Wired 25: The Top 25 Albums Of 2012
1A. Kendrick Lamar – good kid/m.A.A.d. city
It’s one thing to have an album that you won’t skip tracks on , but good kid/m.A.A.d. city is an album you literally cannot skip a track on. The album literally will not make sense to you if you listen out of order. Appropriately named A Short Film By Kendrick Lamar, this album is a movie; not in the cheesy DJ Khaled sense. There are characters (Sherane, Mom, Pops,) a plot, a rising action, a climax, falling action and a resolution. Even the song’s single “Swimming Pools” takes on an entirely different meaning once heard in succession with the rest of the songs. Kendrick Lamar pulled off the rare action of a universally renowned debut album. He joined Nas, Jay-Z, The Notorious B.I.G. and more that have delivered flawless solo debut albums. With all that said, never let K.Dot borrow your car. Trust us.