Sunday, November 29, 2009

Top 5 albums of the Year and the Top Ten of the Decade
Top Ten Albums of the decade

1. Wilco- Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
2.Badly Drawn Boy- Hour of the Bewilderbeast
3.Dodos- Visiter
4.Sufjan Stevens- Illinoise!
5. Radiohed- Kid A
6. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club- Howl
7. My Morning Jacket- Z
8.Arcade Fire- Funeral
9. White Stripes- Elephant
10. LCD Soudsystem- Sound of Silver

Top Five Albums of 2009

1. Phoenix- Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
This is the album I played the most this year. Perfect pop songs with a touch of electronica. Love Like a Sunset is the best psychedelic Chemical Brothers song they didn't write.
2. Animal Collective- Merriweather Post Pavilion
My Girls received the most attention (it is awesome) but the urgency of Summertime Clothes makes it the best song to both sing and dance to. And the video is trippy as hell.
3. Them Crooked Vultures- Them Crooked Vultures
I needed this. Rock needed this kick in the pants. I wasn't sure what the former members of QotSA, Nirvana, and Led Zeppelin would create together. To my surprise, it sounds like Cream trying to play Zeppelin's Presence, the most underrated of the Zep albums. It's uptempo, raw, dirty, and edgy. And did I mention it rocks? Check out this video for Elephants. Even Jimmy Page would half to admit this riff is nuts.
4. Yea Yeah Yeahs- It's Blitz
Best disco/punk/rock album since Blondie's Parallel Lines.
5.Nightwave- The Dreamwave Hour 2 (dance mix featuring Mirrors, Phoenix, Cut Copy, Nightwave, Daft Punk, and Shazam etc.)

Best songs of 2009 suggested mix:

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Add your lists in the comments section. I'll add details and links this weekend.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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