Saturday, January 01, 2011


Favorites of '10 - Old & New


10. I Learned The Hard Way - Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
9. The OMD Singles - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
8. Infinite Arms - Band of Horses
7. You Need This Music - Nottz
6. This Is Happening - LCD Soundsystem
5. The ArchAndroid - Janelle Monae
4. Brothers - The Black Keys
3. Lisbon - The Walkmen
2. The New Amerykah Pt. 2: Return of the Ankh - Erykah Badu
1. Marcberg - Roc Marciano


"Ain't No Way" - Aretha Franklin
"Round and Round" - Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
"On My Way Back Home" - Band of Horses
"You Wanted A Hit" - LCD Soundsystem
"Marcberg" - Roc Marciano
"10 Mile Stereo" - Beach House
"Torch Song" - The Walkmen
"These Days" - The Black Keys
"Don't Mean To Hurt You" - Consequence
"Light Up" - Drake feat. Jay-Z
"Fall In Love (Your Funeral)" - Erykah Badu
"And So It Goes" - Billy Joel
"Neon Valley Street" - Janelle Monae
"Shiny Suit Theory" - Jay Electronica feat. Jay-Z
"Blast That" - Nottz feat. Black Milk
"Love Song" - The Ocean Blue
"Turn It Up" - Sadat X
"Taxi" - Ski Beats feat. Mos Def & Whosane
"It Ain't Necessarily So" - Mary Lou Williams
"Devil In A New Dress" - Kanye West

Of all the songs listed, Badu's "Fall In Love" got heavy, heavy rotation in 2010. Nottz put out a pretty solid effort in 2010 as well. "Blast That" is that crack. But Roc Marciano's Marcberg gets the nod for my favorite album of year, hands down. I say that because Hip Hop is my first love and this album is everything I've been waiting to hear - no other Hip Hop album has delivered like Marcberg for as long as I can remember.