These are always good for reminding me of anything I've missed.
Personally, putting together a list is going to be tough this your. It always seem like there's a flood of music to sort through as the year ends, but I feel this year that's even more true.
Plus with all the shortened projects, I'm having trouble figuring out what's an EP and what's an album. I feel like there needs to be something in between, for projects that are like between 20 and 30 minutes.
I don't differentiate between EPs and albums, unless it's just three songs or something.
Serengeti: Dennis 6e Spote Breeze: Not Aloud Duppy Gun: Miro Tape ubik mcdxcii: Echoes of a Dead Planet Busdriver: Electricity is On Our Side Jean Grey and Quelle Chris: Everything is Fine Sam Wilkes: Wilkes Open Mike Eagle: What Happens When I Try to Relax Homeboy Sandman and Edan: Humble Pi Mo Kolours: Inner Symbols
2. "hopefully im not missing any" In response to Reply # 0
Im going to split it up into three categories. Favorites, although the album might have some weak spots the over all project hit home enough to stay with me for years. Great, these might become favorites with more listens. Worth a listen, i might have these rated as high as favorite and great albums but more than likely are only good albums.
I was pretty generous with my ratings at the beginning of the year and albums i listened to in the past couple of months are rated lower than they should in comparison. I want to listen to at least the below albums again and readjust my ratings. I will post an update including any new releases sometime in december.
Favorites Binary Star - Lighty Ears Apart Pusha T - Daytona Lupe Fiasco - Drogas Wave Logic - YSIV Jericho Jackson - Jericho Jackson The Black Eyed Peas - Masters of the Sun Vol. 1 Black Milk - Fever Skyzoo - In Celebration of Us Royce Da 5' 9" - Book of Ryan Black Thought - Streams of Thought Vol. 2 Masta Ace & Marco Polo - A Breukelen Story
Great Atmosphere - Mi Vida Local Nas - Nasir Kanye West - Ye Cypress Hill - Elephants on Acid Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer Lil Wayne - Tha Carter V The Internet - Hive Mind Roc Marciano - RR2: The Bitter Dose Kali Uchis - Isolation Noname - Room 25 Black Thought - Streams of Thought Vol. 1 The Carters - Everything is Love Jay Rock - Redemption Mac Miller - Swimming Various Artitsts - Black Panther Soundtrack J Cole - KOD Evidence - Weather or Not Shad - A Short Story About War PRhyme - PRhyme2 Rejjie Snow - Dear Annie SiR - November Anderson .Paak - Oxnard Nao - Saturn
Worth a listen MGMT - Little Dark Age Kanye West & Kid Cudi - Kids See Ghosts Ghostface Killah - The Lost Tapes DJ Muggs & Roc Marciano - KAOS T.I. - Dime Trap Lyrics Born - Quite a Life The Coup - Sorry to Bother You: The Soundtrack Roc Marciano - Behold a Dark Horse Peter Bjorn and John - Darker Days Khalid - Suncity Ella Mai - Ella Mai Phonte - No News is Good News Torae & Praise - All Praises Due Buddy - Harlan & Alondra Leon Bridges - Good Thing Lavell Jones - Memento Bobby Feeno - Flamingo and Koval Post Malone - Beerbongs & Bentleys Smino - Noir Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy
5. "RE: Best of Albums of 2018" In response to Reply # 0
Makaya McCraven - Universal Beings Maisha - There Is A Place 1000 Kings - Raw Cause Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile Nicolay - Glaciers Moses Boyd - Displaced Diaspora Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sex & Food Toshio Matsuura Group - LOVEPLAYDANCE Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope Downs Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo
8. "Top 15" In response to Reply # 0 Tue Nov-27-18 02:41 PM by Kosa12
It has been a great year of music. There are certain albums that just came out (notably Masta Ace) that could break into the top 15 once I spend more time with them. I also haven't heard the new black thought yet.
