Time Magazine releases its annual “Top 10 of Everything 2010,” list, in which Kanye West, Drake, and Big Boi make the “Top 10 Albums” docket, without an apology.
Kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy received accolades for Mr. West’s effortless flow, as well as the intelligently chosen features, which include Beyonce, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj and John Legend (among others). According to Time, Yeezy […] delivered the musical equivalent of a one-handed back handspring.
Aubrey Graham’s Thank Me Later was highlighted for its success in producing numerous hit songs (“Find Your Love,” “Over,” “Show Me a Good Time,” and “Fireworks,” featuring Miss Keys, among others), as well as the Torontonians’ ability to trust in his talent: [Drake] went from self-releasing his music on the Internet to signing a record deal with Lil Wayne faster than Lady Gaga can change meat costumes.
[twitter=bigboi]Big Boi[/twitter]’s Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty also made the Top 10, and in good taste. Big Boi’s technical capabilities were highlighted by Times, capabilities which oftentimes go unmentioned as Hip Hop fans often take Big Boi’s flawless precision for granted, that it often goes unnoticed: Big Boi deftly jumps between musical styles — from the booty-shaking “Tangerine” to the rock-influenced “Follow Us” — and his raps come so fast, he seems to never pause for breath.
Go here for the complete list of Times’ “Top 10 Albums,” as well as the Top 10 everything else.