Return of the Mac


Return of the Mac

March 27, 2007

Hardcore Rap

Recovering from the unpopular Mobb Deep album Blood Money, group member Prodigy hooked up with longtime Mobb producer the Alchemist and stepped up his game with this great collaborative album. Best cut: "Mac 10 Handle" which takes a bit of the Geto Boys' "Mind Playin' Tricks on Me" and twists it into an N.Y.C. gangsta anthem.

- David Jeffries

The Delivery Man

Elvis Costello / Elvis Costello & the Imposters

The Delivery Man


Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Grafting the rootsy sound of King of America onto the ragged but forceful attack of Blood and Chocolate, 2004's The Delivery Man is one of Elvis Costello's best and most idiosyncratic rock & roll albums. Through the literacy of the lyrics sometimes runs up against the muscle and sweat of the music, this is an honestly remarkable set of songs, and the anything-goes spirit of these performances could have come from no other artist.

- Mark Deming