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So 2012 is almost over and here is a list of my favorite albums of 2012. There are 22 albums total (I could have listed a lot more but got tired lol) 11 Hiphop albums, 3 R&B, 1 Pop and 7 Rock albums.

Kendrick Lamar “Good Kid Mad City”

This would be my pick as the best overall album of 2012. All the guest appearances on the album fit perfectly. The skits fit into the overall story perfectly as well. The only “flaw” to me is the chorus on “Real” to me it is just annoying and repetitive. This album will be heralded as a “classic” years from now.

Frank Ocean “Channel Orange”

While this album is not as good as his “Nostalgia” mixtape/album it is still great. Probably the best R&B album of the year as well. And the album has a guest appearance from Andre 3000 which you can never go wrong with!

Deftones “Koi No Yokan”

Ok so maybe i’m a little biased with this pick since the Deftones are one of my favorite bands of all time. Then again this is MY favorite albums of 2012 list so yeah. Chino’s voice is great as always. Mix of hard rock to more mild mellow tracks.

Nas “Life is Good”

On his 11th studio album Nas delivers one of his best efforts. As probably the greatest rapper of all time he always delivers lyrically but usually his albums do not have the best production. The production on this album however is greatness. Kendrick Lamar’s album just slightly edges this album out for best Hiphop album of the year.

Jack White “Blunderbuss”

I do enjoy me some White Stripes. When Jack White decided to do a solo album I knew I’d like it before I heard it. Great rock album!

Ab-Soul “Control System”

For those that do not know Ab-Soul is a member of the same group as Kendrick Lamar called Black Hippy and under the same label (TDE) with Schoolboy Q and Jay Rock. This has one of my favorite songs of 2012 “Illuminate” with Kendrick Lamar.

Killer Mike “R.A.P.”

Produced by El-P this album is great both lyrically and beat wise.

The Smashing Pumpkins “Oceania”

Their 8th studio album and a great one.

Lana Del Rey “Born to Die”

Yes, you read correctly…. Lana Del Rey. Love this album… she has a 50′s sound to her voice with the vulgarity of 2012 lol. Great pop album overall.

Apollo Brown & O.C. “Trophies”

This album is a collab between O.C. (of the D.I.T.C. crew with Fat Joe, Big L, Showbiz & AG etc.) and producer Apollo Brown. Great boom bap beats and great rhymes from the legendary O.C.

Miguel “Kaleidoscope Dream”

Another great R&B album.

Schoolboy Q “Habits and Contradictions”

Another release from the Black Hippy group and of course there are guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar.

Other great albums this year were:

Sean Price “Mic Tyson”
The Weeknd “Trilogy”
Action Bronson and Alchemist “Rare Chandeliers”
Greenday “Uno” (actually 3 albums uno, dos and tres)
Beach House “Bloom”
Gary Clark Jr. “Blak and Blu”
9th Wonder & Murs “The Final Adventure”
G.O.O.D. Music Group “Cruel Summer”
Mumford & Sons “Babel”
9th Wonder & Buckshot “The Solution”

Thoughts and Comments? What did I miss?

I’m back!!!

Posted: October 29, 2010 by Joe "Bird" in General

Yeah so the BLOG site is back up…. check in daily for some nice updates on all types of entertainment related things…. movies, music, video games etc…..

 

If you want to be a part of the site let me know!!!

Radio Show

Posted: September 30, 2009 by Joe "Bird" in General
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So the radio show went good for the first night…. a few kinks to work out butttt overall it wasn’t too bad………

Anywayyy I hope i’ll get a lotttt of people to tune in tomorrow night from 7p-9p and i’ll be playing a mix of  Hiphop, Rock, R&B, some mainstream and a lot of exclusive/underground music as well………

the link to listen is….

wghr.spsu.edu

Jordan Spizikes!!

Posted: September 19, 2009 by Joe "Bird" in General
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Damnnn these are great!!!!

Jordan_Spizike_Boot-front

Slaughterhouse “Warriors”

Posted: July 7, 2009 by Joe "Bird" in General

New heat from Slaughterhouse  (Royce Da 5’9, Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden and Crooked I)  “Warriors”

As ya’ll come to know us here at the Leauge of Unusual Suspects, you will learn that we all have our different taste when it comes to various aspects of life. I’m a MUSIC head, so you won’t be getting to many post from me about that bull shit that’s played to the masses very often, although there are some exceptions I don’t mind. With that said the only time I’m throwing up some shit like Gucci Mane is when he’s being covered by dudes like Broken Equipment. Watch and enjoy the hilarous ass shit.

New Jay-Z video…….

Posted: June 29, 2009 by Joe "Bird" in General

DEATH of AUTO-TUNE

about time it died………….