Sunday, December 13, 2009

ze best of 2009

ahhh! so much good music, it almost surprised me! (hard to distill down to this, even)

Here is my mix of the stuff deserving attention and praise in 2009:

Get On Your Boots, 2009
  1. "Fresh Air" Brother Ali, Us
  2. "Hysteric" The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, It's Blitz!
  3. "Hang You from the Heavens" The Dead Weather" Horehound
  4. "Cornerstone" The Arctic Monkeys, Humbug
  5. "While You Wait For the Others" Grizzly Bear featuring Michael McDonald
  6. "Get On Your Boots" U2 No Line on the Horizon
  7. "The Wrestler" Bruce Springsteen Working on a Dream
  8. "Something Is Squeezing My Skull" Morrissey Years of Refusal
  9. "Ulysses" Franz Ferdinand Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
  10. "Fire" Kasabian West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
  11. "Home" Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Up From Below
  12. "Beyond Here Lies Nothing" Bob Dylan Together Through Life
  13. "!Viva La Gloria!" Green Day 21st Century Breakdown
  14. "Head Full of Doubt, Road Full of Promise" Avett Brothers I and Love and You
  15. *bonus track*: "Red Right Hand" Arctic Monkeys Crying Lightning single

Friday, December 11, 2009

why (I don't really need an answer)

HOW is that some music just sinks in immediately, and other stuff takes a whiiiile to marinate?

Is it better when it takes longer?

Is the quickly pleasing stuff that's easier to digest lacking in some way?

But what about the Beatles?