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mrhood75
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"Best of Albums of 2018"


  

          

Post your list if you've got it.

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.

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Subject Author Message Date ID
My top 10 projects
Nov 26th 2018
1
Just found out Serengeti had another release this year
Dec 30th 2018
50
This is so good
Jan 14th 2019
73
      They basically just coughed it up with no promotion
Jan 14th 2019
74
hopefully im not missing any
Nov 26th 2018
2
Thanks for being the only person i've seen mention Shad so far
Dec 12th 2018
37
      i just listened to it again today
Dec 12th 2018
38
Royce / Phonte / Bobby Feeno / Marlowe
Nov 26th 2018
3
Lupe - Drogas Wave - Top Pick
Nov 26th 2018
4
RE: Best of Albums of 2018
Nov 27th 2018
5
dope
Nov 27th 2018
7
Mona Lisa, Marlowe, Drogas Wave, NNIGN, Book of Ryan
Nov 27th 2018
6
Top 15
Nov 27th 2018
8
New Masta Ace? Sweet.
Nov 27th 2018
9
I’m glad I’m going through these albums
Dec 23rd 2018
40
      RE: I’m glad I’m going through these albums
Dec 23rd 2018
41
i'll go with these...
Nov 28th 2018
10
need to check these
Nov 28th 2018
11
Nine is still rapping?
Dec 02nd 2018
16
RE: Best of Albums of 2018
Nov 28th 2018
12
2018 has been great...hard to keep up
Nov 28th 2018
13
Yo This Khrysis+Elzhi record is flames!!!
Dec 03rd 2018
18
oops wrong spot like I'm new here
Dec 04th 2018
24
it has stayed as a fav all year
Dec 05th 2018
26
Yes it is...both dudes are under-appreciated IMO
Dec 04th 2018
21
RE: Best of Albums of 2018
Nov 28th 2018
14
no mention of Westside Gunn and his THREE very dope albums?
Nov 29th 2018
15
I fell off...smh. Still got so much to listen to
Dec 02nd 2018
17
We must share the same brain.
Dec 06th 2018
28
      You know? It’s hard to find time, and to be ready to absorb new music
Dec 09th 2018
34
Murs 'Strange Journey into the Unimaginable' needs more love
Dec 03rd 2018
19
murs was good
Dec 04th 2018
22
Ohhh yes I really liked this album.
Dec 04th 2018
25
nowadays all my favorite albums are bandcamp joints
Dec 04th 2018
20
RE: Best of Albums of 2018
Dec 04th 2018
23
what do you guys think of AFH's list?
Dec 06th 2018
27
Meh it’s an okay list
Dec 22nd 2018
39
i dont even remember it
Dec 27th 2018
47
      my apologies to Saba
Dec 27th 2018
48
           agree that its a grower and starts slow
Dec 30th 2018
51
It’s hard to take any list serious when a majority of the albums are r...
Jan 01st 2019
52
I don't do a lot of streaming. No physical release, won't be listed
Dec 06th 2018
29
i love this:
Dec 12th 2018
36
BEHOLD A DARK HORSE.
Dec 06th 2018
30
Music in My Head - Michael Franks
Dec 07th 2018
31
Flex Matthews and Damu the Fudgemunk Dreams and Vibrations
Dec 07th 2018
32
Unless something amazing drops in the next 2 weeks, here's my top 20:
Dec 08th 2018
33
totally missed that Benny Sings release!
Jan 02nd 2019
54
i actually might need an inbox there player
Jan 02nd 2019
55
      RE: i actually might need an inbox there player
Jan 04th 2019
70
So my number 1 album this year is a electronic record.
Dec 10th 2018
35
My Top 10 Albums Of 2018
Dec 23rd 2018
42
Wow...Steve Spacek...
Dec 25th 2018
44
      Yeah I Was Surprised Too When I Saw His Name Come Up...
Dec 27th 2018
46
RE: Best of Albums of 2018
Dec 24th 2018
43
only heard 8 new albums this year
Dec 25th 2018
45
In no particular order
Dec 30th 2018
49
my favorites out of what i heard...
Jan 01st 2019
53
ill go the hipster route and drop one record that NON'YALL up on in 2018
Jan 02nd 2019
56
My long, yet somehow still incomplete, lists
Jan 02nd 2019
57
nice list
Jan 02nd 2019
58
Thanks.
Jan 02nd 2019
60
I loved PA’s The Golden Buddha...need to check out the other one
Jan 03rd 2019
65
I need to give Golden Buddha more spins. I know I liked it the first tim...
Jan 03rd 2019
68
      The beats were right up my alley
Jan 03rd 2019
69
Chris Crack
Jan 03rd 2019
66
      OKP Squeeg put me up on him. I'm hooked as well
Jan 03rd 2019
67
           RE: OKP Squeeg put me up on him. I'm hooked as well
Jan 04th 2019
71
If Drogas Wave ain’t on your list you have 0 credibility
Jan 02nd 2019
59
Lupe- Drogas Wave...
Jan 02nd 2019
61
You mean In Celebration Of Us?
Jan 02nd 2019
62
      lol, yes...good catch. That my favorite track off the album
Jan 03rd 2019
63
      great album
Jan 03rd 2019
64
Any good box sets come out last year?
Jan 06th 2019
72

