Something fresh in the rap game, got to give it to Odd Future and the gang.
Can’t wait for earl sweatshirt to finally get all the fame.
(Great song, great band, and the muppets. cant go wrong)
It has been an amazing evening for me. I was visiting with my aunt and uncle who i haven’t seen in several years. They live in the rainforest in Washington. I spent a good few hours with them, and like most introverted people I had wasted my so called battery. It was my time to go and recharge. I was driving home and listening to the radio, which I never do, so I changed it to the classical station. Most people that know me, know that I love classical music. The radio announcer comes on after a wonderful peice and says “Up next Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture!” I instantly became ecstatic and turned the radio up to max volume as it is one of my favorite pieces of music ever. I was driving home through the mountains with the green trees and moss with this song playing. The horns, trumpets, violins, cellos, and everything was so unbelievable that it brought me to tears. (something I dont ever like to admit) However sometimes when I feel depressed about the society that we live in, or the violence that is occurring I have to remind myself of the beauty that can be found in life. Music has always been close to my heart. Here is that song. Please make the time to listen to this, it may change your life.
For almost 5 years consecutively, I have made a top 25 album lists of the year.
I find it fun to be able to look back through the years at the different music that I was into at the time. I list the artist first, then the album name, and then a song to check out from that album. Here is my list for this wonderful year: 2012
1. Jack White – Blunderbuss (Missing Pieces)
2. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange (Pyramids)
3. Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes (Tiny Tortures)
4. OFWGKTA – Odd Future Tape: Vol. 2 (Rella)
5. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music (Untitled)
6. Santigold – Master of My Make Believe (This isn’t Our Parade)
7. Lana Del Rey – Born to Die (Off to the Races)
8. Father John Misty – Fear Fun (I’m Writing a Novel)
9. God Speed You Black Emperor - ’ALLELUJAH! DON’T BEND! ASCEND!
10. Animal Collective – Centipede Hz (Amanita)
11. Gary Clark Jr – Blak and Blu (Bright Lights)
12. Crystal Castles – (III) (Kerosene)
13. Doseone – G is for Deep (Last Life)
14. Grizzly Bear – Shields (Yet Again)
15. WHY? – Mumps, Etc. (Paper Hearts)
16. Murder By Death – Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon (Lost River)
17. JJ Doom – Keys to the Kuffs
18. Kid Koala – 12 Bit Blues (7 Bit Blues)
19. Dr. John – Locked Down (Revolution)
20. Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas (Darkness)
21. Black Moth Super Rainbow – Cobra Juicy (Windshield Smasher)
22. El-p – Cancer for Cure (The Full Retard)
23. Rufus Wainwright – Out of the Game (Welcome to the Ball)
24. Bob Dylan – Tempest (Tin Angel)
25. Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg (Broken)
I was browsing through some old files today and came across this top 25 albums list I made for 2010. It was cool to see what has changed and if the albums I liked then still hold true to their numbers. Some dont, to be honest. Anyway thought it was a cool list so I’m going to post it.
Top 25 Albums of 2010
1-Kanye West-Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy(This album will go down as his Greatest, but I thought that about Graduation as well.)
2-LCD Soundsystem- Album: This is Happening(The only thing that holds this album down is the song Drunk Girls or it’d be the number one album of the year.)
3-The Black Keys- Album: Brothers(Dan’s guitar playing is why it toped the Arcade Fire album. )
4-Arcade Fire- Album: The Suburbs (I’m beginning to think Arcade Fire can’t make a bad album.)
5-Deerhunter- Album: Halcyon Digest (I’d be surprised if these guys don’t have a #1 album during this decade.)
6-Tobacco- Album: Maniac Meat(An album where all of your senses can be unlocked.)
7-Laura Marling- Album: I Speak Because I Can(The best folk album of the year.)
8-Eminiem- Recovery (He’s back!)
9-Baths- Cerulean(This album snuck up on me, I didn’t like it at first. Then I listened to it a few more times…WOW!)
10-Yeasayer- Album: Odd Blood
11-Ratatat- Album: LP4 (Ratatat makes me want to dance. That’s a tough thing to do)
12-Sufjan Stevens- Album: The Age of Adz(Sufjan tried something new. It’d worked for a few songs, and those songs are great)
13-Jonsi-Album: Go(Jonsi is such a great song maker.)
14-Dead Weather-Album: Sea of Cowards (How could I leave a Jack White band of this list?)
15-M.I.A. – Album: Maya (My favorite album she has released so far.)
16-Spoon-Album: Transference (This group is so talented, but never seem to break the top ten for me)
17- Emeralds-Album: Does it Look Like I’m Here?(This album is so spacey! Like Kevin)
18-Broken Bells- Album: Broken Bells (Danger mouse…What else is there to say?)
19-Sam Amidon- Album: I See the Sign(Reminds me of Nick Drake)
20-Gil Scott-Heron- Album: I’m New Here(This man has a haunting voice. Welcome back Gil)
21-Gorillaz- Album: The Fall (The beats are great!)
22-Atmosphere- Album: To All My Friends, Blood Makes the Blade Holy(Just started listening to this and it blew me away. Slug and Ant don’t really disappoint)
23-Josh Ritter- Album: So Runs The World Away(Pretty good folk album from someone from Idaho)
24-Kylesa-Album: Spiral Shadow(The best heavy metal album I’ve heard in years. Also I don’t like heavy metal)
25-Nas/Damien Marley- Album: Distant Relatives (Nasty Nas tears it up throughout the entire album)
Runner ups- Forest Sword-Album: Dagger Paths, Caribou-Album: Swim, Massive Attack-Album: Heligoland, Gorillaz-Album: Plastic Beach, Grinderman – Album: Grinderman 2, Mark Ronson and The Buisness Intl. – Album: Record Collection, Band of Horses-Album: Infinite Arms, Portugal the man-Album: American Ghetto, Menomena -Album: Mines,Robyn-Album:Body talk, Xui Xui-Album: Dear God Ii hate Myself, and Neal Young-Album Le Noise.
Being a starving artist definitely has its ups and downs. The downs being you have no money to support the people you want to support. Never the less there is still something that can be done for the people that I care about.Here is a project that the band “Fat Tree” is starting on Kick Starter. They are a band out of Arizona. If you are interested in helping them make some good and fun music please donate. They are a great group of guys that have great potential! Check it out if you want.
Kanye is a little pompous at times and he can be down right stupid as well. However I like to think that we all have our faults and we all have our strengths. Kanye crushes this song out of the park, the production is beautiful. I can’t stop listening to it, and I think Kanye is brilliant with what he does in the rap game. I’m sure a lot of people will disagree with that, but I’m not here to please them and neither is ye.
Also you got to listen to this new Santigold album! I really dig this track. check it out ya’ll.
If you haven’t gotten on the Animal Collective band wagon…do so! This song is stuck in my head and I hope it never leaves. Great stuff.
I was working on some art today while listening to a playlist I created several years ago. This song came up called Insect Eyes and I felt the need to share it with someone. Devendra is super strange and super amazing.