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|Favorite Albums Of 2009 (That I Actually Listened To)|
So I haven't listened to nearly enough music in 2009 to make a "Best Of", but I wanted to try a list on this site so these are my favorite of the past year.
Not giving a fuck never sounded sweeter, or catchier. Manages to take its weaknesses (simplicity of compositions, lack of virtuosity) and turn them into strengths, making this album the anthem for just letting it all go (in the good way).
What the id would sound like if it could reach falsetto and arpeggiate. "All The King's Men" is my top song of the year.
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
I did not want to like this album, but its undeniable. They make this look too easy. Fold it! No, fallin'! I want to buy a Cadillac now.
Out of the three major (in my eyes) electronic releases, this one is supreme. Mixing the experimentality of HEALTH with a dab of the hookiness of Neon Indian, Tarot Sport is more of a emotion simulator than a record.
"Oh, he sounds just like MGMT/Washed Out/Gary Numan and he's just another member of the Pitchfork hype machine." Whine all you want, this man knows how to craft a pop song, plain and simple. Enough sticky melodies and bittersweet nostalgia to keep you coming back for more. I should've taken acid with this guy.
What hell sounds like on a bad day. Now with (a couple) hooks! BJ Miller, by the way, best drumming performance of the year.
|7||Cymbals Eat Guitars|
Why There Are Mountains
Nostalgia, in all its forms, was a bit of a trend this year. Modest Mouse, Pavement, and many of the other bands I and so many others grew up with, are in the spirits of these guys. I feel entitled to their success.
King of Jeans
Poor Matt Korvette. His simplistic, depressed (and slightly sarcastic) musings on the problems that come with being a "normal dude" lend a little sensitivity to the rest of Pissed Jeans' hardcore attack. An attack which has never sounded better, by the way.
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Just don't deny it, this record is brilliant. Along with the Fall Be Kind EP, 2009 will, in all likelihood, be remembered as the year of Animal Collective.
Bring it on, bitches.
|fuck buttons sounds nothing like neon indian, i know this. just clarifying that tarot sport is much more listenable than street horrrsing|
|8 was my #3 this year. |
totally awesome record
|do you get your music from Sadsongsfordirtylovers?|
if you don't, you should start reading it.
|awesome list, love the odd-numbered albums|
|i didn't know stone cold listened to animal collective|
|strikey i actually had never heard of that blog before but i checked it out and youre right we do have pretty similar tastes it seems. i was thinking of creating a simple little blogspot deal like that too but it would be just like that i think haha.|
thank you timbo lol
and feav, ya boy stone cold steve dances around in his summertime clothes when hes not stunnering every sumbitch in the wwf come on now