Monday, January 11, 2010

Favorite Songs of 2009

January is always a weird month in music. The shadows of the past year still hang heavy, and no great bands want to release an album the first month out of the gate (unless you're Animal Collective, then you can pretty much do whatever you want). A little late for a year end list? Perhaps, but it's never too late for great music.

Grizzly Bear: Two Weeks
Dirty Projectors: Stillness Is The Move
Animal Collective: Bluish
Monsters of Folk: Temazcal
Cass McCombs: Executioner's Song
Phoenix: 1901
Bill Callahan: Too Many Birds
Sufjan Stevens: You Are The Blood
Bon Iver: Beach Baby
Yeah Yeah Yeah's: Dull Life
The Decemberists: Sleepless
The Big Pink: Velvet
Dirty Projectors & David Byrne: Knotty Pine
Tiny Vipers: Dreamer
Matt & Kim: Daylight
Throw Me The Statue: The Outer Folds

3 comments:

jomama said...

this is such a great list! i can't believe i completely forgot monsters of folk on my list. and i hadn't heard of tiny vipers but i really like this song. i'll have to check into them. anyway, thanks!
and thanks for visiting my blog the other day, i love finding people who have musical tastes similar to mine.

Les said...

Thank you. I only like M.Ward and My Morning Jacket in small doses, but I think Conner Oberst fairly consistently puts out terrific music. Temazcal was the real standout on that disc, for me.

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