Our Favourites of 2009

hi. thought we’d drop our favourites of the year and show a litlle love to the artists and also we hope that some of you reading this might not be aware of a few of these records and will go check them out.

Honorable mention goes to INSTRUMENTS for National Laboratory. It would be cheeky if we dropped Endemik’s our only release of 2009 in some of our lists… but it definitely is one of my favourites!


bleubird‘s top 7:
Filkoe – Shooting Stars EP (self)
Bill Callahan – Sometimes I Wish I Was an Eagle (Drag city)
Jenn Gooch – Gift Horse (self)
Bike for Three! – More Heart Than Brains (anticon)
Giardini di Miro’ – II Fouco (punk…not diet)
P.O.S. – Never Better (rhymesayers)
Brothers Backward – Stupid Intelligent Mixtape (self)

Filkoe‘s top 7:
Wavves – Wavvves (fat possum)
Tune Yards – Bird Brains (marriage records)
Meth Teeth – Everything Went Wrong (woodsist)
Nirvana – Live at Reading
Serengeti & Polyphonic – Terradactyl (anticon)
The Horrors – Primary Colours (XL Recordings)
Woods – Songs of Shame (shrimper/woodsist)

Top 5 LP’s bought on tour in Europe 2009
1. Perry Robinson – Nana Vasconcelos – Badal Roy : Kundalini (Improvising Artists, 1978)
2. Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes : Paix (Philips, 1972)
3. Colette Magny : Transit (Free Jazz Workshop) (Le chant du monde, 1975)
4. Michel Vetter : Overtones (Voice & Tambura) (Wergo, 1983)
5. Henri Texier : À cordes et à cris (Disques JMS,

Top 5 cd’s bought/given on tour in Europe
1. Higelin & Areski (Saravah)
2. Eli Keszler : R.L.K. (Rel records)
3. Ohmacht: Spachlos (zappendust)
4. Sixtoo : The Psyche continuum (Metaphorensics)
5. Limbus4: Mandalas (Ohr)

INSTRUMENTS‘ tops of 2009:
Owen Gilbride – Plate Tectonics
Tortoise – Beacons of Ancestorship
Slayer – World Painted Blood
Part Chimp – Thriller
Buck 65 – Dirtbike
Dog Day – Concentration

Scott Da Ros‘ top 6:
Langhorne Slim – Be Set Free
Cymbals Eat Guitars – Why There Are Mountains
Califone – All My Friends Are Funeral Singers
Kill The Vultures – Ecce Beast
D-Sisive – Let The Children Die
Wilco – Wilco (the album)

Sontiago‘s top 4:
Dilly Dilly – Of Art and Intention
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper – Songs for Handsome Animals
Beirut – Real People:Holland
Brother Ali – Us

soso‘s top 5:
Bonnie Prince Billy – Beware
Busdriver – Jhelli Bean
Chad Van Gaalen – Infiniheart
Pearson – clear thinking on mixed feelings
Amy Millan – Masters of the Burial

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