Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My Top 10 Favorite Albums 2008

10. "F****d Up Friends" by Tobacco
-- Member of Black Moth Super Rainbow drops a surprisingly fresh hip-hop tinged album featuring the likes of Aesop Rock, etc. check for "Dirt" and "Hairy Candy."

9. "New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)" by Erykah Badu
-- The funky lady returns with a stunning return to funky form - damn near every track is hot. Stand out tracks for me are "Me" and "The Cell."

8. "Full Powers" by Cruel Black Dove
-- NYC underground group continues their rise to the top with a powerful EP. My favorite tracks are "Come On Over" and "Love Song."

7. "Hercules And Love Affair" by Hercules And Love Affair
-- Bets Dance album of the year, hands-down. Hot tracks include "You Belong," ""I'm Telling You" and of course "Blind."

6. "The Odd Couple" by Gnarls Barkley
-- This sophomore album is better than their debut. "Blind Mary" and "Who's Gonna Save My Soul?" are the hot joints among others.

5. "Remedies For Your Broken Social Scene" by Bim Marx
-- a combination of DJ Duane Harriot and Professor Genius on the hi-concept dance edit tip. If you haven't heard it, you better jump on the job.

4. "Third" by Portishead
-- After 10 years missing, Portishead returns with a new twist on their signature sound. Lots of folks weren't accepting of it but i think it's a step in the right direction.Listen to "Plastic" and my personal favorite "Machine Gun."

3. "Alpinisms" by School Of Seven Bells
-- One of the best debut albums of the year... Female vocals always get me. That's especially true being the lead singers are twin sisters. My joint is "Half Asleep" There is also "Connjur" and "My Cabal."

2. "Los Angeles" by Flying Lotus
-- The best debut album of the year!

1. "Dear Science" by TV On The Radio
-- They did it again! still the same signature sound but the songwriting has evolved and the direction is "next."

1 comment:

Zena Metal said...

I'll have to check out Tobacco, but I must say, I was soooo disappointed by the TV on the Radio record.