hip hop album of the year?
So we've heard 6 tracks from Hell Hath No Fury (out Nov. 28), and not one of them has a weakness. Even the one with Pharrell singing the hook ("New World") kicks ass. XXL has already basically anointed it an instant classic, and some Pfork dude hinted that it may be the "hip hop album of the year" in what, by our standards, has been a stellar year for hip hop. Personally, I think it'll be tough to top Fishscale, but we'll see. And indie bands take note: this thing comes out in two weeks and it
Anyway, without further ado, it's Contest Time: Predict the Pfork rating for Hell Hath No Fury in the comments. Winner gets a big-ass box of some of the cooler promo stuff we've received lately, including, but not limited to: the Decemberists' The Crane Wife (on vinyl!), the new Hold Steady, the new My Morning Jacket double live album Okonokos, the Knife's self-titled debut, and more.
For the record, we're guessing it gets a 10.11. You can hear a few songs from Hell Hath No Fury on the Clipse's myspace page. Watch the video for "Mr. Me Too" here.
UPDATE: Download two songs from the album at Spine Magazine.
Information Leafblower has posted their list of the Top 40 Bands in America: 2006 Edition, as voted upon by a bunch of bloggers (based on posting frequency). Most of my choices didn't make the top 40, but it's still a pretty interesting read.