Third Eye Dialated

Archive for January, 2011

We must prefer real hell to an imaginary paradise. -Simone Weil

Not a week’s worth of music in these posts but I’ll make it up to y’all.

Just got this guy, GDP’s album, Realistic Expectations. Not a bad album, still getting through it, I’ll get back to you. This is one of the tracks I’m definitely feeling.

Alright this track is for my ex-pat friend, Nick. I think you’ll like these guys buddy. For the rest of you, you may be familiar with this group but you probably don’t have all their albums. Shame on you.

I think I’ve posting some Iration music before but not from this album. Some good reggae from these white guys. Enjoy.


Room 409

I’ve seen this guy’s name everywhere for a long time and never had the urge to look into his music. I don’t know why but I downloaded one of his albums last week and I’m pretty hooked on it. Theophilus London is a unique artist I have to say. His music is definitely a crossover, he obviously likes to experiment and doesn’t like to be tied to any genre.. but the songs that crossover to the genres I like (rap, r&b), he’s pretty dope. Monotone rap, sample beat, it was obviously a major oversight not looking into this guy but I doubt I’m alone. Anyway, here’s me doing my part to spread his amazing music.

New-ish video for Talib Kweli’s track, “I’m on One,” that will probably be on his upcoming album, Gutter Rainbows. Hopefully his solo album will live up to the expectations of his fans and turn out better than Reflection Eternal’s disappointing Revolutions Per Minute.

les frères réalisateurs

Coen (No Country for Old Men 2007; A Serious Man 2009)

Dardenne (Le fils 2002; L’Enfant 2005)

Duplass (The Puffy Chair 2005; Cyrus 2010)

Hughes (Dead Presidents 1995; From Hell 2001)

Penses-tu à moi?

A pretty dancey track by Canadian-born mathematician/composer, Caribou. This is off of his album, Swim.

I don’t know any blues band like the Black Keys. Just amazing music.. This track is from their 2006 EP.

I’d like to be more approachable, not less weird. -Chloe Sevigny

Sorry I haven’t posted for a while. I’ve been pretty sick for a couple weeks. School is just starting back up and that will probably bring some regularity to a lot of things.

A track off Ghostface Killah’s newest album released in December 2010. Pretty good album, too bad it didn’t get much attention because it was released at the end of the year. In spite of that, its a pretty solid album. Good tracks and features for the most part.

This track comes from a compilation album by producer B-Doub. A lot of great featured artists on this album and this track has one of my favorite producers, Oddisee, delivering a dope verse.

I got into the duo, Tha Connection, a couple years ago and I’m always happy to see these guys making new music. This track comes off of a solo project by group member, Smoovth. I’m liking the album so far. I think what a like the most about the group is the style and voices of the rappers. Decent rhymes and a fluid delivery is what comes to mind when I think of this album. If you enjoy this track make sure to check out my favorite album of theirs, Moon Water from 2008.

My favorite 10 from 2010

1. Shad K. – TSOL

2. Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma

3. Erykah Badu – New Amerykah Part II: Return of the Ankh

4. The Black Keys – Brothers

5. Nas & Damian Marley – Distant Relatives

6. The Roots – How I Got Over

7. Damu the Fudgemunk – How It Should Sound Volumes 1 and 2

8. Homeboy Sandman – The Good Sun

9. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

10. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (couldn’t put this any higher in good conscience. No album with nicki minaj and pusha-t should be.)

Worth mention:

These aren’t hip hop albums so I’m making my biases known here. Don’t get me wrong, I really like these albums but I don’t listen to them as much as the ones above.

**Gorillaz – Plastic Beach

**Tame Impala – Innerspeaker

**Broken Bells – Broken Bells

**Local Natives – Gorilla Manor

Tu me manques

Damu the Fudgemunk is one of my top 5 favorite producers and I’m happy to see him releasing music more often. Hopefully he’ll start to get the attention and fan base he deserves. This is from the second project he released in 2010 entitled, Supply For Demand.

Another great producer here. J-Live has a pretty large following nowadays but that’s not to say he’s overrated. He’s still one of the best in the underground hip hop scene. This comes from his EP, Undivided Attention.

This track is off of MindsOne’s new album Self-Resilience. It features a number of great producers like Kev Brown, J. Rawls, and Illmind. A good album if only for the beats. If you like underground producers like these, I’m positive you’ll enjoy this album.

I’m just starting to listen to this guy, Raashan Ahmad but I’m familiar with his group already, Crown City Rockers. The group brings a more live sound to the traditional group setup. This track is off his new album, For What You’ve Lost. Take a listen and see if you like this guy.

des réalisateurs

Werner Herzog (Rescue Dawn 2007; My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done 2009)

David Lynch (Mulholland Drive 2004; Inland Empire 2006)

Jim Jarmusch (Coffee and Cigarettes 2003; Broken Flowers 2005)

Paul Thomas Anderson (Punch Drunk Love 2002; There Will Be Blood 2007)