Tag Archives: 2011

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 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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Number 8: Oneirology- CunninLynguists

I heard this album late in the year, thinking that I had heard all of the good rap available. And then I gave Oneirology a listen. And it just combined everything that I love about rap into one album. It … Continue reading

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