Monthly Archives: December 2009

MUMFORD AND SONS -“Little Lion Man” // ((Bluegrass infused indie rock with 4 part harmonies from London)) RIYL: Kings of Leon, Frightened Rabbit, Beirut

Top Ten Albums of Aught Nine

Here is my top ten album list of aught nine, not necessarily the best of 2009, but the best music that kept my interest all year long, which if you know me is very hard to do. Congratulations to the winners!

1. Ebony Bones – Bone of My Bones

2. Malakai – The Ugly Side of Love

3. The Antlers – Hospice

4. Jarvis Cocker – Further Complications

5. The Dead Weather – Horehound

6. Dead Man’s Bones – Self Titled

7. Fanfarlo – Reservoir

8. Local Natives – Gorilla Manor

9. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest

10. Wild Beasts – Two Dancers

Honorable Mentions:

The XX – Self Titled

Dawes – North Hills

Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Self Titled

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s A Blitz

Rural Alberta Advantage – Hometowns

THE LOVELY EGGS ¬†– “Oh, Weird Heart” // ((Creepy and alluring low-fi freak folk from a Lancashire, England 2-piece)) RIYL: The Moldy Peaches, Comet Gain, Daniel Johnston

SUMMER CATS – “Super” // ((Catchy and bubbly indie pop with fuzzy guitars, energetic vocal harmonies and a touch of summer sun)) RIYL: Go-Betweens, Stereolab, Los Campesinos!

JOHNNY FLYNN – “Brown Trout Blues” // ((Elegant pastoral British folk with a Dickensian turn.)) RIYL: Nick Drake, Langhorne Slim, Van Morrison

BOY & BEAR – “Mexican Mavis” // ((3 songwriters exploring folk and roots rock with catchy melodies and 3-part harmonies)) RIYL: Fleet Foxes, The Shins, Neil Young

MUSIC GO MUSIC – “Light of Love” // ((70s inspired disco pop from the married couple behind Bodies of Water)) RIYL: ABBA, ELO, The Carpenters