Favorite albums of 2010
1. Minus the Bear – OMNI.
These guys are definitely going places. Brilliant musicians, very good writers, great sound production. Album of the year in my opinion.
2. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
Easily the best produced album of the year. Kanye West is a beast.
3. Rick Ross – Teflon Don.
My favorite rap album of 2010, although I believe that the above album is superior conceptually.
4. Canibus – Melatonin Magik.
A strong, passionate showing by my favorite rapper ever.
5. Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot.
A worthy follow up to the classic that was Speakerboxxx.
6. Canibus – C Of Tranquility.
Neat little compilation of lost tracks, some better than others, but one o the better releases by a hip-hop legend.
7. Diabolic – A Liar and A Thief.
I was put onto this my a friend of mine, and I definitely appreciate the lyricism, plus the production by up-and-comer Engineer.
8. Vinnie Paz – Season of the Assassin.
I’ve always been a fan, and this was music to my ears.
9. Laws – 4:57.
Not technically an album, but a strong showing from an up-and-comer with a bright future and a nasty pen game.
Favorite songs of 2010
Canibus – Post Traumatic Warlab Stress – My favorite rap song of 2010.
Canibus’ verse is mind blowing, and the beat is murder.
Canibus – Kriminal Kindness – Love the beat, dig the rhymes.
Canibus – Air Strike – Ingenious diss track aimed at Eminem that was a long time coming.
Canibus – Ripperland – Sounds like something off Rip the Jacker (my favorite rap album ever).
Canibus – Pine Comb Poem – Dig the flow very much.
Canibus – Golden Terra of Rap – Canibus and DJ Premier. Enough said.
Disturbed – The Infection – Extremely well written, demands repeated listens. Guitar solo towards the end is sicknasty.
Kanye West – Gorgeous – Hip hop personified.
Kanye West – Blame Game – Despite being only 20 seconds, Kanye’s first verse is magnificent, and the haunting beat sustains the eight minute length of the song itself.
Maroon 5 – Misery – Bassline is super sick, played this shit like fifty times in two weeks.
Minus the Bear – Summer Angel – My favorite song of the year 2010. Download it.
Minus the Bear – Into the Mirror – A fine example of superb lyricism and virtuosic instrumentalism.
Nas – Represent – I hadn’t listened to the song all the way through in a very long time.. but under the circumstances present at the time it seemed like the first time all over again, felt like a rap music baptism.
Rick Ross – Aston Martin Music – Mesmerizing song despite my intense disliking towards Drake.
Rick Ross – Live Fast, Die Young – Total banger, definitely good for the ride to the gym.
Rick Ross – Free Mason – Smooth as hell, very much like the lyrics.
Sean Kingston – Girlfriend – Catchiest song ever.
Vinnie Paz – End of Days – I enjoy every aspect of this song.
Usher – DJ Got Us Falling In Love – Lot of quality partying to this shit.