3 aug 2014, 10:30 av TheAbbottlate one, but better late than never. Not much to say. Plus last.fm journals are far too unpopular to even matter so no time wasting here. There are always those five albums that no one, at least in Europe, gives a damn about that make the diggin year after year worth it. But the situation's overall gloomy. So, that's what it was for me:
9 dec 2012, 13:58 av TheAbbottI haven't checked out everything I wanted to but end of the world is coming, so I'm droppin this journal.
1. Clear Soul Forces - Detroit Revolution(S)
2. Joey Bada$$ - 1999
3. Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson - Dice Game
4. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
5. Big K.R.I.T. - 4Eva N A Day
6. Amerigo Gazaway of Gummy Soul - Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The Pharcyde
7. Apollo Brown & O.C. - Trophies
8. Chuuwee - Crown Me King
9. Large Professor - Professor @ Large
10. Immortal Technique - The Martyr
11. Oddisee - People Hear What They See
12. grynch - Perspectives
13. Damu The Fudgemunk & Raw Poetic - Kilawatt V1.5 EP
14. Big K.R.I.T. - Live From The Underground
15. DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles - The Kolexxxion
16. Nas - Life Is Good
17. Public Enemy - Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear On No Stamp
18. Gensu Dean - Lo-Fi Fingaz
19. Masta Ace - MA Doom: Son of Yvonne
20. LMNO & DJ Babu - No Apologies
21. First Serve aka De La Soul or whatever tag you are using - Plug 1 & Plug 2 Present... First Serve
22. Talib Kweli & Z-Trip - Attack The Block Mixtape
23. Chiddy Bang - Breakfast
24. Smoke DZA - Rugby Thompson
25. Gangrene - Vodka & Ayahuasca
26. Sean Born - Behind The Scale
27. Blu - ucla
I'm not interested in the albums of Planet Asia, Roc Marciano, Substantial, El-P, Aesop Rock, Obie Trice, Killer Mike, Currensy, Alchemist, Chino XL, Too Short, Georgia Anne Muldrow, B.o.b. and Ab-Soul, for one reason or another.
10 dec 2011, 13:51 av TheAbbottThats wassup according to me:
