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TallGuyCM
12-03-2009, 01:07 PM
I think this is pretty interesting, each day in December Filter Magazine is publishing a guest artist's Top 10 of '09 list. There's bound to be some that a lot of us haven't heard that might make our own year-end lists, here's the first one:

Day 1: J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.

Carlton Melton, Pass It On

Bill Callahan, Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle

Wooden Shjips, Dos

Kurt Vile, Childish Prodigy

The Duchess and the Duke, Sunset/Sunrise

Sonic Youth, The Eternal

MV/EE, Barn Nova

Hush Arbors, Yankee Reality

Pink Mountaintops, Outside Love

Built to Spill, There is No Enemy

TallGuyCM
12-03-2009, 01:08 PM
Day 2: Bradford Cox

1. Privacy - Songs
2. Kurt Vile - Childish Prodigy
3. St. Vincent - Actor
4, Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind EP
5. Ducktails - Landscape
6. Broadcast - Mother Is the Milky Way
7. Eno & Harmonia ‘76 - Tracks and Traces Reissue
8. The Breeders - Fate to Fatal EP
9. White Rainbow - New Clouds
10. Neil Young - Archives

wmgaretjax
12-03-2009, 01:09 PM
LOL at MV/EE on J's list... would never have guessed. oh.. and fuck Ducktails. that dude wore raybans on stage and his music is absolutely awful.

TallGuyCM
12-03-2009, 01:10 PM
Day 3: Cymbals Eat Guitars

Joe D’Agostino and Matt Whipple of Cymbals Eat Guitars

1. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

2. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

3. Atlas Sound - Logos

4. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

5. Sonic Youth - The Eternal

kreutz2112
12-03-2009, 01:12 PM
Yeah I couldn't make it through the whole Ducktails album. I thought I was going to like it too, based on the description and reviews I read. The Fall Be Kind EP must be pretty good. I should listen to it.

Pixiessp
12-03-2009, 01:14 PM
Day 2: Bradford Cox

1. Privacy - Songs
2. Kurt Vile - Childish Prodigy
3. St. Vincent - Actor
4, Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind EP
5. Ducktails - Landscape
6. Broadcast - Mother Is the Milky Way
7. Eno & Harmonia Ď76 - Tracks and Traces Reissue
8. The Breeders - Fate to Fatal EP
9. White Rainbow - New Clouds
10. Neil Young - Archives

I haven't even listened to this. :( Kim will be so mad at me.

Boourns
12-03-2009, 01:41 PM
fVWdahcV1ms

TallGuyCM
12-04-2009, 04:45 PM
Day 4: Charles Cave of White Lies

Califone - All My Friends Are Funeral Singers (Dead Oceans)
Sonic Youth - The Eternal (Matador)
Memory Tapes - Seek Magic (Something In Construction)
Kurt Vile - Childish Prodigy (Matador)
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca (Domino)
Fever Ray - Fever Ray (Rabid)
Clark - Growls Garden (Warp)
Alessis Ark - Notes From The Treehouse (EMI)
Micachu And the Shapes - Jewellery (Rough Trade)
Kelly Clarkson - All I Ever Wanted (RCA/Sony)

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
12-04-2009, 06:48 PM
fVWdahcV1ms

Wow, this was incredibly weird and wonderful. The fact that somebody actually made this confuses me and fill me with joy

mountmccabe
12-04-2009, 09:25 PM
Day 3: Cymbals Eat Guitars

Joe DíAgostino and Matt Whipple of Cymbals Eat Guitars

1. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

2. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

3. Atlas Sound - Logos

4. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

5. Sonic Youth - The Eternal

Ahahahahahahahaa

mountmccabe
12-04-2009, 09:26 PM
Seriously, how generic indie of a list is that? And how unsurprising is it that the list is from Cymbals Eat Guitars?

Pixiessp
12-04-2009, 09:46 PM
I thought it was rather unimaginative also.

TallGuyCM
12-05-2009, 12:19 PM
Seriously, how generic indie of a list is that? And how unsurprising is it that the list is from Cymbals Eat Guitars?

What's wrong with Cymbals Eat Guitars?? I listened to their album for the first time yesterday and really liked it.

Alchemy
12-05-2009, 02:06 PM
What's wrong with Grizzly Bear and Dirty Projectors??

bmack86
12-05-2009, 06:10 PM
Nothing's wrong with those, it's just a tad predictable. And, the Cymbals Eat Guitars album is good, but it's a tad predictable. It's very fitting for them.

(I'll not be able to say anything, as those will be towards the top of my list.)

suprefan
12-05-2009, 07:46 PM
John is going to pick weird s**t for his top albums just to make that look more ordinary.

TallGuyCM
12-07-2009, 01:37 PM
Day 5: Kate Nash

1. The Cribs - Ignore the Ignorant
2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz
3. The Vivian Girls - Everything Goes Wrong
4. Love is All - A Hundred Things Keep Me Up At Night
5. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Debut
6. The Maccabees - Wall of Arms
7. Marina & The Diamonds - The Crown Jewels EP
8. Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard - 'Em Are I
9. Sonic Youth - The Eternal
10. The Thermals - Now We Can See

TallGuyCM
12-16-2009, 11:07 AM
Owen Pallett of Final Fantasy


1. Micachu - Jewellery (Rough Trade)

2. Fever Ray - Fever Ray (Rabid Records)

3. tUnE-yArDs - BiRd-BrAiNs (Marriage)

