12~Joss Stone - Introducing Joss Stone: Joss has been doing her thing for a minute now, but her previous albums have been hit and miss with me overall. I liked some of her songs and others I didn't, but I have always felt that she was a great talent. Once I put my ears on her latest release I knew she had come into her own. This album is catchy due to those rememorable hooks and groovy beats babie..yeah! Initially, I thought her choice of album title was strange because this was like her third album, but now I get it. She's "Introducing" her defined sound to new music lovers that have been sleeping on her. I could be wrong, but who cares? The album is dope no matter how you chop it, so do yourself a favor and get familiar if you haven't already.
11~Amy Winehouse - Back To Black: Amy definitely wins the "2007 Most Criticized Award' of the year hands down! Every time I clicked on a web site some where on the internet there was new dirt being posted about Amy Winehouse. Yes, she might have worse teeth than a pack mule, and she may like to stay drunk all of the time, but you can't front on her music. The girl is nice with hers, and I got caught up in the Winehouse craze with the rest of the music lovers in the world. I was skeptical, but after a couple of listens to this album it was clear that Amy was the real deal. This album was disfunctionally entertaining and unique in its own right. I am a Winehouse fan in all of her disfunctional glory. It's about the music for me, so I can care less if she urinates on herself daily because of over drunkeness. If her music is dope, I'm wit it!
08~Chaka Khan - Funk This: Chaka Khan....Chaka Khan, Chaka Khan...Chaka Khan let me rock you, let me rock you Chaka Khan! Sometimes, when your favorite singers get older you start to wonder if they still have it? Well, let me tell you that Chaka Khan still has it! She's sounding better than ever actually. I'll admit that I was initially sleeping on Chaka's new joint. I wasn't that excited about putting my ears on it, but a couple of wise music lovers informed me that I should make a point to check it out. Once I did it was easy to understand why they liked this album so much. Nice grooves and outstanding vocals makes this album a definite winner. If you have been sleeping on Chaka Khan like I have then you need to get on the bandwagon too!