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|1||Amir Sulaiman – Like A Thief InThe Night (Uprising)
Amir is the epitome of poetry in motion, moving every
inch of your soul with his words.
|2||Ted Leo/Pharmacists – Living WithThe Living
(Touch And Go)
Ted Leo is a staple in indie rock! With his latest album
he’s aligned himself with greatness.
|3||Dalek – Abandoned Language (Ipecac)
Dalek’s Hip-Hop defies boundaries man, and this album throws in layer upon layer of sound.
|4||The Jai-Alai Savant-Flight Of The
Bass Delegate (Gold Standard Labs)
Ralph Darden & Co. are amazing. They pull influences
from the same place the Police do.
|5||Ozomatli – Don’t Mess With The Dragon (Concord)
A hodgepodge of influences as Latin rhythms combines with Hip Hop to take center stage.
|6||Enon – Grass Geysers…Carbon Clouds
(Touch And Go)
You can’t consider them “former members of” anymore. They just blow minds on their own.
|7||Aceyalone – Lightning Strikes (Recon)
While you wait for that new Damian Marley CD, Ace
(w/ Bionik) will hold you over.
|8||Channels – Waiting For The Next
End Of The World (Dischord)
J. Robbins and his crew give everyone exactly what
they want with this joint. Blistering guitars and gorgeous harmonies.
|9||Che Arthur – Iron (Sickroom)
Che surprised the hell out of me! Arena rock sounds for
the indie kids…and me too of course.
|10||Brother Ali – The Undisputed Truth (Rhymesayers)
The undisputed truth is that Brother Ali is the baddest motherfucker next to Samuel L.
|11||Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – 100 Days,
100 Nights (Daptone)
They may sound as if they’ve come directly out of 1967 but(!) this 2007 release may be as good as anything
|12||Saul Williams – The Inevitable Rise and Liberation
of Niggy Tardust (Self-released)
This is what you get when you hammer a book of poetry with a Nine Inch Nail onto a blank slate…an amazing
piece of work.
|13||Bear Claw – Slow Speed: Deep Owls (Sickroom)
It’s a crying shame that you’re not paying attention to
Bear Claw and their Albini produced album that’s fucking awesome!
|14||K-Os – Atlantis: Hymns For Disco (Virgin Records)
Yeah, Canadian rappers are mostly unknown but K-Os
isn’t. Dope music, dope rhymes and he doesn’t even
have to use foul language. Many can learn from him.
|15||Bottomless Pit – Hammer Of The Gods (Matador)
I wanted to list Audioslave’s last fully realized record
but instead I went with the Hammer! Ex-Silkworm &
Seam members. Yeah, it’s what diehard fans like me
would come to expect and love!