Top 25 Albums of 2012

Top 25 Albums of 2012

During this first month of the new year, i’ve re-listened to the collection of 2012 albums and i’m picking my favourites. So here we go, in January ’12, an EP dropped by someone named Lana Del Rey. As she talked about video games and blues jeans, the beautiful 26-year old stole our hearts. On the other end of the musical spectrum, a man from Compton gradually climbed the ladder until he exploded on the scene . We were introduced to a 5-piece folk group from Iceland, as their little talks became worldly conversations. Some artists fell off the map, others regained momentum, some started beef, others squashed it, some hit the scene quick and hard, while others had their hard work finally pay off. Regardless, 2012 was a fantastic year, and it’s time for a recap.

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Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 38

Happy Labor Day Monday to everyone, hope you’re enjoying the holiday weekend.

I apologize for the lack of posts last week, I was enjoying a week off in New York. But fear not, I landed just in time to catch up on a lot of great tunes, and throw together this week’s mix.

The A$AP Mob dropped their compilation tape, Lil Wayne hit us with Dedication 4, Mac Miller let go of three joints and Ben Gibbard released his first official solo single. Also, new material from Ryan Leslie, Talib Kweli, OneRepublic, Alicia Keys/Nicki Minaj, Generationals, Lloyd/Wale and more.

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Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 37

The Joy Formidable hails from the UK, originally from North Wales, and is back for a second round, here’s the first taste.

A.C. New-minus Pornographers is ready for a third solo effort.

Also new singles from the Freelance Whales, Busta Rhymes, Rita Ora, Common and more.

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Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 36

Here we are, it’s Monday.

Lupe Fiasco is hyping up all his lasers with another single from the upcoming Food & Liquor II. 

Top Dawg Entertainment showed some love for their fans. Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, ScHoolboy Q & Ab-Soul aka Black Hippy, all dropped free tracks this week.

D-WHY dropped his first official all-original project, Don’t Flatter Yourself. Give it a full listen if you haven’t already.

New singles from Ryan Leslie, A$AP Mob, Picture, India Shawn and more.

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Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 34

Good afternoon and welcome to Monday. Stay fresh and excite your day with some new tunes.

A couple intricate remixes this week, one on a Frank Ocean track, the other Bon Iver. The posthumous Aaliyah project rumours have been put to rest. Domo and Alchemist dropped their joint venture. Mariah Carey doesn’t just dabble her foot back in the game, she dives right in. Freelance Whales are back for seconds and D-WHY hooks up with one of the hottest producers turned rapper.


Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 33

Welcome to Monday. Hope you are all enjoying the London Games and everyone’s spirits are high. Along with the swimming, rowing, and other various strenuous activities, it was a superb week in music. Let’s dive in.

J. Cole has finally graced our ears with some new music, it’s been a minute since we’ve heard from the Roc Nation protege.

Bloc Party has released their second single from the upcoming project and Rick Ross dropped two new tracks right before the release of his fifth studio album.

Fresh sounds from the A$AP Mob, Hit-Boy, Crystal Castles, 50 Cent, Miguel, Animal Collective, The-Dream, Calvin Harris and more.

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Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 32

Wake up and tune those ears in to the Monday morning beats.

Rick Ross dropped the most highly anticipated collaboration on not only his record, but perhaps of the year. Two legends, and one in the making.

Talib Kweli is showing everybody he’s still relevant, while G.O.O.D. Music’s CyHi The Prynce is trying to get his footing.

2 Chainz dropped his highly anticipated single featuring verses and production from Kanye West.

New singles from SBTRKT, Two Door Cinema Club, Digits, JoJo and Danny Brown.


Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 31

Shake off those Monday hangovers with some fresh new music.

No Doubt has finally released their highly anticipated single after weeks of teasing.

Kendrick Lamar, The xx, Band of Horses, Domo Genesis, Ne-Yo, Nas and Stars have new projects on the way and have graced our ears with promotional tracks.

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