One.Be.Lo - S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M.
One.Be.Lo serves as my second example of a man splitting from his duo (in this case, Binary Star) to create a compelling solo album; the other one is Sean Price. Anyways, this album is sublimely produced and One.Be.Lo dominates lyricially. The album is 73 minutes long but manages to stay fresh throughout. At times some songs tend to drag, but in general it is masterfully done. I'd put this ahead of the last 3.
In other news....new coffee-infused coke. It will probably suck. http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051207/bs_nm/food_cokeblak_dc