Reader Best of 2008: Stephen

by Winston "Stone" Ford

Black Milk

This year, instead of just having me yap on about my Best of lists, I reached out to several of our readers to give their Top 5 of the best releases of the year. I’ll be profiling a new reader each day until the end of the 2008. Today’s reader is Stephen, who works for an indie label in Brooklyn, NY, and a top reader of the site.

Name: Stephen
Location: Brooklyn

Portishead- Third
Black Milk- Tronic
Bon Iver- For Emma
No Age- Nouns
Dodos- Visiter

MGMT- “Time To Pretend”
Kid Cudi- “Day N Night” (honorable mentions to “The Prayer” too)
Big Boi- “Royal Flush”
Busta Rhymes- “Don’t Touch Me”
Lil Wayne- “A Mili” (and its myriad remixes)
Estelle f/ Kanye West- “American Boy”
Terminology f/ Bun B.- “This Is How We Rock”
Jay-Z- “Jocking Jay-Z”
Mr. Oizo- Stunt (Flying Lotus Mix)

Gaslamp Killer- I Spit On Your Grave
Santogold- Uptown Top Ranking
Zion I- The Search and the Seizure
Beyond The Wizards Sleeve- Ark 1
Kid Cudi- A Kid Name Cudi
Eli Escobar- We Make It Good (Homeless Mix)
Stats & Black- 48 Hours in Transit
J.Rocc- Cooking Ingredients
Cosmo Baker- Live At The Do-Over
88 Keys- Adam’s Case Files