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Underrated
*Darc Mind - Symptomatic of a Greater Ill
*M-1 - The Confidential
*Shrift - Lost in a Moment
*Masta Killa - Made in Brooklyn
*Wax Tailor - Tales of Forgotten Melodies (US Release)
*A-Trak - Oh No You Didn't
*Nino Moschella - The Fix
*Alice Smith - For Lovers, Dreamers & Me

Overrated
*The Knife - Silent Shout
*Girl Talk - Night Ripper
*Danielson - Ships

I'd add more to the overrated list just can't think of any more that really stand out like the three listed. Don't get me wrong I don't think those records are complete garbage I just think they are getting more run than they deserve. Maybe it's me.

I liked some of the Knife tracks but somebody moaning over spaced out techno instrumentation just doesn't equal best record of the year. Give me Deep Cuts any day. Danielson I completely don't understand. How does Daniel Smith's voice not drive you absolutely mad?

I also find Girl Talk highly overrated because there are so many people doing better mashups/blends out there with a quarter of the credit (The Rub crew & DJ B.Cause to name two).

Mp3: Marvin Gaye - "Sexual Healing" (B.Cause Give It Up Remix)

As always post overrated, underrated lists in comments or just tell me I have just got everything completely wrong.

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JT said... @ 12/21/2006 10:48:00 AM

Jay-Z's return was definitely overrated. He leaves for 3 years, and what do we get? A whole lot of re-warmed clips, lots of guests, lots of flair and production, but not a whole lot of real substance. Some bright spots on there, don't get me wrong, but let's face it. It was an overrated album.

k. said... @ 12/21/2006 11:40:00 AM

Good call. I was trying to throw up records that people were saying were AWESOME and I found just ok. With Jay I don't know how many people actually found that to be a good record.

Flatlander said... @ 12/22/2006 08:53:00 AM

A-fucking-men on The Knife. Hey folks, the emperor has no clothes and The Knife shouldn't be in everyone's top five.

Mertz said... @ 12/22/2006 10:23:00 AM

Can't make up my mind on The Knife, but when I'm not feeling them I think you're totally right.

And THANK YOU for pointing out how freakin overrated Girl Talk is. I always find that Night Ripper is "My First Mashup Mix" for so many of my friends that don't know a lot about the cut and paste world. Then I show them DJ Food's "Raiding the 20th Century" mix and they see that Girl Talk really isn't that impressive at all.

DW said... @ 12/22/2006 09:15:00 PM

When I first heard The Knife, I wanted to launch myself from the moving vehicle. I grew to like it more, but it's still not in the Best Albums of 2006.

And I won't even get started discussing my disappointment with Jay-Z...

:)

Michelle said... @ 12/23/2006 12:20:00 AM

thank god, someone said it!
girltalk gets way too much credit for kind of shitty mashups

k. said... @ 12/23/2006 08:06:00 AM

don't get me wrong i am bananas about "we share our mother's health" (think thats what its called) but the rest of the disc is pretty forgetable for me.

Anonymous said... @ 3/30/2007 09:54:00 PM

agree with you on everything but the knife. The emperor may be naked, but the knife still kicks ass

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