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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)”

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- almostaghost

Coachella 2012 Fridays

As I mentioned somewhere along the way, I’m going to Coachella again this year. But even when I don’t, I enjoy going through the lineup and checking out all the artists. This is a mix of the ones I like for Friday. It feels like an odd collection, the Friday lineup, but it will be a fun day to kick off everything. A short breakdown:

British artists: Pulp, James, The Horrors*, Yuck*, Arctic Monkeys*, WU LYF*, The Midnight Beast*, Wolf Gang*

French artists: Breakbot, M83, SebastiAn, Madeon*

Texas artists: The Black Angels, Neon Indian, Explosions In The Sky

intense artists: Refused* (hardcore scream punk), Death Grips* (hardcore hiphop), Atari Teenage Riot* (digital hardcore)

women: Mazzy Star, EMA, Hello Seahorse!, honeyhoney*, Ximena Sarinana*

rap/soul/reggae: Frank Ocean, Jimmy Cliff*, Kendrick Lamar

artists I didn’t know very well before doing this and was impressed by: EMA, The Black Angels, Hello Seahorse!

personal favorites of the day: Mazzy Star, Pulp, Frank Ocean

* = not on my mix

Coachella 2012 Fridays from almostaghost on 8tracks.

- almostaghost