Sonic Youth deserves a mention here...a truly great band still making great music. I still listen to Rather Ripped regularly and I'm guessing The Eternal will be one of the best of '09.
7/18 Death Grips - Mohawk
8/01 Gorilla vs Bear 5 - Mohawk
8/04 Holly Herndon - The Parish
8/09 Neon Indian vs Toro y Moi - Theater at Ace Hotel
8/15 La Luz - Mohawk
9/25 Kraftwerk 3D - Bass Concert Hall
10/14 Garbage - Stubb's
11/6-8 Fun Fun Fun - Auditorium Shores
12/19 Beach House - The Fillmore
07, 08, 09, 10, 12.1, 13.1, 14.1, 15.1
Who is that pic of?
Whoa, I totally forgot about Sonic Youth... good one.
Sonic Youth, Animal Collective...
Radiohead fell off it with In Rainbows for me... But I know that wasn't the case with a lot of you.
Radiohead, Animal Collective, Daft Punk, Boards of Canada, Arcade Fire (need one more album to really sell the deal), LCD Soundsystem - I know I'm preaching to the choir here but here's my criteria: Will I wait to purchase the actual physical album (or officially sanctioned d/l) or will I straight download the leak as soon as it's out?
I was wondering how long it would take for someone to say Daft Punk, but they really don't deserve to be in the same company as these other bands... surprised no one has mentioned Deerhunter yet.
Massive Attack. Amy nailed it. They have never released a bad album and I don't think their next one will stray from that pattern.
Don't forget Portishead, they definitely deserve at least a mention.
Massive Attack > Portishead
Yo la Tengo
Deerhunter would be one of my choices, along with Grizzly Bear and Sonic Youth. Live, Boredoms definitely do it for me, but their recordings don't quite translate it so well.
Sonic Youth FTW!!!