stylez dainty
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1. "My top 10 projects"
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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

Honorable Mentions:

Noname: Room 25
Serpentwithfeet: Soil
Whatever I'm forgetting...




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50. "Just found out Serengeti had another release this year"
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Only one listen so far, but it's great. Rapping in his own voice (not Kenny D) and the production is some very mellow jazzy boom bap. Lullaby raps in the best way.

https://audiorecon.com/album/to-the-max

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73. "This is so good"
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>Spote Breeze: Not Aloud

Folks are sleeping man, this is outstanding. Thanks for the tip.

  

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74. "They basically just coughed it up with no promotion"
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This record label has released some great music, but I've always had to discover it on my own. They need a publicist or someone who can get help build some buzz. Last year, they had Drop that Wet by Yung 11 and the Melanie Charles albums, which were two of my favorites, and definitely would have resonated with a lot of people on here if they ever heard them.

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mista k5
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2. "hopefully im not missing any"
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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

  

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37. "Thanks for being the only person i've seen mention Shad so far"
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That's pretty much tied with Lupe and OneBeLo as my favorite rap album of the year.

listen/connect with me:

http://hecticzeniths.com
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mista k5
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38. "i just listened to it again today"
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still really dig it, not in my favs but it was a really good album. its an album that i dont rate as high off of pure numbers but it made a more personal connection than albums rated higher.

definitely need to check out more of his stuff.

  

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Brew
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3. "Royce / Phonte / Bobby Feeno / Marlowe"
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Black Thought may have to creep into this list, now.

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4. "Lupe - Drogas Wave - Top Pick"
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Lupe - Drogas Wave - So good. So good. Can't stop listening. Easily my #1 choice and such a shame I didn't see more buzz about it outside of here.


Other things I've dug:

Christina - Liberation - Not sure why but I keep coming back to this.

Pusha T - Daytona - The only Kanye/Wyoming ep I've returned to. (Although I remember enjoying Teyana Taylor's too.)

The Breeders - All Nerve - Another fun, catchy album from homeotown heros who are still a blast to see.

Royce da 5'9" - Book of Ryan - Great mature hip-hop.

Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer - First time she's really clicked for me.

Smashing Pumpkins - Shiny and Oh So Bright...etc - Only had a few listens but digging this.

Guided by Voices - Space Gun - I think the latest group is the best yet... and I've been seeing Uncle Bob & gang since '95. So much fun live.

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5. "RE: Best of Albums of 2018"
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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

  

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7. "dope"
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Didn't know that Nicolay even had an album this year.

