Prior to an end of year update about memory, I thought it might be good to jump ahead of an impending January and list my top twenty albums of 2009. I am not going to write an extensive reason as to why, and will no doubt elaborate vaguely on the choices in the coming months any way, but would suggest that people search out those they aren’t familiar with and give them a go. I am also hoping that people will suggest some I have missed. Onward!
nb. My favourite track of the year is probably
Too Little Too Late from the above album.
So that was 2009. Vladislav Delay made the list twice in differing guises. Old favourites remain towards the top with new material. Overall, a very pleasing year sound wise. Hopefully, prior to the beginning of 2010, I’ll post some album reviews by close friends, as well as my recollections of the year (no predictions for the future). I’m so great I didn’t even post the albums in reverse order to build blog-tension. Kazaaaaam.
Tags: 2009, albums of the year, animal hospital, belbury poly, ben frost, biosphere, black to comm, blank dogs, brock van wey, clark, dalek, dj sprinkles, keith fullerton whitman, leyland kirby, moritz von oswald trio, mountains, shackleton, stephan mathieu and taylor deupree, tim hecker, vladislav delay, wounded knee