Saturday, December 5, 2009

Music of the Year - 2009

Favorite albums from 2009

There were so many great albums this year I had to extend the list:

1. Bill Callahan, Sometimes I Wish I Were an Eagle
  • Perfect for driving through the desert or a late summer night in the studio with the windows open

2. Washed Out, Life of Leisure
  • The best summer album of the year - warm, soft and light

3. Fever Ray, Fever Ray
  • A brooding, icy sound by a band whose visual component is unmatched - watch this video:

4. Lovers, I am the West
  • A solid pop album from start to finish

5. Coconut Records, Davy
  • Jason Schwartzman's music - really catchy.

6. Young Coyotes, Basement and Exhale eps
7. Atlas Sound, Logos
8. Love Language, The Love Language
9. Candy Claws, In the Dream of Sea Life
10. Dark Night of the Soul (various artists)
11. Glass Ghost, Idol Omen
12. Radio Dept., David ep
13. Animal Collective, Merriweather Post Pavillion
14. David Bazan, Curse Your Branches
15. Dead Man's Bones, Dead Man's Bones

Honorable Mention: Jamie Long, Bat for Lashes, Edward Sharpe, jj, Lotus Plaza, Peaches

Instrumental Favorites of 2009:

1. Teeth of the Sea, Orphaned by the Ocean
2. Olafur Arnalds, Found Songs
3. Stag Hare, Black Medicine Music
4. Black Eagle Child, Seeds the Sprout in Summer
5. Yair Yona, Remember
6. Ous Mal, Viime Talvi
7. Bosques de mi Mente, Lo-Fi

Favorite albums that are not from 2008 but listened to a lot in 2008:
1. Twin Peaks soundtracks/Julee Cruise
2. Smog (lots of their albums)
3. Felt
4. Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring

What's the big deal? (2008 Passing Fancy Edition)
1. Wavves

Last year's list.

1 comment:

Freese said...

Nathan - I've been enjoying your selections, you had many I had not heard... I agree with you about Fever Ray. Best - Wes


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