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Dopest Albums of 2016, by Oscar

posted by Oscar December 28, 2016

It’s that time of year again during which we summarize the best music we heard over the last 12 months. Because Pursuit of Dopeness is composed of an eclectic mix of individuals, this is just one in a series of posts for 2016’s Dopest, so keep an eye out for the rest of the team’s lists in which they select their own picks for the best of 2016.

Now, onto my list… This time around it was much easier to figure out my picks as all I had to do was think back at the albums that resonated with me the most, and by unintended coincidence, these just so happened to be the limited albums that I actually downloaded to my phone so I can hear them whenever the moment struck me.

So now that you’re familiar with Alex’s 2016 favorites, hit the jump and find out my picks for the dopest sounds that filled my airwaves in 2016! Continue Reading

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Dopest Albums of 2015 – By Oscar

posted by Oscar December 31, 2015

Dopest Albums 2015

For our final year-end list we’re doing things just a little bit differently. POD is a team of writers with our own particular set of interests, so instead of doing one list for the blog as a whole, we figured it’d be much better to highlight our own individual tastes by each dropping a list of our own for the Dopest Albums of the year.

My inclinations steer towards Rock and you’ll see my favorites of 2015 fully show that, but you’ll see a couple of other genres deservedly included here. So hit the jump and read MY list of the Dopest Albums of 2015. Continue Reading

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Dopest Albums of 2014

posted by Oscar December 7, 2014

Dopest Albums - 2014

It’s that time of year again when we come together and celebrate the year that was, highlighting the best that came out of 2014. Chicago proved once more to be a fruitful city for the music world, providing some excellent projects in Hip Hop and Rock.

Because a mixtape is as much a representation of an artist’s vision as any album released via a record label, we’ve bypassed making separate lists and given both their due within one comprehensive list. So now, hit the jump to see the best 2K14 had to offer. Continue Reading

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Dopest Albums of 2013

posted by Oscar December 12, 2013

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Continuing with our year-end lists, the second compilation we tackled focused on our favorite albums of the year. Instead of considering all full-length releases, we’ve separated albums and mixtapes into two different categories  so this list will focus on the more traditionally-inclined records and next week we’ll be announcing our list of favorite mixtapes. Some of our favorite releases include the return of Arcade Fire and the most anticipated record of the year, Kanye’s Yeezus. Again, this consists of our Top 12 releases but it is not a ranked list.

See the full list below. Continue Reading