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The Top Ten Albums Of 2011: Number 3

Number 3: Drake-Take Care

The story is now famous that Drake kept a copy of James Blake’s Self-Titled debut in the studio while he recorded. Minimalism is the key to the beats in most of the tracks and he uses sampling expertly. The likes of The Weeknd(on Crew Love) and Rihanna(on Take Care) are utilized perfectly. The laid back feel to this album is very evident.

Lead single ‘Headlines’ is a brilliant slice of pop. ‘Look What You’ve Done’ is a great reflective song, showing Drizzy looking back on his career so far. Drake raps and sings better than ever on this, with a solid and consistency not seen previously.

‘The Real Her’ featuring Lil Wayne and Andre 3000 is my highlight. Andre’s lines area among the best twelve bars of the year. ‘Lord Knows’ featuring Rick Ross has a groovy beat and a cracking line from Ross. “Only fat Nigga in Sauna with Jews.” Its an outstanding album, His best work so far.

Words By Conor Kelly

Words By Conor Kelly

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The Top 20 Tracks of 2011 Number: 13

Number 13: Rihanna-We Found Love [Featuring Calvin Harris]

For us folks in Ireland, the main story to this Rihanna smash single was the video being shot on a farm in Bangor, County Down and the ensuing argument with the farmer who owned the land. For everyone else, ‘We Found Love’ was a simply great pop song, with a killer Ri Ri hook and a heavenly Calvin Harris club drop. Another instant pop gem.

Words By Conor Kelly

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Rihanna Samples The xx On New Album

Rihanna has sampled The xx for her new album ‘Talk That Talk’. The track titled  ‘Drunk On Love’ samples ‘Intro’ by the English band. To hear a thirty second leak, go over to Popjustice. An early review of the album by VHI reckons that the album may be one of the dirtiest pop records ever. We’ll be sure to listen out. Check out the original of ‘Intro’ Below:

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Listen to New Drake Track off Take Care

Drake’s new album Take Care drops on the 15th of November. After the first track Headlines, he has released a new track featuring Rick Ross called Lord Knows. Zane Lowe had it as his hottest record last night. Drake also announced a mixtape with Ross that is in the works. Watch the Video for Headlines Below:

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New Video released for Coldplay’s single ‘Paradise’

 Coldplay have released an official video for their new single ‘Paradise’. The track is taken from their forthcoming album Mylo Xyloto’, which will be released on Parlophone on the 25th of October. The video features the band dressed as elephants among other things. Watch Below:

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