I wrote my picks yesterday and I underestimated how much fervor I’d have for the American Civil Religion today. Here’s some bombastic BBQ/Fireworks/Declaring Independence music.
Hamilton (Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify)
It’s a musical first, but the rap references a lot of the past 30 years of rap history. It might be the first time rap has resonated with a lot of people in America, which is kind of a bummer, but no reason to skip this. Plus it shows the founding of America honestly as humans with faults, which is better than treating the “founding fathers” as infallible saints.