About Taste and History

We hope to use this space to provide adequate context for our reviews. Reading a music review is a waste of time if you don’t know where the reviewers taste falls within the art form.

D.L.  has been a writer, noise musician, and a ton of other interesting things it takes a while to explain. Five of his favorite hip hop albums of all time in no particular order are listed below.
Nas-Illmatic
Outkast-Aquemini
Pete Rock and CL Smooth-Mecca and the Soul Brother
Big Pun-Capital Punishment
GZA-Liquid Swords

Dan-O is a writer and a poet and a blogger, a loud funny man with out of control sideburns. Five of his favorite hip hop albums of all time in no particular order are listed below.
Wu-Tang-Enter the 36 Chambers
Outkast-ATLiens
Gangstarr-Moment of Truth
Big Pun-Capital Punishment
Ice Cube-Predator
These lists are not surprising or that different. Each pays respect to the Wu-tang and Dungeon Family movements. Each values the lyricism and excellence of production it takes to produce an all time great album. Both lists maintain Big Pun in his debut form as the pinnacle balance of underground 16 bar density and catchy radio friendly pop. Gangstarr, Pete Rock, and CL Smooth represent similar movements in a NY rap scene that mixed gun talk with spirituality and social community obligations. Both albums sound personal instrumentally and verbally.

This information is not presented so that you will agree to the choices. Just so you know where the people who run this website are coming from. They look for a balance between the beat and the voice. If you care about both then you’ll get along with the site just fine.

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2 responses to “About Taste and History

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  2. I’ve been enjoying your reviews muchly, interesting how old both your tops 5 albums are, but I can’t argue with Illmatic or Outkast, or Pun, just never was in to Wu Tang much during their time, cept for Meth and Ghost.

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