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  • albums of the decade (2000-2009)

    13. Mär. 2010, 6:23

    Posted this in my facebook a couple of months ago.

    Hasn't changed since (which indicates that the differnce between like 34 and 37 mean nothing). I just like lists.

    limit one release per artist:

    1. Songs: Ohia – Didn’t it Rain
    2. Weakling – Dead as Dreams
    3. Burial – Untrue
    4. Ghostface Killah – Supreme Clientele
    5. G-Side – Starshipz and Rocketz
    6. Dizzee Rascal – Boy in da Corner
    7. Gilliam Welch – Time (The Revelator)
    8. The Bug – London Zoo
    9. Electric Wizard - Dopethrone
    10. Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…Pt. II
    11. Clipse – Hell Hath No Fury
    12. Islaja – Palaa Aurinkoon
    13. Junior Boys – Last Exit
    14. Grouper – Dragging a Dead Deer up a Hill
    15. Trae – Restless
    16. Iran – The Moon Boys
    17. Sefyu – Qui Suis Je
    18. UGK – Underground Kingz
    19. The-Dream – Love vs. Money
    20. Cannibal Ox – The Cold Vein
    21. Neckle Camp – Heavy Meckle
    22. Jay-Z – The Blueprint
    23. Young Jeezy – Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101
    24. P-Brothers – The Gas
    25. Wiley – Tunnel Vision Vols. 1-5 (cheating but whatever)
    26. Anaal Nathrakh – The Codex Necro
    27. The Exploding Hearts – Guitar Romantic
    28. Cam’Ron – Purple Haze
    29. Turf Talk – West Coast Vaccine
    30. Killer Mike – I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind II
    31. Tenhi – Maaäet
    32. Outkast – Stankonia
    33. Ward 21 – Mentally Disturbed
    34. Earth – The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull
    35. David Banner – Mississippi
    36. Sigh – Imaginary Sonicscape
    37. Enslaved – Below the lights
    38. Lil Wayne – Tha Carter II
    39. Buraka Som Sistema – Black Diamond
    40. Microphones – The Glow Pt. 2
    41. The Notwist – Neon Golden
    42. Boss Hogg Outlawz - Serve & Collect II
    43. Sleep – Dopesmoker
    44. Scarface – The Fix
    45. Boris – Pink
    46. Diego “El Cigala” and Bebo Valdes – Lagrimas Negras
    47. Durrty Goodz – Axiom
    48. Corrupted – El Mundo Frio
    49. Sao Gonsalo – SG Boladão
    50. Unwound – Leaves turn inside you
  • My favorite albums of the 2000s

    13. Feb. 2009, 7:46

    Or at least top albums from 2000 - 2008. As always, subject to change - especially if it turns out I forgot an album.

    [brackets mean other releases by the artist that would have ranked if they hadn't already released something better]

    Tier 1
    Songs: Ohia – Didn’t it Rain 2001 [mec, the lioness]
    Weakling – Dead As Dreams 2000
    Burial – Untrue 2007 [Self-Titled]
    Gillian Welch – Time (The Revelator) 2001
    The Bug – London Zoo 2008 [Pressure]
    G-Side – Starshipz and Rocketz 2008
    Ghostface Killah – Supreme Clientele 2000
    Clipse – Hell Hath No Fury 2006 [Lord Willin’]
    Dizzee Rascal – Boy in da Corner 2003
    Anaal Nathrakh – The Codex Necro 2001

    Tier 2
    Sefyu – Qui Suis Je 2006
    Iran – The Moon Boys 2003 [Self-titled]
    UGK – Underground Kingz 2007
    Junior Boys – Last Exit 2004
    Electric wizard – Dopethrone 2000
    Enslaved – Below the lights 2003
    Grouper – Dragging a Dead Deer up a Hill 2008
    Islaja – Palaa Aurinkoon 2005
    Durrty Goodz – Axiom 2007
    Trae – Restless 2006

    Tier 3
    Neckle Camp – Heavy Meckle 2006 [Slew Dem Crew – Non Stop Working]
    Outkast – Stankonia 2000
    Turf Talk – West Coast Vaccine 2007
    Sao Gonsalo – SG Boladão 2005?
    Tenhi – Maaäet 2006
    Diego “El Cigala” and Bebo Valdes – Lagrimas Negras 2003
    Ward 21 – Mentally Disturbed 2001
    Cam’Ron – Purple Haze 2004
    Young Jeezy – Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 2005
    Buraka Som Sistema – Black Diamond 2008 [From Buraka to the World]

    Tier 4
    The Notwist – Neon Golden 2002
    Cannibal Ox – The Cold Vein 2001
    Gas – Pop 2000
    Sigh – Imaginary Sonicscape 2001
    William Basinski - Disintegration Loops 2002
    Soulja Slim – The Streets Made Me 2001
    David Banner – Mississippi 2003
    The Exploding Hearts – Guitar Romantic 2003
    Microphones – The Glow Pt. 2 2001
    Scarface – The Fix 2002

