Monday, November 16, 2009

2009 faves

So I made my 2009 lists, feel free to make fun of them.

Best of list: 2009
1. The Clean, “Mister Pop” Merge
2. Akron/Family, “Set ‘Em Wild/Set ‘Em Free” Dead Oceans
3. Lotus Plaza, “The Floodlight Collective”, Kranky
4. Fresh & Onlys, “Fresh & Onlys” Castleface (also Grey-Eyed Girls)
5. Jack O and the Tennessee Tearjerkers, “The Disco Outlaw”
6. Sharon van Etten, “Because I Was in Love,” Language of Stone
7. Tyvek, “Tyvek” Siltbreeze
8. Sir Richard Bishop, “Freak of Araby”, Drag City
9. The Bats, “The Guilty Office,” Parasol
10. A.C. Newman, “Get Guilty,” Matador
11. Ty Segall, “Ty Segall” Castle Face (technically from last year, but I don’t like Lemon as much as the debut)
12. The Ohsees, “Help” In the Red
13. The Reigning Sound, “Love & Curses” In the Red (also Live at Goner Records)
14. Tara Jane O’Neil, “A Ways Away” K Records
15. Mirah, “(a)Spera,” K Records

1. Feelies, “Crazy Rhythms”/”Good Earth”
2. Red Red Meat, “Bunny Gets Paid” Sub Pop
3. Gods Gift, “Pathology: Manchester 1979-1984” Hyped2Death
4. Zero Boys, “Vicious Circle,” Secretly Canadian
5. Volcano Suns, “Bright Orange Years”/”All Night Lotus Party” Merge

Favorite song
“Widow of My Dreams,” Obits

Favorite new band
Fresh & Onlys

Best shows
Dinosaur Jr.
The Ohsees
Ty Segall
Kurt Vile/Blues Control


snivel and run said...

thee oh sees - dog poison seems to blow help out of the water, and that new
7", blood in your ears, might be the best thing dwyers done all year, maybe.

jenniferpkelly said...

Really? Dog Poisons in my pile of when-I-get-around-to-it stuff. Sounds like it's time to get-around-to-it.

It's a good year when I only leave three or four brilliant albums that become all-time favorites later off my year-end list.

Jean-Luc Garbo said...

I never heard about the God's Gift reissue. I'll have to check that out.

Syd The Squid said...

i'd have to agree with a lot of that... don't think i can be assed doing one this year... if i did "Carboniferous" by Zu would definitely be in there...

jenniferpkelly said...

The Gods Gift is awesome. My favorite song on it is "Discipline."

Haven't heard the Zu.

francksauzee said...

Sorry, a bit late here. I liked the Tyvek and The Bats albums a lot as well, and the second half of Akron/Family. I still need to listen to The Clean. Everyone tells me that it's good. Mine would be something like this:

1. De Rosa - Protection
2. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone vs. Children
3. The Phantom Band - Checkmate Savage
4. Nightingales - Insult To Injury
5. Meth Teeth - Everything Went Wrong
6. Alasdair Roberts - Spoils
7. Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer
8. Pere Ubu - Long Live Pere Ubu
9. Jesu - Infinity
10. Micachu - Jewellery

jenniferpkelly said...

Hi,'s a good list. I guess the two that I listened to a lot were Meth Teeth and Nightingales (was that really this year? it seems like longer ago). I had the Casiotone (I loved Etiquette, BTW) and De Rosa but only listened a couple of times. I may have had Phantom Band at one point, maybe it's still in the bin...I should look for it. I liked the track on your mix.

There are just too many damned records out there. How can anyone keep up?