10 June 2007


I love "The Hard Road" by Hilltop Hoods

I'm sure anyone from Australia is sick of "The Hard Road" by the Adelaide-based hip-hop group Hilltop Hoods by now, but since I'm way up here in Canada I just heard it for the first time. Then I played it twice more in a row. None of their material is even available on the Canadian iTunes Store.

Leesa sent me the Triple J 2007 Hottest 100 CD, and "The Hard Road" is #3 on the list (ahead of The Killers and Gnarls Barkley). I have no idea whether it's so overplayed Down Under that it's a joke by now, but I don't care. It's a great tune, just a spectacularly awesome groove. Plus it samples Leon Russell, making it even cooler. Thanks Leesa!

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hoods are good. check their 3rd album the calling. was a break through australian hip hop album.

if your curious in listening to other fresh, intelligient and original hip hop from australia, check out

Pegz aka Pegasus "Axis"
Delta "The Lostralian"
Terra Firma "waking the dead"
Koolism, Brothers Stoney and perhaps Matty B's - 'courageous' lp
for an older feel for it. word one love