1. Noname - Room 25 2. Julia Holter - Aviary 3. Armand Hammer - Paraffin 4. Mary Halvorson - Code Girl 5. Idles - Joy Is An Act Of Resistance 6. Saba - Care For Me 7. Elza Soares - Deus é mulher 8. Binker and Moses - Alive in The East 9. Thumbscrew - Ours 10. Jonathan Finlayson - 3 Times Round 11. Kali Uchis - Isolation 12. Cécile McLorin Salvant - The Window 13. Jonny Greenwood - Phantom Thread 14. Jean Grae & Quelle Chris - Everything's Fine 15. Nostrum Grocers - Nostrum Grocers
10. "i'll go with these... " In response to Reply # 0
1. Masta Ace & Marco Polo - A Breukelen Story 2. Black Thought - Streams of Thought Vol. 1 3. Black Thought - Streams of Thought Vol. 2 4. O.C. & PF CUTTIN - Opium 5. Nine - King 6. Skyzoo - In Celebration Of Us 7. PRhyme - PRhyme2 8. Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz - Mona Lisa 9. DJ Muggs & Roc Marciano - KAOS 10. Apollo Brown & Locksmith - No Question
13. "2018 has been great...hard to keep up" In response to Reply # 0 Wed Nov-28-18 05:25 PM by Stadiq
I feel like I am forgetting some stuff, and I definitely haven't spent time with everything I want to spend time with yet. But so far...
Paraffin- Armand Hammer...incredible piece of work. The rhymes, creativity, production...Its all perfect. Fever- Black Milk...amazing album that stayed in rotation all year Black Thought SOT vol 2 (f*ck it, its good enough and almost long enough to be an album imo...his best album since Game Theory hands down) Nostrum Grocers (grew on me) KA/ Hermit the Recluse- Orpheus vs the Sirens
Binary Star- Lighty, Ears Apart (I just count it as a double album) Lute - West 1996 Pt 2 (Okay this came out late 2017, but I really discovered it this year. VERY slept on. J Cole has put together quite a squad) Elzhi/Khrysis- Jericho Jackson (I think folks slept on this) Lupe- Drogas Waves Elucid- Shit Dont Rhyme no More Saba- Cafe for Me Lojii- Lofeye (this dude is slept on...Due Rent was one of my favs last year too) Mick Jenkins- Pieces of a Man (doesn't have the highs of his other albums, but very good/consistent listen) Trapo- Oil Change Spote Breeze- Not Aloud (this may end up higher on the my list, it is excellent...thanks to Stylez for the heads up) Phonte- No News is Good News (the good songs are really good, but he has yet to put together a solo that lives up to his potential IMO) Jay Rock- Redemption Gibbs- Freddie that Quelle Chris * Jean Grae joint Gibbs & Curren$y- Fetti Cozz- Effected Marlowe Majestik Legend- All this Time (Black Opera in general is under-appreciated) Prhyme 2 Aceyalone & DJ Fat Jack- 43rd and Excellence Sylvan Lacue- Apologies in Advance (once this dude learns to edit/trim the fat he will put out an excellent album)
EPs- Black Thought SOT Vol 1 Javon "X" Johnson PRE (ya'll up on this dude from Houston? GOOD SHIT) Elucid- No Edge Ups in Uganda Mach- Duck CZN Earthgang- Royalty Denmark- Sun Go Nova
I still need to check/spend more time with: Milo's solo, Jamal Bufford (Buff 1), Vince Staples, Noname, Paak, Planet Asia, August Greene or whatever its called, the new Shad, Masta Ace, JID, Open Mike and I'm sure I am forgetting others
I wasn't feeling that Earl single, but I am still hopeful for the album.
14. "RE: Best of Albums of 2018" In response to Reply # 0
Mine...that said, there are a lot of projects I'm trying to catch up on...no real order...
1. Jorja Smith "Lost & Found" 2. Khruangbin "Con Todo El Mundo" 3. Black Milk "Fever" 4. Flamingosis "Flight Fantastic" 5. Evidence "Weather Or Not" 6. Dabrye "Three/Three" 7. Robohands "Green" 8. Masta Ace & Marco Polo "A Breukelin Story" 9. Phonte "No News Is Good News" 10. Black Thought "Streams of Thought Vol. 2"
19. "Murs 'Strange Journey into the Unimaginable' needs more love" In response to Reply # 0
It's a really good album, I like it as much as Book of Ryan and Drogas Wave, that deals with some real shit he's been through recently really well. I know nothing about the 'Seven' guy that produced it but the music is great.
