Jan 9 2011, 19h00 por AlanRanta
Set 23 2010, 9h40 por wolowina-saute
Fev 12 2010, 23h12 por funkayyWell, it had taken me awhile to sift through all 250ish of the albums I heard in 2009, after listening to them again and again, rearranging like nobody's business... and then my Mac needed to be fixed slash I was lazy, sooo... better late than never, I suppose.
Top 50 Albums:
1. Fever Ray - Fever Ray
The top spot goes to an artist I feel truly captured all stages of an album, from the cohesive concept and sounds, to the quality music videos that elevated songs to new levels, and to what would've been an amazing live show if I didn't miss it (ha). Karin moved me this year so much that I own a digital copy, the LP, and the deluxe edition CD (which includes a live recording).
2. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
There's no question about it: Animal Collective is my favorite contemporary band and this album is quite possibly the most inspired pop record made in recent times. Why isn't MPP at number 1, then? I just don't think it is their best work as a group. …
Jan 16 2010, 0h14 por VGoRiLLaZ
Jan 15 2010, 23h11 por FinalPizzaHutFind all these albums, along with to 25 EPs/Demos of 2009 and hundreds more artists and albums on Watch the Tapes! Comments are appreciated!
2009 was quite a year. A lot happened in the world, in my life, and in music. In theory, those all seem like distinct things - but retrospectively, they can be hard to differentiate from one another. Events blur together, timelines become jumbled, memories get obscured by the haze of passing time; memories of how I felt, memories of people I know (or knew), and memories of the music that soundtracked it all. Most people seem content to simply let these things slip into the past, marching merrily into the future, but I'm never able to fully let go, it seems, and this process of archiving my favorite albums of the year reflects that in a big way.
When I look back at this list in the year(s) to come, I'm not going to see an objective list of the best albums of 2009; I'm not even going to see a list I agree with anymore. …
Jan 2 2010, 22h04 por enigmapanda
Jan 2 2010, 17h32 por sirjelindJames Blackshaw - The Glass Bead Game
Eels - Hombre Lobo
Soap&Skin - Lovetune for Vacuum
OMFO - Omnipresence
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
Blue Roses - Blue Roses
Popidiot - Antenna of Love
Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
Yair Yona - Remember
Robyn Hitchcock - I Often Dream of Trains in New York
Nouvelle Vague - 3
The Mountain Goats - the Life of the World to Come
múm - Sing Along to Songs You Don't Know
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
Geat Lake Swimmers - Lost Channels
The Decembrists - The Hazards of Love
Andrew Bird - Noble Beast
Dez 31 2009, 14h01 por Quicksand227- Favourite albums:
1. Archive - Controlling Crowds (I-IV)
I didn't expect any album to top Porcupine Tree's new record, but Archive managed to impress me most this year. I first got to know about the band on my last.fm recommendations and by seeing that they'd come to Munich in October. Loving concept records, I knew this could be an interesting album. At first, it didn't impress me that much to be honest.
The album really clicked for me while being on a 4-hour drive through the alps on my way to a five day trip to a glacier with my geography course. Somehow the landscape of the austrian alps matched perfectly with the album's sound - I even started to love the three songs with their rapper Rosko John (I'm usually not very fond of rapping).
I love the album's dense atmopshere created by both weird sound effects and the lyrics. I also never heard a band with four individual vocalists - all of them add so much variety to the sound of Archive.
Dez 31 2009, 13h36 por Olly_GolightlyDie 20 besten Alben 2009 - gekürt von den Machern und Freunden des Blogs Platten vor Gericht:
1. Noah and the Whale - The First Days Of Spring (8,5)
2. Helgi Hrafn Jónsson - For The Rest Of My Childhood (8,375)
3. Malcolm Middleton - Waxing Gibbous (8,167)
4. Morrissey - Years of Refusal (8,14)
5. Polly Scattergood - Polly Scattergood (8,1)
6. Plushgun - Pins & Panzers (8,0)
7. Patrick Wolf - The Bachelor (8,0)
8. múm - Sing Along to Songs You Don't Know (8,0)
9. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest (7,9)
10. Scott Matthew - There Is An Ocean That Divides (7,9)
11. The Big Pink - A Brief History of Love (7,9)
11. Sophia - There Are No Goodbyes (7,9)
13. Fanfarlo - Reservoir (7,875)
14. The Low Anthem - Oh My God, Charlie Darwin (7,875)
15. The Raveonettes - In And Out Of Control (7,83)
16. A Place to Bury Strangers - Exploding Head (7,83)
17. The Maccabees - Wall Of Arms (7,8)
18. Loney, dear - Dear John (7,8)
19. Julian Plenti - Julian Plenti Is... Skyscraper (7,8)
Dez 20 2009, 6h12 por whamcity