1. Has-Lo - In Case I Don't Make It
2. Pharaohe Monch - W.A.R.
3. Big K.R.I.T. - Return Of 4eva
4. Kendrick Lamar - Section.80
5. Akua Naru - The Journey Aflame
6. The Four Owls - Nature's Greatest Mystery
7. The Doppelgangaz - Lone Sharks
8. 9th Wonder - The Wonder Years
9. Blu & Exile - Give Me My Flowers While I Can Smell Them
10. J-Live - S.P.T.A.
11. Willie Evans Jr. - Introducin'
12. Rashad & Confidence - Element Of Surprise
13. Evidence - Cats & Dogs
14. Statik Selektah - Population Control
15. Grieves - Together/Apart
16. Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows
17. Neek the Exotic & Large Professor - Still On The Hustle
18. Apollo Brown - Clouds
19. Hassaan Mackey & Apollo Brown - Daily Bread
20. Oddisee - Odd Seasons
21. Blu - Jesus
22. Ed O.G. - A Face In the Crowd
23. Open Mike Eagle - Rappers Will Die of Natural Causes
24. Count Bass D & Insight - The Risk Takers
25. Blitz the Ambassador - Native Sun
26. Saigon - The Greatest Story Never Told
27. Blu - Open
28. One Be Lo - Labor
29. The Roots - Undun
30. The Away Team – Scars & Stripes
31. O.C. – O-Zone Originals
32. Pete Rock & Smif-N-Wessun - Monumental
33. IMAKEMADBEATS - IMAKEMADBEATS
34. MED - Classic
35. Casual - The Hierophant
36. Showbiz & KRS-One - Godsville
37. Yu - The Earn
38. Swollen Members - Dagger Mouth
39. Styles P - Master of Ceremonies
40. Verbal Kent - Save Yourself
41. Mohammad Dangerfield - Mohammad Dangerfield
42. Oddisee - Rock Creek Park
43. Random Axe - Random Axe
44. Cymarshal Law & Mr. Joeker - Hip Hop In The Soul 2
45. Torae - For The Record
46. Dela - Traslation Lost
47. Jay Rock - Follow Me Home
48. KRS-One & Bumpy Knuckles - Royalty Check
49. Blu - No York!
50. Black Rob - Game Tested, Streets Approved
51. DJ Shadow - The Less You Know, The Better
52. Blue Scholars - Cinemetropolis
53. Black Milk & Danny Brown - Black & Brown EP
54. Mr. J. Medeiros - Saudade
55. Tyler, the Creator - Goblin
56. Kidz in the Hall - Occasion
I checked out also:
Royce Da 5'9'' - Second Place, the single, boring.
Common - Blue Sky which convinced me that I won't ever listen to his new album.
Blu - Amnesia EP, I mean, since when is Blu droppin 545432543 releases in one year? There isn't even one new joint on that EP.
I don't intend to listen to the new albums of:
Rapper Big Pooh
Royce da 5'9''
Boog Brown & Apollo Brown
Most important of all - all recommendations and opinions are welcome!
18 dec 2010, 13:21 av TheAbbottThats wassup.
1. The Left - Gas Mask
2. Celph Titled & Buckwild - Nineteen Ninety Now
3. Black Sheep - From the Black Pool of Genius
4. Hell Razah - Heaven Razah
5. The Roots - How I Got Over
6. Q-Unique - Between Heaven & Hell
7. John Robinson & Lewis Parker - International Summers
8. Boho Fau & Elevated Soul - Coffee House Swinger
9. ShinSight Trio - Somewhere Beyond the Moon
10. Awon & Kameleon Beats - Love Supersedes LP
11. Richie Cunning - Night Train
12. Eternia & MoSS - At Last
13. Homeboy Sandman - The Good Sun
14. Wisemen - Children of a Lesser God
15. Panacea - 12 Step Program
16. Diabolic - Liar & a Thief
17. 1982 - Statik Selektah and Termanology are 1982
18. Kno - Death Is Silent
19. IDE & Skavenger - Addicted to the Vision
20. Shad - TSOL
21. Apollo Brown - The Reset
22. Grieves - Together/Apart
23. Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx - The eXXecution
24. Jermiside & Danny Diggs - Middle Classic
25. KRS-One & True Master - Meta-Historical
26. 7L & Esoteric - 1212
27. Strong Arm Steady - In Search Of Stoney Jackson
28. Freeway & Jake One - The Stimulus Package
29. Madlib - Medicine Show # 3: Beat Konducta In Africa
30. Canibus - C Of Tranquility
31. Dessa - A Badly Broken Code
32. J.R. & PH7 - The Update
33. DJ Muggs vs. Ill Bill - Kill Devil Hills
34. Nas & Damian Marley - Distant Relatives
35. Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek - Revolutions Per Minute
36. LMNO and Kev Brown - Selective Hearing Part 2
37. Black Milk - Album of the Year
38. El Da Sensei & The Returners - GT2: Nu World
39. Vinnie Paz - Season of the Assassin
40. Meth, Ghost & Rae - Wu-Massacre
41. Ripshop - The Authenticity
42. Reef The Lost Cauze - Fight Music
43. Group Home - Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal
44. Skyzoo & Illmind - Live From The Tape Deck
45. Trek Life - Everything Changed Nothing
46. Rhymefest - El Che
47. Nottz - You Need This Music
48. PackFM - I F*cking Hate Rappers
49. Sadistik & Kid Called Computer - The Art of Dying
50. Guilty Simpson - OJ Simpson
51. Murs & 9th Wonder - Fornever
52. Zion I - Atomic Clock
53. Gangrene - Gutter Water
54. Rakaa - Crown Of Thorns
55. Exile - Radio AM/FM
56. Factor - 13 Stories
57. Inspectah Deck - Manifesto
58. Cypress Hill - Rise Up
59. Fat Joe - The Darkside
60. Roc Marciano - The Margberg EP
61. Godfather Don - Donnie Brasco
62. Strange Fruit Project - Laudz M.A.S.K. EP
63. Little Brother - The Leftback
64. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: Son of Chico Dusty
65. Sonz Of Wu - Young Godz
I used to want to get the whole big picture, now I think that I can overall get it even tho I missed those:
Statik Selektah & Termanology
I have a certain reason for every missed album and for every picked position. However, if somebody having a very similar taste to mines recommends me strongly one of the albums I'll deliberately won't check, I'll give them a try.
