Cadence Weapon's albums of the decade
A record that takes chances and totally redefined what it meant to make a beat in my mind. Probably the album I’ve listened to the most this decade.
The album that made me think that there was actually an audience for leftfield music with rap in it. One of the toughest albums ever.
A really brave album that really exposed me to the transformative qualities of house music. It uses the fabric of old dance music to literally and figuratively build a new reality, while seamlessly blending in live elements.
This album conveys Canadian winter more than any music I’ve heard before. It can be desperate and cold and harsh but there is hope at the end…
Uncompromising, fearsome, psychedelic, reverent of the old school yet forward-thinking, “it‘s me against housing”, rolling like a freight train, impossible to ignore.
This record is probably why I make music today. The first record I ever heard with content that I could truly relate to and a sound that I understood. Talking about eating pizza and playing Gran Turismo never seemed so exciting until this record.
Unlike anything released before or after it, listening to Since I Left You is like watching a great film. But you can somehow still play many of the individual songs and have them work on a dancefloor. It’s a dynamic record.
People usually cite the first record but to me,Room On Fire really muscled up the energy of Is This It? with more exciting arrangements and arguably stronger songs.
An ornate tapestry of instruments and voices that creates a feeling of warmth and energy that may be impossible for anyone else to ever recreate. It’s the best produced album of the decade.
It sounds real and unreal at the same time. There are moments of barely contained enthusiasm but also, expertly measured restraint. “Brother Sport” should be the planet’s anthem.