Best of 2008: Subtle, J*Davey, Q-Tip, Black Kids, Swear On Your Life, The Mars Volta + still more!

Some good stuff that's come in.  Damn, I think I need an iTunes gift card. . .

Sketch, Maryland, composer, cartoonist, renegade

Gnarls Barkley-The Odd Couple
Kanye West-808 & Heart Break
N.E.R.D.-Seeing Sounds

Howard Duffy, Brooklyn, architect & design guru, HTD Studio

Santogold – Santogold

Michael Mills (leadsinger/guitarist for California King, Production Designer/Decorator) BROOKLYN, NY

TV on the Radio- Dear Science- I was a fan, but ambivalent about this album, but saw them at the Brooklyn Masonic Hall and was blown away and haven't stopped listening to Dear Science ever since!
Gnarls Barkley- The Odd Couple- this record delivered on the promise of St. Elsewhere. The" Going On " video can only show you the way the rest is up to you.
J*Davey- The Land of the Lost: This is a pleasure that continues to unfold layer after layer…
Kenna- Make Sure They see My Face: Kenna's record stayed on repeat for months…
Subtle (Oakland Ca) these guys are awesome and their TV on the Radio affiliation has to be why Tunde started rapping! Check this out!

Mawuse Ziegbe, Global woman about town

Solange "Solange and The Hadley Street Dreams"
TV on the Radio "Dear Science"
Santogold "Santogold"
Q-Tip "The Renaissance"
Janelle Monae "Metropolis: The Chase"

The Carps "Veronica Belmont"
Black Kids "Hurricane Jane" (the EP came out in '07 but the LP dropped in '08)
Ninjasonik "Tight Pants"

Special All-Around Props
Passing Strange

Earl Douglas, Executive Director, Black Rock Coalition:

TV On The Radio – Dear Science
Santogold – Santogold
Tom Morello – The Fabled City
King's X – XV
Gnarls Barkley – The Odd Couple
Saul Williams – The Inevitable Rise and Liberation Of Niggy Tardust
Swear On Your Life – Burn Your Crosses
The Mars Volta – The Bedlam In Goliath
The Dirtbombs – We Have Your Surrounded

Samuel Fernandez, bassplayer/musician, New York (Inwood), NY

1. Umm… Yea by Millsted
2. Dear Science by TVOTR
3. Santogold by Santogold
4. The Bedlam in Goliath by The Mars Volta
5. Falling of the Lavender Bridge by Lightspeed Champion

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  • Lizelle

    J*Davey, Santogold, Jonelle Monae, The Carps….you can’t go wrong with people like that on your list! Like what your doing here!

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