Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Shit I've Been Listening to...

...while I haven't been posting on Hip Hop Is Read:

Beatnick & K-Salaam - Never Can Say Goodbye
Brother Ali - Us
The Clientele - Bonfires of the Heath
Del tha Funkee Homosapien - Automatik Statik
Fool's Gold - Fool's Gold
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
Imogen Heap - Ellipse
J Rawls - Hotel Beats, Vol 1
J Rawls & John Robinson - The 1960's Jazz Revolution Again
KiD CuDi - Man on the Moon - The End of Day
MC Esoteric - Saving Seamus Ryan
M.O.P. - Foundation
Muse - The Resistance
Oh No - Dr. No's Ethiopium
Patton Oswalt - My Weakness Is Strong
Ra El - Noir World
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II
Skyzoo - The Salvation
Sonic Youth - The Eternal


  1. Not as good as I wished it'd be, but it's still better than 95% of everything else.

  2. i gave that gorilla bear or grizly bear shit whatever you call it a chance, but those dudes sound EXACTLY like some stupid fools from the 70s, like the band AMERICA. "oz never did nothing for the tin man ... that he didnt. didnt already have." And once i realized that I had to give AMERICA a little respect because at least they had hits. I listened to that Gorilla Bear album twice and i can't tell you one fucking lyric.

  3. Dope!!!
    Dr. No's Ethiopium has been in the DL que, props on Muse (it's different from there older studd, but I like it, how out of place is 03-Undisclosed Desires, dance RnB ish)

    I've been playing OB4CL2 again, man that shit is straight crack.

    Cudi album had some tracks, but didn't really do it for me.

    Brother Ali did well with his latest album, if i listen to it anymore I'm gonna feel guilty as fuck if i don't cop it

    What the happs with Skyzoo, anygood?

    You talk more about what you listening two, posts like this are fantastic

  4. That Skyzoo CD was a pleasant surprise. I wasn't impressed by 3 Day High but I wrote about my thoughts on Salvation here http://holdthethrone.com/2009/09/30/cop-today-skyzoo-the-salvation/ .. The production is fire and Sky's lyrics are captivating. Good shit.

    Also getting heavy rotation round these parts are Esoteric, Brother Ali (top 5 album of the year IMO), B&K MJ tribute, and of course Rae still.

    How is that Grizzly Bear album?

  5. Shit I've Been Listening to...none of the above.

    Although to be fair this blog has got me hooked on listening to all the samples used for hip hop tracks. ^_^

  6. Thats "fools gold" by Sojourn, right?

  7. Nope. It's Fool's Gold by Fool's Gold: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/13494-fools-gold/

    I talked about them here: http://hiphopisread.blogspot.com/2009/02/concert-review-cat-power-avalon.html

  8. Where the pictures at Ivan? What's with all this text and no visuals?

  9. After listening for the samples Drake used, I downloaded Lykke Li - Youth Novel. Not my usual type of thing but some nice tracks on there. Worth a listen, even though its not new.

    Cudi - Hit and miss. Some decent songs, some bizarre/boring.

    Raekwon - Not hooked by it. Can see the appeal, consistent production etc. But not my thing I guess.

  10. Yeah, I like Lykke Li a lot. Like her more than Santi even...

    GF: Too lazy. THAT'S why! :D

  11. Where's the Ethiopium sample set???!!
    Ha. (Kidding. Well, half-kidding.)

  12. Wondering what you think about Nicolay's City Lights vol. 2.
    Nice list.

  13. Damn, I thought u got an advance copy of the Fool's Gold (Label) Compilation A-Trak, Catchdubs and Co are dropping at some point 4th quarter :(