Monday, January 11, 2010

Favorite 2009 Albums

Time for an update methinks! Plus saying methinks is always a good thing.

Methinks some kind of best of 2009 is in order since it's January so I just went through the albums I bought that were new for 2009 and picked out a couple of my favorites from the year.

Of course U2's new No Line On The Horizon came out this year. I found I loved it when it first came out. Thought it may be one of their best. But I'm now realizing I haven't gone back to listen to it hardly at all. Interesting. I also picked up the new Muse album which was really good but I really only listened to it for about 2 weeks and haven't since. John Mayer's newest album Battle Studies, I just received for Christmas and I didn't dig it at first but by the 2nd and 3rd listen I was really starting to love it. I just wish the guy had better things to say!

Next is Stockholm Syndrome by Derek Webb. I really didn't know any of Derek's music before picking up this album but I did have an expectation of singer songwriter type of music. You know, acoustic guitar and a vocal that tells stories. Well it was WAY different than that. It has a Beck feel to it, sort of, electronic, lots of groove with a little more edge and much stronger lyrics. I love that it seems like Derek says whatever he feels like and he's in the Christian music world. That's refreshing.

And lastly, a favorite to listen to around the house seemed to be Regina Spektor's Far. It's different, kinda quirky and she's got a cool voice. I surprise myself to say I think that might be my favorite of the year. It's a really fun album with some unexpected twists that's easy to listen to in the background but also interesting enough to listen to in headphones.

So there you have it. Not that I bought a ton of 2009-made albums but people are often asking what I'm listening to and I think this sums up last year's new music quite well.




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