What's happened with 2014?
I haven't been on /mu/ in a while, but I haven't heard as many good albums this year as opposed to last year. I can only name 4 that I like so far.
Can /mu/ show me some of the good releases from this year that I can give a listen? I wanna fill up this chart
fazoland was good and free crack 2 wasn't bad
mastermind and retrohash were both fucking abysmally bland though
kevin gates has put out some great stuff this year and the new common and cormega albums were solid
Cadilactica was easily RAOTHY, definitely expected it to be RTJ
Thanks for the answers so far
Also, this is my top 9 from last year, if this helps anyone narrow down my taste
My Krazy Life and Pinata were both great, probably better than any hip hop on your chart so far. You should also check out The Water[s] by Mick Jenkins, Hell Can Wait EP by Vince Staples, Cilvia Demo by Isaiah Rashad, If There's a Hell Below by Black Milk, Broke with Expensive Taste by Azealia Banks, Rich Gang: the Tour by Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan, and Ferg Forever by A$AP Ferg
I've also heard good things about the new PRhyme album and Ghostface album, both of which are streaming on NPR's website, but I haven't listened to them yet.
>My Krazy Life
>The Dark Comedy
>...and then you shoot your cousin
I'd put NOTM up there too, also I wouldn't exactly call FlyLo (at least You're Dead!) hip hop.
Also Gambino's new project wasn't even as good as YG or Rick Ross
This shit bangs harder than anything I've heard in years.
I used to say the exact same shit until I started hanging with my white friends and forced me to listen to it time and time again, then it grew on me
STN MTN was garbage but Kauai was chill at least come on
No, I just have the musical taste of a white 15 year old stoner
but really tho
did this goofy mf really just write a couple verses on being voted best of bonnaroo by mtv?
and did I just hear a goddam bjork sample? fuckin dropped
Thank you guys for making a clear and concise list for me
And thank you to everyone else that has contributed
I tried to like Pinata and Cilvia but I couldn't, and I'm not really into Vince Staples. but I'll give everything else a shot
It's been more than a year now and you guys still use "memecore" and "memerap"? I thought that'd be gone when I came back
refer to >>51834746, captcha related
These are in no particular order
>If Theres A Hell Below
>Both Migos tapes
>Is This Art?
>So It Goes
>Young Thugga Mane La Flare
not a perfect year but definitely some good releases
not that anon, but i feel the same way
in the case of aesop rock, he uses cool words but rarely in a cool way. he's guilty of abusing the thesaurus and just doesn't get the musicality of words, favoring content over form. good instros on all the hail mary tho
not the other anon, but I actually really like Aesop's take on lyricism. It's true that it can come off as forced at times, but when he nails it, the imagery he can come up with is really creative, and always gets me to smile.
I guess an example would be Grace. His lyricism really helps transform what would be an ordinary, everyday "eaiting veg" story into this battle of biblical proportions, and I can't help but smile at that. I don't think he's always trying to "just use big words" (though there are times when it sometimes looks like he's trying too hard) but rather trying to create an interesting new way to visualise the events being described.
>not having rich gang on that list
This is what I'm going with so far, I'm writing the rest of the suggestions down. Thanks all, I knew /mu/ didn't turn to complete shit
"S-stop liking what I don't like!"
I don't think FlyLo is a hip-hop artist, but an album that he himself raps on and that features Kendrick and Snoop sounds kind of hip-hopish to me
>Black Hystori Project
>Hell Can Wait
>These Days (listen to Control System first if you haven't already
>Neon Icon (it's a funny/joke album)
>Satellite Flight is a solid Cudi release
New Wu Tang has a few good tracks that's it.
36 Seasons is good though.
>Blink Twice if you are being held hostage
>I speak and spell of a sleeper cell in the hospice
this couplet is pretty cool. maybe he's a better poet than i gave him credit for, but this song still sucks dick.
i think he's better as a storyteller. No Regrets is a life story with an unlikely protagonist that made me think about rap in a new way. i don't listen to it much but i still think of it highly
Eh, have it your way then. Personally, I love that track. It's so stupidly playful.
>Moments later 2 have been released
>Leaving me the legroom and the legume police
>Going "freeze, you with the pretzeled arms
>Send your fabricated nausea my best regards
>And know this kitchen as a prison ‘til the pea pods die
>I could sit here all night"
>So could I