Dec 28, 2009

Best of 2009

2009 has been one of the most boring years in recent memory for whatever you would consider a good all encompassing label for alternative rock music. I'm sure you're creaming over Girls, Ducktails, Pearl Harbour, Real Estate, Wet Hair, and whatever else was released on Mexican Summer or In The Red but the truth is that even though some of this stuff is listenable, it's just flavor of the month shit that will be pretty irrelevant this time next year. Then again, music is for entertainment so what the fuck do I know?

Stuff I enjoyed:

Silk Flowers - Silk Flowers
This was their year. Best debut album, best bunch of shows, and all around really awesome guys.

Former Ghosts - Fleurs
I feel like this record received so much hype just because of affiliations to Zola Jesus and Xiu Xiu and Freddy Rupert gets sidelined when he deserves all the credit. Freddy really puts himself into this music and his performances, and is also real down to earth.

Pissed Jeans - King of Jeans
I know I just posted this a few days ago but it's such a great record; it's a shame that very few people give them the praise they deserve.

Crocodiles - Summer of Hate
Took them awhile but the ex Plot guys finally found their element and made the perfect soundtrack to 2009's hectic summer.

Rodrigo y Gabriela - 11:11

Black Pus - 0: Ultimate Beat Off
Because the new Lightning Bolt sucked.

Bygones - By-
Because Zach Hill hasn't done a good record since 2006 and Tera Melos has been rather inactive since 2007.

Sunn O))) - Monoliths & Dimensions
Because Austrian female choirs are fucking DOOM.

Magrudergrind - Magrudergrind
Because this has the greatest opening grindcore track of all time.

Cobalt - Gin
Because you don't need to sound like you're in 1994 Norway to release the best black metal record of the year.

Liturgy - Renihilation
Because American black metal is just as good and way more innovative than any other country's black metal.

Skagos - Ást
Because Phil Elverum can go fuck himself if he thinks he's going to be the next big thing in the Cascadian black metal scene.

Infinite Body - CMBCME/INAPTD LP

Infinity Window - Artificial Midnight

Coalesce - Ox
Because everyone loves a good comeback.

Prurient - Rose Pillar
Because illegally downloading a record that costs $100 feels great.

Blue Sabbath Black Cheer - Crows Eat The Eyes From The Leviathans Carcass

Pyramids With Nadja

GREYMACHINE - Disconnected
Because all the Jesu releases this year were awful.

Pajo - Scream With Me

There's a lot of stuff that I forgot, but I don't really care. Here's to hoping that next year is better.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

haha jesu did have a bad year.

sweet blog