Thursday, December 17, 2009
I know this may seem a little... arrogant for a first post, but... TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2009
10. Major Lazer- Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do
In what could be dubbed as a 21st century supergroup of djs/producers, Diplo (longtime MIA producer) and Switch combine their artistic talents in to a loveably unconventional album. Why unconventional? What other albums in '09 featured an autotuned baby, a fictitious Jamaican backdrop, AND a song that, if discovered by the right people, could be poised to be a Top 40 mainstay? The latter song, "Keep it Goin' Louder," sounds like the thousands of other autotune-and-patron fueled club jams... only better. When Ricky Blaze sweetly serenades "girl I wanna party here with you," it sounds so much more romantic than most other r&b booty calls. On top of that, there's "Hold the Line," where Santigold grooves on top of a surf guitar lick with the Major himself (a deep-voiced, sex-obsessed Jamaican man), and of course "Pon De Floor," this year's unofficial winner of the "song that is great while also being hugely repetitive" award. Listening to this album makes me want to befriend Major Lazer, head to a dancehall club in Kingston and "party here with" Switch and Diplo all night long.