Saturday, May 8, 2010

B.o.B. - The Adventures of Bobby Ray

Just to mix it up, and since I haven't posted anything in quite some time, here's an awesome hip-hop album that's fun and features everyone from Lupe Fiasco to Hayley Williams (Paramore). Hailing from Atlanta, B.o.B takes his love of all music, and blends it together into one great album. It's almost interesting that the track with Rivers Cuomo sounds like it could be on the next Weezer album, or that Hayley Williams is sandwiched between T.I. and Lupe Fiasco. The beats and lyrics are smashed against a great rock overtone, blending rhythm and blues, often mutually exclusive of each other. The featured artists are arranged throughout the album to provide a variation and creative approach to the conventional hip-hop album. A great album, well-mixed, well-produced.

1. Don’t Let Me Fall
2. Nothin’ On You (featuring Bruno Mars)
3. Past My Shades (featuring Lupe Fiasco)
4. Airplanes (featuring Hayley Williams)
5. Bet I (featuring T.I. and Playboy Tre)
6. Satellite
7. Ghost in the Machine
8. The Kids (featuring Janelle Monae)
9. Magic (featuring Rivers Cuemo)
10. Fame
11. Lovelier Than You
12. 5th Dimension (featuring T.I. & Ricco Barrino)
13. Airplanes (Part II) (featuring Eminem and Hayley Williams)