Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Jason's Best of 2008

It's hard to say why I chose Hank III for my number one pick for 2008... Actually it's more of a three way tie with Madlib & Raphael Saadiq, but all of these albums are super strong, and in my opinion, can be listened to repeatedly the same day. Don't think that the other albums on my list are any less good, it is just that I've devoted more time at work or at home to listen to these three.
On another note, if I had more time and didn't restrict myself to ten items, I would have added Erykah Badu's New Amerykah, Femi Kuti's Day by Day, The Clash's Live at Shea Stadium, The Secret Chiefs 3 Xaphan, and Extra Kool's Creature from the Whack Lagoon. I'm also looking forward to a couple of releases scheduled for next year: P.O.S. - Never Better, MF Doom - Born Into This, and Mastodon - Crack the Skye

Hank Williams III - Damn Right Rebel Proud
Madlib - WLIB AM
Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See it
Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons…
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Jean Grae & 9th Wonder - Jeanious
Portishead - Third
This Runs on Blood - This Runs on Blood
Rudimentari Peni - No More Pain

1 comment:

Michael said...

Hey i am a big fan of Steely Dan, but Mr Walter Becker has a new album called Circus Money, What a great album it is, just had to share that with all the Steely Dan Fans.

From the Legendary Steely Dan Man WALTER BECKER NEW ALBUM ‘Circus Money’ OUT NOW

Unrepentantly and delightfully steely Dan-esque An understated gem.

“ Q “Melodic funky, and as smart as you like.”

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