4. Telepathe - Dance Mother (IAMSOUND)

5. St. Vincent - Actor (4AD)

6. Taylor Swift - Fearless (Hollywood Records)

7. Kevin Blechdom - Gentlemania (Sonig)

8. Tyondai Braxton - Central Market (Warp)

9. Hank - The Luck Of The Singers (Blocks)

10. Mariah Carey - Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel (Island)

TallGuyCM
12-16-2009, 11:08 AM
Sara Lov


1. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone

2. Lhasa – Lhasa

3. Dustin O'Halloran - An American Affair

4. Bill Callahan - Sometimes I wish We Were An Eagle

5. Sea Wolf - White Water, White Bloom

6. Fever Ray - Fever Ray

7. Monsters of Folk

8. The Antlers - Hospice

9. Silversun Pickups - Swoon

10. Micachu & The Shapes - Jewellery

TallGuyCM
12-16-2009, 11:09 AM
Athlete

1. Eels - Hombre Lobo

2. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

3. Jamie T - Kings & Queens

4. Micachu - Jewellery

5. Moderat - Moderat

6. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

7. The Dead Weather - Horehound

8. Sonic Youth - The Eternal

9. The Horrors - Primary Colours

10. Wilco - Wilco (The Album)

TallGuyCM
12-16-2009, 11:12 AM
Steve Schiltz of Longwave/Hurricane Bells

1. M Ward - Hold Time

2. Flaming Lips - Embryonic

3. OK Go - Of the Blue Colour of the Sky

4. Daniel Lanois - Here Is What Is

5. Little Joy - Little Joy

6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz

7. Scout - Untitled

8. Wilco - Wilco (The Album)

9. Monsters of Folk - Monsters of Folk

10. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

TallGuyCM
12-16-2009, 11:13 AM
Sean Bones

1. Flaming Lips – Embryonic

2. Graham Coxon - The Spinning Top

3. Dan Auerbach - Keep it Hid

4. Blakroc - Blakroc

5. Staff Benda Bilili - Tres Tres Fort

6. Port O'Brien - Threadbare

7. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II

8. Super Furry Animals - Dark Days/Light Years

9. Arctic Monkeys - Humbug

10.Girls - Album

TallGuyCM
12-16-2009, 11:14 AM
Dan Konopka and Tim Nordwind of OK Go

Dan Konopka

1. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

2. Blakroc - Blakroc

3. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone

4. Discovery - LP

5. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

6. Passion Pit - Manners

7. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

8. Dan Deacon - Bromst

9. Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures

10. Crash Kings - Crash Kings

HONORABLE MENTION:

The Horrors - Primary Colours

The Decemberists - The Hazards Of Love



Tim Nordwind

1. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amedeus Phoenix

2. Discovery - LP

3. Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros - Up From Below

4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It’s Blitz

5. The Horrors - Primary Colours

6. Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms

7. Mew - No More Stories Are Told Today

8. Atlas Sound - Logos

9. La Roux - La Roux

10. Florence and The Machines - Lungs

TallGuyCM
12-16-2009, 11:15 AM
Scott Kirkland of The Crystal Method


1. Passion Pit, Manners

2. Metric, Fantasies

3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, It's Blitz!

4. LMFAO, Party Rock

5. Silversun Pickups, Swoon

6. Glasvegas, Glasvegas

7. Yuksek, Away From The Sea

8. Cage The Elephant, Cage The Elephant

9. Boys Noize, Power

10. The Crystal Method, Divided By Night

TallGuyCM
12-16-2009, 11:16 AM
Alan Palomo of Neon Indian/VEGA

1. Bullion - Young Heartache EP

2. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion

3. St. Vincent - Actor

4. Ariel Pink's Haunted Grafitti - Can't Hear My Eyes 7''

5. Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue

6. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

7. The Smith Westerns - The Smith Westerns

8. Fever Ray - Fever Ray

9. The xx - XX

10. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

TallGuyCM
12-16-2009, 11:17 AM
Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel of Air

1. Reissue: The Beatles Mono Box Set

2. Passion Pit - Manners

3. Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish I Was An Eagle

4. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

5. Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications

6. The xx - xx

7. Flight of the Conchords - I Told You I Was Freaky

8. Kings of Convenience - Declaration of Dependence

9. Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young

10. Bob Dylan - Christmas In The Heart

TallGuyCM
12-16-2009, 11:18 AM
Dustin O'Halloran

1. Johann Johannsson - Fordlandia

2. Nils Frahm - The Bells

3. Sara Lov - Seasoned Eyes Were Beaming

4. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

5. Rachel Grimes - Book of Leaves

6. Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were Eagles

7. Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light

8. Joe Gideon and The Shark - Harum Scarum

9. Sumie - Sumie

10. Sea Wolf - White Water, White Bloom

TallGuyCM
12-16-2009, 11:19 AM
Orenda Fink

1. Dr. John, Gris-Gris (ATCO Records)

2. Sharon Van Etten, Because I Was in Love (Language of Stone)

3. Nina Simone, The Definitive Rarities Collection (Artwork Media)

4. John Lennon, Lennon Legend (EMI Records)

5. Lucinda Williams, Little Honey (UMG Recordings, Inc)

6. The Mynabirds, What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood (unreleased)

7. Rain Machine, S/T (Anti, Inc)

8. Joni Mitchell, Blue (Warner Bros)

9. Of Montreal, The Past Is a Grotesque Animal (Polyvinyl Record Co)

10. Whispertown 2000, Swim (Acony Records)

Gribbz
12-16-2009, 11:19 AM
Scott Kirkland of The Crystal Method


1. Passion Pit, Manners

2. Metric, Fantasies

3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, It's Blitz!

4. LMFAO, Party Rock

5. Silversun Pickups, Swoon

6. Glasvegas, Glasvegas

7. Yuksek, Away From The Sea

8. Cage The Elephant, Cage The Elephant

9. Boys Noize, Power

10. The Crystal Method, Divided By Night


wow...

