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7 Months Into 2008…

July 1, 2008

And you & I, we need to catch up. Or moreover, YOU need to catch up.

My Top 3 Albums of 2008 Thus Far:

1) Gnarls BarkleyThe Odd Couple

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Video: ‘Going On’

Fantasticunt album rating:

9 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

2) The Roots Rising Down

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Video: ‘Get Busy’

Fantasticunt album rating:

8.5 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

3) PortisheadThird

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Preview Video: ‘Plastic’

Fantasticunt album rating:

8.5 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

Honourable Mentions Because I’m Too Pussy To Prematurely Drop A Definitive List Right Now:

-Flying Lotus – Los Angeles

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Click to bump: Melt!

Fantasticunt album rating:

8 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend

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Click to bump: Mansard Roof

Fantasticunt album rating:

8 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Jean Grae & 9th Wonder- Jeanius

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Click to bump: Love Thirst ft. Busta Rhymes (Remix)

Fantasticunt album rating:

8 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-N*E*R*D* – Seeing Sounds

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Click to bump: You Know What

Fantasticunt album rating:

7 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-The Black Keys – Attack & Release

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Click to bump: Lies

Fantasticunt album rating:

7 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

Martina Topley Bird – The Blue God

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Click to bump: Baby Blue

Fantasticunt album rating:

7 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Radiohead – In Rainbows

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Click to bump: Reckoner

Fantasticunt album rating:

7 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Erykah Badu – New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)

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Click to bump: Soldier

Fantasticunt album rating:

8 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Nicolay & Kay – Timeline

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Click to bump: Tight Eyes

Fantasticunt album rating:

7.5 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Al Green – Lay It Down

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Click to bump: Take Your Time ft. Corinne Bailey Rae

Fantasticunt album rating:

7 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Eric Lau – New Territories

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Click to bump: Confessions Lounge ft. Rahel

Fantasticunt album rating:

7.5 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

Decent LPs That Didn’t Deliver As Potently As They Should Have But Contained Gems & Are Still Essential Listens:

-C.R.A.C. Knuckles – The Piece Talks

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Click to bump: Pop Dem Boyz

Fantasticunt album rating:

6 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, check iTunes]

-Algebra – Purpose

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Click to bump: Run & Hide

Fantasticunt album rating:

6 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Benga – Diary of an Afro-Warrior

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Click to bump: Night ft. Coki

Fantasticunt album rating:

6 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Fat Ray & Black Milk- The Set Up

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Click to bump: Lookout ft. Nametag

Fantasticunt album rating:

6 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Duffy – Rockerferry

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Click to bump: Stepping Stone

Fantasticunt album rating:

6.5 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Lil’ Wayne – Tha Carter III

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Click to bump: Dr. Carter

Fantasticunt album rating:

6 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Sam Sparro – Sam Sparro

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Click to bump: Cottonmouth

Fantasticunt album rating:

6 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Santogold – Santogold

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Click to bump:Creator

Fantasticunt album rating:

5.5 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Dwele – Sketches of a Man

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Click to bump: Brandi ft. Slum Village

Fantasticunt album rating:

6.5 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-The Last Shadow Puppets- The Age of The Understatement

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Click to bump: My Mistakes Were Made For You

Fantasticunt album rating:

6 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Ta’raach & The Lovelutions- The Fevers

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Click to bump: Liberation’s Lullabye

Fantasticunt album rating:

6 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Pete Rock- NYs Finest

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Click to bump: Comprehend ft. Papoose

Fantasticunt album rating:

5.5 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-LMNO & Kev Brown – Selective Hearing

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Click to bump: Show Up

Fantasticunt album rating:

5.5 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Plantlife – Time Traveller

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Click to bump: Love Toy

Fantasticunt album rating:

6 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Mystery Jets – Twenty One

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Click to bump: Two Doors Down

Fantasticunt album rating:

5.5 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

Superior EPs, Compilations + Mixtape Shit:

-The Cool Kids – The Bake Sale EP

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Click to bump: Black Mags

Fantasticunt EP rating:

7.5 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Elzhi – Euro Pass

Rapidshare Download Link

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Click to bump: That’s The One (prod. by Black Milk)

Fantasticunt mixtape rating:

7.5 mums out of 10

[This is a free promotional release- appreciate free shit.]

-Tanya Morgan – The Bridge EP


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Click to bump: The Bridge ft. Elucid

Fantasticunt EP rating:

7 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Little Brother – And Justus For All

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Click to bump: Too Late For Us ft. Tiye Phoenix

Fantasticunt mixtape rating:

7 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Murs 3:16 Presents – Murs & The Misadventure of the Nova Express

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Click to bump: 1st Love

Fantasticunt compilation rating:

6 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Nas & DJ Green Lantern -The Nigger Tape

Megaupload Download Link

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Click to bump: Esco Let’s Go

Fantasticunt mixtape rating:

7.5 mums out of 10

[This is a free promotional release- appreciate free shit.]

Wale – The Mixtape About Nothing

Sendspace Download Link

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Click to bump: You’re All I Need To Get By ft. Tawiah (Prod. by Mark Ronson)

Fantasticunt mixtape rating:

7 mums out of 10

[This is a free promotional release- appreciate free shit.]

The Fucking Dissapointments:

-Buckshot & 9th Wonder – The Formula

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Fantasticunt album rating:

5.5 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Van Hunt – Popular

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Fantasticunt album rating:

5 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Estelle – Shine

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Fantasticunt album rating:

4.5 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Kidz In The Hall – The In Crowd

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Fantasticunt album rating:

4 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Shortwave Set – Replica Sun Machine

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Fantasticunt album rating:

4 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

-Raheem Devaughn – Love Behind The Melody

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Fantasticunt album rating:

5 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

Prodigy – H.N.I.C. 2

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Fantasticunt album rating:

4.5 mums out of 10

[If this artist/group deserves your money, click this to buy CD]

Dishonourable Discharges (Ergo, Most Pathetic Albums of The Year So Far):

-Coldplay Viva La Vida or Death & All His Friends

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Fantasticunt album rating:

3 mums out of 10

Usher – Here I Stand

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Fantasticunt album rating:

2 mums out of 10

-Madonna – Hard Candy

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Fantasticunt album rating:

3.5 mums out of 10

-The Ting Tings – We Started Nothing

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Fantasticunt album rating:

2 mums out of 10

If any of the download links fail or flop, leave a comment below and I will endeavour like a noble son-of-a-bitch to find a new one or re-up.