Ev’s Top Ten Albums of the Decade (serious)

Ev’s Top Albums of the Decade

*In the era of hip hop degradation, decline and distress, these albums still shined through. In fact, I realize now as the decade closes that these are indeed the most influential records of my lifetime. Though it took an excessive amount of filtering, research and kickdowns, I am very fortunate to have encountered & enjoyed the following EP’s (with a special thanks to TFleezy and MoBeezy for further opening my personal, audio windows).

Without further adieu:

51bsUgtidAL._SS400_.jpgOutkast – Stankonia

51-YKIbZUqL._SS500_.jpgLittle Brother – The Listening

Masters of the UniverseBinary Star – Masters of the Universe
51FcsXcjtML._SS500_.jpgMos Def – The Ecstatic

51hF2s7uw8L._SS400_.jpgBlueprint – 1988

https://i0.wp.com/images2.wikia.nocookie.net/lyricwiki/images/thumb/b/bc/Danger_Mouse_-_The_Grey_Album.png/180px-Danger_Mouse_-_The_Grey_Album.pngJay-Z & DangerMouse – The Grey Album

https://i0.wp.com/www.spacehorn.com/jeepster/music/img/DJShadow_B000067AT9.jpgDJ Shadow – Private Press

51yJO3%2BmT1L._SS500_.jpgJayLib (Madlib & JayDilla) – Champion Sound

https://i1.wp.com/images.collectorz.com/music/musichtml/images/161f.jpgD’Angelo – Voodoo

http://gimmerapidlinks.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/can0-ven.jpgCannibal Ox – The Cold Vein

https://i0.wp.com/4.bp.blogspot.com/_cw9-nDpS4O8/SHPshlTwAKI/AAAAAAAAABM/08JEdjUd1WM/s320/aesop_rock_labor_days.jpgAesop Rock – Labor Days

https://i1.wp.com/www.amiright.com/album-covers/images/album-JLive-All-of-the-Above.jpgJ-Live – All of the Above

Honorable Mention(s): 9th Wonder & Nas – God’s Stepson; Foreign Exchange – Connected; Damien Marley – Welcome to Jamrock; Common – Like Water For Chocolate; MadVillain – Madvillainy; Matisyahu – Live at Stubbs; Del – Deltron 3030; Murs & 9th Wonder – Murs 3:16 the Ninth Edition; Jay Dilla – Donuts; Atmosphere – God Loves Ugly; MF Doom – Special Herbs 1 & 2; RJD2 – Deadringer; Little Brother – The Minstrel Show; Ghostface – Supreme Clientele; The Coup – Party Music; Mr. Lif – I, Phantom ; Redman & Method Man – Blackout 2



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  2. Norbert Kieff

    Thanks for what you wrote here, I really liked it. We are so blessed to live in a time when there are so many great sisters singing their music. Keep up the good blogging.

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