I feel like it’s time to shake things up a bit, so here’s whats happening. I’m going to scrap my priority list. I haven’t been buying albums much any more thanks to spotify, and it never was that popular any way. I also feel like I need to have something to update a little more regularly, and now I’m going to try and post a weekly dig, a promotion/recommendation of an album that’s just awesome and getting me through the day to day. This week I’m going to share with you an album that I first listened to a week after posting my top 10 of 2011, and already I know it should be on that list.
I’ve recently had a resurgence of rap in my life and I can attribute that directly to this album, and by resurgence I’m talking about me listening to just about every rap album I own within a couple of days, and then listening to most all of them again over the next few days. In fact rap is all I’ve been listening to lately, sprinkled with a nice dubstep album here and there. Dubstep is a new venture for me so don’t think I know what I’m talking about when I talk about dubstep, but this post isn’t about that. I’m writing this to talk about CunninLynguists. For a while I think their name kept me from checking these guys out, even though there’s been a buzz about this album for almost a whole year now. I was expecting something along the lines of Odd Future, or Tyler, the Creator (Pretty much the same thing), being vulgar, explicit, and kind of silly, but this is a group that is one-hundred percent the opposite of those young goons. They really are cunning linguists, and put forth some deep, introspective, thought provoking lyrics. The atmosphere on this album is fantastic, the beats are catchy, and the real draw for me was the flow. All of the emcee’s seem to be at the top of their game, and after listening to their back catalog it is clear they have a decidedly big game. The production is dark and it’s not ever super poppy, but I can’t imagine anyone who enjoys rap in some form not enjoying this.