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AlmostAGhost’s Top Albums Of 2012: #29. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city

the art of peer pressure

No time today to put a real review together, but this was one of my favorite rap albums of the year. Lamar has a good calm flow on his verses; though I do find some of his choruses and all the between-song bits strange (though to be fair, rarely for rap albums, they do add atmosphere).

Kendrick Lamar “Swimming Pools (Drank)”

Kendrick Lamar “The Recipe (feat. Dr. Dre)”

Spotify all my favorite albums here

- almostaghost

Coachella 2012 Sundays

Coachella 2012 Sundays from almostaghost on 8tracks.

Ah we’re flooding you with mixes this weekend! These should keep you busy for a couple of days, at least.

At first glance, the Sunday lineup for this year’s Coachella did not have the usual ton of excitement. But getting into it, I found it is totally underrated group of artists, and should lead me to a very diverse day of music.

Stuff I did not know before going through the lineup but am now excited for: First Aid Kit, Gotye, Le Butcherettes, Gardens & Villa, The Gaslamp Killer

UK artists (seems to be a big thing this year!): Florence + The Machine, Band Of Skulls, Fanfarlo, Wild Beasts*, Spector*, Metronomy*, Nero*, Calvin Harris*, Flux Pavilion & Doctor P*

Lots of other countries today!: Seun Kuti (Nigeria), First Aid Kit, AVICII*, Dada Life* The Hives* (Sweden), Gotye (Australia), Le Butcherettes (Mexico), Modeselektor, Zedd* (Germany), Airplane Boys (Canada), Justice*, Housse De Racket* (France), Noisia* (Netherlands)

And while most days at Coachella are probably similar, I was struck by the wild mix of genres on this Sunday: gangsta rap, different varieties of soul, afrobeat, female punks, electrojazz, electro hiphop, electro, gypsy rock, mashup DJs, whatever Santigold is. Going to be a lot of fun!

*not on this mix

- almostaghost