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2009 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of the Year #21 to #12

Always a tough list to craft. I think my use of the Hype Machine, combined with the growing number of blogs I check daily and Amazon’s mp3 album deals, have nearly doubled my music listening from last year. Here are the top 21 tracks I loved in 2009. 21. The Babies – Meet Me In […]

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2009 Wrap-Up: Top Hip-Hop Albums #5 to #1

You’ll notice Kid Cudi and K’Naan made both lists, but couldn’t land the top spot here because Raekwon stuck to his hip-hop roots. As an overall album, I like Cudi’s better, but Raekwon owned this list from a hip-hop perspective. 5. Drake – So Far Gone Mixtape Arguably one of the most successful mixtapes in […]

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2009 Wrap-Up: Top Hip Hop Releases #10 to #6

I think the hip-hop albums list gets tougher each year. Last year, the caliber of mixtapes that came out (see Wale and Kid Cudi) warranted placement on the list. This year, artists like Kid Cudi, Mike Posner, Drake and K’Naan made albums/mixtapes that encompassed more than just hip-hop. So this year, EPs were added to […]

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2009 Wrap-Up: Top Albums #4 to #1

The conclusion of my top albums of 2009. These four shuffled order constantly during the last week. Feedback is welcome below. 4. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix I avoided this album for a few weeks just because the title annoyed me. After I got over my stubbornness, I was relieved to see Phoenix matched (if […]

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2009 Wrap Up: Top Albums – #9 to #5

The 2009 best of lists continue… 9. K’Naan – Troubadour Talk about a come from nowhere surprise. I saw K’Naan perform a couple songs at Lolla ’08 and was hyped for more after hearing an early version of the socially conscious “Take A Minute”. I had no idea he would craft an album that I […]

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2009 Wrap-Up: Top Albums of 2009 – 14-10

Similar to 2008’s Top Albums list, I was going to roll with my favorite 12 albums…except there were two more that I couldn’t ignore. Anyways, these were my top albums of 2009. They aren’t necessarily what critics or the masses would select, but I couldn’t stop listening to these 14 albums. Enjoy and leave feedback […]

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2009 Wrap-Up: Top Covers of 2009

2009 may have had a plethora of covers, but not as many stuck out in my mind as past years. Either way, these were the stand outs, in my opinion. See below for a link to the corresponding podcast. Its my first attempt so…. JayeL Audio’s Top Covers of 2009 Podcast 5. Discovery – I […]