Sly and the Family Stone’s fifth studio album, There’s a Riot Goin’ On, is dark, lo-fi funk masterpiece. It was the statement of a man finding his place in the world as he begins a slow descent into addiction. The drugs hadn’t affected the quality, but Sly Stone’s outlook had altered considerably. ‘Runnin’ Away’ maybe a must-listen for lovers of soul jazz, but it’s also about how, at a certain time, everybody runs away from something. Have a great week.