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6. "Mona Lisa, Marlowe, Drogas Wave, NNIGN, Book of Ryan"
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Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz - Mona Lisa
Marlowe - Marlowe
Lupe Fiasco - Drogas Wave
Phonte - No News is Good News
Royce da 5'9" - Book of Ryan

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8. "Top 15"
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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

full list here: https://rateyourmusic.com/list/Kosa12/the-law-is-an-anagram-of-wealth-the-best-of-2018/

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9. "New Masta Ace? Sweet."
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Didn't realized he had something brewing.

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40. "I’m glad I’m going through these albums"
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and have some time to listen to the ones I hadn’t heard.

That Binker and Moses is great.

  

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41. "RE: I’m glad I’m going through these albums"
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yeah that album really took me by surprise. I had heard about them and had even heard Moses drumming on other projects, but did not expect something THAT good.

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10. "i'll go with these... "
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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


  

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11. "need to check these"
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>4. O.C. & PF CUTTIN - Opium
>5. Nine - King

>10. Apollo Brown & Locksmith - No Question
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16. "Nine is still rapping?"
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And there's a Smoothe da Hustler feature?? I gotta check that shit out

took me a minute to find it on spotify, but here's the link if anybody wants to listen to it there: https://open.spotify.com/album/6utMpc9IrQEQnn47IhqFF3?si=C231-iv2Tm65JswNU-kZ6w

  

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12. "RE: Best of Albums of 2018"
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(no particular order)

Parquet Courts-Wide Awaaaaaaake
Nas-Nasir
J. Cole-KOD
Black Thought-SOT 1&2
Unknown Mortal Orchestra-Sex and Food
Khraungbin- Con Todo El Mundo
Prince-Piano and a Microphone



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13. "2018 has been great...hard to keep up"
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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.

  

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18. "Yo This Khrysis+Elzhi record is flames!!!"
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https://soundcloud.com/djchiefone/1992-mixtape
https://soundcloud.com/djchiefone/1993-mixtape
https://soundcloud.com/djchiefone/1996-mixtape-part-1
https://soundcloud.com/djchiefone/1996-mixtape-part-2
https://soundcloud.com/djchiefone/1996-mixtape-part-3

  

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24. "oops wrong spot like I'm new here"
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But yeah, the album is really good.

I liked El's previous one too, I thought it was unfairly slept on/dissed. It wasn't as consistent as this, but there are some really good songs on there.

  

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26. "it has stayed as a fav all year"
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im a big elzhi fan and this was dope.

  

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21. "Yes it is...both dudes are under-appreciated IMO"
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14. "RE: Best of Albums of 2018"
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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"

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15. "no mention of Westside Gunn and his THREE very dope albums?"
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17. "I fell off...smh. Still got so much to listen to"
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Phonte and Royce are my favorites. Black Thought as well.

The only other album I listened to a lot was Nasir, which was cool.

I gotta give Prhyme 2, Lupe, Skyzoo, and Black Milk a lot more listens or in some cases a first listen.

Still need to get to Anderson Paak and The Internet too.

I fell into the habit of mostly only listening to old music that I’ve heard a million times before. Need to get back into new music.

  

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28. "We must share the same brain."
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>I fell into the habit of mostly only listening to old music
>that I’ve heard a million times before. Need to get back
>into new music.

Lately, I can't find the bandwidth to work (web design / development) and listen attentively to new music. I still listen to music but its mostly songs I've listened into the ground.

I was doing okay taking in new music last year after I took a hip-hop break. But I have to admit I've been washed as far as carving out time to listen to new music.

  

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34. "You know? It’s hard to find time, and to be ready to absorb new music"
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Hard to have time to shut my brain off from everything else and stop thinking and just listen to the music, especially with rappers with bars that you have to actively pay attention to.

I need to fly somewhere. That time on the plane where there is literally nothing else to do would be perfect for absorbing new music, for me.