23. "RE: Best of Albums of 2018" In response to Reply # 0
Lupe Fiasco - Drogas Wave Phonte - No News is Good News Black Milk - Fever Black Thought - Streams of Thought, vol. 2 Georgia Anne Muldrow - Overload Anderson.Paak - Oxnard Elzhi & Khrysis are.. Jericho Jackson Hermit & the Recluse - Orpheus vs. The Sirens
27. "what do you guys think of AFH's list?" In response to Reply # 0
over all i dont think its bad. i dont agree with a couple albums that are on it and well wheres lupe????
https://ambrosiaforheads.com/2018/12/best-rap-hiphop-albums-2018/ Black Milk – Fever Black Thought – Streams Of Thought, Vol. 2 Buddy – Harlan & Alondra Evidence – Weather Or Not J. Cole – K.O.D Jay Rock – Redemption Mac Miller – Swimming Masta Ace & Marco Polo – A Breukelen Story Nipsey Hussle – Victory Lap Phonte – No News Is Good News Pusha-T – DAYTONA Royce 5’9 – Book Of Ryan Saba – CARE FOR ME Travis Scott – ASTROWORLD Westside Gunn – Supreme Blientele
I would definitely remove these: Nipsey Hussle – Victory Lap Saba – CARE FOR ME Travis Scott – ASTROWORLD Westside Gunn – Supreme Blientele
i either agree or can at least understand about the rest.
theyre doing their tournament voting for the best out of that list and a wild card entry.
29. "I don't do a lot of streaming. No physical release, won't be listed" In response to Reply # 0
Paper Dollhouse - The Sky Looks Different Here Nipsey Hussle - Victory Lap U.S. Girls - In A Poem Unlimited Skyzoo - In Celebration Of Us MGMT - Little Dark Age Nils Frahm - All Melody The Soft Moon - Criminal Ty Segall - Freedom’s Goblin Tune-Yards - I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life Evidence - Weather Or Not The Voidz - Virtue Black Milk - Fever Preoccupations - New Material Caroline Says - No Fool Like An Old Fool Meshell Ndegeocello - Ventriloquism Anna von Hausswolff - Dead Magic Palmbomen II - Memories Of Cindy
Phonte Coleman - No News Is Good News J. Cole - KOD Pom Pom - Untitled Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer Sterile Hand - Sterile Hand Thomas Fehlmann x Terrence Dixon - We Take It From Here Royce Da 5'9" - Book Of Ryan DJ Koze - Knock Knock Beach House - 7 Parquet Courts - Wide Awake! Meyhem Lauren - Glass Kali Uchis - Isolation Jorja Smith - Lost & Found Jay Rock - Redemption Skee Mask - Compro Kamasi Washington - Heaven And Earth Leon Vynehall - Nothing Is Still
Manni Dee - The Residue Broken English Club - White Rats The Internet - Hive Mind Jericho Jackson Blood Orange - Negro Swan Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt Armand Hammer - Paraffin Idles - Joy As An Act Of Resistance Djrum - Portrait With Firewood Low - Double Negative Denzel Curry - Ta13oo Bun B - Return of the Trill The Field - Infinite Moment Pusha T - Daytona JK Flesh - New Horizon Lupe Fiasco - Drogas Wave Yves Tumor - Safe In The Hands Of Love
DJ Muggs & Roc Marciano - KAOS Matthew Dear - Bunny Neneh Cherry - Broken Politics Ron Morelli - Disappearer Extrawelt - Unknown Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want Author & Punisher - Beastland Styles P - Dime Bag Georgia Anne Muldrow - Overload Deena Abdelwahed - Khonnar Silent Servant - Shadows Of Death And Desire Earl Sweatshirt - Some Rap Songs
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33. "Unless something amazing drops in the next 2 weeks, here's my top 20:" In response to Reply # 0 Sat Dec-08-18 05:12 PM by rhymesandammo
1. Benny Sings - City Melody 2. Phonte - No News Is Good News 3. Swizz Beatz - POISON 4. Ka - Orpheus vs. The Siren 5. Charlie Puth - Voicenotes 6. Drake - Scorpion 7. E-40 - The Gift Of Gab 8. Masta Ace & Marco Polo - A Breukelen Story 9. Wiley - Godfather II 10. Roc Marciano - RR2: The Bitter Dose 11. Clarence Clarity - Think: Peace 12. Action Bronson - White Bronco 13. Roc Marciano & DJ Muggs - KAOS 14. Christine & The Queens - Chris 15. Roc Marciano - Behold A Dark Horse 16. Freddie Gibbs - Freddie 17. Black Thought - Streams Of Thought: Vol. 2 18. E-40 & B-Legit - Connected & Respected 19. Jim Jones - Wasted Talent 20. Turnstile - Time & Space
EDIT: A few honorable mentions...
Evidence - Weather Or Not Rhye - Blood Lil' Peep - Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 2 Pale Waves - My Mind Makes Noises Mac Miller - Swimming
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