Also, I rated in my preliminary list an album called Full Time and now I can't remember whose album that is. Help?
30 dec 2010, 21:26 av TheAbbott1. Jedi Mind Tricks - Servants In Heaven, Kings In Hell
2. Zion I & The Grouch - Heroes In The City of Dope
3. ShinSight Trio - Shallow Nights Blurry Moon
4. Panacea - Ink Is My Drink
5. Celph Titled - The Gatalog: A Collection of Chaos
6. El Da Sensei - The Unusual
7. Supersci - Pinetrees on the Pavement
8. Strange Fruit Project - The Healing
9. The Roots - Game Theory
10. Kollabo Brothers - For My Peoples
11. Jurassic 5 - Feedback
12. CunninLynguists - A Piece of Strange
13. King Medallion vs. Arch Angel - Black majik
13. Himalayan Project - The Fire Next Time
14. Bronze Nazareth - The Great Migration
15. AZ - The Format
16. Dilated Peoples - 20/20
17. DL Incognito - Organic Music For A Digital World
18. The Boss Hog Barbarians - J-Zone & Celph Titled Are... The Boss Hog Barbarians: Every Hog Has Its Day
19. People Under The Stairs - Stepfather
20. Lord Jamar - The 5% Album
21. Surreal & The Sound Providers - True Indeed
22. J Dilla - Donuts
23. Mr. Lif - Mo' Mega
24. Trek Life - Price I've Paid
25. Outerspace - Blood Brothers
26. The Procussions - Five Sparrows For Two Cents
27. Masta Killa - Made In Brooklyn
28. Inspectah Deck - The Resident Patient
29. Army of the Pharaohs - The Torture Papers
30. OutKast - Idlewild
31. Raw Produce - Selling Celery To Get A Salary
32. Paris - Paris Presents: Hard Truth Soldiers Mixtape
33. OK Kobra - OK Kobra
34. M.O.P. - Ghetto Warfare
35. Vinnie Paz - The Sound and The Fury
36. The Good People - The Good People
37. Cali Agents - Fire & Ice
38. Sadat X - Black October
39. Tame One - Spazmatic
40. Roots Manuva - Awfully Deep
41. Smiley The Ghetto Child - The Antidote
42. Boot Camp Clik - The Last Stand
Are there still mad Hip Hop heads using their last.fm profiles who can give the young Hip Hop addict those dope recommendations? Drop that shit!
19 jun 2007, 12:10 av dieskiesThe tag of emo is stupid. If an artist isn't tagged emo by the public, then are they emotion-less? The Beatles/John Lennon certainly don't fall into the people's 'emo' standards, but who says their music has no emotion is plain wrong. Without emotion, musicians and lyricists would probably never exist. If Beethoven had no emotion, then how did he compose many of his masterpieces that are still acclaimed to this date? Therefore picking out certain music and calling it "emo", excluding everything else that doesn't fit into the standards is incredibly stupid. If emotional is the standard for emo music, then we might as well call everything emo and leave it at that. Even Guy Piccioto of FUGAZI and Rites of Spring rejects the tag of emo.
2 nov 2006, 16:45 av themonkeymafia1My last.fm was offline for about 2 months as I had no internet connection.
I scrobbled the tracks later when I got my connection back but I don’t think they will be added to my overall artists.
So I thought I would list a few of the albums I have been listening to over that period, some old and some new.