  

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19. "Murs 'Strange Journey into the Unimaginable' needs more love"
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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.

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22. "murs was good"
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dude was talking about some real stuff. i dont think the music was great but the content was. definitely worth listening to.

  

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25. "Ohhh yes I really liked this album."
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20. "nowadays all my favorite albums are bandcamp joints"
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mainstream-wise..i loved travis scott's album

all the alchemist/muggs joints were dope as well

  

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23. "RE: Best of Albums of 2018"
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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

  

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27. "what do you guys think of AFH's list?"
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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.

https://ambrosiaforheads.com/2018/12/best-album-2018-jay-rock-redemption-vs-nipsey-hussle-victory-lap/

  

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39. "Meh it’s an okay list"
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You didn’t like Saba?

  

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47. "i dont even remember it"
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i keep seeing it listed close to if not number one but i dont remember it.

i have it rated as average. maybe ill give it another chance

its sandwiched between these for me

tUnE-YaRdS - I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life
DEL + AMPLIVE - Gate 13
Saba - Care for Me
Earl Sweatshirt - Some Rap Songs
Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy

puts it at 90/133

  

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48. "my apologies to Saba"
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just listened to it again and i definitely liked it. i can see it growing on me more.

started off a little slow, reminded me of swimming a lot. i can see why people dig it. its in my top 30 now.

now its between these albums

Anderson .Paak - Oxnard
Buddy - Harlan & Alondra
Phonte - No News is Good News
Saba - Care for Me
Action Bronson - White Bronco
Roc Marciano - RR2: The Bitter Dose
Mac Miller - Swimming
Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer

the ones listed above are rated exactly the same as saba. im not sure i like it more than buddy or phonte but i do like it more than oxnard. it might be more consistent than phonte and buddy.

sirens
life
king

really hit with me.

  

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51. "agree that its a grower and starts slow"
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Some of the songs are sad as f*ck to me too.

But overall very well made album.

  

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52. "It’s hard to take any list serious when a majority of the albums are r..."
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29. "I don't do a lot of streaming. No physical release, won't be listed"
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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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36. "i love this:"
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>Idles - Joy As An Act Of Resistance

  

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30. "BEHOLD A DARK HORSE."
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31. "Music in My Head - Michael Franks"
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32. "Flex Matthews and Damu the Fudgemunk Dreams and Vibrations"
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This was my favorite album of the year. Ill post the rest of my list later, but this one was clearly my favorite.

  

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33. "Unless something amazing drops in the next 2 weeks, here's my top 20:"
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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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54. "totally missed that Benny Sings release!"
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guess it was Japan only?
ill be finding that when i get home today.
thx!

  

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55. "i actually might need an inbox there player"
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70. "RE: i actually might need an inbox there player"
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email me...

5846films gmail

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35. "So my number 1 album this year is a electronic record."
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RL Grime - Nova

A mix of EDM done right, festival collabs that work and just a touch of darkness on the solo songs.

The other 9 in no order

- Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer

- Beyonce & Jay-Z - Everything Is Love

- Skyzoo - In Celebration Of Us...

- Buddy - Harlan & Alondra

- Sango - In The Comfort Of...

- Kali Uchis - Isolation (this is 2nd overall)

- J. Cole - K.O.D.

- Lights - Scorpion (Side B:Covers)

- Capital Cities - Solarize

- Lupe Fiasco - DROGAS Wave

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42. "My Top 10 Albums Of 2018"
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My list isn't in any type of order, just ten albums I liked that came out this year, that has replay value.

Borvoe McMidnite & Khoi Kidd "Fabergé"

Al Davino & Estee Mack "Destiny"

Flashius Clayton "Wolf Moon"

Noveliss "Cerebral Apex"

Billy Gibbons "Big Bad Blues"

Steve Spacek "Natural Sci-Fi"

Moods "Zone Out"

Mikazuki Bigwave "Waves EP" (even though it says EP, it has 13 songs on it)

Waajeed "From The Dirt"

BMB Spacekid "Funkella 2.0"


http://soundcloud.com/DjJoeyJoe/tracks

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& your fool ass is cruising around in a time machine
trying to collect props for a couple of sociopathic degenerates" - s.blak

  

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44. "Wow...Steve Spacek..."
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Kinda forgot about dude, glad he is still doing his thing...thats peace...