TallGuyCM
12-16-2009, 11:19 AM
Eirik of Kings of Convenience

1. Tesla Boy - Tesla Boy

2. Franklin for Short - Swell

3. Fjorden Baby - Fjorden Baby

4. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

5. Taxi Taxi - Still Standing At Your Back Door

6. The Rubies - Explode From The Center

7. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

8. Lars Vaular - D'e Glede

9. Datarock - Red

10.Ungdomskulen - Bisexual

TallGuyCM
12-16-2009, 11:20 AM
Vivian Girls

1. Mika Miko - We Be Xuxa

2. Nodzzz - Nodzzz

3. Girls - Album

4. Grass Widow - 12" EP

5. The Beets - Spit in the Face of People Who Don't Want to be Cool

6. Woods - Songs of Shame

7. Real Estate - Real Estate

8. Wavves - Wavvves

9. German Measles - Wild 12" EP

10. Brilliant Colors - Introducing

TallGuyCM
12-16-2009, 11:21 AM
AM

1. Air, Love 2 (Aircheology) (HORSESHIT - he's just kissing up to them because he's touring with them)

2. Papercuts, You Can Have What You Want (Gnomonsong)

3. Miike Snow, Miike Snow (Universal Republic Records/Downtown Records)

4. Cass McCombs, Catacombs (Domino Recording Co.)

5. Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins, Fascinating Fingers (Ubiquity Records)

6. The Clientele, Bonfires On the Heath (Merge Records)

7. Bat For Lashes, Two Suns (The Echo Label)

8. The Budos Band, The Budos Band EP (2009 Daptone Records)

9. Phoenix, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (Glassnote Entertainment)

10. Richard Swift, The Atlantic Ocean (Secretly Canadian)

TallGuyCM
12-16-2009, 11:22 AM
The Drums

1. Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career

2. Cats On Fire - Our Temperance Movement

3. Jj - JJNį 2

4. Glasvegas - Glasvegas

5. Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Pains of Being Pure at Heart

6. The Raveonettes - In & Out Of Control

7. Antony & The Johnsons - The Crying Light

8. A Place To Bury Strangers - Exploding Head

9. Smith Westerns - Smith Westerns

10. Kitty, Daisy & Lewis - Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

AlecEiffel
12-16-2009, 11:23 AM
Vivian Girls

1. Mika Miko - We Be Xuxa

2. Nodzzz - Nodzzz

3. Girls - Album

4. Grass Widow - 12" EP

5. The Beets - Spit in the Face of People Who Don't Want to be Cool

6. Woods - Songs of Shame

7. Real Estate - Real Estate

8. Wavves - Wavvves

9. German Measles - Wild 12" EP

10. Brilliant Colors - Introducing

While I'm not into Real Estate or wavves, this is a really, really solid list.

Gribbz
12-16-2009, 11:24 AM
srsly. No one could possibly think Love 2 is the best album of the year.

rage patton
12-16-2009, 11:30 AM
10. Kitty, Daisy & Lewis - Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

While I love this album and I love this band, this album came out in 08.

TomAz
12-16-2009, 11:32 AM
Steve Schiltz of Longwave/Hurricane Bells

1. M Ward - Hold Time

2. Flaming Lips - Embryonic

3. OK Go - Of the Blue Colour of the Sky

4. Daniel Lanois - Here Is What Is

5. Little Joy - Little Joy

6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz

7. Scout - Untitled

8. Wilco - Wilco (The Album)

9. Monsters of Folk - Monsters of Folk

10. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

I have not heard this. I like some of his other stuff.


also, per another list, somebody actually takes LMFAO seriously? or was that a joke?

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
12-16-2009, 11:33 AM
While I love this album and I love this band, this album came out in 08.

The US Release on DH Records was 2009, so technically it qualifies for these types of lists

rage patton
12-16-2009, 11:35 AM
The US Release on DH Records was 2009, so technically it qualifies for these types of lists

Ah ok. I was not aware it had a different US release date. Just wondering, are you a Kitty, Daisy and Lewis fan? I saw them in Paris and they were a ton of fun. I hope they play Coachella this year.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
12-16-2009, 11:42 AM
Ah ok. I was not aware it had a different US release date. Just wondering, are you a Kitty, Daisy and Lewis fan? I saw them in Paris and they were a ton of fun. I hope they play Coachella this year.

I have never heard of them until now. I looked them up on wikipedia

i'll add them to my ever-growing list of bands to check out though. I tend to like a lot of stuff that you're into (except for Muse)

rage patton
12-16-2009, 11:52 AM
Well, they are 3 brothers and sisters from London who play a mix of music that ranges from country to blues to rockabilly to hawiian. They are an extremely talented bunch and they all play multiple instruments. The album is just a really feel good album and live the are a lot of fun.

TallGuyCM
12-16-2009, 12:35 PM
They were pretty good when they opened for Coldplay earlier this year, didn't see exactly what all the hype was about though.

TomAz
12-16-2009, 12:46 PM
George W Bush playing harmonium with a chainsaw up his ass would sound good compared to Coldplay.

rage patton
12-16-2009, 01:12 PM
They were pretty good when they opened for Coldplay earlier this year, didn't see exactly what all the hype was about though.

There is hype surrounding them? I had only heard about them because they were playing at the music festival I was going to in Paris. I downloaded the album and loved it. Like I said, really fun live. I imagine seeing them in a stadium is not the most optimal place to see Kitty, Daisy & Lewis though.

TallGuyCM
12-16-2009, 01:22 PM
There is hype surrounding them? I had only heard about them because they were playing at the music festival I was going to in Paris. I downloaded the album and loved it. Like I said, really fun live. I imagine seeing them in a stadium is not the most optimal place to see Kitty, Daisy & Lewis though.

By hype I mean hype on this board. bmack and a few others were praising the album earlier this year.

rage patton
12-16-2009, 01:43 PM
Really? I don't even remember that. Well, since their set at APW got cancelled due to rain, im hoping GV invites them back for a re:do at Coachella.

bmack86
12-16-2009, 02:16 PM
I have no clue who they are.

