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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.

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  • busybody

    Does it cost extra to put article on one page??? I’m not gonna click through 25 times…not that serious.


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  • RockBottom8

    Life is Good!!!!

  • wtf

    No Asap?????!!!!!! No Mac Miller????!!!! They should be on this