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 0Posted on Jan 6th, 2012 | re: Amadou & Mariam - "Dougou Badia" (Feat. Santigold) (2 comments)

loved welcome to mali. this joint sounds dope as hell. can’t wait to here the tv on the radio feature on the new album aswell.

 0Posted on Dec 8th, 2011 | re: Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums Of 2011 (117 comments)

based on what u’ve said. i don’t think I WANT to see such a list.

 +4Posted on Dec 7th, 2011 | re: Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums Of 2011 (117 comments)

its not tooo bad. i like how the lists this year, are fairly different. this is not a bad list at all.

weirdly, for this year, i don’t find many of the lists at all reprehensible. nice to see big krit and tv on the radio on here.

 +1Posted on Dec 5th, 2011 | re: Stereogum's Top 50 Albums Of 2011 (415 comments)

love the fact asap in there. overall good list

true story: I listened to ‘take care’ and I seriously thought I had anhedonia given the fact that it is highly touted on this site as solipsistic gold!
making a list that’s ‘seen’ as credible is incredibly difficult. It must be even more difficult when you HAVE to put take care at number higher than proper albums. (the reasons for which will remain a mystery, a payola shaped silhouette of a mystery).

I’ll stop with the drake bashing. He’s perfectly fine. ok. will do. not really that offensive. largely unobjectionable. innocuous (unless in the face of heterosexuality, not my words). benign.

 0Posted on Dec 1st, 2011 | re: Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - "Thuggin'" (4 comments)


 0Posted on Dec 1st, 2011 | re: Uncut's Top 50 Albums Of 2011 (111 comments)

another ommision: m83.

i like this list still though

 0Posted on Dec 1st, 2011 | re: Uncut's Top 50 Albums Of 2011 (111 comments)

yeah like you i’m befuddled to the why SP has been a consistent omission, glaring one at that. It’s a really dope album, and really rewarding for something that ISNT that difficult or abstruse as many might believe. Like Jaybarty i think it was fun!

Weirdly with this list, there isn’t another list I agree with MORE at the same time disagree with MORE! I For example I really enjoyed the pj harvey and gillian welch’s albums. It not hard to believe that they could be the best of the year. But then again some of the omissions are criminal (the aforementioned shabazz, and maybe less criminally, the weeknd). But then conversely I love the fact that ritual union is in there and equally appreciate the omission Take Care.

 0Posted on Dec 1st, 2011 | re: Paste's Top 50 Albums Of 2011 (148 comments)

i agree re:drake. my opinions couldn’t be more disparate between my initial impression of that album and subsequent impressions. First my thoughts were ‘hang on here, this could be rally something’ turns out after subsequent listens, it gets horribly worse. It’s just empty, I think nitsuh abebe put it nicely when he said ‘drake’s album works if u think the idea of drake making music in it self in interesting’. I guess I don’t find it interesting. We never had degrassi here in the U.K so maybe thats the source of my ambivalence. Or maybe it’s starting to sound boring. Because it is!??

section.80, like you, i feel deserves a lot more attention. or at least some attention. I underrated it initially, but I haven’t stopped playing it since it’s release. Even the kid ASAP’s mixtape was more interesting than the solipsistic (brilliantly, some will have you believe) soundtrack for inertia that is Take Care.

On another note, my surprise album in rotation, is King of Limbs. No idea why. House of Balloons anyone? Still dope as of right now…

 -4Posted on Nov 17th, 2011 | re: Album Of The Week: Drake Take Care (58 comments)

its a solid album. I like it. Love the production also, but not the great like everyone is purporting it to be. A good 7/10.

I also don’t get why it’s only me, but this can’t be that much better than shabazz palaces/st. vincent or even the weeknd’s efforts? I know 40 has already said he based his production predominantly on 808′s, but this doesn’t seem to be far removed from that, or possess even the same verve to get away with being this derivative.

It also seemed to me that on this album, the best tracks are the ones when other people are showing him how its done. e.g Kendrick on Marvin, Andre on ‘real her’ and ross on ‘lord knows’.

I don’t know man. It’s only a day after it’s release. Maybe it’s a grower. Maybe i’ll better positioned to like this album more when, inevitably, everyone is making bullshit copies of his style.

 0Posted on Jul 10th, 2011 | re: Watch Radiohead - The King of Limbs: Live From The Basement (37 comments)

the live stuff is very redeeming of the first half of TKOL. awesome.

I think they should release this live version as an album, it feels more like radiohead as a band as opposed to just thom.