Erykah Badu and Sarah Jaffe Land On Some Early Year-End Best Album Lists
|Sarah Jaffe's had a big year, in case you didn't know.|
But I digress.
Two notable year-end lists made their debut today, and two Dallas females who've had plenty big years have popped up in them...
National Public Radio's included Erykah Badu's New Amerykah, Pt. 2: Return of the Ankh on its in-no-particular-order Top 50 albums of the year list -- maybe not all that surprising given the year Badu's had, controversies and all -- and praised the album appropriately, claiming that the disc "floats by in a glorious haze on grooves that never exceed the speed limit (no chopping or screwing necessary)."
But this inclusion is a little surprising, actually: Sarah Jaffe's full-length debut, Suburban Nature, pops up on Paste's Top 50 countdown at a respectable No. 39 position, coming in ahead of the likes of Local Natives, Yeasayer, Deerhunter, The Black Keys and Wavves, thanks to praise of the album's "ebbs and flows on a sea of candid relationship narratives."
So. One Dallas female continues her success and the other further positions herself for a promising future. Yup, this is a town whose sound is dominated by women. We can all agree on that much, yeah?