If you see me and I have my ipod, I'm probably listening to one of these albums.
Tegan and Sara: The Con
This is a fantastic album, higly addictive melodies and great songwriting.
Bob Dylan: The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
I know Bob has a gazillion albums but, this one is my favorite.
Bunny Wailer: Blackheart Man
Bunny made this album after he left The Wailers, songs like "Fighting against Convictions" and "Reincarnated Souls" are essential for any lover of real roots. A blackheart man means a rasta man in case you are wondering.
Grizzly Bear: Vecktimest
I don't know what exactly it is that I like about this album, I just like it. Listening to it can be a beautiful and frustrating experience.
De La Soul: Stakes is High
This is De La's best album in my opinion, dope lines for days. "Gun control means using both hands in my land."
The best reggae band not from Jamaica. This album is good from beginning to end.
Van Morrison: Astral Weeks
A lyrically sublime, sonically sprawling collection of mystical meditations, has to be heard to be believed.
DOOM: Born Like This
What can I say about Doom? Listening to this album is a wonderful, whacky and dope hip-hop trip.
I have about 600 Dilla tracks on my Itunes. I listen to Dilla a lot.
Tom Waits: The Bone Machine
It's difficult to describe Tom Waits. He is music's most beloved vagabond poet. This album is a totally eccentric and unpredictable piece of art. This album is more than just music. It's like an abstract car crash.
Camron': Boss of all Bosses
I find Cam highly entertaining. Camron says the most ridiculous shit and makes it sound dope, an inflated sense of self is a strange thing. The new kid Vado is nice..Killa!!!
Raekwon: Only Built For Cuban Linx 2
This album knocked me on my ass! The Wu are still on the swarm. Cinematic in scope and conceptually dope! The tribute to ODB is touching.
The Black Keys: Brothers
If you enjoy gut bucket, funky, guitar rock, The Black Keys got it. Brothers is dope like The BK's other joints.
Nas and Damian Marley: Distant Relatives
Great collaboration album. Great songs. Great lyrics. Great cause.
Nneka: Concrete Jungle
This is freedom music, her style kinda reminds me of Lauryn Hill and she's a cutie pie.
Janelle Monae: The Archandroid
Everytime I listen to this album, I feel like I've been sprinkled with happy dust. This is just an outstanding record. Janelle Monae makes my ears smile.
I bump these albums also:
Elvis Costello: My Aim is True
Jeff Buckley: Sketches For My Sweetheart the Drunk
Esperanza Spaulding: Esperanza
Fiona Apple: When The Pawn
Georgia Anne Muldrow: Olesi
Madlib: The Beat Konducta series
Mos Def: The Ecstatic
Radiohead: Kid A
Ray Lamontagne: Trouble
Thelonious Monk: Brilliant Corners
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