Myspace Lists "25 Albums You Should Have Heard (So Far) in 2014"

posted Tuesday June 17 ,2014 at 09:00AM CDT | 6 comments

Myspace Lists

Myspace names albums by The Roots, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, ScHoolboy Q and Isaiah Rashad in its list.

Myspace has crafter "25 Albums You Should Have Heard (So Far) In 2014." 

"There's been a flood of music that's hit the market since the start of the year, and too much to sift through," Myspace says. "That's where we come in."

Myspace's Steven J. Horowitz writes about one of the project's on the list, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib's Piñata. "I've praised the gospel of Freddie Gibbs and Madlib's Piñata on this here site before (extra, extra, read all about it), but now that I've had a few months to sit with the album, I've been more able to see the album's potency in the grander scheme of Hip Hop's landscape," Horowitz says. "The LP, formerly known as Cocaine Piñata, is a classic street-to-studio tale, so vividly curated by master of ceremonies Gangsta Gibbs. It takes a rapper to string together rhyming couplets; it takes a true poet to digest the world around him and convey it to an audience on a much more sizeable plane. At that, Madlib does the same with his production, corralling a gang of likeminded samples and sewing them into a dusty tapestry. Apart, they're good; together, unstoppable. Here's to one of, if not the best, Rap releases this year." 

Piñata earned a 4.5 out of 5 in its HipHopDX review

Myspace writer Monica Herrera speaks about another Rap album for the site. "No disrespect to Schoolboy Q, whose Oxymoron deservedly claims another spot on this list, but his label mate's debut is the most hype-satisfying TDE release of 2014," Herrera says. "Rashad was basically unknown when hip-hop's hottest label plucked him from Chattanooga last spring, and anticipation around his first official release was on high going into the New Year. Luckily, Cilvia Demo is as confessional and confident as Kendrick's Overly Dedicated was four years ago. Rashad narrates the "problems of a 20-something" with style, depth, melodicism and grit—a combo that can only bode extremely well—while TDE's in-house production crew does some of its best work, from the Aquemini knock of 'Webbie Flow' to the country soul of 'Heavenly Father.'" 

Cilvia Demo earned a 4 out of 5 in its HipHopDX review

Mariah Carey's Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, The Roots' ...and then you shoot your cousin and ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron are also on the list. 

To view the full list, click here

RELATED: The Roots "...and then you shoot your cousin" Release Date, Cover Art, Tracklist & Album Stream

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  • Anonymous
    There are a couple that belong.
  • Anonymous
    who gives a flyin fuck about myspace
  • Anonymous
    TDE won.
    • Fuck Queensbridge
      And Nas lost.
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  • Anonymous
    Steven Horowitz is making power moves. Went from writing articles on HipHopDx to writing for MySpace.