Friday, 13 January 2012

Mintys Year End List: Top 5 Non - Hip Hop Albums 2011

Amy Winehouse – Lioness: Hidden Treasure
Amy Winehouse is one of my favourite female artists of all time. For any fans of Amy this posthumous compilation album does not disappoint! This album will keep Amys voice alive in her fans ears.
Standout Tracks: Like Smoke, Our Day Will Come, Halftime
“Lioness: Hidden Treasures preserves the gift of a true diamond in the rough.” – HipHopDX
DJ Jazzy Jeff & Ayah – Back For More
I am not the hugest RnB fan in the world but this mixtape is one for the summer with smoothe beats from Jazzy Jeff (one of the most underrated producers in the game).
Standout Tracks: Hold On, Tables Turn
"The album is ideal for the Sunday afternoon lounge session with friends, providing easy listening from the beginning until the end" - BPM Mag
Adele – 21
Adele brings the heat on this one…. Enough said
Standout Tracks: Rolling In The Deep (and all remixes), He Wont Go
21 is simply stunning. After only a handful of plays, it feels like you’ve always known it.” - BBC
Nneka – Soul Is Heavy
A mix of soul, reggae, hip hop, rock and Latin folk with a great message…. What more could you want?
Standout Tracks: God Knows Why, Soul Is Heavy
But as it is Soul Is Heavy is another fine example that amongst the autotuned, club banging, tween bait there still is good, earnest, creative and honest pop music out there.” - ScreenInvasion
Katy B – On a Mission
Katy B brought UK Garage back to the masses with her massive single Lights On. The rest of her album is a mix of everything from pop to funky house to dubstep. Great new talent coming out from the UK cant wait to see what 2012 holds for Katy B! This album was voted No 2 best album of 2011 by the Guardian
Standout Tracks: Lights On, Easy Please Me
Not only did Katy B showcase a new direction for dance music, she offered a fresh perspective on love, lust and London nightlife” - Guardian

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