Bilal Oliver Picks The Top Ten Albums Discovered In 2010


Bilal Oliver’s 2010 release Airtight’s Revenge is one of our very favorite albums of the year. One of the songs from the album, “Little One” was nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance in this year’s upcoming Grammy Awards. It’s a gorgeous song that he wrote for his sons, one of whom has Autism, the other sickle cell. In addition to touring for the release of the album, Bilal made a stop by the WXPN studios for an upcoming session on World Cafe with David Dye. He also recently shared with Wax Poetics the Top 10 albums he discovered in 2010 and they include:

1. Janelle Monae The ArchAndroid (Bad Boy/Wondaland Arts Society)
2. Jay-Z The Blueprint 3 (Atlantic/Roc Nation)
3. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti Before Today (4AD)
4. Erykah Badu New Amerykah: Part Two (Return of the Ankh) (Universal Motown)
5. The Roots How I Got Over (Def Jam)
6. Diddy Dirty Money Last Train to Paris (Bad Boy Records)
7. Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella)
8. Kid Cudi Man on the Moon 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager (G.O.O.D.)
9. Flying Lotus Pattern+Grid World (Warp)
10. Little Dragon Machine Dreams (Peacefrog)



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