Electric City
Adam Downer
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Last Active 07-19-14 7:00 pm
Joined 05-25-05

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12.20.12 A TotalDowner of 2012 01.17.12 Ghost Ship Ep Is Finally Out
12.08.11 Downer's Top 25 Of 2011 08.10.11 Paradigm Shift
04.17.11 I Am Andrew Ryan And I Am Here To Ask Y12.01.10 Electric City's Top 25 Of 2010
04.17.10 Feels12.14.09 Adam Downer's Top 25 Albums Of 2009
12.07.09 Adam Downer's Decade Of Awesome08.17.09 25 Essential Post Rock Albums
07.10.09 Four Years On Sputnik12.19.08 Top 25 Of 2008

Adam Downer's Top 25 Albums Of 2009

With reasons (if I feel like it)!
1Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion


As if you expected anything else.
2Japandroids
Post-Nothing


Just saying the difference between 2 and 3 is negligible. I wish we had ties.
3Brand New
Daisy


Cuz I listen to this more than I do Post-Nothing, but Post-Nothing has more special moments, so they are basically are of equal quality in my mind.
4Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind


I've written way too much about this already.
5Atlas Sound
Logos


This is to me this year what Microcastle was supposed to be last year. Don't get me wrong, I'm now a fan of Deerhunter, but Logos is Microcastle's equal if not it's superior.
6The Antlers
Hospice


This. Is. Sad. And just what exactly is the storyline anyway?
7 Raekwon
Only Built For Cuban Lynx pt. II


ain't nothin ta fuck wit. Second favorite hip hop release ever
8Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind


Probably shouldve been number 2 but I have to appear objective to you people
9Elder
Reflect


Post Rock, shoegaze, skramz: my perfect storm
10DJ Sprinkles
Midtown 120 Blues


So so so so so mesmerizing.
11Daitro
Y


Expected this to be awesome, but I didn't expect it to be like hey dudes lets play Brawl to Daitro awesome.
12A City Safe From Sea
Throw Me Through Walls


John Hanson's review of this coming on the release of Ritual of Names
13Do Make Say Think
Other Truths


This could only have "Do" on it and it would still find a spot on this list.
14Converge
Axe to Fall


Obligatory
15maudlin of the Well
Part the Second


Well, this makes up for Blue Lambency Downward. Toby still knows how to be accessible and challenging at the same time
16 Cursive
Mama, I'm Swollen


There's a hole in the floor, as black as my mama's womb, those were the days
17A Sunny Day In Glasgow
Ashes Grammar


In competition with Embryonic for "Long-as-shit" album of the year. This wins because oh my god it's so catchy and dreamy and nice and aghhhh
18Bon Iver
Blood Bank


No really, this was released this year, remember? Remember when "Woods" was controversial??
19Spires
Flowers and Fireworks


Written too much about this too, better than anything SeaAnemone's reviewed in the past month
20Volcano Choir
Unmap


Well hey Justin Vernon fancy seeing you here again
21 Kreng
L'Autopsie Phenomenale De Dieu


Scary shit right here. Like psychologically. Seriously don't listen to this album.
22P.O.S.
Never Better


FUCK IT BACK TO THE WALL CRUSH IT LAUGH AT EM ALL HUSH LET EM TRY TO FIND THE BEAUTY IN YOUR FACE
23 Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left


kooky little buggers
24Trophy Scars
Bad Luck


Another two weeks with this album this would have ended up top 15 probably.
25Harvard
The Inevitable and I


There are a lot of albums I was considering putting here, but I liked this one the best, even though it's less of an artistic achievement or a cool revival or a fun dancey album as what's on the outside looking in. Just really chill, well constructed stuff.
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