TallGuyCM
12-17-2009, 11:12 AM
I have no clue who they are.

Ohhhhhhhhhhh, my bad. I just realized bmack was talking about Amadou & Mariam, the OTHER opening band for Coldplay at that show. I got them mixed up. :rotfl

TallGuyCM
12-17-2009, 11:13 AM
Dan Deacon

1. Double Dagger - More

2. Lightning Bolt - Earthy Delights

3. Health - Get Color

4. Ducktails - Landscapes

5. Pictureplane - Dark Rift

6. Javelin - Jamz N Jemz

7. DD/MM/YYYY - Black Square

8. Black Dice - Repo

9. Lucky Dragons - Dream Island Laughing Language

10. Ed Schrader - The Choir Inside

TallGuyCM
12-17-2009, 11:14 AM
Roman Candle

1. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers

2. Keegan Dewitt - Islands

3. Megafaun – Gather, Form And Fly

4. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

5. Arctic Monkeys - Humbug

6. Thad Cockrell - To Be Loved

7. Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career

8. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion

9. Taylor Swift - Fearless

10. Julian Casablancas - Phrazes For The Young

TallGuyCM
12-17-2009, 11:14 AM
John Wlaysewski of Flying Machines

1. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

2. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic

3. Tom Waits - Glitter and Doom Live

4. Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures

5. The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You

6. Pearl Jam - Backspacer

7. Dinosaur Jr. - Farm

8. Mew - No More Stories...

9. Arctic Monkeys - Humbug

10. The Mars Volta - Octahedron

pancakespancakes
12-17-2009, 01:49 PM
Geez this started off great. Two artists I love making two really sweet lists. Then it just turned into a bunch of random dudes I've never heard of. I like Dan Deacon's list though...

TallGuyCM
12-19-2009, 12:01 AM
Tape Deck Mountain

1. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

2. Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem

3. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic

4. Mew - No More Stories...

5. Girls - Album

6. Atlas Sound - Logos

7. Crocodiles - Summer of Hate

8. The xx - XX

9. David Bazan - Curse Your Branches

10. Wavves - Wavvves

TallGuyCM
12-19-2009, 12:02 AM
VV Brown

1. Little Dragon Machine, Dreams

2. Florence and the Machine, Lungs

3. Lady Gaga, The Fame

4. Muse, The Resistance

5. Jay Z, The Blueprint 3

6. Regina Spektor, Far

7. The xx, XX

8. Gossip, Music for Men

9. Dizzie Rascal, Tongue and Cheek

10. Jarvis Cocker, Further Complications

TallGuyCM
12-19-2009, 12:02 AM
Alex of Ladytron


1. Antony and The Johnsons - The Crying Light

2. Port O'Brien - Threadbare

3. Cass McCombs - Catacombs

4. Monsters of Folk - Monsters of Folk

5. Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career

6. Department of Eagles - In Ear Park

7. Real Estate - Real Estate

8. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

9. Sara Lov - Seasoned Eyes Were Beaming

10. The Antlers - Hospice



Mira of Ladytron


Animal Collective -Merriweather Post Pavilion

XbXrX -Un Usper

Phoenix -Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Bill Callahan -Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

Vitalic -Flashmob

Fever Ray -Fever Ray

Fuck Buttons -Tarot Sport

Telepathe -Dance Mother

Grizzly Bear -Veckatimest

Bear in Heaven -Beast Rest Forth Mouth

TallGuyCM
12-19-2009, 12:03 AM
Aaron Axelsen of Live 105 (REALLY? who gives a fuck)

1. White Lies - To Lose My Life

2. Jon Hopkins - Insides

3. Maps - We Cab Create

4. Miike Snow - Miike Snow

5. Fanfarlo - Reservoir

6. Gossip - Music For Men

7. The Big Pink - A Brief History Of Love

8. Passion Pit - Manners

9. Dan Black - Uni

10.Other Lives - Other Lives

PJandBompton
12-19-2009, 12:04 AM
Tape Deck Mountain got a list? WTF?

TallGuyCM
12-21-2009, 11:45 AM
Nathan Willett of Cold War Kids

1. Alec Ounsworth - Mo Beauty

2. The Horrors - Primary Colors

3. Richard Swift - The Atlantic Ocean

4. Elvis Perkins in Dearland - Elvis Perkins in Dearland

5. MF Doom - Born Like This

6. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx

7. Beastie Boys - Check Your Head (reissue)

8. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

9. Norah Jones - The Fall

10. Leonard Cohen - Isle of Wight

TallGuyCM
12-21-2009, 11:45 AM
Jaicko

1. Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3

2. Taylor Swift - Fearless

3. Drake - So Far So Gone (mixtape)

4. Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon: The End of Day

5. Beyonce - I Am…Sasha Fierce

6. Fabolous - Loso's Way

7. N.E.R.D. - Seeing Sounds

8. Black Eyed Peas - The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies)

9. Maxwell - BLACKsummers'night

10. Lady Gaga - The Fame

TallGuyCM
12-21-2009, 11:46 AM
Will Johnson of Centro-matic

1. Heartless Bastards - The Mountain

2. Vic Chesnutt - At The Cut

3. Mulatu Astatke - New York-Addis-London

4. Patterson Hood - Murdering Oscar

5. Sparklehorse + Fennesz - In The Fishtank 15

6. Dave Rawlings Machine - A Friend of a Friend

7. A.A. Bondy - When The Devil's Loose

8. Dexateens - Singlewide

9. Christian Gabel - 1900

10. V/A - Local Customs: Downriver Revival

TallGuyCM
12-22-2009, 11:11 AM
Hockey

1. Passion Pit - Manners

2. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

3. The xx - XX

4. Golden Silvers - True Romance

5. The Soft Pack - The Muslims

6. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

7. Joel Smith - The Filibuster

8. Girls - Album

9. Bat For Lashes - Two Suns

10. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

TallGuyCM
12-22-2009, 11:11 AM
Justin Townes Earle

1. Joe Pug- Nation Of Heat

2. T Bird And The Breaks- Learn About It

3. Ben Sollee- Learning To Bend

4. Steel Drivers - Live At The Station Inn

5. Time Jumpers- At The Station Inn

6. Felice Brothers - Tonight At The Arizona

7. Woody Guthrie - My Dusty Road Box

8. Jason Isbell And The 400 unit - Self-Titled

9. Otis Gibbs- One Day Our Whispers

10. Los Lobos- El Cancionero: Mas y Mas [BOX SET]

TallGuyCM
12-22-2009, 11:12 AM
Filthy Dukes

1. Fool's Gold - Fool's Gold (IAMSOUND)

2. Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport (ATP)

