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  1. Here are my 25 favorite albums of the year.

     

    1. Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book (Hip Hop)
    2. YG - Still Brazy (LP) & Red Friday (EP) (Hip Hop)
    3. A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here [...] (Hip Hop)
    4. Common - Black America Again (Hip Hop)
    5. Good Charlotte - Youth Authority (Pop Punk)
    6. Blink 182 - California (Pop Punk)
    7. Beyonce - Lemonade (R&B)
    8. Mac Miller - The Divine Feminine (Hip Hop)
    9. Jeff Rosenstock - Worry. (Punk)
    10. J. Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only (Hip Hop)
    11. Rihanna - Anti (R&B)
    12. Rapsdoy - Crown (Hip Hop)
    13. American Football - American Football LP (Punk/Emo)
    14. Dreezy - No Hard Feelings (Hip Hop)
    15. Cam & China - Cam & China (Hip Hop)
    16. Yellowcard - Yellowcard (Pop Punk)
    17. De La Soul - and the Anonymous Nobody... (Hip Hop)
    18. Tweet - Charlene (R&B)
    19. Terrace Martin - Velvet Portraits (Jazz)
    20. DJ Quik - Rosecrans EP (Hip Hop)
    21. DJ Mustard - Cold Summer (Hip Hop)
    22. Havoc & Alchemist - Silent Partner (Hip Hop)
    23. The Descendants - Hypercaffium Spazzinate (Punk)
    24. Skepta - Konnichiwa (Grime)
    25. Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo (Hip Hop)

     

    I wrote down some thoughts about the Top 10, in case someone cares:  http://fifteentwenty.eu/1520blog/top25albums2016

  2. 15 hours ago, JumpinJack AJ said:

    Even though we live in a digital age, nothing beats CD quality sound. 
     

    These days, that depends on how the music was mastered and on the kind of digital format you use (MP3, FLAC and so on). If all things are optimized individually for the different formats, the CD is better yes, but not as good as vinyl. 

  3. If you think that this track wasn't big success for what it was, you really don't understand the modern music industry. Millions of clicks, multiple appearances on all the big blogs, a Beats1 World Record - that's big. Single charts are largely for acts catering to soccer moms and tweens.

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    01. Spraynard - Mable (Emo/Punk/Alternative)

    02. J. Cole - Forest Hills Drive (Hip Hop)

    03. Kacey Musgraves - Pageant Material (Country)

    04. Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap (Hip Hop)

    05. Fashawn - The Ecology (Hip Hop)

    06. Pusha T - Darkest Before Dawn (Hip Hop)

    07. August Alsina - This Thing Called Life (R&B)

    08. Dr. Dre - Compton (Hip Hop)

    09. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Surf (Jazz/Hip Hop/Soul/Electronic)

    10. Tinashe - Amethyst (R&B)

    Yes, I'm putting Pusha T on there purely based on faith. Haven't listened to Gibbs yet and I haven't given enough to the Mac Miller album and the Oddisee album, but whatever. 

     

  5. He may have cussed on other records, but other than "U Saw My Blinker," it was edited.  I don't care to hear him do it.  It's not that it personally bugs me much, it's that he's spent 30 years saying how truly intelligent people don't use that kind of language to express themselves. It is hypocritical. For those expecting lyrics that can be played in front of the entire family, he is a staple. He's known for that by millions. I don't want to see him throw that away, nor to a I wanna hear an album by the 'Prince that's littered with lazy, common, foul language.  Look at the comments in the news articles, social media, and YouTube, there are a significant amount of people who are quoting his lyrics, his previous interview quotes, and even Eminem's line from "The Real Slim Shady."

    ​I'm very much of the same opinion. He doesn't need to preach it, per se, but I think that there's no gain or benefit to him doing it, so why start now? I almost think he didn't say the word completely, but the point remains that he has so much equity built up in how he's approached rhyming that I would hate to see it dropped. Especially now that people have really moved away from hard lyrics. No one is clamoring for the G-Unit types anymore. If anything, much of popular hip hop has gotten over the "coolness" of a curse.

    ​what about the success of the straight up compton movie and the success of the new dr dre album? there's still some gangsta rap in mainstream today

    ​I think those are outliers. Important ones, absolutely, but not the trend. They all come back to a group that paved the way in that realm. It's not critical mass like it was ten years ago, where it's the norm. 

    ​Except Fetty Wap's album and singles dominate everything this year. And YG made huge waves in 2014. Gangsta Rap is as big as it always was. The difference is that modern listening habits and distribution platforms allow for more than one thing to be big, which was not so much the case in '04.

  6. I love it too.  I love it because it's not a true re-make.  It's simply inspired by the classic.  The production gives a nod to the original, but it's definitely a whole new sound.  Other than a few lines in the intro, it's all new lyrics too.  I have a feeling I'd hate it if they tried to simply recreate the original with a similar beat and FP's lyrics.

     

     

    The video certainly doesn't have the "soul" of the original, but it's a nice imitation.  I especially like the early 90's fashion.  Jazzy's presence grounds the whole thing.  On his Facebook he says he "collaborated" with them, but it appears that he just appears in the video. The production and the few scratches on the track don't particularly sound like his, but the title of the official download says "featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff."

    http://www.very.co.uk/summertime

    Cut and paste this link for the free download: bit.ly/1IymS0K

     

    ​as 90's as it might look the fashion is very contemporary too 

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