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46. "Yeah I Was Surprised Too When I Saw His Name Come Up..."
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...on soundcloud, but I liked what I heard, cause he has done some other projects that were more broken beat & drum-n-bass but wasn't that good.

I will say while this is a good album to chill out to, it's not as good as the Spacek albums or his first solo album "Space Shift" but it's worth a listen to those want that "minimal electro soul" sound.


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& your fool ass is cruising around in a time machine
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43. "RE: Best of Albums of 2018"
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1. Saba -- CARE FOR ME
2. Black Milk -- FEVER
3. The Internet -- Hive Mind
4. Masta Ace & Marco Polo -- A Breukelen Story
5. Jamie Isaac -- (4:30) Idler
6. Noname -- Room 25
7. Eric Lau -- Examples Volume Two
8. Hermit and the Recluse -- Orpheus Vs. The Sirens
9. Kenny Segal -- Kenstrumentals Vol. 3: Travelog/Happy Little Trees
10. Blood Orange -- Negro Swan
11. Georgia Anne Muldrow -- Overload
12. Buddy -- Harlan & Alondra
13. Jean Grae & Quelle Chris -- Everything's Fine
14. August Greene -- August Greene
15. Kooley High -- Never Come Down
16. Beach House -- 7
17. Murs -- A Strange Journey Into the Unimaginable
18. The Midnight Hour -- The Midnight Hour
19. Mo Kolours -- Inner Symbols
20. Armand Hammer -- Paraffin
21. Mick Jenkins -- Pieces of a Man
22. Black Thought & Salaam Remi -- Streams of Thought Vol. 2
23. Skyzoo -- In Celebration of Us
24. Pusha T -- DAYTONA
25. Kamasi Washington -- Heaven and Earth

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45. "only heard 8 new albums this year"
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1. Lupe
2. Black Thought SOT 2
3. Kamasi Washington
4. Black Thought SOT 1
5. Ryan Porter - The Optimist
6. Masta Ace
7. Mac Miller - Swimming
8. Bennie the Butcher - Tana Talk 3

can't think of anything else i listened to.

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49. "In no particular order"
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Lupe - DROGAS Wave
Saba - CARE 4 ME
The Internet - Hive Mind
Smino - Noir
Phony Ppl - mo'za-ik
Kota the Friend - Anything.
VA - Black Panther 2 soundtrack

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53. "my favorites out of what i heard..."
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duendita - direct line to My Creator
Travis Scott - ASTROWORLD
SiR - November
MGMT - Little Dark Age
Phonte - No News Is Good News
Ryan Beatty - Boy In Jeans
serpentwithfeet - soil
Richard Swift - The Hex
Haley Heynderickx - I Need To Start A Garden
Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel
Rae Sremmurd - SR3MM
Nanna.B - Solen
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sex & Food
Kadhja Bonet - Childqueen
Klaus Johann Grobe - Du bist so symmetrisch
Pusha T - DAYTONA
Mitski - Be The Cowboy
Swarvy - Anti-Anxiety
Westside Gunn - Supreme Blientele
Roc Marciano - Behold A Dark Horse
lojii - lofeye
John Looke - 16 Into 4
Braxton Cook - No Doubt


(+ these that I put out so I can't fairly list with the rest, but I really do love...)
Reginald Chapman - Prototype
Hosannas - Picture Him Protecting You
Umii - This Time (Remixed)
Low Leaf - PRiMiTiVA
Braxton Cook - Somewhere In Between (Remixes & Outtakes)

& there's still a lot of projects I want to hear that I haven't gotten a chance to yet






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56. "ill go the hipster route and drop one record that NON'YALL up on in 2018"
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Extremely Bad Man - Love Is Pure

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57. "My long, yet somehow still incomplete, lists"
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There was A LOT of music this year. There was A LOT of music the I liked this year. And still, I couldn't get to every project I wanted to give it's day in court. Hence the absence of stuff like "Drogas Wave," "DiCaprio 2," that Shad project, etc. I didn't have the time to listen to them. Even some of the projects on the below lists I admit I really should have given a few more listens to very really proper evaluation.