3. Micachu & The Shapes - Jewellery (Rough Trade)

4. Telepathe - Dance Mother (IAMSOUND/V2/Coop)

5. Bat For Lashes - Two Suns (Parlephone)

6. The xx - XX (Young Turks)

7. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion (Domino)

8. The Juan Maclean - The Future Will Come (DFA)

9. The Maccabees - Wall of Arms (Fiction)

10. The Horrors - Primary Colours (XL)

TallGuyCM
12-23-2009, 02:57 PM
The Watson Twins Top Songs of 2009:

1. MOF "Dear God"

2. Florence & the machine "Cosmic Love"

3. Magnolia Electric Co. "Little Sad Eyes"

4. Conor O'berst and the Mystic Valley Band "Eagle on a Pole"

5. Tegan & Sara "On Directing"

6. M.Ward "Hold Time"

7. Neko Case "Vengeance Is Sleeping"

8. Bat For Lashes "Daniel"

9. Grizzly Bear "Two Weeks"

10. Department of Eagles "No One Does It Like You"

TallGuyCM
12-23-2009, 02:57 PM
Glenn Kotche of On Fillmore and Wilco

1. Califone - All My Friends Are Funeral Singers

2. Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor

3. Alex Cline - Continuation

4. John Luther Adams - The Place We Began

5. Tortoise - Beacons of Ancestorship

6. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

7. Frank Rosaly - Milkwork

8. Nels Cline - Coward

9. Bobb Bruno - Dreamt On EP

10. Chris Corsano - Another Dull Dawn

TallGuyCM
12-23-2009, 02:58 PM
Anya Marina

1. M. Ward - Hold Time

2. Thao with The Great Get Down Stay Down - Know Better Learn Faster

3. Wilco - Wilco (The Album)

4. Regina Spektor - Far

5. Julian Casablancas - Phrazes For The Young

6. Lissy Trullie - Self-Taught Learner

7. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

8. White Rabbits - It's Frightening

9. Eux Autres - Strangled Days

10. Ida Maria - Fortress Round My Heart

TallGuyCM
12-23-2009, 02:59 PM
Asobi Seksu

1. Eat Skull - Wild and Inside

2. Grizzly Bear - Veckatamist

3. Torche - Meanderthal

4. Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs

5. Sonic Youth - The Eternal

6. Hope Sandoval - Through the Devil Softly

7. Broadcast - Mother Is the Milky Way

8. Tyvek - Self-Titled

9. Xasthur - All Reflections Drained

10. Flaming Lips - Embryonic

BlackSwan
12-23-2009, 03:01 PM
Hockey

1. Passion Pit - Manners

...

Gribbz
12-23-2009, 03:02 PM
Dude from The Crystal Method had some questionable picks as well.

TallGuyCM
12-28-2009, 12:00 PM
Amanda Blank

1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- It's Blitz

2. Julian Plenti- Julian Plenti is.... Sky Scraper

3. Ghostface- Ghostdini: The wizard of Poetry in Emerald City

4. Peaches - I feel Cream

5. Kurt Vile - Childish Prodigy

6. Miike Snow - Miike Snow

7. Sonic Youth - The Eternal

9. Gucci Mane - The State vs. Radric Davis

10. Beyonce - I am... Sasha Fierce

TallGuyCM
12-28-2009, 12:01 PM
Tim McIlrath of Rise Against

1. Torche - Meanderthal

2. Alexisonfire - Old Crows/Young Cardinals

3. In Flames - A Sense Of Purpose

4. P.O.S. - Never Better

5. Propaghandi - Supporting Caste

6. Chuck Ragan - Gold Country

7. Mariachi El Bronx - Mariachi El Bronx

8. Billy Talent - Billy Talent III

9. Poison The Well - The Tropic Rot

10. A.F.I. - Crash Love

TallGuyCM
12-28-2009, 12:01 PM
Via Tania

1. School Of Seven Bells - Alpinisms

2. Fela Kuti - Best Of The Black President

3. Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs

4. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone

5. Beach House - Devotion

6. Mountt Eerie - Wind’s Poem

7. Tinariwen - Imidiwan: Companions

8. Fever Ray - Fever Ray

9. Mirah - (A)spera

10. Vieux Farka Tourť - Fondo

TallGuyCM
12-28-2009, 12:02 PM
Paper Route

1. Bat For Lashes- Two Suns

2. Manchester Orchestra- Mean Everything To Nothing

3. Silversun Pickups- Swoon

4. Animal Collective- Merriweather Post Pavillion

5. Grizzly Bear- Veckatimest

6. Brand New- Daisy

7. Wilco- Wilco (The Album)

8. Phoenix- Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

9. Fiery Furnaces- Friendly Fires

10. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers

TallGuyCM
12-28-2009, 12:02 PM
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson

1. Jay-Z- The Blueprint 3

2. Here We Go Magic- Here We Go Magic

3. Rain Machine- Rain Machine

4. Raekwon- Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II

5. Warpaint- Exquisite Corpse

6. Wild Yaks- 10 Ships (dont die yet!)

7. Suckers- The Suckers EP

8. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart- The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

