Notable 2009 music, the first 6 months or so

Hemmes sent me an email this morning asking for new music. Naturally, I wasted a bunch of time on this task (Getting Things Done cannot protect me from my musical obsessions apparently). Here is an excerpt from my reply to him. I put enough thought and effort into that it was worth sharing. In no particular order (well, by iTunes Album by Artist order actually), here are my notable 2009 musical additions:

  • AC Newman – Get Guilty: Just plain good stuff if you liked his old stuff and New Pornographer stuff. This album sounds like progression of his music.
  • Animal Collective – Merriweather Pavillion: I never really was into their other stuff, but this seems a bit more accessible to me.
  • Anthony and the Johnsons – The Crying Light: cross dresser sings depressing songs. Distinctive Voice.
  • Doves – Kingdom of Rust: A bit of depression pop music. Sounds a bit like U2 on downers, sometimes reminds me of older Radiohead, sometimes sounds like Coldplay. I have not made up my mind on this one just yet. I would be interested to hear your take.
  • Jarvis Cocker – Further Complications: The front man for Pulp releases a solo album. It sorta sounds like Urge Overkill sometimes, remember them?
  • K’naan – Troubadour: I like rap, so I like this one.
  • Mastodon – Crack the Skye: new metal
  • Metric – Fantasies: Probably my favourite Metric album. I found their older stuff a bit boring and this one sounds more interesting.
  • Neko Case – Middle Cyclone: Not as good as Fox Confessor Brings the Flood, but she’s still awesome and sexy.
  • Peter Bjorn and John – Living Thing: There are probably 3-4 gems on the album, but the rest is simply OK or strange. But this video and song rules: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVniEYCdaoM
  • Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix: 80’s new wave derived, in a good way. Kinda reminds me of the band Cut Copy from last year.
  • Thunderheist – Thunderheist: Canadian dance music. I think the album is kinda light as a whole. But this video/song rules hard: http://www.vimeo.com/1124192?pg=embed&sec=1124192
  • Dark Was the Night compilation: but you already knew about this one
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz: you know this one too I assume
  • Lily Allen – It’s Not Me It’s You: she’s not for everybody, but I like her brand of foul-mouthed pop music.

As always, this is just my opinion. You don’t like it? Tell me so, then make your own list.

This entry was posted in Music. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.