And regardless, I still had to invent a category to include projects that I loved and wanted to include.

So, here goes -

First, my top 30 EPs. My distinction of an EP involes a) being less then 25 minutes or b) being labeled an EP when released. And they are:

1. Black Thought – Stream of Thought Vol. 1
2. Black Thought – Stream of Thought Vol. 2
3. Homeboy Sandman & Edan – Humble Pi
4. $auce Heist & Jamal Gasol – Gasol Sauce
5. Curren$y, Freddie Gibbs, & Alchemist – Fetti
6. Freddie Gibbs – Freddie
7. The Alchemist – Bread
8. Nowaah the Flood & The Architect – Trill Life Mathematics
9. Curren$y – The Marina
10. Zilla Rocca – Hard Boiled EP
11. $auce Heist – Waza
12. Jamal Gasol – It’s a Dirty Game
13. Von Pea & The Other Guys – I’m Good Luv, Enjoy
14. Open Mike Eagle – What Happens When I Try To Relax
15. Rim – Ugandan Lunch Meat
16. Vince Staples – FM!
17. Jamal Gasol – Larry Davis Era
18. Big Kahuna OG – Kahuna Cartegena
19. Eto & Nicholas Craven – Valenti & Rizzuto
20. Jamal Gasol – The World Is Piff
21. CrimeApple & Cuns – Salud Y Playa
22. FalconCrest & Giallo Point – Red Rose Motel
23. Ras Beats – The High 5
24. Eto & Vinyl Villain – New Crack Era
25. The Alchemist – Lunch Meat
26. K. Burns & Vinyl Villain – Infamous Villains
27. Codenine & A1 Beatz - ELCIRCULOVICIOSO
28. Soul King – Dirty Boukman
29. Tha God Fahim – Dump Truck 7
30. Vinyl Villain – Heist Nostra


Next are my top 30 "in-between" projects, as in in-betwwen an EP and album. These run 25 to 29 minutes:

1. Da Buze Bruvaz – N***ativity
2. OC & PF Cuttin – Opium
3. Pusha T – DAYTONA
4. Apollo Brown & Locksmith – No Question
5. J-Live – Lose No Time
6. CrimeApple – Perfect 3
7. Earl Sweatshirt – Some Rap Songs
8. DJ Muggs – Dia Del Assasiento
9. $auce Heist – Sauce Monk Vol. 2
10. Jamal Gasol – Jimmy Jump’s Revenge
11. Milano Constantine – Attache Case
12. Iron Curtin – Hammer & Sickle
13. Nowaah the Flood & The Architect – Trill Life Mathematics 2
14. Monday Night – Wild & Mild
15. Nowaah the Flood – Private Stock
16. Jamal Gasol – True Stories
17. Kev Brown – Fill in the Blank
18. $auce Heist & DirtyDiggs – Diamond Dust Shoes
19. Q-Unique – Momentum
20. Chris Crack – Just Gimme a Minute
21. Action Bronson – White Bronco
22. Mach-Hommy – Bulletproof Luh
23. Al.davino & $auce Heist – BENGALBONEMARROW
24. Conway – Everybody is F.O.O.D. 2: Eat What U Kill
25. Codenine – Codex Leicester
26. Mach-Hommy & Tha God Fahim – Duck CZN: Chinese Arithmetic
27. Al.davino – SHORTFLY (ASILENTSHORTFILM)
28. Roddy Rod – Dunbar Clinic
29. The Grouch – The Tonite Show
30. Nas - NASIR