9. Dinosaur Jr.- Farm

10. Amazing Baby- Re-Wild

TallGuyCM
12-28-2009, 12:03 PM
Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs/Twilight Singers/The Gutter Twins

1. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

2. Little Dragon - Machine Dreams

3. Tinariwen - Imidiwan: Companions

4. Wussy - Wussy

5. Various Artists - Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura

6. Bat For Lashes - Two Suns

7. Handsome Furs - Face Control

8. The Aliens - Luna

9. Dam-Funk - Toeachizown

10. Kid Cudi - Man On the Moon: The End of Day

TallGuyCM
12-28-2009, 12:04 PM
The Grates

1. Those Darlins - Those Darlins

2. Japandroid - Post-Nothing

3. Handsome Furs - Face Control

4. Black Lips - 200 Million Thousand

5. Chairlift - Evident Utensil

6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!

7. Thermals - Now We Can See

8. Metric - Fantasies

9. Sarah Blasko - As day Follows Night (Australia)

10. Dappled Cities - Zounds (Australia)

TallGuyCM
12-28-2009, 12:04 PM
Charlie Fink of Noah and the Whale

1. Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle

2. Wilco - Wilco (The Album)

3. Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3

4. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers

5. La Roux - La Roux

6. Sleeping States - In The Garden of The North

7. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Vs. Children

8. Various Artists - Loving Takes This Course: A Tribute to the Songs of Kath Bloom

9. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

10. Mountain Goats - Life Of The World To Come (Dig)

TallGuyCM
12-28-2009, 12:05 PM
Alexander Ortiz of We Are Wolves

1. A Place To Bury Srangers - Exploding Head

2. The Raveonettes - In And Out Of Control

3. Jeff The Brotherhood - Heavy Days

4. Yacht - See Mystery Lights

5. Thee Oh Sees - Help

6. Kid Congo &The Pink Monkey Birds - Dracula Boots

7. Black Feelings - Black Feelings

8. Crystal Stilts - Alight of Night

9. Think About Life - Familly

10. The Gossip - Music for Men

TallGuyCM
12-28-2009, 12:05 PM
White Denim

Cass Mccombs - Catacombs

Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor

Brazos - Phosphorescent Blues

Mission of Burma - The Sound the Speed the Light

My Mind - Phat Masher

Dysrhythmia - Psychic Maps

Abner Jay - The True Story of Abner Jay

Flaming Lips - Embryonic

Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish I Were an Eagle

Sonic Youth - The Eternal

mountmccabe
12-28-2009, 03:46 PM
Asobi Seksu

1. Eat Skull - Wild and Inside

2. Grizzly Bear - Veckatamist

3. Torche - Meanderthal

4. Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs

5. Sonic Youth - The Eternal

6. Hope Sandoval - Through the Devil Softly

7. Broadcast - Mother Is the Milky Way

8. Tyvek - Self-Titled

9. Xasthur - All Reflections Drained

10. Flaming Lips - Embryonic

Oh, damn.

canexplain
12-28-2009, 04:20 PM
John is going to pick weird s**t for his top albums just to make that look more ordinary.

Not picking on John, but a lot of people and critics put out a list of groups (movies too) that are so obscure just to seem hip IMO. cr****

wmgaretjax
12-28-2009, 05:01 PM
Not picking on John, but a lot of people and critics put out a list of groups (movies too) that are so obscure just to seem hip IMO. cr****

that's because you are old.

mountmccabe
12-28-2009, 05:11 PM
I had completely forgotten about discussion concerning Cymbals Eat Guitars' list.

MissingPerson
12-28-2009, 05:17 PM
Greg Dulli's list was a little unexpected.

canexplain
12-28-2009, 07:03 PM
that's because you are old.

I can go on facebook or myspace and pick 500 bands that you never heard of and have out music. Fuck for that matter, I can go in the local paper and pick 100 bands that are playing in the next month, and you won't know any of them. Just because a band is new and the buzz band doesn't make them the best of the year. It's just about being hip sometimes. cr****

wmgaretjax
12-28-2009, 07:17 PM
Sure. All of that is possible. Now show me an example of a critic that did that. Then I can show you that you are just old.

canexplain
12-28-2009, 07:28 PM
Sure. All of that is possible. Now show me an example of a critic that did that. Then I can show you that you are just old.

Ask 10 of your friends how they like these bands and see what they say. Not people here just 10 friends in general. If they know all of the bands then I would be surprised and even if they do, do you really think these are the top bands of 2009? cr****


1. Mika Miko - We Be Xuxa

2. Nodzzz - Nodzzz

3. Girls - Album

4. Grass Widow - 12" EP

5. The Beets - Spit in the Face of People Who Don't Want to be Cool

6. Woods - Songs of Shame

7. Real Estate - Real Estate

8. Wavves - Wavvves

9. German Measles - Wild 12" EP

10. Brilliant Colors - Introducing
__________________

wmgaretjax
12-28-2009, 07:34 PM
So I can only gauge myself and my wife right now... I knew 9/10. My wife knew 8/10. There are some of my friends that would probably scratch their heads at this list... But the majority of them would be perfectly comfortable looking at this list.

And it doesn't matter if I think they are the top albums of 2009. This person did. There is nothing surprising about that list. Nothing at all. It fits in perfectly with the lo-fi and psychedelic music that is so popular right now.

