The 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century

Here are HONOLULU Magazine's 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century.


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25. The Green

Green, 2010

Listening to the hooky, immersive roots reggae of this debut, you’d never guess that 70 percent of the album was recorded in guitarist JP Kennedy’s bedroom. “We would just jam in my bedroom and record stuff,” he says. “We had this vibration, this brotherhood.” This is feel-good music, for sure, but it’s anchored by an attention to Hawaii realities. “We sing about what we see around us, good and bad,” says member Zion Thompson. “We like music with substance.”
 

 

Mahalo to all our esteemed panelists

  • John AetoMana Magazine

  • Leah Bernstein, Mountain Apple Co.

  • Robert Cazimero, musician

  • Nalani Choy, musician

  • Jon de Mello, Mountain Apple Co.

  • Bruddah Wade Faildo, Hawaiian 105 KINE

  • Keola Donaghy, UH Maui music department

  • Kainani Kahaunaele, musician

  • Kawika Kahiapo, musician

  • Dennis Kamakahi, musician

  • Michael Keany, HONOLULU Magazine

  • Fred KraussPunahele Productions

  • Mailani Makainai, musician

  • Ken Makuakane, musician

  • Derrick Malama, Hawaii Public Radio

  • Derek Paiva, Hawaii Magazine

  • Kealii Reichel, musician

  • Jake and Laurie RohrerUluloa Productions

  • Skylark Rossetti, radio personality

  • Harry B. Soria, Territorial Airwaves

  • Kuana Torres Kahele, musician

  • Dave Tucciarone, producer

  • “Billy V” Van Osdol, Hawaiian 105 KINE

  • Mark Yamanaka, musician

  • Byron Yasui, UH Manoa music department

 

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