Booka Shade's first full length provides proof that they had potential from the start. Tracks Like On & On and Vertigo are a great use of atmospheric minimal electronica. There is a lack of constancy on the album though and it falls down in its latter stages.
After their collaborations with label mates M.A.N.D.Y, Booka Shade have become noticed by allot more people and this albums is a definite step up to meet that attention. Booka Shade have created a far more cohesive album with Movements and also created more of an individual style that adds to their atmospheric minimal sound, this together makes this album work well, not just in your bedroom, but in a live setting as well.
A 2005 release that has grown on me over the last 12 months tempting me to delve into Autechre’s large back catalogue rather than just the few albums later albums that I originally owned. I always come back to this album though as is a great example of how individual an album can be in the overcrowded world of electronica.
EP7 & LP5:
Just a few of Autechre’s large back catalogue I have been exploring recently.
Systems and Drafts:
Skoud has produced a nice piece of electronica with some glitch influences from the impressive motivesounds label, defiantly worth checking out.
For me, less instant than their first album, Amplifier have been experimenting with their space rock sound. Songs such as Procedures and Gustav's Arrival have references to artists such as Biffy Clyro and Muse where as are Strange Seas Of Thought and Map Of An Imaginary Place are truly Amplifier. This an album that isn’t following anyone else, and also shows to the newcomer how good Amplifier really are.
Isis + Aereogramme - In The Fishtank 14:
I had been looking forward to this EP for about 12 months ever since it was announced on the Isis website, with two of my favourite bands working together was always going to be something special. Although not as heavy as expected this EP doesn’t disappoint using Isis atmospherics along with Craig B's strong emotional voice to create some of best music produced by both artists. I am a big fan of the in the fishtank series and concept (http://www.konkurrent.nl/labels/fishtank.html) and this is the strongest release in the series so far and also probably one of the best releases this year.
Classic BOC, my favourite full length of theirs as it is slightly darker than other Boards of Canada albums.
Chris Clark/Clark gets more confident with ever release and this effort shows him being more abstract with his music. An album that has a more disjointed sound than previous releases showing he is not willing to stay in one place with his music and is all the better for it. A classic warp album.
In the Absence of Truth:
Soon following there collaboration with Aereogramme, this is Isis’s 4th full length album. They seeming have followed the example set by that release and produced and altogether lighter album than any previous releases. The album takes a while to get into as my first impressions weren’t good but if you give it a chance there is a lot more to the album than just what’s on the surface. Maybe not the best Isis release and not their best this year, but Isis still do things better than all the pretenders that are around.
This release is a step up for Envy, further progressing away for there metalcore/hardcore roots and experimenting with a more atmospheric sound as heard on their later releases.
Insomniac Doze brings together all the promise of there earlier musical endeavours to produce a stunning album which is heavy, aggressive, atmospheric and introspective in all the right places.
An interesting album of indie and electronic beats scattered with political quotes that make you think and is very poignant in today’s modern climate.
Sweet Drunk Everyone
Cats And Cats And Cats are always experimenting and show with this EP how to produce some truly individual music. Sweet Drunk Everyone is a good piece of math/indie/punk with extra strings thrown into the mix, if you want to hear something different try sweat drunk everyone.
After seeing Vitalic live I got myself a copy of this album and although a interesting mix of electonica, its doesn’t match up to there energetic and absorbing live show.
24 okt 2006, 07:19 av n1ce_hatI want one of these real bad. #1 on my Christmas list!
A little red display for your license plate. Now how cool is that? The beauty of it is that it's legal because it's a red display! Sweet!
Mine would probably say something like "if i'm driving too slow its because i'm eating nachos," perhaps a "listening to Clutch" message.. or maybe something short and sweet like "go f*ck yourself."
If you had one of these on your car, what would it say? You have four messages..
Oh, and while your at it, you may as well pick up one of those new DVD Rewinders and stop paying those steep rewinding fees!
18 maj 2006, 21:25 av elfishero