Thursday, December 8, 2011

Jay-Z, Beyonce' & Kanye Make Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2011

Watch the Throne and 4 have made another Best Albums list, this time it's Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2011.  Jay and Ye's Throne reached #2 second only to Adele's 21.  B's 4 was 25.  Here's what the famed mag had to say about both classics:

Watch the Throne, Jay-Z and Kanye West
 The most anticipated event-album of 2011 was a sound-the-trumpets supergroup record of a magnitude scarcely seen. What could have been a crash-and-burn anticlimax turned out to be as fun as any record in a dog's age. From the cinematic "No Church in the Wild" to the Stax-soul update "Otis," Throne testifies to Kanye West's genius for beats both iconoclastic and pop-savvy. Amid all the litanies of private jets and gold watches, politics creep in: The pair frame their rise as an African-American Horatio Alger story on the impossibly fierce "Ni**as in Paris."  

4, Beyonce'
The world's shrewdest diva turns on her star power full blast, indulges her oddball side and flaunts her mastery of seemingly every modern pop mode – from the riotous hiphop love ode "Countdown" to the sweet, faux-Stevie retrosoul ditty "Love on Top" to the futuristic stomper "Run the World (Girls)."

 Read more:  Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2011

--Princess Carter


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