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Tigger’s Best Albums of 2009

Last year, I did a list of 25 albums and probably could have stretched it to 30.  There was just that much great music.

This year, not so much.  I initially had a list of 20, but it felt like a stretch.  So I cut it back to 15 because I really wanted to highlight great albums, not good or decent albums.

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Posted on January 1st, 2010 - Filed under Music
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Tigger’s Best Songs of 2009

This list represents what I consider to be the 20 best recorded songs in black music this year. You should know before reading that I don’t just consider singles, as singles are such a small sample of what is recorded and released in any given year.

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Posted on December 30th, 2009 - Filed under Music
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How Michael Jackson Should Do His Comeback

There is quite a bit of chatter about the kind of album that Michael Jackson should be doing.  The current producer/songwriter names rumored to be working on Mike’s comeback album range from Ne-Yo (naturally) to Akon to will.i.am.

And folks are talking about what constitutes a great Mike comeback album, some good and some eh…not so good.

So I’ve decided to put together my dream list of collaborators for Mike.

Singer Michael JacksonHow I like to think of Mike.

Full disclosure: my favorite Mike album is Dangerous, though I do think that creatively Off The Wall is his strongest (only because Dangerous is overlong and the Free Willy song and Heal The World are on there).

That said, I don’t want him to recreate either of those albums.

But I do want him to go into this album with the same mindset that created those albums.  That is: I want him to collaborate with the best songwriters of this generation to make an album that is both current and timeless.

Key words: current, timeless, songwriters.

So:

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Posted on September 24th, 2008 - Filed under Music
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