Monday, 31 December 2012

2012 Albums of the Year

Ok, Here we go again, here's my round up of my 5 favourite albums of this year....

1. Busy Signal - Reggae Music Again
Busy brought back the reggae vibes with this album, an absolute classic and defo my fave album of this year. It's a shame that shortly after this was released he was incarcerated in America for a 6 months after a minor charge from many years ago caught up with him. I'm sure if he hadn't been locked up this album would have propelled into worldwide superstardom. Reggae Music Again... Yeah!!!

2. YT - Revolution Time
YT is one of the most under rated artists and this his third album is another solid classic. Dancehall Roots style with social commentary about everything from reggae saving his life to the worldwide recession are covered and this album is a definite purchase for any die hard dancehall reggae fan. Revolution Time!!! Forward!!!

3. Kendrick Lemar - Good Kidd M.A.A.D. City
I have to admit that when I first heard Kendrick Lemar I wasn't that keen on his rapping but when I heard the album it all worked for me and I have to say this album will up there with other classic West Coast Hip Hop albums like "The Chronic"... A masterpiece!

4. Masta Ace - MA Doom Son Of Yvonne
A slept on album with veteran Masta Ace spittin' his childhood memories over MF Doom beats. No real stand out singles but a great album that is really enjoyable from start to finish. If this dropped in the 90's it would have been hailed as a classic.

5. Romain Virgo - The System
Released roughly around the same time as Busy Signal's album, Romain's 2nd LP is in a very simular vein to Reggae Music Again and is another stand out reggae album. Tunes like "Food Fi Di Plate" and "Dem A Coward" make this a sureshot classic.

So there you have it. Have a blessed NYE peeps, catch you in 2013. One Love!

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