    Tier 5
    In Gowan Ring – Hazel Steps Through A Weathered Home 2002
    Boris – Pink 2005
    Corrupted – El Mundo Frio 2005
    Tyranny – Tides of Awakening 2005
    Unwound – Leaves turn inside you 2001

    Tier 5.6 (cleaning up tier)
    VA – As Melhores Do Lá 2004?
    VA – Batida Um Para Dois 2006?
    Lil Wayne – Tha Carter II**
    Wiley – Cannot release one fucking consistent album so I’ll say Tunnel Vision Vols. 1-5 2006-7

    *I listen to a lot of Lil Wayne so I figured he should be on the list, but I wasn't sure which release to put. I think of the ones in the 00s I like this one the most.
  • Favorite albums/things from 2008

    1. Jan. 2009, 20:11

    Miscellaneous things that aren’t included in the final list for whatever reason:
    Lil Wayne – “A Milli”
    Darkstar – Need You/Squeeze my lime
    Cotti f/ Doctor – “Calm Down”
    Mungo’s Hi Fi f/ Brother Culture – Wickedness Riddim
    Paper Route Gangstaz/Slow motion soundz/Hood headlinaz – everything
    VA – Gaza Lords 1&2
    VA – Ragga Ragga Ragga! 2008
    RinseFM (081126) Marcus Nasty – RinseFM set 11/26/2008 ft/ Ranking, Riskgo, Coldsteps, JME, Frisco, Sharky P, and Versatile
    SIS –Tompeta

    Heard too late in the year, but would have rated based on initial listens:
    Zomby – where were u in 92
    El remelon – pibe cosmo
    Billy bao – dialectics of shit
    Kurt Vile - Constant Hitmaker
    Wale - Mixtape About Nothing

    Top albums/mixtapes, rankings mean less the further down you go:
    1.The Bug – London Zoo
    2.G-Side – Starshipz and Rocketz
    3.Grouper – Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill
    4.Buraka Som Sistema – Black Diamond
    5.Killer Mike – I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind II
    6.Earth – The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull
    7.P-Brothers – The Gas
    8.VA – Cumbia Digital: ZZK Sound Vol. 1
    9.Lindstrom – Where You Go I Go Too
    10.Maga Bo – Archipelagoes
    11.Boss Hogg Outlawz – Serve and Collect II
    12.Chancha Via Circuito – Rodante
    13.410 Pharaohs – 410 Funk
    14.Shed – Shedding the Past
    15.Cut Copy – In Ghost Colors
    16.A Forest of Stars – The Corpse of Rebirth
    17.Toumani Diabate – The Mande Variations
    18.Tinchy Stryder – Cloud 9
    19.Vagabanda - Portas Abertas
    20.Women – Women
    21.Jahdan Blakkamoore - We Are Raiders
    22.The Hospitals - Hairdryer Peace
    23.Bruno Pronsato - Why Can't We Be Like Us
    24.Dusk & Blackdown - Margins Music
    25.Z-Ro – Crack
    26.Riko – The Truth
    27.DJ/Rupture – Uproot
    28.Indian Jewelry – Free Gold
    29.Os De Faya - Fam The Fire
    30.Scarface - Emeritus
    31.Natural Snow Buildings – The Snowbringer Cult
    32.Trees – Lights Bane
    33.Rage – Streets of Rage
    34.Veil – Sombre
    35.DJ C & Zulu – gods & robots
    36.Fabulous Diamonds – Fabulous Diamonds
    37.Kasai Allstars – In the 7th Moon, The Chief Turned Into a Swimming Fish and Ate the Head of His Enemy By Magic
    38.Rick Ross – Trilla
    39.Scuba – A Mutual Antipathy
    40.Six 2 – Affiliated
    41.Nachtmystium - Assassins Black Meddle Part I
    42.Ace Hood – Gutta
  • Favorite albums from 1959-2013

    4. Okt. 2007, 19:28

    Fun with lists:

