Questlove Shares His 10 Favorite Albums Of The Decade

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He also shared the 10 songs that really moved him during the 2010s.

Questlove has shared his 10 favorite albums of the 2010s.

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In an interview with Rolling Stone, The Roots bandleader talked about his decade, from his favorite albums to which artist he thought had the best decade (answer: Donald Glover). In regards to the former, Quest offered an expected roster of selections:

Dangelo & The Vanguard’s Black Messiah, Tig Notaro’s Live, Solange’s When I Get Home, Kali Uchis’ Isolation, Jay-Z an Kanye West’s Watch the Throne, Erykah Badu’s New AmErykah Part Two: (Return of the Ankh), Karriem Riggins’s Alone Together, Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Multi-Love, Jamar Neighbors’ Amerikkka’s Nigga.



Quest also shared the songs that really moved him during the 2010s:

Rihanna’s “James Joint,” Bon Iver’s “Perth,” Earl Sweatshirt’s “Burgundy,” Pusha T’s “Lunch Money,” Kali Uchis’ “In My Dreams,” Solange’s “Things I Imagined,” Thundercat’s “Them Changes,” Radiohead’s “Give Up the Ghost,” Raphael Saadiq’s “Movin Down The Line,” Hiatus Kaiyote’s “Nakamarra.”

And, lastly, he shared his five favorite live shows he saw:

5. D’Angelo & the Vanguard tour (2015)
4. Prince’s Welcome 2 America (2011)
3. Beyonce at Coachella (streamed) (2018)
2. Solange at the Guggenheim (2017)
1. The Roots/Outkast/Lionel Ritchie at Life Is Beautiful (2014)—–dream lineup right? NAH!!!!!! Lionel Ritchie took names and KICKED ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He took to the stage like Freddie Mercury at Live Aid — did not see this coming at all. He showed us whippersnappers how it’s DONE lol.

In related news, Quest will be making his directorial debut with a documentary titled Black Woodstock. The film is about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival.

Source: Rolling Stone

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