Aw yeah. Complex.com has placed Kid Cudi’s debut album Man on the Moon: The End of Day at the #1 spot on their top 25 best album of ’09 list.
Hip-hop’s lonely stoner threw the “debut rap album” blueprint out the window with his bold opening statement, a somber trip into the mind of Scott Mescudi. With producers Emile, Plain Pat, and Ratatat driving most of the music, Man On The Moon shows a remarkably fully-formed sound—dark, melodic, spacious—a feat that most unfocused artists strive for their entire career. Mixing the easy thump of hip-hop with the relentlessly introspective sensibility of indie rock, Cudi pushed the boundaries of both worlds, perfectly capturing 2009’s unapologetically creative spirit.
I wholeheartedly agree. MOTM: TEOD was most definitely the best album of the year. Congrats, Cudder. Looking forward to what you have in store for 2010.
Many publishers used this year’s Spike Video Game Awards as a launching pad for their future games lineup. Notable titles include Halo: Reach and Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. Surprise announcements include Arkham Asylum 2, a reboot of the Medal of Honor series, a stand-alone Green Day Rock Band game, and a lead up to the 2010 Tron movie called Tron Evolution. Check out the Halo: Reach and Green Day: Rock Band trailers below and look after the break for trailers for the rest of the games mentioned here, plus more! 2010 already looks to be a solid year for video gamers. Get pumped. And for those who are curious–The Beatles: Rock Band won (and rightfully deserved) music game of the year and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves nabbed Game of the Year. Look after the break for the full rundown of winners.
Note: A press release announces that the Halo: Reach multiplayer beta begins Spring 2010.
“unfriend” – verb – “To remove someone as a ‘friend’ on a social networking site such as Facebook.”
That’s right, folks. The word “unfriend” is the word of the year, according to the Oxford American Dictionary. And get this–it beat out the words netbook, hashtag, and sexting, among others.
This is just silly, ain’t it?