It’s been a busy week for me; a lot of University work as deadlines are approaching, I’m currently working as boom operator on set of Snowglobe and my laptop broke on Thursday!! It was a nightmare, the keyboard stopped working; I think I deleted something vital to make it work by accident. Thank goodness for the good people at Apple who fixed it up without losing any data and replaced the keyboard and cover for me too! Thank you Apple!
As for this weeks top 5……..
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!
Still sitting comfortably at number five, 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.
Everything In Moderation – BYOB (Loaded Records)
Down one place into fourth this week BYOB’s Everything in Moderation is still tearing it up in the top 5.
From the same vein as Example Everything in Moderation takes instrumental melodies with hints of drum n bass, hip hop and dubstep and combines melodic singing with rapping.
Using electronic instruments, electric guitar and synths BYOB is looking to be something big with a remix of The Stranglers’ Peaches and an original track, Save My Life remixed by J Majik and Wickaman (surely a sign for greatness).
Highlights include Chillin, Save My Life (J Majik and Wickaman remix) and One Way Road.
Rave Digger – Danny Byrd (Hosptial Records)
Down yet another place this week though still deservedly residing in the top 5 Rave Digger is a fantastic album full of life, energy and hype.
We Can Have it All recently made it to Radio 1’s “A” playlist (and rightly so).
See my full review of the album here
Highlights include Ill Behaviour, Tonight featuring Netsky and We Can Have it All.
The Constant – I Blame Coco (Island)
After knocking Danny Byrd’s Rave Digger off of the top spot this cracking album falls down one place into second.
The Constant is played a lot in our house and it is truly a great album.
See the full album review here.
Highlights include Self Machine, Party Bag and It’s About to Get Worse.
The Hits Collection, Vol. 1 – Jay Z (The Island Def Jam Music Group)
A new entry at number one Jay Z’s hits collection soars high above the rest to show how hip hop is really done.
After Zane Lowe played the Black Album last Tuesday on his Radio 1 show from start to finish as a part of his Masterpieces feature the hip hop legend has been on my mind and fortunately (and perhaps coincidentally) he has just released his best of album.
Filled with classics such as Encore, 99 Problems and Death Of Auto-tune this album is great for Jay Z lovers, hip hop lovers and music lovers alike.
Check Back next week for next week’s Top 5
and see last weeks here