Tuesday, June 9, 2009

In no order, my favorite albums of this half-finished year, on my most indiecentric list ever:

Wussy - Wussy
Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
Marianne Faithfull - Easy Come, Easy Go
DOOM - Born Like This
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle
Amadou & Mariam - Welcome to Mali
Art Brut - Art Brut vs Satan
Franz Ferdinand - Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
Electrik Red - How To Be a Lady, Volume 1

I'm not as enthusiastic about any of these as I was at this point last year about Erykah Badu, Robert Forster, and Portishead; it's possible that I expended more energy hating Animal Collective than in listening to new music. 


Hans said...

Thanks for the Art Brut love!

Alfred Soto said...

I've have more to say about it in a couple of days.

Anonymous said...

what about Beyond Here Lies Nothing? a return to l&t form, i think. rock and rollickin' good tunes on it!

-alex blanco

Anonymous said...

oops, i meant Together Through Life. Jarvis Cocker's Further Complications is another breeze. it's a break-up album posing as a mid-life crisis collection.

Alfred Soto said...

"Return to form" from what -- being good? The album sucks.

Anonymous said...

sure doesn't. take another twenty-five listens to it and it'll grow on you. you may even find yourself dancing to shake shake mama.

M said...

I can tell you from experience that 25 listens turn it into a minor pleasure at the most.