Category Archives: AOTY 2013

HM: Snoop Lion- Reincarnated

This was easily the most ambitious and one of the most based releases of the year. A mixture of hip-hop and reggae with even some rare trap beats thrown in and on the rarest occasion some EDM, the artist formally … Continue reading

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HM: Programs- Promises

Athens, Georgia is a meca for music, with Neutral Milk Hotel, R.E.M. and Of Montreal all hailing from the little college town. The scene itself is extensive with large touring acts coming at least once or twice a week. And … Continue reading

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HM: Wau y los Arrrghs- Todo Roto

Spanish punk just sounds like it’s going to be good. Quick, harsh music combined with a language known for its flowing ability that makes the music seem even faster, Wau Y Los Arrrghs capture punk to the letter. They make … Continue reading

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HM: Rokia Traoré- Beautiful Africa

I tried so very hard to stretch myself in as many ways as possible when it came to different kinds of music this year and Beautiful Africa was one of my more serious breechings of my normal listening habits. First … Continue reading

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HM: Clipping- mid city

I put on midcity, not really knowing what to expect, only knowing the album was referred to as experimental rap and nothing else. Well, the album starts about as sensationally as any I have ever heard, screaming “Its clipping bitch” … Continue reading

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50. Ka- The Nights Gambit

Emulating both the RZA and MF Doom at the same time is something I thought impossible, but here is Ka, voice like a perfect middle ground of the two, releasing a record that could have fit into either or both … Continue reading

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49. Stone Titan- Scratch N’ Sniff

I have always been bad about the differentiation between kinds of metal. Like doom to black metal or sludge to heavy metal; they have always been something I have never quite grasped. Then I heard Scratch N’ Sniff, and finally, … Continue reading

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