What was your favorite album purchase of 2009 in retrospect

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anybody human
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Re: What was your favorite album purchase of 2009 in retrospect

Post by anybody human » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:08 pm

Hidden Driveways wrote:
anybody human wrote:
Hidden Driveways wrote:I was a year behind in buying it but I bought Vampire Weekend's debut album in 2009 and it is a pure classic.
Their new one is really good. Esp. like the track "Run".
I listened to it last night for the first time and I'm really disappointed. Maybe it will grow on me, but it doesn't seem likely. I love DAWs and sequencing, but they did it wrong. Their first album is totally brilliant though. That thing is going to have the lifespan of a Simon & Garfunkle record.
Yeah I can't really disagree, mainly like the one song really. It's happy bouncy music, kinda unique in that way so I could see people enjoying it as a summer record kinda thing. I haven't been rocking it since I got it though, been listening to Scott Walker's Scott 4 so that shows ya where I'm at in terms of hipness.

A buddy told me a ton of bands have records coming out this year; LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, maybe Radiohead at the end of the year. He mentioned a few others but I forgot who.

Nice thread guys, I'm definitely going to check some of these out. Thanks.

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Re: What was your favorite album purchase of 2009 in retrospect

Post by john doe by choice » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:44 am

Toss up between Jon Hopkin's "Insides" and Prefuse 73's "Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian".

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Re: What was your favorite album purchase of 2009 in retrospect

Post by greta » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:59 am

Sparklehorse and Fennesz - In the fishtank
Nels Cline - Coward
Manic Street Preachers - Journal for Plague lovers

...are the ones that spring immediately to mind.

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Re: What was your favorite album purchase of 2009 in retrospect

Post by Bleep Blop Ima Robot » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:21 pm

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Re: What was your favorite album purchase of 2009 in retrospect

Post by opus40 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:26 am

Tie between:
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion
Flying Lotus - Los Angeles (although that came out in 2008)
whateves, they're both my favorite current artists.

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Re: What was your favorite album purchase of 2009 in retrospect

Post by Hidden Driveways » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:43 am

anybody human wrote: A buddy told me a ton of bands have records coming out this year; LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, maybe Radiohead at the end of the year. He mentioned a few others but I forgot who.
Having a second listen now to Contra, and I'm liking it a little better.... likely because my girlfriend is hearing for the first time and she likes it.

I hope the new LCD is good. It'll be awesome if James Murphy can crank out another quality album.

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Re: What was your favorite album purchase of 2009 in retrospect

Post by oblique strategies » Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:42 am

Fever Ray - Fever Ray

best concert too

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Re: What was your favorite album purchase of 2009 in retrospect

Post by masterlich » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:25 pm

Brainstrain wrote:Without a doubt, Bunny Boy..The Residents. 8O
Didn't it come out in 2008?

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Re: What was your favorite album purchase of 2009 in retrospect

Post by Hidden Driveways » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:20 am

More VW Contra commentary (even though it's a 2010 release... sorry...) I'm listening to the free remix CD that came with the vinyl now. While not great, it's a pretty fun 3 song disc with remixes that draw from the entire album. Very Abletony and fun. Done by someone named Toy Selectah.

Also, as far as 2009 goes, the French band Pheonix made my favorite album of that year, Wolfgang Amadeus Pheonix. I lourve it!

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