I was going to post a list of bands and tracks that I listened to from year that I wanted to note. But to my suprise much of what I’ve been listening to this year has actually been from 2008. Perhaps it was all the traveling in 2008-2009 but a lot more tunes than I would have expected were 2008 ones. So I could do a whole decade retrospective but that’s going to take a whole different frame of mind. Where I was in 2000 versus 2010.. well, a lot of things have changed. That’s for sure.
I only make it out to 3 shows this year. I think the least amount since the mid 80s. Given that the kids are older now that shouldn’t be the case (a resolution for 2010). For documentations sake: Eleventh Dream Day/Mekons @ hideout (great but i could just be nostalgia), Art Brut @ schubas (great, awesome), Waco Brothers @ schubas (good).
But somehow I thought it was a great year for music. I don’t have actual reasons to feel this way (fewer concerts, fewer 2009 tracks) but I did..
So some good things.. (some 2009 others just things I enjoyed in 2009):
- Yo La Tengo – Nothing To Hide
- King Charles – Love Lust
- Boston Spaceship – How Wrong You Are
- Girls – Hellhole Ratrace (liking more and more of anything on Album)
- Califone – Funeral Singers
- Son Volt – Down To The Wire
- Dinosaur Jr.
- Jim Carrol – People Who Died (died 2009)
- Jay Reatard – Always Wanting More (listened to a lot in 2009)
- Ponytail – Celebrate the Body Electric
- Sars Flannery – Empty Gun
- Scotland Yard Gospel Choir – One Night Stand
- Sloan – Believe In Me
- Superchunk – Misfit & Mistakes(how did I miss this band before?
- Surfer Blood – Swim (To Reach The End) Floating Vibes is good as well
- Black Lips – Short Fuse
- The Henry Clay People – Something In The Water
- The Vaselines – Son of a Gun (reissue)
- The Apples In Stereo – Same Old Drag
- Map Of Africa – Bone
- Jib Kidder – WindowDipper
- Jamie Lidell – Another Day
- Guided By Voices – Glad Girls
- Aquarium Drunkard a blog that’s introduced me to a ton of great music
That’s pretty much a dump of my 2009 mp3 lists from my blackberry.. should figure out a way to post those automatically; could be fun to read in 2020.. Happy 2010 in music.