I did a write up on this soultress a while back, and nonetheless, I believe she had one of the best debuts of the year. Poised for Greatness, unfortuanately she may get lost in the shuffle being signed to a major label in this musical climate. However, this was a great album, and when I say album I mean, you won't have to skip through half the CD in order to find that one good song!
Considered the "Most Popular" out of the Underground Soul Movement, Eric Roberson, a.k.a "Erro", released his highly anticipated 4th album this year, and in no way was the wait not worth it. "Left" is an aptly title considering Eric Roberson is taking music in a different direction, one with soul and meaning. This is a must have in any soul lovers collection.
Talib Kweli- "Eardrum"
Probably one of the best, Hip Hop Albums of the Year, Talib Kweli delivered to hip hop purist a timeless album. No catchy dances, or annoying hooks, just good ol fashion straight Hip Hop at its best! Great music with an even better message. With Talib, Kanye, Common, and Lupe Fiasco, this year was the first in a long time in which Hip Hop had a strong balance. These artist proving not sticking to the status Quo was the way to go this year.
Well there you have my Top Picks, this was such a hard task, but the new year is around the corner, and if these artist are any indication, of the future of music, 08' is lookin much more hopeful. Since I could only do five, be on the look out for my Artist on the Rise!
So what do you think, What albums was the World Sleeping on this year?!!