Like I said. You are just old.

canexplain
12-28-2009, 07:54 PM
You let your dislike of me cloud your judgement. I could say the people that put out that list are full of it because they are too young to have any knowledge and history of good music. Age has nothing to do with it dude. But I will go with your thinking and say anyone under 40 has no clue what good music is. When they get that age you will see I am right. You can't argue with that because until that time comes and you realize I am right, you are just wrong. Nuff said (I don't believe that but I am just making stupid statements like you) ...... cr****

wmgaretjax
12-28-2009, 08:06 PM
How can you evaluate whether it's good music if you haven't heard most of it? That's the fundamental problem. You think these lists are irrelevant because they are obscure. But they aren't obscure to a lot of people. That's what I'm calling into question, not your taste.

You started this by launching into a generalized attack on an unnamed group of people. I was defending said people by pointing out that they, and others like them, have actually listened to the music they are talking about.

canexplain
12-28-2009, 08:18 PM
I agree with most of what you said, but my statement was directed at lists by people who should know what they are talking about if they are going to publish it in a paper or wherever. Not some person that just happens to make a personal list of some sort. I don't care what your list is, but if your list was in the Filter mag, I would hope it wasn't your best friends band or something like that. Here is a list of a known movie critic. Do you agree these 10 movies are the best of 2009? cr****


1) Let the Right One In, dir Tomas Alfredson
2) 35 Shots of Rum, dir Claire Denis
3) Antichrist, dir Lars von Trier
4) The White Ribbon, dir Michael Haneke
5) Tony Manero, dir Pablo Larrain
6) sleep furiously, dir Gideon Koppel
7) Il Divo, dir Paolo Sorrentino
8) The Wrestler, dir Darren Aronofsky
9) Adventureland, dir Greg Mottola
10) The Hurt Locker, dir Kathryn Bigelow

wmgaretjax
12-28-2009, 08:23 PM
Well... besides the fact that several aren't 2009 films... I agree that most of those films are appropriate in a best film list. Several of them I vigorously agree with. Out of the 7 I've seen... At least 5 would be considered in my own list. The others I have a strong interest in seeing.

canexplain
12-28-2009, 08:50 PM
Well... besides the fact that several aren't 2009 films... I agree that most of those films are appropriate in a best film list. Several of them I vigorously agree with. Out of the 7 I've seen... At least 5 would be considered in my own list. The others I have a strong interest in seeing.

I didn't make the list so I was thinking if it was published, it was correct. Then going by what you posted, I'll just let this go except to say I can't wait till the 2009 movie thread is posted and to see 5 or more of these films on your top 10 (mind you not just that they were good, but the top ten of the year). BTW you would have had a bit more cred with me if you said Ron what you posted was lame in place of being lame because I am old. I guess that means you are better or smarter then about 70 percent of the world. Wow you must be proud. See ya...... cr****

mountmccabe
12-28-2009, 08:54 PM
My problem with what I have gotten from Cymbals Eat Guitars is that their influences are easy and worn on their sleeves. Song 1 sounds just like popular indie band A, songs 2 & 3 sounds just like popular indie band B, etc. I thus was amused - and now, being reminded of it all, am once again laughing like a child - by the fact that their list consisted of five easy, popular indie albums.

I am not laughing because those albums are bad. Two of those were in my top 12. I haven't heard the other three - by my choice - so I can't be sure how they are.

I am laughing because it shows lack of imagination. I am laughing because it suggests a superficial, shallow relationship with the scene. The reason I am laughing is because this all fits with my view of Cymbals Eat Guitars. I am not laughing because I think they're lying; I am laughing because I think they're telling the truth.

Caveats: I will listen to their album again in the lead up to their show here; I may find more in it. I may find character. And who knows, maybe the list seems simple because that was what the two guys could agree on. And, who knows, maybe they do actually have taste that would've been revealed had they listed more than five albums.

Caveats, continued: Bryan noted that "those will be towards the top of my list" and, for the record, I will not be laughing at Bryan's list. That would be ridiculous; he has taste.

TallGuyCM
12-28-2009, 08:55 PM
Wow, guys.

mountmccabe
12-28-2009, 08:58 PM
do you really think these are the top bands of 2009?


Do you agree these 10 movies are the best of 2009?

I believe you are asking the wrong questions. There is no "top albums of 2009." There is no "10 best movies of 2009."


Why is it that you believe these list-makers are lying?

TallGuyCM
12-28-2009, 09:00 PM
He thinks people say things just to be "hip", and Jared is arguing that what people say they really mean some of the time, regardless of what Ron might think.

mountmccabe
12-28-2009, 09:07 PM
He thinks people say things just to be "hip"

And I am asking how Ron is distinguishing between an album that someone ranked highly to be hip and an album that someone ranked highly because they liked it/thought highly of it.

Though, really, the response is probably just going to be that it was a worthless non sequitur and he wasn't accusing anybody of anything. This is why you don't hit view post. This is why you don't hit view post.

TallGuyCM
12-28-2009, 09:20 PM
He's not distinguishing. Which is where the problem lies.

wmgaretjax
12-28-2009, 09:28 PM
I guess that means you are better or smarter then about 70 percent of the world. Wow you must be proud. See ya...... cr****

Can you read? Did I ever say anything about you or anyone else's intelligence? Jesus fucking christ. You made an ass backwards attack, I called it for what it was, complete ignorance. I blamed it on your age because you are dealing with much younger culture in most of these lists... It was also a lighthearted way of offering you a merciful path back from your asinine assertion...

wmgaretjax
12-28-2009, 09:30 PM
I totally agree though. Critics should pander to what is popular and known. That's the best way to stimulate culture.

TallGuyCM
12-28-2009, 09:31 PM
/thread

bmack86
12-28-2009, 11:02 PM
John, I love the ghost type.

canexplain
12-29-2009, 05:29 AM
This is what Supre said:
John is going to pick weird s**t for his top albums just to make that look more ordinary.

This is what I said:


Not picking on John, but a lot of people and critics put out a list of groups (movies too) that are so obscure just to seem hip IMO. cr****

This is what you said:

that's because you are old.
and
You started this by launching into a generalized attack on an unnamed group of people. I was defending said people by pointing out that they, and others like them, have actually listened to the music they are talking about.


