Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ten Plus for '08

Some fave albums from 2008, plus releated greats in the same or similar genre...

1. Flying Lotus – Los Angeles (Warp)
plus: IG Culture – Zen Badism (Freedom School), Various – Deepblak Presents Blaktropolis (Deepblak)

2. Ane Brun – Changing of the Seasons (Cheap Lullaby)
plus: Helios – Cesura (Type)

3. K-Salaam & Beatnick – Whose World Is This (VP-Atlantic)

4. Benga – Diary of an Afro Warrior (Tempa)
plus: Headhunter – Nomad (Tempa), The Bug – London Zoo (Ninja Tune)

5. Beach House – Devotion (Carpark)
plus: True Widow – True Widow (End Sounds)

6. Seun Kuti – Many Things (Disorient)
plus: Various – Nigeria 70 (Strut), Various – Nigeria Discofunk (Soundway)

7. Andy Stott – Unknown Exception (Modern Love)
Deepchord – Vantage Isle Sessions (Echospace), Various – Kompakt Total 9 (Kompakt), Deadbeat – Roots & Wires (Wagon Repair)

8. Augustus Pablo – The Rockers Story Box Set (Shanachie)
plus: see reggae list

9. Guilty Simpson – Ode To The Ghetto (Stones Throw)
plus: The Mighty Underdogs – Droppin Science Fiction (Definitive Jux),Illa J –Yancy Boys (Delicious Vinyl), The High Decibels – The High Ddecibels (Rolling Jack)

10. Fennesz – Black Sea (Touch)

plus also too: Various – Fluid Oz Presents…(Tru Thoughts), Stacey Epps –The Awakening (Japannubia), Al Green – Lay It Down, Beat Pharmacy – Wikkid Times (DeepSpace)

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