Reader Best of 2008: Rob from Bold As Love

by Winston "Stone" Ford

The Black Rock Musical Passing Strange

We’re ringing in 2009 with our reader Best of 2008 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 over the next several weeks. Today’s Reader is Rob Fields of Bold As Love.

Name: Rob Fields
Location: Brooklyn

TV On The Radio–“Dear Science”.  See DLZ and Love Dog
Passing Strange original cast recording.  A great show full of music that shines light on our humanity.
Gnarls Barkley–“The Odd Couple”.  I can’t think of a more introspective, and in some ways, existential album put out by a Black artist
Saul Williams–“The Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust”. Hard-hitting and truth-telling.
BLK JKS–“Mystery” (EP)

Honorable mentions
Chewing Pics–“Tarantula” (EP)
The Knux–“Remind Me in 3 Days…” Just a lot of fun