Guest Post: The Album of the Year?

General, Music, News, Polls, Reviews — By on September 27, 2012 1:05 pm

Starting the new year let’s review the music of 5772, A year full of good stuff!

By Mapil Studios

Starting with the today’s biggest star Lipa Schmeltzer’s Leap of Faith, an album full of hits, art, and whatever can be good for an album! Including the hits: ‘Kvodo’ ‘Mizrach’ & ‘Yigdal’, ‘Hang Up The Phone’ with an Amazing music video with close to 200,000 views on you tube, lots of slow & warm songs, songs that  took over Weddings

‘Keep Climbing’ by Avraham Fried – which doesn’t need to much to say, it says by its self! 13 Hits! Starting by ‘Hofachtoh’ ‘Retzoneini’ ‘Keep Climbing’ itself, through ‘Heimoh’ & ‘Kach Es Sheli’ and more! An album which is a hit even for Fried!

‘Hartzig with Shloime Daskal’ the 3th of the ‘Shades of Green’ series by Yossi Green, witch includes slow & warm songs, from Avraham Fried to Shloime Gertner, from the 90’s to new songs, -which all as one- great beautiful hits!

‘Taussig 2’,  Shloime Taussig brought us another mega hit album! Started by ‘Gam Ki Eilech’ composed by Eli Cohen, to ‘Sason V’simcha’ to ‘Hecher’…. Plus the new version of the hits song ‘Lashem Ha’aretz Umloah’ with a new taste!

Shauly Waldner surprised the world, when he came in to the Jewish music with his Mega hit album ‘Tov Hashem’ An album full of breaking mega hits, shud it be Pinky’s ‘Elokei Neshoma’ or -his brother- Yitzy Waldner’s ‘Ki Malochov’, ‘What Will Be’ and all other hits!

After 3 years waiting Yochi Briskman came back with the 4th ‘Project X’ called ‘Chassidishe Taam’ with ‘Areleh Samet, with an assume collection of the latest of Shwekey, Fried, Lipa & more

‘Cry No More’ by Yaakov Shwekey, full of fast & slow hits! Dance & Crys! The song ‘Cry No More’ a real hit plus the beautiful music video & the video for the hit song: ‘Lo Yaavod’

‘Fin Yetz’ – after hundreds of you tube clips of the wonderful & beautiful songs of R’ Yoel Roth, YTT productions (Yeshiva Tiferes Tora) & Frielech came together to produce an all new album, A finish Kumzitz! 11 heart full songs in Yiddish, an easy and holy way to talk to Hashem!

‘All You Got’ by 8th day, after they hit the world with their hit song ‘Yalili’, they now gave ‘All They Got! Especially the hit sonmgs ‘Harmony’ ‘Money Room’, ‘Rabbi’s Son’!

Shragee Gestetner’s album can really be called the album of the year! Started by ‘Malei’ ‘Uverichim Heim’ and of course ‘Kerachem Av’

‘Maheir’ by Yoely Falkowitz, a real geshmakeh chassidisha album! Full of taste and heart!

‘Peace in my Heart’ -the 3th debut album of Yehuda Green, with song of R’ Shlomo Carlebach with a new taste plus some of his own compositions

‘Mimamakim’ by Yitzchok Fuchs, I would call him the best for his genre, one by one full of ‘Kumzitz Hits’

‘Bayoim Hahu’ by Yisroel Amar -young fully talented artist

Ok! Hope I didn’t miss any album.

And no! I didn’t forget of the new Hit album ‘Yesh Tikvah’ by Benny Friedman, its just not from that year anymore! But on next years list it will sure be the ‘Hit of 5773! Let’s see!!

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  1. Dave Sharpner says:

    Im going with LIPA Schmeltzer Leap of Faith all the way!

  2. nechama says:

    Schwebel Sharf and Levine volume 4 also came out in 5772. Right by Chanuka (before or on,Dont remember)

  3. Abe Gross says:

    What a Wonderfull writer you are covering and writing perfect compliments for each CD what they brought out…!! Amazing! BUT i am not fully in music but one album i got what u missed…. Pesterize! by:Yoeli Lebowitz What i thing is it a comedy album But ALSO Musical… its for u to decide this. Enjoy Thanks for this Wonderful writing

  4. MusicDrinker says:

    I think its very hard to choose a album of the year cause there is songs I like from each one, I would have made a 1) HARTZIGE SONG OF THE YEAR. 2) LAIBDIGE SONG OF THE YEAR. 3) YIDISH SONG OF THE YEAR. 4) ENGLISH SONG OF THE YEAR. but if I have to pick cd of the year I’ll have to go with KEEP CLIMBING fried is over 30 years in the buissness and his voice is stronger then ever, his song selection is great, but I’d rather choose it my way cause there is gr8 songs on other cds too like the KVODOI from lipa (pinky)

  5. djac says:

    why didnt you put chaim yisraels new album as an option?

  6. sam says:

    shwekey album definitely wins top spot – but have we forgotten the unbelievable aka pella c.d?!!!

  7. shmuel says:

    FRIED defiantly the greatest singer on earth best vocals nice person hes got my ***** 5 stars!

  8. Amrom says:

    I bought all of the above albums and more
    Have to say the only Album i kept listening over and over was Avrum Fried Keep Climbing so his is definitely the album of the year. (Taussig 2 should be 2nd).

  9. Yankel says:

    Keep Climbing, which Avraham Fried surprised me. His latest was by far a great album, additionally topping his albums in the past 14 years. Maybe it’s second only to Chazak.

    Overall I thing that’s the album of the year. I think you can agree with me that it exceeded people’s expectations.

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