Thought I’d do a little end of year review of all my favourite stuff from 2008. I wanna know what you lot think of it and what all yours are! Get commenting!!
N-Dubz – Uncle B
This albums is MASSIVE, all the N-Dubz classics plus hard new material. Dappy absolutely destroys the hooks. Aswell as being f’d musically Uncle B has also really raised the bar sales wise for UK ‘urban’ music, it has gone PLATINUM in 6 weeks, smashing all competition out the water!!
Ne-Yo – Year of the Gentleman
Ne-Yo is the main guy in R&B right now in my opinion and this album is his best yet. Miss Independent and Closer were both smash hits and the album is full of songs just as good. Single and Mad are both sick slow tempo tracks. Fade into the Background, Nobody and Whats the Matter are all other favourites, Ne-Yo has also had a good year of writing for others with MY TUNE Take A Bow for Rhianna being the pinnacle.
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III
This is the best album of the year for me, the #1. Fire from start to finish (apart from La La), I’ve had this on in the whip since the day it came out!! Lil Wayne is the best, most original, exciting artist in the world right now as far as I’m concerned. Sold over 1 million in 1 week in America – not bad!
Kanye West – 808’s & Heartbreak
This album took me a couple of listens to roll with but now I love it. You’ve gotta get into this one, Robocop, Heartless, Welcome to Heartbreak, Say You Will, Amazing, Coldest Winter, See You in My Nightmares – there’s too many big, big tunes on 808’s. There’s only two I’m not really feeling – Bad News and Street Lights.
The Script – The Script
The Script are an Irish band, they’ve got sick songs. The Man Who Can’t Be Moved alone is enough to put this album up there for me. They’re melody’s are serious, I’ve been listening to a few different kinds of music lately to broaden my writing and this is one album I’ve really enjoyed. Also got to mention Keane’s ‘Perfect Symmetry’, I’ve been getting into them aswell. Hopes & Fears they’re first album is HARD.
NEXT BEST 5:
– Santogold – Santogold
– Beyonce – Iam…..Sasha Fierce
– MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
– T.I – Paper Trail
– The Dream – Love Hate
MY 10 BEST SINGLES:
– Lil Wayne – Lollipop
– Wiley – Wearing My Rolex
– Dizzee – Dance Wiv Me
– Bashy – Kidulthood to Adulthood
– Estelle (need to get her album!) & Kanye West – American Boy
– Chipmunk – Beast
– Keane – Spiralling
– Frankmusik – 3 Little Words
– Craig David – Insomnia
– N-Dubz – Ouch
Best FILMS OF 2008
– The Dark Knight
– American Gangster (think it was 2008??)
– Zack & Miri Make a Porno (funny seriosuly)
– Quantum of Solace
NOW TELL ME WHAT YOU LOT ARE THINKING!!!