    1959 - Joao Gilberto - Chega de Saudade
    1960 - Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain
    1961 - Elza Soares - A Bossa Negra
    1962 - Duke Ellington - Money Jungle
    1963 - Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
    1964 - Nara Leao - Nara
    1965 - Jackson C Frank - s/t
    1966 - Vinicius de Moraes e Baden Powell- Os Afro Sambas
    1967 - Beach Boys - Smiley Smile
    1968 - Os Mutantes - s/t
    1969 - Gal Costa - s/t 1969
    1970 - The Stooges - Fun House
    1971 - Bill Withers - Just As I Am
    1972 - The Flatlanders - More a Legend than a Band
    1973 - Townes Van Zandt - Live at the Old Quarter
    1974 - Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers
    1975 - Burning Spear - Marcus Garvey
    1976 - Jorge Ben - Africa Brasil
    1977 - The Congos - Heart of the Congos
    1978 – Black Devil – Disco Club
    1979 - The Pop Group - Y
    1980 – Stan Rogers – Northwest Passage
    1981 - Fela Kuti - Coffin for Head of State
    1982 - Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
    1983 - Lewis - L'Amore
    1984 - Replacements - Let it Be
    1985 - Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
    1986 - Pandit Pran Nath - Ragas of Morning and Night
    1987 - Gun Club - Mother Juno
    1988 - NWA - Straight Outta Compton
    1989 - Baaba Maal - Djam Leelii
    1990 - Khalifa Ould Eide & Dimi Mint Abba - Moorish Music from Mauritania
    1991 - My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
    1992 - Darkthrone - A Blaze in the Northern Sky
    1993 - Slowdive - Souvlaki
    1994 - Notorious BIG - Ready to Die
    1995 - Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
    1996 - UGK - Ridin Dirty
    1997 - Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
    1998 - Richard Youngs - Sapphie
    1999 - Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See A Darkness
    2000 - Weakling - Dead as Dreams
    2001 - Songs: Ohia - Didn't It Rain
    2002 - William Basinski - Disintegration Loops
    2003 - IranThe Moon Boys
    2004 - Junior Boys - Last Exit
    2005 - Islaja - Palaa aurinkoon
    2006 - Trae - Restless
    2007 - Burial - Untrue
    2008 - G-Side - Starshipz and Rocketz
    2009 - Lil B - 6 Kiss
    2010 - Waka Flocka Flame - Flockaveli
    2011 - Drake - Take Care
    2012 - Killer Mike - R.A.P.
    2013 - Drake - Nothing Was the Same
  • Top 49 albums of 2006 and more!

    19. Jan. 2007, 9:27

    Albums/Mixtapes/EPs

    January 18th
    1. Clipse – Hell Hath no Fury
    2. Burial – Burial
    3. Tenhi – Maaet
    4. Trae – Restless
    5. Z-Ro – I’m Still Livin’
    6. Sefyu – Qui Suis Je
    7. Wolves in the Thone Room – Diadem of 12 Stars
    8. Josephine Foster – A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
    9. Chico Buarque – Carioca
    10. Black Ox Orchestar - Nisht Azoy
    11. Ruff Sqwad – Guns and Roses Vol. 2
    12. Vybz Kartel – J.M.T.
    13. Wiley – Tunnel Vision vols. 1-4
    14. Benoît Pioulard - Précis
    15. Wormphlegm – Tomb of the Ancient king
    16. Killer Mike – I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind
    17. Various Artists – Batida Um Para Dois
    18. Indian Jewelry – Invasive Exotics
    19. Kode9 f/ The Spaceape – Memories of the Future
    20. Alastair Galbraith/Alex Neilson/Richard Youngs – Belsayer Time
    21. DJ Drama and Lil’ Wayne – Dedication 2
    22. Xela – The Dead Sea
    23. Striborg - Embittered Darkness/Isle Des Mortes
    24. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
    25. Puto Prata – São Vocês
    26. Negura Bunget - Om
    27. Timothy, Eevelator - Hoofbeat, Caw & Thunder
    28. Natural Snow Buildings - The Dance of the Moon and the Sun
    29. Neckle Camp – Heavy Meckle
    30. Spank Rock – yoyoyoyoyo
    31. Bert Jansch – The Black Swan
    32. Charalambrides – A vintage burden
    33. Aidan Baker – The Sea Swells a bit
    34. Svarte Greiner - Knive
    35. Justin Timberlake – Future Sex/Love Sounds
    36. Buraka Som Sistema – From Buraka to the World
    37. Bonde do Role – Melo do Tobaco EP
    38. Birdman and Lil’ Wayne – Like Father, Like Son
    39. E-40 – My Ghetto Report Card
    40. William Elliott Whitmore - Song of the Blackbird
    41. Nachtmystium-Instinct_Decay
    42. Drudk – Blood in our wells
    43. Jason Molina - Let Me Go Let Me Go Let Me Go\
    44. Cengiz Ozkan – Gelin
    45. Anouar Brahem - Le Voyage de Sahar
    46. Ilyas Ahmed - Century of Moonlight
    47. Beenie Man – Undisputed
    48. The Roots – Game Theory
    49. Moha! - Raus Aus Stavanger

    Misc Singles not otherwise listed:
    1. Cassie - Me and u
    2. T.I. - What you know
    3. Ciara - Promise
    4. Nelly Furtado f/ Lil' Wayne - Maneater (Remix)
    5. Kano f/ Vybz Kartel - Buss It Up

    Misc Comps/Mixes/overflow mixtapes:
    Dow Jones and Mistah FAB - Recess
    Lil Wayne and Juelz Santana - I can't feel my face
    Logan Sama - The War Report
    Woah-B - Welcome to Grimerock
    Grevious Angel - Dubstep Sufrah 2