray Of Light’ and Dean Blunt’s ‘100’ aren’t two tracks you’d expect the feature on a playlist together, but they’re both summery and psychedelic in an obtuse fashion. Madonna’s ’97 album is kind of a pop mirror of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon – and much fun to smoke weed to. The rest of the tracks on the playlist aren’t linked by much else other than a sunny vibe filtered through a slightly off-kilter pop lens.

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