2012 was an interesting year for music, with a wildly eclectic lineup of great albums, ranging from the confessional Channel Orange from Frank Ocean, to the epic, (Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! From Godspeed You! Black Emperor), and a bunch of great albums in between (Jack White and Fiona Apple, I am looking at you). But even with all those options considered, this decision is still pretty easy for me. As soon as I heard this album in March I knew, and I said it back then. While there was a good deal of great music funneling out of speakers and phones in 2012, none where as genre-bending and all encompassing as Kid Cudi and Dot Da Genius’ collaboration on their rock-inspired side project, WZRD. That album had everything, truly. And I consider it the best album of the year for a multitude or reasons, though the main reason being just how important the album is. Yes, that’s right, I said important. Not only is this album pitch perfect, but it is culturally profound. Read on to find out why.
Sensual songs about sex can be both sweet and surreal. Switching from sublime to serene in seconds. Sometimes, a sexy song can swelter, filling the room with sweet swells of sonic satisfaction. Sometimes, someone can sense something sexy and says supe….ah, fuck this. I need to stop with the S’s. That was stupid, sad, and silly. Here, six songs to fuck to. Simple as that. Shit, somebody stop me!