Wednesday, December 30, 2009

choooons. [bright side of 2009 or the chords of sanity]

i made a list. and checked it twice (er a couple times, anyway.) and here's my list of favourites of the year. a countdown, if you will... including throwback tunes, an album i missed from last year, favourites of 2009, and my top 5 of the year.

let's begin with one of the bands i'm most excited to hear more from:


throw back release of the year that pretty much took up the bulk of the listening space in my head...

the beatles
allll of them. in stereo. epic. epic. win.

lots of wings. lots of mccartney. aka. ultimate dreamboat.

including a show moment of a lifetime which involved guestpasses to see mccartney, courtesy of matthew jones. (alright darling? yes.bruv.)

other obsessive throwback to classic album listening includes -

the kinks

and zeppelin.

the album from last year that slipped under my radar, which i have been unbelievably obsessed with would be
the kills - midnight boom.

and now on to my top albums of 2009...

boxer rebellion - union.

peter doherty - grace/wastelands
(i believe this is an apt description of the year as a whole)
one of my all time fave pete photos
by one of my favourite boys on EARTH, guy eppel

miike snow

local natives - gorilla manor
(us release comin soon.)

wild beasts - two dancers.
i still don't fully understand the obsession with this album. but listen again and again, i must.

jamie t - kings and queens

jack penate - everything is new
(soooo yummy.)

and all together now -
phoenix - wolfgang amadeus phoenix.

animal collective - merriweather post pavillion
(the real one is not far from me - random fact.)

grizzly bear - veckatimest

band of skulls - baby darling dollface honey

(album title of the year, AND most surprisingly AMAZING album as a whole... just out of no where. o.b.s.e.s.s.e.d)

franz ferdinand -tonight: franz ferdinand

ulysses single cover - guy eppel.

Florence & the Machine - Two Lungs

photo by the fantastic mister foxley...aka tom oxley (...m.i.a)

arctic monkeys -humbug
(humbug - one of my favourite words in the english language)
and i loved this album.
photo: oxley.

yeah yeah yeahs - it's blitz

and so is this glorious photo by mister eppel. win. win. win.

and my top 5 albums of 2009... (drumroll please.)

5.) Doves - Kingdom of Rust

4.) Jay-Z - Blueprint III.

3.) Bombay Bicycle Club - I had the Blues but I shook them Loose

2.) Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
also. 2nd favourite gig of the year. yesssssssssssss.

and number one... obviously.

The Maccabees - Wall of Arms

this album was like a breathing machine for me, keeping my broken heart alive again and again.
i love it.
i'm fond of those boys.
and if you don't have this album, well...

here's to 2010.

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