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PostSubject: Top Albums for 2011 thusfar/?   Sat 20 Aug 2011, 8:13 pm

What's up folks. I'm curious, what do you think are the best albums that have come out this year so far? Overall I think 2011 has been a really good year as far as a ton of solid record releases and a couple really amazing ones. Here's my top 4, feel free to list more/less.


1) Kendrick Lamar - Section .80
Wow, just wow. This shit was great! I had heard Kendrick on Jay Rock's Follow Me Home and didn't think much of him, so when I heard this album I didn't give it much attention. But he definitly put out a damn near classic in my book, this is definitly worth a spin from start to finish.

2) Brotha Lynch Hung - The Coathanga Strangla
My only experience of BLH prior to this was from Dinner and a Movie, and I was really happy this album managed to live up to my rather high expectations. His style and approach got a lot more refinied and metaphores/similes are crazy. The material could have used some new blood but since it's a concept album I give him a pass on that. Really looking forward to Mannabalector next year

3) K-Rino - Alien Baby
I really love K-Rino and I'm glad that I've seen him getting some more attention these last couple of releases. This album was solid from front to back. Tiny complaint, I think the cover looks a little bizare and it hasn't really grown on me. But still, the music is outstanding. Best tracks are imo are Who Is This and Flow Session Number 2

4) Tech N9ne - All 6's and 7's
Being a long time Tech N9ne fan I was a little nervous when I heard about all the guest appearences. There are a lot of collabs on this album and since TGMP was so recent and kind of weak I thought this was going to be a glorified collab album. Thankfully I was proved completely wrong. The album is a classic from beginging to end and Tech is on the top of his game here. I haven't stopped bumping this album from the day it came out, it's got a solid concept and amazing lyrics.
The guests all fit their spots really well. Busta absolutely smashes on World Wide Choppers and even Lil Wayne manages to sound good on Fuck Food. The only songs I thought were average are Pornographic and You Owe Like Pookie. The bonus tracks are also pretty good. Tech is on my short list for GOAT and this album definitly solidifys his spot. Favorite album of the year thusfar.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Albums for 2011 thusfar/?   Sat 20 Aug 2011, 8:15 pm

We actually have a thread that has our own lists for 2011, here it is:

http://hiphopforlife.forumotion.com/t7421-official-2011-album-lists-and-discussion

With that said, my top 4 are

1. Cyrus Malachi - Ancient Future
2. Vakill - Armor of God
3. K-Rino - Alien Baby
4. Cunninlynguists - Oneirology

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PostSubject: Re: Top Albums for 2011 thusfar/?   Sat 20 Aug 2011, 8:17 pm

Those are all good picks, except I didn't really like the Tech album. Most of the posters on here did though.

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"Besides, I have other words: gorilla, parakeet, giraffe, and also... monkey" - Kool Keith
"They call me the Cinco de Mayo killa 'cause I May put 5 in ya" - K-Rino
"It's hard to focus, perhaps the last opus/If younger heads quote this then it ain't all hopeless" - Dalek
"If this is what makes Mims hot, and this is why I'm not/Put a bullet in my brain bury me with Tupac" - Reks
"And I won't say I'm the best since Rakim & Pac n' them/Better yet, I'm the best since Mozart & Bach n' them" - Celph Titled
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PostSubject: Re: Top Albums for 2011 thusfar/?   Sat 20 Aug 2011, 9:26 pm

Lynch
Rae
Random Axe
Tech
Saigon

at least from the limited stuff ive heard, i really need to get a bunch of shit
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PostSubject: Re: Top Albums for 2011 thusfar/?   Sat 20 Aug 2011, 9:27 pm

Slang Editorial wrote:
Lynch
Rae
Random Axe
Tech
Saigon

at least from the limited stuff ive heard, i really need to get a bunch of shit

You also need to do a Dirty Weaponry review haha

No pressure though

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"It's hard to focus, perhaps the last opus/If younger heads quote this then it ain't all hopeless" - Dalek
"If this is what makes Mims hot, and this is why I'm not/Put a bullet in my brain bury me with Tupac" - Reks
"And I won't say I'm the best since Rakim & Pac n' them/Better yet, I'm the best since Mozart & Bach n' them" - Celph Titled
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PostSubject: Re: Top Albums for 2011 thusfar/?   Sat 20 Aug 2011, 9:31 pm

ive barely had internet lately ill get to it in like 10 days max
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PostSubject: Re: Top Albums for 2011 thusfar/?   Sat 20 Aug 2011, 9:33 pm

Slang Editorial wrote:
ive barely had internet lately ill get to it in like 10 days max

Lol you don't have to rush it man, just messing around. What's up with your internet though?

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"They call me the Cinco de Mayo killa 'cause I May put 5 in ya" - K-Rino
"It's hard to focus, perhaps the last opus/If younger heads quote this then it ain't all hopeless" - Dalek
"If this is what makes Mims hot, and this is why I'm not/Put a bullet in my brain bury me with Tupac" - Reks
"And I won't say I'm the best since Rakim & Pac n' them/Better yet, I'm the best since Mozart & Bach n' them" - Celph Titled
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PostSubject: Re: Top Albums for 2011 thusfar/?   Sat 20 Aug 2011, 9:34 pm

That other thread is jammed up. So threads like this bring a nice breeze.

