Busdriver – Perfect Hair
The Hellfyre Club continued their strong year with another innovative album, this time from probably the most famous of the group, Busdriver. I was disappointed with the 2012 release Beaus$Eros as I felt it was a bit overindulgent but on Perfect Hair Busdriver hits the perfect balance of that bizarre style and something that is thoroughly enjoyable.
BVA – Be Very Aware
Dope UK boom bap.
The Cancel – Criminal
Buttery smooth and jazzy instrumentals.
Chimping – Monkey Biznizz
Jungle and dub influenced footwork.
Chris Travis – Never Forget, Silence Of Me Eternally and Go Home
Friend and collaborator of Bones releases a number of his own mixtapes with the same raw, melancholy trap style vibes.
Copywrite – Murderland
Underground rap mainstay with an enjoyable LP.
Cormega – Mega Philosophy
I’m a huge Cormega fan so was really looking forward to this and although it’s not fantastic it’s definitely worth a listen. This album is somewhat of a throwback with relatively simple instrumentals and rhymes but Cormega’s voice is enough to make it entertaining.
Criolo – Convoque Seu Buda
Brazilian, funk, rock, rap stuff. Wonderfully eclectic.
D-Sisive – The Great Mr. Nobody One
Alt rap done right.
Dday One – Dialogue With Life
Stormy instrumentals with a DJ Shadow vibe.