Sunday, December 20, 2009

Best of 2009

This year saw many fantastic records. I have done up my favourites list and there may be some that surprise you, while others you may be able to read my mind on.

Without further ado, here are the BEST records of 2009.

Artist: Tinted Windows
Album: Tinted Windows
Release Date: Apr 21, 2009

Artist: The Dead Weather
Album: Horehound
Release Date: July 14, 2009

Artist: Steve Earle
Album: Townes
Release Date: May 12, 2009

Artist: The Black Crowes
Album: Before the Frost...Until the Freeze
Release Date: Sep 1, 2009

Artist: Justin Townes Earle
Album: Midnight at the Movies
Release Date: Mar 3, 2009

Artist: Scatterheart
Album: The Masterplan
Release Date: Mar 10, 2009

Artist: Tegan & Sara
Album: Sainthood
Release Date: Oct 27, 2009

Artist: The Wildhearts
Album: Chutzpah!
Release Date: Aug 31, 2009

Artist: Manic Street Preachers
Album: Journal for Plague Lovers
Release Date: May 18, 2009

Artist: Placebo
Album: Battle for the Sun
Release Date: June 08, 2009

Great records that did not make the top ten but are worth checking out are:
The Bravery - Stir The Blood
Julian Casablancas - Phrazes For The Young
Kiss - Sonic Boom
Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures
Wolfmother - Cosmic Egg
Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears - Tell 'Em What Your Name Is!

Records that came out prior to 2009 that were played a thousand times are:
Civet - Hell Hath No Fury
The Ripperz - The Ripperz
Jesse Malin - Glitter in the Gutter
Pink - Funhouse
The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound.

Two records that I am looking forward to are Hole and Amanda Marshall.

Best EP of the year is:
The Darlings of Chelsea - The Mimico Sessions EP

Best purchase:
Sweeney Todd - Sweeney Todd (1975) and Sweeney Todd - If Wishes Were Horses (1977) on vinyl.

Best Concert:
Social Distortion with special guests Civet and The Strangers

1 comment:

  1. Good work on the Black Crowes, I was thinking of adding that one to my top ten as well, it really is a good one