People’s Choice Submissions

12/18/2009

We’re still collecting Reader’s submissions. Don’t be scared! As we continue to countdown SFCritic’s top albums, here are some of our reader’s selections:

“Here’s my top 5” –Rick James Chatas

1. Blakroc Blakroc
First Rock/Hip Hop album collaboration with more than just a trendy single
– Black Keys always bring it
– The Rap contribution is amazing. Big Mos Def and RZA fan.

2. The Dead Weather Horehound
Allison Mosshart. GAWD. Enough said. Amazing voice, delivery, and she’s sexy
It’s not a White Stripes or Raconteurs off shoot. I think the album stands on its own in every track

3. The XXXX
– This record totally took me by surprise
Low-fi sex appeal
– Heavy concepts that you still sing to; there’s an understanding there

4. Florence and The Machine Florence and The Machine
– Florence has an amazing voice
– The song concepts are real and transparent
– The record has a way of whisking you away to surreality

5. Kevin Devine Brother’s Blood
– Seriously, the new Bob Dylan

– Best record he’s done to date
– Under appreciated, under valued, but oh so sick

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