I feel a little bit lazy with this weeks Top 5 and it’s not my fault! Album releases over the last week have been slow and nothing has really gripped me (other than I Blame Coco’s The Constant of course).
So here we go, in reverse order…
Addicted to Bass Winter 2010 (Ministry Of Sound)
Always good to keep the MOS compilations on the list and (it might just be me) but their releases seem to get stronger!
This album sees some very generic drum n bass, bassline and dance come together with some more underground tracks.
Look out for the more underground stuff as a lot of the more generic tracks are in my cd collection from years ago.
The CD is (as usual) a mixed one but see the download for individual tracks.
Highlights include Gyptian’s Hold You (Shy FX Edit), Ill Behaviour by Danny Byrd, Bar9’s remix of Kickstart by Example and Splendidub by Riva Starr.
MOS Sound Presents Mixed – Scratch Perverts (Ministry of Sound)
Scratch Perverts are undoubtedly pioneers of the compilation mix, notorious for their collective DJ battles and competition style; they hold two consecutive World DMC Team titles, Plus One’s World DMC Champion and World Vestax Champion titles, Prime Cut’s back to back World ITF Scratching crowns among other titles and held highly as prestigious DJs.
This CD is a powerful compilation of hiphop, dubstep, grime and dance mixed seamlessly in the typical Scratch Perverts style.
Highlights include Jack Beats’ Revolution, Hold On by Rusko & Amber Coffman and Innocence by Nero.
Magnetic Man – Magnetic Man (Columbia)
Magnetic Man’s self titled album remains in my chart and having been listened to more this week it bumps up to knock out Floorfillers 2010 and Kings of Leon’s Come Around Sundown (which to be honest I found a little samey although still an enjoyable listen).
It’s a great album making an interesting use of instruments, melodies and beats featuring some great, upcoming artists such as Katy B, and Sam Frank and some veterans too including Ms Dynamite and John Legend.
Highlights include Getting Nowhere featuring John Legend, I Need Air featuring Angela Hunte, Flying Into Tokyo, which has an amazing melody and Perfect Stranger featuring Katy B.
The Constant – I Blame Coco (Island)
So I bumped this one up a place on the list as it’s regularly residing in the cd player in my house.
See the full album review here.
Highlights include Self Machine, Party Bag and It’s About to Get Worse.
Rave Digger – Danny Byrd (Hosptial Records)
Again hitting at number one, the latest creation from the music producing genious that is Danny Byrd.
See my full review of the album here
Highlights include Ill Behaviour, Tonight featuring Netsky and We Can Have it All.
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