Here's my top 10 non hip-hop full length albums of the year:

1. Kamasi Washington – Heaven and Earth
2. The Du-Rites – Gamma Ray Jones
3. Leon Bridges – Good Thing
4. The Internet – Hive Mind
5. Nicolay and the Hot At Nights – Glaciers
6. Ben Pirani – How Do I Talk to My Brother?
7. Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer
8. Rhye – Blood
9. Jorja Smith – Lost & Found
10. Anderson. Paak – Oxnard

And finally, my top 40 hip-hop albums of the year:

1. Jean Grae and Quelle Chris – Everything's Fine
2. Phonte – No News Is Good News
3. Elzhi and Khrysis – Jericho Jackson
4. Roc Marciano – Behold a Dark Horse
5. Blueprint – Two Headed Monster
6. Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz – Mona Lisa
7. Marlowe
8. Evidence – Weather or Not
9. Murs – Strange Journey Into the Unimaginable
10. Hermit & The Recluse – Orpheus vs. The Sirens
11. Black Milk – Fever
12. CrimeApple & Big Ghost – Aguardiente
13. DJ Muggs & Roc Marciano – Kaos
14. Benny – Tana Talk 3
15. Masta Ace & Marco Polo – Breukelen Story
16. Chris Crack – Being Woke Ain’t Fun
17. Royce 5’9” – Book of Ryan
18. PRhyme – PRhyme 2
19. Czarface & MF DOOM - Czarface Meets Metal Face
20. Vic Spencer & Sonnyjim - Spencer For Hire
21. Dr. Octagon - Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation
22. Da Buze Bruvaz – Drinkin’ Beer Wit’ Prostitutez
23. Westside Gunn – Supreme Blientele
24. Dillon & Batsauce – On Their Way
25. Doppelgangaz – AAAAGGGHH
26. Damu the Fudgemunk & Flex Matthews – Dreams & Vibrations
27. Jay Rock – Redemption
28. Flatbush Zombies – Vacations in Hell
29. Mac Miller – Swimming
30. YG – Still Dangerous
31. Zilla Rocca – Future Former Rapper
32. Smoovth & Giallo Point – Medellin 2
33. A$ap Rocking – TESTING
34. Kev Brown – Homework
35. Codenine & Grubby Pawz – Auerbach’s Garden
36. Armand Hammer – Parafin
37. DJ Jazzy Jeff – M3
38. Planet Asia – Mansa Musa
39. Q-Unique – The Mechanic
40. J. Cole – K.O.D.

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58. "nice list"
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youre not lying, there was so much music and so much good music. you mean drogas wave right? you listed some projects i forgot about or didnt hear about. will need to check the below out.

>13. Von Pea & The Other Guys – I’m Good Luv, Enjoy
forgot about this

>25. The Alchemist – Lunch Meat
didnt know about this

>2. OC & PF Cuttin – Opium
i think i added this to my list last week based on other people listing it

>5. J-Live – Lose No Time
didnt know about this and definitely want to check it out

>8. DJ Muggs – Dia Del Assasiento
didnt know about this

>1. Kamasi Washington – Heaven and Earth
ive been avoiding this. i was big on his last one but he gets so much praise. i feel i need to give it a chance but the length is not inviting. i might need to find a different way to listen to this. like have it on the background instead of trying to just focus on it.

>5. Nicolay and the Hot At Nights – Glaciers
i think i added this to my list last week too based on other people listing it

you listed many more i had not heard about but being realistic i wont check them out unless something prompts me too.

  

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60. "Thanks."
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>youre not lying, there was so much music and so much good
>music. you mean drogas wave right?

Indeed. Edited. Just not enough hours in the day.


>>13. Von Pea & The Other Guys – I’m Good Luv, Enjoy
>forgot about this

It's a good one. Von does some good solo work. Plus both songs with Don are dpe.

