Sunday, December 28, 2003

The Highs: The Albums and Songs of the Year

PMC Tune Selected as a New York Times' Song of the Year

I am really glad that Panjabi MC's collaboration with Jay-Z has received the amount of attention it has because the tune was defintely groundbreaking. Adding to PMC's accolades for 2003, his Mundian to Bach Ke featuring Jay-Z has been named by the New York Times as one of the best singles of the year.

These "Best of" lists are going to be a plenty this time of year, and I am sure this trend will not skip the blogging world. In fact, DESIBLOG will be doing its own top 10 lists of South Asian-America/Diasporic South Asian accomplishments of 2003 which should be posted by 12/31--although a trip to NYC for New Years Eve may delay this. Anyway, if you guys want to add some input--leave who/what you think should be included in the comments.

What I found interesting about the NYT's listings are while only a couple of the albums listed as best album fall into the rap/hip-hop genre, all the songs listed as best singles, fall into this category.