Longtime friends, colleagues, and musical collaborators Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale have come together to record their first ever duet album...and it represents everything that's right with Nashville. The male country duet is a lost artform, resurrected masterfully here on Buddy and Jim. The album was recorded in just a few days, at Buddy Miller's home studio. True duet style: with the two of them singing into one microphone in the middle of the room. Don't sleep on this album, it's one of the year's best:
Big Boi -- Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
Big Boi's last album album, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty, was my favorite hip-hop album for a number of years. So while I haven't able to listen to this one yet, needless to say my hopes are high. I noticed, that like on his last record, Outkast's record label isn't allowing Andre 3000 to appear on any of the songs (damn them man!), but the list of guest performers is pretty impressive: UGK, T.I., Big K.R.I.T., Ludacris, Kid Cudi, Killer Mike, B.o.B., Wavves, and of course longtime collaborator Sleepy Brown).