2008 Review

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.

– Santogold – Santogold
– Beyonce – Iam…..Sasha Fierce
– MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
– T.I – Paper Trail
– The Dream – Love Hate

– 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
– Adulthood
– The Dark Knight
– American Gangster (think it was 2008??)
– Zack & Miri Make a Porno (funny seriosuly)
– Quantum of Solace

MY 6 (ish) TO WATCH HARD IN 2009 – Myspace links on the names so you can all check em!!
La Roux
Little Boots
Chipmunk / Bashy / Fuda / Ghetto 
Toddla T



15 Responses to “2008 Review”

  1. I agree with some of your choices, but for me the number 1 album this year was Kano – 140 Grime St. Not mainstream music I guess, but I listened to it every day for weeks when it came out.
    Oh and Stryderman would be in my favourite singles too 🙂

  2. tinchystryder Says:

    ahh I forgot about 140GS, must say that should have een in there. Good choice on Stryderman (thought I’d better not include my own tune tho)!!!!!!!

  3. Gotta watch out for Craig David in 2009 too, 5th album gonna be big judgin by his latest material! All the critics gonna be made to eat their words!

  4. american gangster was 2007 tinch

    good choices
    i think bash is defo a one to look for in 08 uk wise
    i thought beyonces album was S
    n u r right the scripts album is amazing!

  5. Bashy’s definitely one to look for in 2009. For films though Will Smiths “Seven Pounds” is easily one of the top films of this year, You should watch it if you havent

  6. yes yes stryder maaaan..u’ve hit the nail on the head so to speak with ur run down..
    my artists of the year have to be..
    * Bashy
    *Mr Hudson
    *Kid Cudi
    *N Dubz
    *Baby J
    and you of course..

    this year has been crazy…hopefully 2009 will be even better (its gonna be 2000+ MINE you get me?!)


    hhm styderman one of my best singles and kano ablum was fire ” hunting will go” best track of the yearr!! next yr wtch out for SCORCHERRRR!! dnt 4gt himm jeeez! \Ghettzz! CHippy and Bashy n coursee u!!

    Takee mee bacckk is doin alot rite now

  8. I think the exactly same thing on 808s and The Carter 3! You will start like Street Lights after a wile tho. Bad News are the only one im not feelin. Oracular Spectacular should be instead for The Script and the Love/Hate album instead of the Ne-Yo album! Am from sweden so i dont heard anything about N-Dubz so cant say anything about that. I like your blog, you write really really good!


  9. grime forum Says:

    arist of 08 has to be wiley. does this man sleep. always making tunes.

    he will go harder in 09 hope he gets anotehr record deal i dont mind him being commercial and then doing stuff on the underground.

  10. GHETTS is gona do alot this year

  11. Alrite tinch! i agree with most or ur choices.. gotta add lupe fiascos’ album . ‘the cool’ in there.. class album.
    big this year will be , in my opinion..
    Master Shortie
    Wretch 32
    also wiley will be there of course .. ‘she glows’ with kano and ghetto will be big.

    love ur work man! and come to think of it lupes album mite have been 07 .. ahwell ha

    Happy new year!

  12. Dis year im lookin out for

    * Yourself.. – The tunes and clothing line are doing their ting differently. Expecting alot from yourself this year as your holding the torch at present!!

    * Wiley – His lyrics were hard come late 2009 still think he’s got alot to give and i think he’s going to show that this year.

    * The Movement – If Kano gets involved with them aswell then their going a long way. Already working hard as individuals and i think a couple of them are bound to blow in 2009.

    * Sway – Done his thing in 08 and now he’s been signed i can see him taking over and putting UK on the map onna serious level.

    * Burger Boy (Bassline) – His beats are hard and i think basslines gunna travel down south alot more this year so look out for Burger Boys production im sure many of us will be skanking to his work this year.

    * Chipmunk – Well what a year he had last year. All we can do now is sit back and see how far he can take things in 09!!



  15. i know this is proper late but F’ it
    1 album u forgot the Game – LAX
    and 3 songs
    T.i. whatever you like
    the game and weezy – my life
    young jeezy and kanye – put on

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