Here's my top 5-

Big KRIT- Return Of 4eva- I still haven't heard anything thats better than this one.

Raekwon- Shaolin vs. Wu- Rae has been on a role in the album department.

Freddie Foxxx & Statik- Lyrical Workout- Freddie Foxxx sounds like a young rookie trying to get in the game. And Statik supplied him with the perfect ebats to fit his style.

Reks- REKS- not many are still talking about this one but it has been in rotation since it dropped.

DJ Quik- Book Of David- there are 2-3 more albums that could round out this top 5 but i'll pick this one.

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PostSubject: Re: Top Albums for 2011 thusfar/?   Sat 20 Aug 2011, 9:39 pm

Hmmm... I'll probably end up missing something, but off the to of my head:

Bumpy & Statik- Lyrical Workout
Random Axe
Vakill- Armor Of God
Pharoahe Monch- W.A.R.
K-Rino- Alien Baby

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PostSubject: Re: Top Albums for 2011 thusfar/?   Sat 20 Aug 2011, 10:16 pm

How does Oneirology compare to previous efforts?
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PostSubject: Re: Top Albums for 2011 thusfar/?   Sat 20 Aug 2011, 10:19 pm

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How does Oneirology compare to previous efforts?

In terms of sound I guess it is somewhat similar to APOS. As far as where I'd rank it, I'd say its their 3rd best album behind WRFF and APOS. Dirty Acres is growing on me more and more though.

Check this thread out:

http://hiphopforlife.forumotion.com/t8015-cunninlynguists-oneirology

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PostSubject: Re: Top Albums for 2011 thusfar/?   Sat 20 Aug 2011, 10:22 pm

I own Oneirology, but I haven't played it yet

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PostSubject: Re: Top Albums for 2011 thusfar/?   Sat 20 Aug 2011, 10:36 pm

Hail Mary Mallon - Are You Gonna Eat That?
Kendrick Lamar - Section.80
Reks - REKS
Royce Da 5'9" - Success Is Certain
Raekwon - Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang or Wu-Tang - Legendary Weapons or K-Rino - Alien Baby
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PostSubject: Re: Top Albums for 2011 thusfar/?   Sat 20 Aug 2011, 11:01 pm

TheHazardous wrote:
How does Oneirology compare to previous efforts?

It's is most like APOS in that it is a dark and it's a concept album. The production is very atmospheric/spacey/synthy. I would say Kno went in the direction he was going with on Death is Silent but took it to a whole other level.

My top 5 would be

CL- Oneirology
Big KRIT- Return of 4Eva
Killer Mike- Pl3dge
Curren$y- Covert Coup
G-Side- The One...Cohesive

The South is killing it this year!
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PostSubject: Re: Top Albums for 2011 thusfar/?   Sat 20 Aug 2011, 11:05 pm

Oh and as of right now, I would rank Cunnin's discog

1a APOS
1b Oneirology
1c Dirty Acres
4. SouthernUnderground
5. WRFF

That's how strong I think Oneirology is.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Albums for 2011 thusfar/?   Sun 21 Aug 2011, 3:44 am

Raekwon- Shaolin vs Wu-Tang (My AOTY thus far)
Tech N9ne- All 6's and 7's
Reks- R.E.K.S.
Talib Kweli- Gutter Rainbows
DJ Quik- Book Of David

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PostSubject: Re: Top Albums for 2011 thusfar/?   Mon 22 Aug 2011, 12:12 am

TicNitty706 wrote:
That other thread is jammed up. So threads like this bring a nice breeze.

Here's my top 5-

Big KRIT- Return Of 4eva- I still haven't heard anything thats better than this one.

Raekwon- Shaolin vs. Wu- Rae has been on a role in the album department.

Freddie Foxxx & Statik- Lyrical Workout- Freddie Foxxx sounds like a young rookie trying to get in the game. And Statik supplied him with the perfect ebats to fit his style.

Reks- REKS- not many are still talking about this one but it has been in rotation since it dropped.

DJ Quik- Book Of David- there are 2-3 more albums that could round out this top 5 but i'll pick this one.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Albums for 2011 thusfar/?   Mon 22 Aug 2011, 12:52 am

Oh, damn. Everyone's comin' out tonight!

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PostSubject: Re: Top Albums for 2011 thusfar/?   Tue 23 Aug 2011, 5:43 am

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PostSubject: Re: Top Albums for 2011 thusfar/?   Tue 23 Aug 2011, 8:46 pm

In order, so far:

1) Reks - R.E.K.S.
2) KRS & Bumpy - Royalty Checks
3) Vinnie Paz & Ill Bill - Heavy Metal Kings
4) Bumpy & Statik - Lyrical Workout
5) Raekwon - S vs. WT
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