My Year-End Lists Of 2009

Posted on December 27, 2009 |

One of the best year we’ve had music wise in a long time.
Lot’s of new bands that blew my mindhole, veterans that
came back on the scene and did the same. A few disappointments
(I’m looking at you Mute Math and Dredg) and outright failures
(Chris Cornell … seriously dude?) some kick ass hip hop
(Tanya Morgan, Blakroc, Dälek) I loved it all.

For those who might care, I’ve also included my top 10 albums
of the decade list and my fav flicks of ‘09.

Lemme know in the comment section what you tought was this
year’s cream of the crop.

Top 20 Albums Of 2009

01. Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything To Nothing
02. We Were Promised Jetpacks These Four Walls
03. Superdrag Industry Giants
04. Doves Kingdom Of Rust
05. SPC ECO 3-D
06. Sky Larkin The Golden Spike
07. Japandroids Post-Nothing
08. Bat For Lashes Two Suns
09. The Bird And The Bee Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future
10. The XX XX
11. The Big Pink A Brief History Of Love
12. The Joy Formidable A Balloon Called Moaning
13. Jack Peñate Everything Is New
14. Florence & The Machine Lungs
15. Grizzly Bear Veckatimest
16. Gliss Devotion Implosion
17. Tanya Morgan Brooklynati
18. Brakes Touchdown
19. Marie-Pierre Arthur Marie-Pierre Arthur
20. Seasick Steve Man From Another Time

Honorable Mention:

Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
Amanda Blank I Love You
Bear In Heaven Beast Rest Forth Mouth
Biffy Clyro Only Revolutions
Caspian Tertia
Cheap Star Speaking Like An Elephant
Dinosaur Jr. Farm
Charlotte Gainsbourg IRM
Grooms Rejoicer
The Heavy The House That Dirt Built
The Horrors Primary Colours
I Was A King I Was A King
Lady & Bird La Ballade Of Lady & Bird
The Life And Times Tragic Boogie
Local Natives Gorilla Manor
Manic Street Preachers Journal For Plague Lovers
Miike Snow Miike Snow
Noisettes Wild Young Hearts
Now, Now Every Children Cars
Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions Through The Devil Softly
Scary Mansion Make Me Cry
Silversun Pickups Swoon
The Sky Drops Bourgeois Beat
St. Vincent Actor
Surfer Blood Astrocoast
Switchfoot Hello Hurricane
Telekinesis Telekinesis!
Two Hours Traffic Territory
Cortney Tidwell Boys
The Warlocks The Mirror Explodes
Zoot Woman Things Are What They Used To Be

Hip Hop:

Blakroc Blakroc
Dälek Gutter Tactics
Del The Funky Homosapien & Tame One Parallel Uni-Verses
Mos Def The Ecstatic
N.A.S.A. Spirit Of Apollo
Wax Tailor In The Mood For Life

EPs & Singles:

Amusement Parks On Fire Young Fight
Cheap Star & Jon Auer Two For The Money
Cougarettes Milk Fangs
The Jamboree Doing Fine
Massive Attack Splitting The Atom
No Age Losing Feeling
Ume Sunshower
Thom Yorke Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses - The Hollow Earth (Single)

Disappointments / Pure Suckage:

Chris Cornell Scream
Dredg The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion
Mute Math Armistice
Emilie Simon The Big Machine

2008 Releases Discovered This Year And Enjoyed:

An Horse Rearrange Beds
Burning Brides Anhedonia
Peter Project Peter Project
True Widow True Widow

Albums Of The ’00s:

Without a doubt, my favorite album of the Aughts is
Autolux’s Future Perfect. It’s the one I’ve listened
to the most, the one i’ve pimped out to all my friends
and strangers alike. It’s out of this world hypnotic sound,
it’s dark, fuzzy, distorted guitars drenched in reverb …
it blows my mind everytime I hear it. The musical chemistry
between singer /bassist Eugene Goreshter, guitarist Greg
and Carla Azar, the best gosh darn drummer in the
business today is undeniable. Will 2010 be the year we
finally get to hear their sophomore album “Transit, Transit”?

I sure as shit hope so.

2000 : Radiohead Kid A
2001 : Bjork Vespertine
2002 : Interpol Turn On The Bright Lights
2003 : Massive Attack 100th Window
2004 : Autolux Future Perfect
2005 : Dredg Catch Without Arms
2006 : Mute Math Mute Math
2007 : John Davis Arigato!
2008 : Glasvegas Glasvegas
2009 : Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything To Nothing

Fav Films Of ‘09:

There wasn’t a movie this year that just blew me away.
There’s a few that made me LOL’d, ones that were
big ‘ol WTFs that entertained the hell out of me and
there’s one that jerked a few tears out of this cold
hearted bastard. Hoping for a better year in films for

Anvil! The Story Of Anvil
Crank: High Voltage
District 9
Drag Me To Hell
500 Days Of Summer
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
The Hurt Locker
I Love You, Man
Inglourious Basterds
Up In The Air

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One Response to “My Year-End Lists Of 2009”

  1. Kyle
    December 27th, 2009 @ 5:59 pm

    you didn’t care for the new dredg album? well, I know some fans didn’t. I happened to love it anyway. Mute Math I actually liked more than their last record. So we’ll have to agree to disagree with those.

    The Doves album was solid, although I think they were better live.

    Nice to see Local Natives on your list. I wonder if you’ve caught them in concert yet? Your feeling about them may be different if you do.

    Movies? you ever catch UP? or Where the Wild Things Are?..

    anyway, nice lists. My 2009 music list and a podcast actually (if you look carefully) are on my blog as well. Cheers!

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