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Questlove Picks Favorite Albums Of 2011

New York, Dec 30: Working with his group The Roots as the house band on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” has helped Questlove's music appreciation widen - He's now a huge fan of comedy albums.In
questlove picks favorite albums of 2011 - India TV
India TV News Desk December 30, 2011 12:57 IST

New York, Dec 30: Working with his group The Roots as the house band on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” has helped Questlove's music appreciation widen - He's now a huge fan of comedy albums.

In his list of top five CDs of the year, two of those were comedy albums: The Lonely Island's “Turtleneck & Chain” and “Comedy Person” by Wyatt Cenac, a correspondent and writer on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”

“I will go on record as to say I really, really love ‘Turtleneck & Chain.' Like, I like ‘Turtleneck & Chain' sonically, I think it has a sense of humor (and) lyrically it's funny,” he said. “It's almost like if (Beastie Boys') ‘License to Ill' were made in ... 2011, it would have been ‘Turtleneck & Chain' ... it's kind of crazy and ironic that a bunch of comic geeks from California who made their way to ‘Saturday Night Live' have probably made one of the more credible hip-hop albums.”

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the drummer of The Roots, is known as a music connoisseur.

He's released more than a dozen albums as the front man of The Roots and has produced songs for acts like Jay-Z, Al Green and Corinne Bailey Rae.

Questlove's top five list also includes Adele's “21” and “Watch the Throne” by Jay-Z and Kanye West.

Questlove also said music by newcomer The Weeknd topped his list.

The Canadian act of Ethiopian descent, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, released a trilogy of well-received mixtapes this year (“House of Balloons,” “Thursday” and “Echoes of Silence”).

“That could be the future of R&B,” Questlove said of the singer, who recently produced songs for the latest album by fellow Canadian, rapper Drake.

 

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