View Full Version : 2009 records I might have missed... (Post it all here)

11-23-2009, 07:56 AM
It's inevitable that every year i'll miss something decent that deserves to be on my year end list. While I can't really do much about it with other genres (unless I didn't want to have a life), I can with my main genre. Here are all hip-hop/ soul records appearing on my best of 2009 list:

Tier 1 ("5" Rating):
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II (4.8/5)

Tier 2 ("4.5" Rating)
Sole And The Skyrider Band - Plastique (4.3/5)

Tier 3 ("4" Rating)
Mos Def - The Ecstatic (4.2/5)
Orphans of Cush - White Noize (4.2/5)
Sol.Illaquists of Sound - No More Heroes (4/5)
P.O.S. - Never Better (3.9/5)
Finale - A Pipe Dream and a Promise (3.9/5)
Georgia Anne Muldrow - Umsindo (3.8/5)

Tier 4 ("3.5" Rating, and NOT in order yet):
Oh No - Oh No Vs. Now Again
Blockhead - The Music Scene
Felt - Felt 3 A Tribute to Rosie Perez
Crooked I - Mr. Pig Face Weapon Waist
Wale - Attention Deficit
GETEYE - Above the Clouds
J Dilla - Jay Stay Paid
Platinum Pied Pipers - Abundance
De La Soul - Are You In?
UGK - UGK 4 Life
Pax & Pry - A Day Off
Willie Isz - Georgiavania
DOOM - Born Like This
Oh No - Dr No's Ethiopium

Feel free to recommend non hiphop too (i've been slow in punk, punk subgenres, and metal), these might be making an appearance on my list:

Sholi - Sholi (4.2/5)
Spires - Flowers & Fireworks (4/5)
Mono - Hymn to the Immortal Wind (4/5)
Secret Chiefs 3 - Traditionalists (3.8/5)
Dirty Projectors - Bitte orca (3.8/5)
El Creepo
A Place To Bury Strangers - Exploding Head
Isis - Wavering Radiant
Kylesa - Static Tensions
Kiss Kiss - The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left
As Tall As Lions - You Can't Take it With You
MadLove - White With Foam
Kreng - L'autopsie Phenomenale de Dieu
Thy Catafalque - Roka Hasa Radio
Antigua y Barbuda - Try Future
Zoroaster - Voice of Saturn
Cobalt - Gin
Sights & Sounds - Monolith
Group Bombino - Guitars from Agadez Vol 2
Kidcrash - Snacks
And So I Watch you From Afar
Brother/Ghost - Black Ice
Eastern Wave - All Covet All Lose
Volcano Choir - Unmap
The Postmarks - Memoirs at the End of the World
Deastro - Moondragger
Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
Dan Deacon - Bromst
Zu - Carboniferous

11-23-2009, 08:56 AM
Lady GaGa - The Fame Monster

11-23-2009, 09:05 AM
I know you said you weren't bothered, but the BlakRoc album is at least better than some of those tier 4 releases.

Nice collection of albums though, glad to see some love for Sholi. Latest Future of the Left is worth a listen if you haven't checked that out.

11-23-2009, 02:13 PM
what did you think of the madlove album? i thought it was a little dull tbh

11-23-2009, 04:19 PM
Mims - Guilt

11-23-2009, 05:03 PM
G-Side - Huntsville International

11-23-2009, 05:45 PM
Weezer - Raditude

11-23-2009, 06:31 PM

what did you think of the madlove album? i thought it was a little dull tbh
I liked it for the most part... awesome straight ahead rock n' roll. definitely was a little dull, but rock/hard rock are dull genres over all nowadays without adding any proginess.

kyle, i keep trying to listen to blackroc, but i turn it off after 30 seconds and go back to **** i'm supposed to review asap (ie felt 3 and 50 cent -_-). I'll get to it.

Thanks for the other recs ppl, i'll get em. keep em coming bros.

11-23-2009, 06:51 PM
The Field - Yesterday and Today
Teenage Cool Kids - Foreign Lands

11-23-2009, 07:14 PM
Cursive - Mama, I'm Swollen and Converge - Axe to Fall.

11-23-2009, 08:11 PM
new bill frisell is a good'un

11-23-2009, 10:19 PM

lame, it was a tier one release with out doubt

Tits McGee
11-24-2009, 12:39 AM
Towers- Full Circle
Coalsce- Ox
Gaza- He Is Never Coming Back

some of the best records from various punk subgenres

11-24-2009, 01:02 AM
Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics - Inspiration Information
Tara Jane O'Neil - A Ways Away
Brainworms - Brainworms II: Swear to Me
Joose Keskitalo - Tule minun luokseni, kulta

11-24-2009, 01:15 AM
Would you happen to have a link for that Keskitalo album?

11-24-2009, 01:25 AM

11-24-2009, 03:31 AM
from what i remember i think keskitaloo or w/e was pretty good

11-24-2009, 12:44 PM
Finally got around to this Sol.illaquists of Sound record, really enjoying it lots. Listened to the new Sole & Skyrider Band last night too, it's pretty good in places but I'm not as enthusiastic about it as others.

Also, I'd second the Mulatu Astatke and Heliocentrics record, it's great.

11-24-2009, 03:32 PM
all these albums are 3's and above for me:

dj paul - scale-a-ton
juicy j - hustle till i die
gucci mane - writing on da wall
gucci mane - the burrprint
gucci mane - cold war series

haven't listened to G-Side - Huntsville International yet, but i can easily recommend it based on the strength of their last album

in other genres, Dinosaur Jr. - Farm is definitely one of my favorite releases of the year

and, don't know if you like any metal, but Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta II is amazing

11-24-2009, 06:43 PM
which gucci record is the best.

11-24-2009, 07:05 PM
Phil Ade - Starting on JV
Diz Gibran - Soon You'll Understand
Luckyiam - The Present
Sapient - Famine Friends

11-25-2009, 12:11 AM
I kinda checked out on hip-hop for awhile because I've been focusing on my own stuff but I'm checkin some stuff lately and Myka 9's new stuff is looking promising.

11-25-2009, 12:32 AM
which gucci record is the best.

hmmm. probably the burrprint. i think Guccimerica or Brrrussia might be more cohesive as albums (both are from the Cold War), but i'm more familiar with the Burrprint.