Why do some of us feel compelled to do a Top-10 music list at the end of each year? There are several answers I suppose… for me, it’s primarily to let those closest to me, ones that share my musical taste, know what the FUNK-iest music I’ve heard, is.  Beyond that, I hope to reach others who are seeking fresh, motivating, head-boppin’, gut moving, foot tappin’, eye opening, FUNKALICIOUS flavored, groovy, neck bendin’ sounds… they may not have encountered yet.

As The Museum of UnCut Funk was founded in February of this year, although my first blog preceding this was published in April, I simply had to do a Top-10 for the year 2008.  I promise to do entry’s earlier for the years to come.  There was so much good FUNKIN’ music out in 2008, I actually had to do a Top-20.

Jazmine Sullivan – FearlessJazmine Sullivan

Lil’ Wayne – The Carter IIILil' Wayne

Estelle – ShineEstelle

Santigold – SantigoldSantigold

Sia – Some People Have Real ProblemsSia

Lupe Fiasco – The CoolLupe Fiasco

The Mars Volta – The Bedlam in GoliathThe Mars Volta

Kings of Leon – Only By The NightKings of Leon

Lady Gaga – The FameLady Gaga

T.I. – Paper TrailT.I.

Jennifer Hudson – Jennifer HudsonJennifer Hudson

The Black Keys – Attack and ReleaseThe Black Keys

John Legend – EvolverJohn Legend

Erykah Badu – New Amerykah Part One: 4th World WarErykah Badu

Anthony Hamilton – The Point of it AllAnthony Hamilton

Seal – SoulSeal

Gnarls Barkley – The Odd CoupleGnarls Barkley

Duffy – RockferryDuffy

Usher – Here I StandUsher

Al Green – Lay It DownAl Green

If I have not heard the majority of a CD from top to bottom, I don’t put it in the “top” countdown.  A few I imagine I would love, heard in part, and others I have really enjoyed that get honorable mentions are:

Katy Perry – One of the BoysKaty Perry

Raphael Saadiq – The Way I See ItRaphael Saadiq

Coldplay – Viva La VidaColdplay

Robin Thicke – Something ElseThicke

Anthony David – Acey DuecyAnthony David

Nas – Nas (the CD formerly titled Ni**er)Nas

I didn’t expect to end up with more than a couple artists when I started the “honorable mentions” list, but I ended up with 6 – for the LOVE OF GOOD FUNKIN MUSIC…



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