Albums of 2009 (AKA, the year indie electronic became overground and being a hippy became cool again)

  1. The Antlers - Hospice
  2. DJ Sprinkles - Midtown 120 Blues
  3. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
  4. Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
  5. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
  6. Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem
  7. Morphine - At Your Service
  8. Ducktails - Landscapes
  9. Alva Noto - Xerrox Vol. 2
  10. Shackleton - Three EPs
  11. jj - jj n° 2
  12. Rock Plaza Central - ...At The Moment Of Our Most Needing Or If Only They Could Turn Around, They Would Know They Weren't Alone
  13. Alio Die & Aglaia - Private History of the Clouds
  14. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II
  15. Jesse Somfay - A Catch In The Voice
  16. Elegi - Varde
  17. Dälek - Gutter Tactics
  18. Volcano Choir - Unmap
  19. Girls - Album
  20. Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind
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2009 Releases only. Any recomendations are more than welcome.

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Seeing them live ftw =]


We must make notes and compare.

Indeed we should, especially as different concerts could mean different support acts (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Panda Bear doing solo). =)

A Panda Bear solo would make a promising night even more tantalising. If Bros is played I will kiss every man in the room.

I'll be seeing them too (being neptune's brother). Fingers crossed that Bros will be played. If it is they could well be the best artist I've seen live. Currently its My Bloody Valentine. 12+ min version of I Only Said = heaven. My cousin described it as sounding like a plane was taking off :) Clapton was good live too. Who would you say is the best person you've seen live currently?

12 mintues I Only Said? Crazy, My Bloody Valentine is already on my must-fucking-see-at-all-costs list. I just need to bother trying to buy tickets.

And who's the best I've seen live? Haven't really seen many big names live (lack of funds) but it would properly be The Rolling Stones. Mick Jagger, as much as he fucking iritates me, he is a damn good front man.

Alva Noto - Xerrox Vol. 2
Elegi - Varde

These are both great ambient albums for 2009, and Varde is probably 7.5. Tim Hecker's new album is good too...

Cheers. I'm currently working my way through a few 2009 releases. Andrew Bird, Mono, Zu. I'll have a look at them. And i was looking to download, um I mean legally purchase from a legal shop Tim Hecker's album. Couldn't find it though

Blood Bank was 2008...Fun album though.

It was released in 2009, and that's what I'm doing this list by.

You're right sorry about that I just assumed it was 2008 because that's what Scaruffi has it labeled as on their artist page.

Aha! Even Scaruffi is fallible!


he explicitly lists them by year recorded, not year released.

so he is in fact infallible. It's very queer that flaming hot rivers of lava are nearby when traumatic news is being transmitted. Fate is a cruel force indeed.

I'm a little sad to see the way-better-than-I-anticipated Bromst among your dismissables, but more than a little pleased to see Bird's album. I'm not sure I understand at all the love that man receives.

Have you heard the new Akron/Family yet? It's been the only album to really grab me so far this year.

I found Bromst really quite a struggle. I thought that Dan Deacon tried way to hard to get people dancing, moshing & generally frollicing; it had no subtleness. I know that was the point of the album, but I didn't even like the execution. It rarely got me even tapping my little piggys. Still, I can understand why people do like this album and in the right mood, heck I may even be able to dance to it.

I agree on Andrew Bird. He's one of the more overrated of the musicians currently making this "quirky folk" (Qurlk I call it). And I haven't heard the new Akron/Family. It's on my Need-To-Listen list so I'll properly get it sometime soon. Have you any other recomendations you think I may like?

You're criticism makes a lot of sense, especially when I consider that Bromst, and perhaps Deacon's music in general, truly takes on new dimensions in a live setting. I've seen him perform this material and actually get what you say he's reaching for, so maybe that colors my view.

I haven't heard to many 2009 albums, but I'm a big fan of the new Gui Boratto, as well as the new Junior Boys, Iran's Dissolver, and Don't Stop, the Annie album that leaked last year - I assume it's getting a 2009 release.

But the new Akron/Family is just really head and shoulders above anything else I've heard.

Dammit! If only I had made some noise with a mate on the drums with some really tedious lyrics and recorded it on a shitty cassete recorder, I could of had an 8.1 from Pitchfork. Heck, I may just record myself shitting with my dog barking outside and I may just about, get a 7...

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I've got it on CD, thanks.