>>25. The Alchemist – Lunch Meat
>didnt know about this

Sorta similar to the "Bread" EP, which is better. Some of the same guests on it.

>>2. OC & PF Cuttin – Opium
>i think i added this to my list last week based on other
>people listing it

My pleasant surprise of the year.

>>5. J-Live – Lose No Time
>didnt know about this and definitely want to check it out

J-Live has been releasing some really good, under the radar stuff over the past few years. "Eleven Nine" is one of the best anti-Drumpf songs released so far.

>>8. DJ Muggs – Dia Del Assasiento
>didnt know about this
It's really good, but bear in mind that Muggs is often channeling his disciples on it. As in, it sounds very Alchemist influenced (who was in turn originally influenced by Muggs).


>>1. Kamasi Washington – Heaven and Earth
>ive been avoiding this. i was big on his last one but he gets
>so much praise. i feel i need to give it a chance but the
>length is not inviting. i might need to find a different way
>to listen to this. like have it on the background instead of
>trying to just focus on it.

That works. It's a heavy duty, lengthy album, but it can be played in the background. It's hard to divert all your energy to many successive 10+ minute epics.

>>5. Nicolay and the Hot At Nights – Glaciers
>i think i added this to my list last week too based on other
>people listing it

Only picked it up recently. Don't have a good excuse for waiting so long.

>you listed many more i had not heard about but being realistic
>i wont check them out unless something prompts me too.

Fair enough. There's a lot of material out there by a lot of these guys. The one benefit is often even the "longer" albums are shorter than 40 minutes. So you can get through this pretty quickly.

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65. "I loved PA’s The Golden Buddha...need to check out the other one"
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68. "I need to give Golden Buddha more spins. I know I liked it the first tim..."
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But it's one of those albums that (unintentionally) fell to the side with the flood of product out this year.

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69. "The beats were right up my alley "
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Classic shit all day

  

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66. "Chris Crack"
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Never heard of him.

Just listened.

How did all of 2018 go by and I missed him haha? Joker has from what I can tell 3 or 4 projects in 2018 alone and a quick skim through them confirms I'm hooked. I'm a beat guy first and he's on that soul-loop, boombap, dusty sample aesthetic that guarantees I will be a fan instantly.

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Flip it enough? Flip these. Flip off. Go flip some f*cking burgers.(c)Kno

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67. "OKP Squeeg put me up on him. I'm hooked as well"
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He compared Crack to Uncut Raw, which I think is accurate (and in your wheelhouse).

"Being Woke Ain't Fun," "Thanks Uncle Trill," "Just Gimme a Minute," and "This Will All Make Sense Later" all bang. Haven't heard "Let's Be Friends" yet.

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71. "RE: OKP Squeeg put me up on him. I'm hooked as well"
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>He compared Crack to Uncut Raw, which I think is accurate
>(and in your wheelhouse).

Uncut Raw is a perfect comparison and of course all up in my wheelhouse.

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59. "If Drogas Wave ain’t on your list you have 0 credibility "
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61. "Lupe- Drogas Wave..."
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Royce- Book of Ryan
Muggs/Roc Marci- Kaos
Roc Marci- Behold a Dark Horse
Benny the Butcher- Tana Talk 3
Phonte- NNIGN
Skyzoo- Honor Amongst Thieves

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paint the top red like D. Wade's lips - Conway

  

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62. "You mean In Celebration Of Us?"
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>Skyzoo- Honor Amongst Thieves
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It’s a shame how that album got kind of swept under the rug because it came out so early in the year.

  

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63. "lol, yes...good catch. That my favorite track off the album"
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64. "great album"
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so many great songs

  

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72. "Any good box sets come out last year?"
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Someone mentioned box sets in this decade-old post about 2008's albums and it made me wonder.

I love me a good box set.

http://board.okayplayer.com/okp.php?az=show_topic&forum=17&topic_id=122987

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