Monday, January 5, 2009

First day of the year...album of the year

You all know how much I hate agreeing with Pitchforkmedia (leave off the media and you'll find yourself at a feedstore)...but yesterday I was lying motionless, listening in awe and excitement to Meriweather Post Pavilion, the new Animal Collective, and today they have awarded the CD a 9.6.

What are we going to do for the rest of the year?

Oh, yeah, we'll think of something.

9 comments:

michaelDUSTdevil said...

it is pretty damn fantastic!

jenniferpkelly said...

I had that "I'm so glad I'm still alive so I can listen to music" feeling last night for the first time in ages.

michaelDUSTdevil said...

& that sleeve!!!

robp said...

Saves you a lot of time; if you can get the rest of your top ten in the next couple weeks you can take the rest of the year off. Oh wait, this job doesn't reward that, does it? Anyway, I'm still working my way through other peoples' best of 08 lists, including one by someone who had the latest Black Mountain both on their 08 and on their 07 - I agree it's a good album, but two years worth?

Anyway, glad 09's starting well musically, although I haven't heard this yet, but what the hell, I could revise my 1978 top ten at any time.

jenniferpkelly said...

A year off! What would I do with myself?

Have you actually done a best of 1978? I'd like to see it.

robp said...

check my blog for the best of 78; further tribute to you on the version on my mog page. and the clue is - in 1978 i met tony maimone.

Derek Sunshine said...

I got the vinyl last week. Yep, it's pretty good.

M. Ward has a record out this spring...maybe he can top this.

jenniferpkelly said...

Have you heard the M. Ward? I kinda lost interest with She & Him, but I liked Post-War a lot.

Derek Sunshine said...

There is a video for the title track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Brsw4znRq34

It's very mellow...it'll be interesting to see how the whole record turns out.