• The Albums From 2009 That I Liked Most

    10 Feb 2011, 10:34 by andtigers

    I wanted to marinate on my picks for 2009 for 6 months, but it was really closer to a year. In that time there was surprisingly little change. Better late than never, eh?

    There are 41 albums. Try not to worry about it. You'll also notice I use these words a lot: "Pacific Northwest," "Psychedelic," "Mathy." Try not to worry about that either.

    41. Rick Ross - Deeper Than Rap

    Rick Ross is not deeper than rap. This was just a terrible, terrible year for hip-hop. Thus this stupid, stupid collection of wonderful top 40-ready megahits looks even sweeter by comparison. Nothing here quite reaches that level of “Billionaire” brilliance, but “Maybach Music 2” comes close in its shocking display of appalling braggadocio -- plus it features nearly every living rapper. The few MCs who were not featured on “Maybach Music 2” appear elsewhere on this album. If your brain is wired to respond favorably to the indulgences of pop music, you will love this album.
  • So...... I set up a netlabel

    4 Apr 2008, 22:47 by Fynci

    I had been thinking about it for a while, a number of things fell into place and I bit the bullet. 4 days old, 9 releases, and 19 acts involved.

    That's not bad going!

    The site will be undergoing some changes (making prettier), but the skeleton is all there.

    The whole idea behind the label is just to put things that I like up there free for download, hopefully this will lead to the artists getting listened to by more people, hopefully this will get them shows, hopefully this will eventually get them money, and then hopefully I will retire with no money made.....but content and happy that I've finally decided to do something constructive.

    If you're in a band, or want to do something for Rack & Ruin then please contact me (info on the site), unless you're on some major label who'd probably sue me. If you're not in a band, and want to download and listen to the bands on Rack & Ruin, then do so..... and then buy an instrument.