My generalized attact was on critics and people. I didnít mention in that statement the Filter article, or the Coachella board or anyone in particular. I didnít call anyone a liar either. Now throw out your straw dogs, your ifís andís and butís, and how about a simple yes or no. Do you believe some critics and some people put obscure names on list's just to be hip? Simple question even for you. Cr****

westcoastpirate
12-29-2009, 07:08 AM
What is the difference between "cr****" and "Cr****"?

mountmccabe
12-29-2009, 07:28 AM
My generalized attact was on critics and people. I didnít mention in that statement the Filter article, or the Coachella board or anyone in particular. I didnít call anyone a liar either. Now throw out your straw dogs, your ifís andís and butís, and how about a simple yes or no. Do you believe some critics and some people put obscure names on list's just to be hip? Simple question even for you.

Your generalized attact was offensive because of the context in which you brought it up.

You could have just of easily have said "Not to offend John but some people can't spell very well and use terrible grammer." It's either a valueless non sequitur or an attempt at veiling an attact. Of course some people can't spell very well and of course some people use terrible grammar. But that doesn't have a damned thing to do with me.

And of course some critics and other people put obscure names on their list's just to appear hip. Unless you are suggesting that I, specific other posters here or one (or more, listed specifically) of the artists that got a list in Filter were lying in order to appear hip the insistence on your point is entirely without value. You're either saying nothing - and thus shouldn't be belaboring the point like this - or you're playing for a guilt by association/suggestion.

bmack86
12-29-2009, 07:31 AM
And, also, Ron, SOME people do that. Do "a lot?" In my estimation, probably not. Maybe it's naive of me, but I tend to think that people won't say that they love a record unless they love it.

TommyboyUNM
12-29-2009, 07:43 AM
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d136/tommyboyunm/Attact.png

canexplain
12-29-2009, 07:54 AM
OK to beat a dead horse and to let this go. Mountmccabe I don't even know if you are the aforesaid "John". I don't know what you name is and really don't care. I was quoting supre so that is why I said specifically ďNot to dog JohnĒ. And Bmack, that was some of my point. Some critics do that and it is a small percentage. I never said a lot or many or any sort of value.

I do question the statement: I totally agree though. Critics should pander to what is popular and known. That's the best way to stimulate culture There is an elitist statement if I ever heard one. Just because something is popular does not make it bad.

Definition of pander:

Definition:

1. indulge weaknesses: to indulge somebody's weaknesses or questionable wishes and tastes
tired of pandering to their children's demands

2. procure sexual favors: to procure sexual favors for somebody


noun (plural panēders)

Definition:

1. indulgent person: somebody who indulges somebody else's weaknesses or questionable wishes and tastes
2. romantic go-between: a go-between in an illicit or secret romantic or sexual relationship
3.
Same as pimp

wmgaretjax
12-29-2009, 01:36 PM
Thanks for the definitions. They still haven't improved your reading comprehension though.

amyzzz
12-29-2009, 01:53 PM
OK to beat a dead horse and to let this go. Mountmccabe I don't even know if you are the aforesaid "John". I don't know what you name is and really don't care.
what...the fuck, Ron. you don't know who John is?

canexplain
12-29-2009, 02:13 PM
what...the fuck, Ron. you don't know who John is?

Amy I work at a place a little like the board in this way: On our email system you can have a nickname. Then in our security system you have your real name and then up to three different names, sometimes totally different. They are for the cops and social workers that want to keep a low profile. So you can have up to 5 names and I choose to ignore all but one. Therefore I remember one name for one person and leave it at that. I do the same here except for Rage and YB usually. So no, I don't know who John is. cr****

bmack86
12-29-2009, 04:03 PM
Bmack, that was some of my point. Some critics do that and it is a small percentage. I never said a lot or many or any sort of value.



This is what I said:


Not picking on John, but a lot of people and critics put out a list of groups (movies too) that are so obscure just to seem hip IMO. cr****


Can't edit it now

canexplain
12-29-2009, 04:55 PM
Can't edit it now

OK, so I did say a lot. That doesn't however mean even close to the most or whatever. There must be 10,000 critics of note, so I might say a few hundred which is a lot. But yes, I didn't go back and read what I said word for word. Life is too short for trivia and some of the ticky tacky stuff of this board like a spelling error. cr****

pancakespancakes
12-29-2009, 06:40 PM
The discussion in this thread is pretty strange considering this thread has nothing to do with music criticism.

canexplain
12-29-2009, 07:09 PM
The discussion in this thread is pretty strange considering this thread has nothing to do with music criticism.

Some board members just like to argue with me. I have accepted that over the years and sometimes I play along and sometimes it just is tedious. cr****

TallGuyCM
12-29-2009, 07:17 PM
Just drop it, Ron. You guys are arguing over completely different things.

canexplain
12-29-2009, 07:32 PM
Just drop it, Ron. You guys are arguing over completely different things.

I did drop it but of course Bmack had to go back to my first post and correct me on something I said. It really doesn't bother me though because after all, it's just a message board eh...Beside I usually take advice from a member that has STS9 in his upcoming shows :) hush canx lolz . cr****

TallGuyCM
12-29-2009, 07:39 PM
What's wrong with STS9? Enlighten me.

canexplain
12-29-2009, 08:06 PM
What's wrong with STS9? Enlighten me.

Beside I usually take advice from a member that has STS9 in his upcoming shows :)

geez I thought that couldn't be any more clear that I like them. They are my fav non vocal and touring band. I was going to see the NYE but I have to save my money for coachella. Just to be clear. I LOVE STS9..... cr****

TallGuyCM
12-29-2009, 11:03 PM
Gotcha, the way you said it I thought you were mocking the fact that they were in my sig. Carry on.