My year-end essay is up today at Dusted. I’m not thrilled about it as a piece of writing, but it does have some really good records on it.
Also, if you’re looking for a little sonic wallpaper to go with it while you read, I have made a mix out of some of my favorite songs from 2009.
You can download it here.
Or just read the track names and nod your head sagely. (Some of you have already heard most of this...back to new stuff soon.)
The Clean “Back in the Day”
Lotus Plaza “What Grows?”
The Fresh & Onlys, “The Mind Is Happy”
The Feelies, “The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness”
The Bats, “The Guilty Office”
Sharon van Etten, “Consolation Prize”
Richard Bishop, “Solzenara”
A.C. Newman, “All of My Days and All of My Days Off”
Jack O and the Tennessee Tearjerkers, “Switchblade Comb”
Tyvek, “Hey Una”
Red Red Meat, “Carpet of Horses (Cleversly Version)”
The Obits, “Widow of My Dreams”
Gods Gift, “Discipline”
Zero Boys, “Forced Entry”
Volcano Suns, “Jak”
I’ll be in NYC tomorrow and Friday, not sure if I’ll post, but maybe…