This was an excellent year for music, and there are great albums that came out all the way to the wire. I didn't include ones that I really liked but only got to listen for a little bit of time, Like Mr. West's album for example. Enjoy and check out the albums! (If the videos seem cut off in the blog, double click the video and it should play in a new window).
15. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
Fun album with a mix of hip hop and electronic running through it. These guys are already coming out with a new album...Prolific Albarn does it again...
14. The Roots - How I Got Over
Excellent, risk-taking hip hop by guys who should now be considered masters of their art. Check it out! (stinks how everything has commercials attached now, 15 seconds and the song will start)
13. The Walkmen - Lisbon
I've written about these guys before, still rock. This one is tight and clean, really good but I grow fonder and fonder for EWPTLMIG.
12. Girls - Broken Dreams Club EP
Their debut album made my top albums list and this EP just shows that they continue to get better. Honest to goodness rock n roll with lots of fixins, country, pop, even some Spiritualized...
11. Menomena - Mines
Sophomore album and there is a little of a slump. Still really enjoyed this. Hope the rumors of a breakup are just that...
10. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
Bangin' beats from that "other" guy from OutKast. This proves that he is not that "other" guy but a creative equal to Andre. Bump this wherever and whenever you can..
9. Vampire Weekend - Contra
I know these are the guys we love to hate. Preppie, trendy, sell-outs..etc. I don't care..
8. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
Awesome debut from a tiny firestarter. This album has it all, every genre until we are reminded that it's all music.
Tune in tomorrow for the top 7,
Happy New Year!