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Bloggerhouse & WYDU's Year In Review: Trav's Favorite 50 Albums

by Travis on January 11, 2010

This week, we’ll be wrapping up the year 2009 with our “Bloggerhouse & WYDU 2009 Year In Review”. This will be one of the few times you’ll see the same posts on WYDU as Bloggerhouse and vice versa. We kick off the week with my PERSONAL Top Fifty albums of the year 2009. Meaning, these were my favorites, and not what I think the overall best were. I listened to around 400 mixtapes, EPs, and albums, as far as I can tell this past year. That mean these were my favorites, ones that got more than one play than was forgotten about. It’s important to point out that there was no limitations on the descriptions. There are EPs, instrumental albums, mixtapes, and albums all mixed in here. Hell, there is even something that might be classified as a 12 inch vinyl single, but this was the best of everything

I’m still debating the quality of the ’09 year. Obviously I was bombarded with music and actually felt overwhelmed a few times and probably didn’t give some quality projects the amount of time they deserved. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to build relationships with albums that didn’t hit me right off the bat. Sometimes albums take a few listens to get acquainted, but that just wasn’t possible this year unless you already had a proven track record. An album like Brother Ali, which I didn’t really feel right off the bat, got another listen just because he’s had some decent material in the past. And it worked, but others, if it didn’t grab me right that first listen and this was my first time listening to your work, it might have been swept to the side. It’s unfortunate, but that’s the way it goes these days.

As I pointed out, this week will feature the best 2009 had to answer. We’ll cover my 100 favorite tracks of the year (with an extra 100 more that you should hear as well) and we’ll feature the fourth annual WYDU & Bloggerhouse awards, so stay in tune.

50. Wu-Tang Clan – Chamber Music

49. Murs & Slug – Felt 3: A Tribute To Rosie Perez

48. Apathy – Wanna Snuggle?

47. RADIx – MonSTAPLEx

46. MF Doom – Born Like This

45. Damu The Fudgemunk – Kilawatt V1

44. Elzhi - The Leftovers (Unmixedtape)

43. 14KT – Nowalataz

42. Quite Nyce & Raydar Ellis - Champs Vs. The League

41. Mr. SOS – How Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

40. Blu – Open (theInstrumentalLP): ForTheHeadsWhoNeedBeats

39. Superstar Quamallah – The Invisible Man

38. Notes To Self – A Shot in the Dark

37. Ace & Edo – Arts & Entertainment

36. Quite Nyce – Through My Eyes

35. Pugs Atomz & Rashid Hadee - Stormy

34. Cunninlynguists – Strange Journey Vol 2

33. Low Budget - LaserDisc

32. Sene & Blu – A Day Late & A Dollar Short

31. 5 ’0 Clock Shadowboxers – The Slow Twilight

30. Strong Arm Steady – In Search of Stoney Jackson

29. People Under The Stairs – Carried Away

28. Pseudo Slang – We’ll Keep Looking

27. Blaq Poet – Tha Blaqprint

26. Illogic – Diabolical Fun

25. DJ JS-1 – Ground Original 2: No Sell Out

24. Diamond District – In The Ruff

23. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…Pt II

22. Torae & Marco Polo - Double Barrel

21. Nite People – What Do You Mean You Peolple?

20. Finale – A Pipe Dream and a Promise

19. LoveJones & Phys Edison – Sunday Drive

18. Tha Connection – Love Royale

17. Kid Hum - Fossil Fuels

16. Exile - Radio

15. Diz Gibran – Soon You’ll Understand
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14. Dynas - The Apartment

13. Drumz & Llingo - BlakMarket

12. Skyzoo – The Salvation

11. Fashawn – Boy Meets World

10. Tanya Morgan – Brooklynati

9. Blame One – Days Chasing Days

8. Aarophat & Illastrate As Black Noise – The Black Noise LP

7. Blueprint – Sign Language

6. Brother Ali – Us

5. Diego Bernal – For Corners
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4. Cunninlynguists – Strange Journey Vol 1

3. J Dilla – Jay Stays Paid

2. Poorly Drawn People – Motion Not Emotion

1. Paten Locke – Super Ramen Rocketship

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Max January 11, 2010 at 11:44 am

Yo..good list! On the real, that Diego Bernal joint is one of the best instrumental albums I’ve heard in a while..

restless January 14, 2010 at 12:49 pm

trav.. while this is a great list (happy to see that Tanya Morgan in the top 10), outta 50 joints in a year, where is the Del-Tame One album? Parallel Uni-Verses.. my vote for most “criminally underrated” albums of 09.. if you’ve slept, rethink.

Travis January 16, 2010 at 5:05 pm

I probably should go back to that Del & Tame One album. It didn’t do much for me the couple times I did listen to it. I actually thought Tame One “Acid Tab Vocab” album was better, I bumped that often over the year

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