TC chose Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager:
“Even though Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music’s marquee man, his recent leaks – “Runaway” and “Monster” – show that his current musical practices are more mortal than the superhuman nature we know him for,” said Trent “TC” Clark, Managing Editor at SmokingSection.net. “Instead, I’d say the hints Kid Cudi has given us from Man On The Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager could be the infectious sing-a-long of the winter.”
On the other hand, I went with J. Cole’s Cole World:
“History shows that many of our current greats started their runs with their debut albums,” said John Gotty of SmokingSection.net. “The one where they gave us their life’s living and waiting crammed into a one shot deal to share who they are with the world. He seemed to go through an apprenticeship while on the road for The Blueprint 3 tour and didn’t release much recorded material. In recent months, he’s picked up the pace by releasing several notable freestyles and releasing “Who Dat” – presumably one of the album’s singles – all of which have been noteworthy. And now that he’s begun to add producing to his repertoire, the Faytettenam rookie is poised to make his mark in 2010’s last quarter.”
Read the rest “From Kanye to J.Cole: Critics Weigh In On Most Anticipated Albums” over at Rapfix and shouts to Paul Cantor for asking us to be down.