Sunday, January 3, 2010

2009 Top 10 (etc.)

Wow, first post since April! Hmm... there has been a lot going on since then, hasn't there? If you're in the know, you know, and if you're not - don't worry about it, you'll find out if it matters.

2009 Top 10
These are the 10 albums released this year that I enjoyed the most. I started writing out detailed explanations, but it was holding up progress, and really - if you know me and/or my taste in music, this will all make sense, and you should be able to spot which ones you might like yourself, and which ones you'll truly hate (hint: if your name rhymes with "Cars Cane" you will not like my #1 pick at all). Onward!
Honorable Mentions: The Fold - Dear Future, Come Get Me; Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures
10. Passion Pit - Manners
9. Relient K - Forget and Not Slow Down
8. Thrice - Beggars
7. Paramore - Brand New Eyes
6. Taking Back Sunday - New Again
5. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
4. Jenny Owen Youngs - Transmitter Failure
3. Say Anything - Say Anything
2. The Appleseed Cast - Sagarmatha
1. He is Legend - It Hates You

20+ "Singles" That I Thoroughly Enjoyed (excluding songs from the Top 10)
Converge – “Reap What You Sow”
As Tall As Lions – “In Case of Rapture”
Dashboard Confessional – “Get Me Right”
Metric – “Sick Muse”
New Found Glory – “47”
Cartel – “Deep South”
The Seams – “This Feeling”
The Dangerous Summer – “The Permanent Rain”
Jeremy Enigk – “April Storm”
Emery – “Dear Death Pt. 2”
Muse – “Resistance”
Brand New – “You Stole”
John Mayer – “Half of My Heart”
David Bazan – “Curse Your Branches”
Manchester Orchestra – “I Can Feel A Hot One”
Mastodon – “The Last Baron”
Them Crooked Vultures – “No One Loves Me & Neither Do I”
Kevin Hammond – “Broken Down”
Motion City Soundtrack – “Her Words Destroyed My Planet”
The Steelwells – “This Dance Is Out of Your Hands”
Deas Vail – “Excuses”
Death Cab for Cutie – “I Was Once a Loyal Lover”

What do you think?