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Real Talk: The Top 15 Albums Of 2011

By 12.30.11

Who: TiRon & Ayomari
What: A Sucker For Pumps
Why: 4.5 Cigs
Label: The Cafeteria Line | Producers: Exile, Oddisee, TiRon, Ty$, Chordz 3D, D.K., DJ Dahl, Iman Omari, Tiffany Gouche, DJ Drewbyrd, Andrew Lloyd, beatnich, J.LBS

The Good: On A Sucker for Pumps, an album that is filled with complexities and contradictions that all of us has seen at some point in life, TiRon and Ayomari don’t sugarcoat anything. Especially on songs like “All My Love” and “Her Theme Song,” which lack lame proclamations of “fuck bitches, get money” or “love at first sight.” Best of all, the project doesn’t drag out, as the duo opted for a smooth, concise approach that blasts the listener with stellar production that beckons the repeat button.

The Bad: If there even is a negative to said about A Sucker For Pumps, it is perhaps that the L.A. pair chose a very un-Hip-Hop topic to set their album around, and it may take the populus a while to warm up to it. That said, once you enter their world, there’s no leaving it without learning a thing or two.

The Lovely: Every single person has a different experience with love and romance, and as a result, despite listening to the exact same album, each listener’s perception of what they hear is strikingly unique. The whole project sounds phenomenally fluid and thus, TiRon and Ayomari have officially begun their journey on becoming experts at matters of the heart. — Raj

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