Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Favorite Music of 2009


Short and sweet this year folks...
(as I realize you're being bombarded with lists left and right)

TOP 10 Album Picks:
  1. Animal Collective: Merriweather Post Pavilion
  2. Dan Deacon: Bromst
  3. Yo La Tengo: Popular Songs
  4. St. Vincent: Actor
  5. Phoenix: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
  6. Dirty Projectors: Bitte Orca
  7. The Decemberists: The Hazards of Love
  8. Atlas Sound: Logos
  9. Neon Indian: Psychic Chasms
  10. Neko Case: Middle Cyclone

Great year for music.
Just ask this guy!



As always, I'm curious about what everyone is listening to.
So drop your favorites in the comments box.

(Favorite Albums of 2008, 2007, 2006)

14 comments:

Mike Rauch said...

I love the brain jamming out. Saved that one to my desktop.

My music listening has slowed wayyy down, but I do like Animal by Miike Snow a lot. The original and especially this remix.

Jake said...

Animal Collective, YES! Love "My Girls" Thanks for the list.

Lets see, I really liked the "Choir of Young Believers" album I picked up. Avett Bros had a great album too. And I loved this song:
http://www.digitalwell.washington.edu/dw/1/51/fb/fbeb03ef-dc7c-4f09-b0bb-f9ab8980b108.mp3
This guy, Matthew Houck, is a one man indie-folk-alternative-country band. This song Wolves was recorded live in the KEXP studio here in Brooklyn where I heard it one morning on the radio.

Aeron said...

Good list, a lot of my favorites are on there too. I love Neon Indian, probably my favorite album of the year. I'm surprised you didn't mention Yacht? Have you heard them? Their track "The Afterlife" is one of the best songs of the year.

Some of my favorite albums of 09..

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz

Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue

School of 7 Bells - Alpinisms

Yacht - See Mystery Lights

The Big Pink - Self Titled

Starfucker - Jupiter

Mew - No More Stories Are Told Today, I'm Sorry, They Washed Away

Javelin - Jamz N Jemz

Bear In Heaven - Beast Rest Forth Mouth

Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care

The Mountain Goats - The Life of the World to Come

Aeron said...

I'll also give a shout out for Leno Lovecraft, that Princess track is hot.

http://www.myspace.com/lenolovecraft

Bob Flynn said...

Whoa. Thanks for dropping off the music, fellas. I was gonna do a favorite songs list, too, but it's exhausting to think about. "My Girls" would definitely be up there, Jake. I can't get enough of those guys and Panda Bear.

And Aeron...wowzers. Most of the bands are familiar (not their new albums, though). I missed out on Yacht this year—will check it out asap. I'm familiar with their early work, have a couple mp3s tucked away. I had a hard time figuring out where to put Neon Indian—I like it more with every listen...probably deserves to be a bit higher.

Lots to explore (suhweet!)

Recommended listening: Said the Gramophone's Top 75 songs from 09. What I've been listening to since this weekend.

http://www.saidthegramophone.com/archives/best_songs_of_2009.php

Renee Kurilla said...

All year I wait for this list! :) I'm with you on most of it...especially Pheonix!

I didn't do this the past few years, mostly because I've been finding new music that's older. Maybe I'll do a top 10 of something else? Hmm. :)

Keith Zulawnik said...

yea this is seriously a gold mine for new music.

I don't have a top 10, but one album I really loved this year was LP from Discovery. Of course Wolfgang Amadeus has been really great to work to this year as well, -minus the minute that's on that car commercial...right Bob ;)

I also really enjoy the new Animal Collective album whenever you put it on in the studio, great stuff.

-Aeron your list is def. gonna absorb an hour or two, checkin out all these new tunes. Thanks!

David DeGrand said...

I think I can safely say that my favorite albums of the year are the "Where the Wild Things Are" song soundtrack by Karen O and the score album by Carter Burwell. Great music from my favorite film of the year!

I also must add that the brain listening to the Ipod is brilliant!

adam ziskie said...

My 10 favorite albums during 2009
(none of which are actually from 2009)

Rodriguez-Cold Fact

The Flaming Lips-In a Priest Driven Ambulance

Brian Eno-Here Come the Warm Jets

T.Rex- The Slider

Wendy Carlos-Switched on Bach

Randy Newman-Sail Away

Scott Walker-Scott 2

Ween-White Pepper

Love-Forever Changes

Bob Dylan-Blonde on Blonde

John-Michael Morgan said...

My top 4 albums for '09:

4. Humbug - Arctic Monkeys
3. The Resistance - Muse
2. Embryonic - The Flaming Lips
1. Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures.

You ever checked out any of them, Bob?

Bob Flynn said...

Lots of music to catch up on, may do that tonight.

Renee+Keith: You guys love your Phoenix ;) If you remind me, I'll play Animal Collective's new EP in the studio.

David: The soundtrack to WTWTA is indeed a treat... especially like "Hideaway" and "Capsize." One of the reason's that movie was so great.

Adam: White Pepper is an oldy—one of Ween's best.

John-Michael: I know all the bands, only heard Embryonic—a pretty great effort by the Flaming Lips.

Renee Kurilla said...

Ok so I did some thinking last night and I think I was too quick to speak. I DEFINITELY have favorites from this year. I'm going to do a post on my blog soon.

Julia said...

no Grizzly Bear? Veckitemist is soo good!

Mixtapes said...

Nice tracks, i will save you blog so i can hear you best of for 2010.