Monday, January 18, 2010

Best Albums & Reissues-2009

In no specific order:

Yeah Yeah Yeahs-It’s Blitz

Wilco-The Album

Phoenix-Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Pains of Being Pure at Heart-S/T


Animal Collective-Merriweather Post Pavilion


Passion Pit-Manners

Grizzly Bear-Veckatimest

Horrors-Primary Colours

La Roux-S/T

Annie-Don’t Stop

AC Newman-Get Guilty

Dirty Projectors-Bitte Orca

The Big Pink-A Brief History of Love



Bat for Lashes-Two Suns

Arctic Monkeys-Humbug

Fever Ray-S/T

Rhett Miller-S/T

Prodigy-Invaders Must Die

The Elms-The Great American Midrange

Gomez-A New Tide

Mando Diao-Give Me Fire

Wild Beasts-Two Dancers

Pearl Jam-Backspacer

Mew-No More Stories are Told

Tinted Windows-S/T

Sondre Lerche-Heartbeat Radio

Joe Henry-Blood from Stars

Junior boys-Begone Dull Care

Circulatory System-Signal Morning

Roman Candle-Oh Tall Tree in the Ear

Clientele-Bonfires on the Heath

Dan Deacon-Bromst


John Doe and the Sadies-Country Club

We Were Promised Jetpacks-These Four Walls

Sunset Rubdown-Dragonslayer

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears-Tell’em What Your Name Is!

Idlewild-Post Electric Blues

Harlem Shakes-Technicolor Health

Dinosaur Jr.-Farm

Julian Casablancas-Phrazes for the Yount

Maccabees-Wall of Arms

Dan Auerbach-Keep It Hit

Flaming Lips-Embryonic

Jarvis Cocker-Further Complications

Kasabian-West Rider Pauper Lunatic Asylum

Cribs-Ignore the Ignorant

Richard Swift-Atlantic Ocean

Neon Indian-Psychic Chasms


Black Sabbath-Black Sabbath and Master of Reality

U2-Joshua Tree

Nick Lowe-Quiet Please:The New Best of Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe-Brentford Trilogy

Nirvana-Live at Reading

Pearl Jam-Ten

The Who-The Who Sell Out

Beatles-Stereo Box Set

Monks-Black Monk Time


Rolling Stones-Sticky Fingers, Tattoo You, Black and Blue, Some Girls, Goats Head Soup, It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll

Stone Roses-The Stone Roses

Apples in Stereo-#1 Hits Explosion

Big Star-Keep An Eye On the Sky

Feelies-Crazy Rhythms and The Good Earth

Saturday, January 02, 2010

FY 2009 Best of Television

Of course, everyone has their own opinion, but the following are my picks for best television shows for 2009 (in no certain order, though I will say, Mad Men does take the cake for me this year):

1. Mad Men
2. How I Met Your Mother
3. The Big Bang Theory
4. Damages
5. Battlestar Galactica
6. Smallville
7. Batman: The Brave & the Bold
8. Big Love
9. Robot Chicken
10. South Park
11. 30 Rock
12. Men of a Certain Age
13. Scrubs