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The conceit of Heat Rocks is so stunningly simple that it’s amazing it didn’t exist prior to the show’s debut in October 2017. Two incredibly smart hosts, music supervisor Morgan Rhodes and writer/professor/DJ/Complex Best Producers contributor Oliver Wang talk about a different classic album every week—joined by a notable guest for whom the record has a particular resonance (Meshell Ndgeocello talking Purple Rain, for example; or Afropunk director James Spooner on Minor Threat’s eponymous album). The setup leads hosts and guest into beautiful, surprising places, and will leave you hearing even your most beloved albums with new ears. —Shawn Setaro