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Best albums of 2009 - The first half

Polymorph

TRIBE Member
a lot of mine are mentioned

-Tiga - Ciao

I must admit I'm somewhat disappointed with this album. I've had it for a couple weeks and no songs have yet to get to me (and I'm a fan). I suspect, much like Miss Kitten's disappointing "Batbox", that it's the remixes that'll kick things up a notch.

To Watch For: Memory Tapes (disk to be released in October, I believe). "Bicycle"= new favorite song.

I also like Marina and the Diamonds, tho' I've yet to hear the full disk there.
 
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Boss Hog

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I have not heard the Batbox remixes, will have to check that out. Mind you I liked the original. But when she came on tour she didn't even play any songs off it. wtf.
 

zoo

TRIBE Member
My 2009 favourites:

Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Martyn - Great Lengths
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
Fever Ray - Fever Ray
Boxcutter - Arecibo Message
Miike Snow - Miike Snow
Mos Def - The Ecstatic
Somfay - A Catch In The Voice
Japandroids - Post Nothing
Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care
Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue
Two Fingers - Two Fingers

Including some extremely good promotional mixes:

DJ /rupture - K-K-Kumbia
Aeroplane - Disco Balearica (Mixmag Mix)
 

Polymorph

TRIBE Member
I have not heard the Batbox remixes, will have to check that out. Mind you I liked the original. But when she came on tour she didn't even play any songs off it. wtf.

The Martinez rmx of "Grace" is really great, and pretty much exactly what we're hoping for from M.Kitten. The Sleeparchive rmxes are also pretty decent.

and since we're on the subject of remixes that seriously amp up some so-so originals, Apparat's remix of Ladytron's "Tomorrow" is f'n great. as is The Vector Lover's remix of same song. (And these just came out, so, 2009 remixes)
 

Hi i'm God

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evil homer

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My 2009 favourites:


Two Fingers - Two Fingers


great call - i can't keep this out of my playlists.

Not much new to add though.

Black Moth Super Rainbows - Eating Us
Morr's tribute to NZ music scene (called Not Given Lightly)
Here we Go Magic
Papercuts
Quantic and his Combo Barbaro
Sonic Yout - The Eternal is very musical

but the one i can't believed no one mentioned is Prefuse 73's - Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian. One of his best yet (although perhaps the least obviously prefuse one.)
 

rubytuesday

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but the one i can't believed no one mentioned is Prefuse 73's - Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian. One of his best yet (although perhaps the least obviously prefuse one.)

My bf is devastated by prefuse's productivity and awesomeness so I try not go there, but it's pretty great. :)
 

Baters

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J-Dilla - Jay Stay Paid

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Royksopp - Junior

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Bat for Lashes - Two Suns

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Pearl Jam - Ten (Re-Mastered)

and my fav:

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P.O.S. - Never Better
 

MoFo

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My 2009 favourites:

Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Martyn - Great Lengths
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
Fever Ray - Fever Ray
Boxcutter - Arecibo Message
Miike Snow - Miike Snow
Mos Def - The Ecstatic
Somfay - A Catch In The Voice
Japandroids - Post Nothing
Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care
Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue
Two Fingers - Two Fingers)

Ok, once again I am gonna go on a zoo adventure and see what I think... I need to learn to like new music!
 
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TaCk OnE?

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I agree with many of these, and have to DL a few as well....

I just can't get into that grizzly bear album though....and only HALF of empire of the sun is really amazing.
 

Kalemic

TRIBE Promoter
My 2009 favourites:

Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
Mos Def - The Ecstatic
Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care


Including some extremely good promotional mixes:

Aeroplane - Disco Balearica (Mixmag Mix)

And:

Florence & the Machine - Lungs * This might end up being my album of the year.
Bat for Lashes - Two Suns
Franz Ferdinand - Blood
Royksopp - Junior
Depeche Mode - Sounds of the Universe
The Hours - See the Light
 

zoo

TRIBE Member
Ok, once again I am gonna go on a zoo adventure and see what I think... I need to learn to like new music!

Here are songs for you to like:

Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RulP4OXxFbM

Martyn - Great Lengths
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXRUOI5R8YE

Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcQAOfa__ro

Fever Ray - Fever Ray
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F-CpE73o2M

Boxcutter - Arecibo Message
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp7YqM51hZc

Miike Snow - Miike Snow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V-vTuJF89Y

Mos Def - The Ecstatic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT-hYXqTN38

Somfay - A Catch In The Voice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP2_xPUcdgI

Japandroids - Post Nothing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOoHAbnhxNI

Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZQPepIp1Sc

Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqCziCoQKkc

Two Fingers - Two Fingers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajMP1tBh9EE
 

MoFo

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Yay!
Though I know Phoenix. Been a fan for a while now. The new album is FANTASTIC. So many great tracks.
 
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zoo

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Zoo, do you know Ariel Wizman who is in Grand PoPo Football Club?
I want some of his stuff.

I don't know Ariel Wizman, but Grand PoPo is mostly annoying, although I admit I haven't heard much beyond "Territory." Maybe tonight.
 
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todiefor

TRIBE Promoter
METRIC has been mentioned a few times. I agree.

I'd sneak the most recent KINGS OF LEON on there, but it came out last fall, so I'd be cheating by a few months.

BLACK EYED PEAS: The END has some really intersting production on it, although admittedly sometimes it hits and sometimes it misses, it's still a pretty interesting "hiphop" album.

Personally I'm a big fan of the new DAVE MATTHEWS BAND and find it a refreshing contribution, although I know a lot of fans disagree.

I am also highly anticipating Jay-Z's newest, due out in early Sept. All in all I've found it to be a quiet six months. U2 was a disappointment, but I guess that's to be expected at this stage in their evolution.

I'm interested in checking out Zoo's list as well.
 

todiefor

TRIBE Promoter
Here are songs for you to like:

Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RulP4OXxFbM

Martyn - Great Lengths
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXRUOI5R8YE

Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcQAOfa__ro

Fever Ray - Fever Ray
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F-CpE73o2M

Boxcutter - Arecibo Message
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp7YqM51hZc

Miike Snow - Miike Snow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V-vTuJF89Y

Mos Def - The Ecstatic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT-hYXqTN38

Somfay - A Catch In The Voice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP2_xPUcdgI

Japandroids - Post Nothing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOoHAbnhxNI

Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZQPepIp1Sc

Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqCziCoQKkc

Two Fingers - Two Fingers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajMP1tBh9EE

Really like the track by Pheonix. The entire album is worth checking out?
 

todiefor

TRIBE Promoter
METRIC has been mentioned a few times. I agree.

I'd sneak the most recent KINGS OF LEON on there, but it came out last fall, so I'd be cheating by a few months.

BLACK EYED PEAS: The END has some really intersting production on it, although admittedly sometimes it hits and sometimes it misses, it's still a pretty interesting "hiphop" album.

Personally I'm a big fan of the new DAVE MATTHEWS BAND and find it a refreshing contribution, although I know a lot of fans disagree.

I am also highly anticipating Jay-Z's newest, due out in early Sept. All in all I've found it to be a quiet six months. U2 was a disappointment, but I guess that's to be expected at this stage in their evolution.



I'm interested in checking out Zoo's list as well.

Since I'm cheating I'd also add the KILLERS most recent (end of Nov. it's kinda close...). Also one of the best concerts I've seen in 2009.
 
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