I’m certainly glad to see this get AOTW, but I think you need to do some more homework before you anoint it “the best thing she’s ever done.” This feels like an achievement on par with her first (FANTASTIC) solo album Rabbit Fur Coat, the one with that Traveling Wilburys cover on it. You should really give it another listen.
Anyone else notice how on the last Rick Ross song Jigga was featured on (2010′s “Free Mason”) Jay has a whole Lucifer-themed verse, including the line “The devil is alive, I feel him breathing”? Seriously, “the devil is alive” to “the devil is a lie” in three years. I can’t keep up with rap’s theology.
Fauntleroy steals this thing.
And anyone else find it amusing that the first single off of “Textbook Timbo” is just his best impression of “40″ Shabib?
1. Great song. Great video. The “critiques” do seem somewhat blown out of proportion.
2. BUT, did anyone else notice how Allen is appropriating a line from Common (appropriated itself from Three 6 Mafia) off a song (“Drivin’ Me Wild”) that she herself is featured on? Quote: “It’s hard out here for a pimp, but extra hard for these hoes.” The sentiment is of course still worth repeating, I’m not about to try and Rand Paul her here or anything, but DID any of the other five people who own Finding Forever notice this?
3. I kinda do wanna see Lily Allen twerk. “Chronic cellulite” or no she looks good in this video. Am I crazy for this one, too?
4. There is seriously something called “TwitLonger”? Ugh.
5. Can’t think of a 5 or 6.
On an unrelated note, something about the combo of Bruce Springsteen and Drive-By Truckers makes me really want to see a Lucinda Williams ediiton of this feature soon.
Uhm, so I consider myself a Drive-By Truckers fan, and A Blessing and A Curse is my favorite album of theirs. Granted, it has a lot to do with the fact that it’s the first one I got, after seeing an amazing show in support of it, and I recognize that I’m an outlier, but don’t you think it’s something of a bold statement to assume one album couldn’t possibly be any fan’s favorite? Particularly an album with songs like “Gravity’s Gone,” “Easy on Yourself,” and “Daylight.” Particularly with a band as consistently great as DBT.
Needs a verse from Black Thought at the end, but otherwise great stuff
Acid Rap – Chance the Rapper
…is my vote for the album of the year.
I’d like it on vinyl if that were actually possible…
but I’ll take the National instead if you pick me for this contest :D
Also, there’s still a lot from this year that I have to hear,
but I can assuredly say the Local Natives album deserves to be on there more than the Le1f mixtape.
In my opinion, anyway.
Second this. Really glad this underappreciated band is getting some love on this site, but that box set is so incredible it kind of renders the list itself unnecessary.
I feel like I did the first time I heard good kid, mA.A.d city: like I’m going to be listening to this on repeat for a while.
Seriously, the only thing weak moments are the guest verses. Action and Ab-Soul both come dangerously close to derailing otherwise great songs. In what world does Childish Gambino come off sounding better than both of them combined? This one, apparently.