Category Archives: AOTY 2011 SWAG

Number 1: House of Balloons- The Weeknd

I don’t think I have ever been so caught unawares by an artist or genre of music or anything in music for that matter. The Weeknd was just a combination of aspects of the fundamentals of music that was so … Continue reading

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Number 2: Nine Types of Light- TV On The Radio

TV On The Radio is a wonderful band, always ready to try new things and new techniques and methods in their music. Nine Types of Light was no different. Their high-pitched voices echo in the air on almost every chorus, … Continue reading

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Number 3: Black Up- Shabazz Palaces

I want to start this review with a quote from one of my good friends in reference to Black Up. He said, “This is the best hip- hop/ rap album ever,” that is all. And there was no prelude or … Continue reading

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Number 4: Gloss Drop- Battles

If any album this year really was made to rock out, jam out or other wise go crazy to, it would have to be Gloss Drop. Now obviously my dubstep brothas out there would disagree vehemently with me, but I … Continue reading

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Number 5: Section.80- Kendrick Lamar

I first experienced Kendrik Lamr in a free style over “Monster.” It was, to put it simply, fuckin’ ridiculous. He spit his rhymes with a ferocity I had not heard since the RZA or the Notorious B.I.G. yet his voice … Continue reading

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Number 6: David Comes to Life- Fucked Up

I don’t normally love punk or loud heavy music. I enjoy it, don’t get me wrong. Everybody loves some good, loud, crazy music now and then. And I guess Fucked Up’s David Comes To Life was my album of the … Continue reading

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Number 7: Take Care- Drake

When I first heard Take Care, I was procrastinating on homework and looking for a great excuse to ignore it. And then I found out my man Drizzy was releasing a new album to a huge amount of hype. So … Continue reading

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