Saturday, January 2, 2010

Timh's Best Music of 2009



TOP SHELF ALBUMS 2009
1. Mordant Music- SyMptoMs
2. Oneohtrix Point Never- Drifts
3. Fuck Buttons- Tarot Sport
4. Dan Deacon- Bromst
5. Broadcast and the Focus Group- Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age
6. Brock Van Wey- White Clouds Drift On and On
7. Animal Collective- Merriweahter Post Pavillion
8. Mount Kimbie- Maybes EP

9. Black Moth Super Rainbow- Eating Us
10. Ducktails- Ducktails
11. Roj- The Transactional Dharma of Roj
12. Leyland Kirby- Sadly, The Future is Not What it Was
13. Prodigy- Invaders Must Die
14. Annie- Don't Stop
15. The Flaming Lips- Embryonic
16. Matias Aguayo- Ay Ay Ay
17. Pimmon- Smudge Another Yesterday
18. Jon Hopkins- Insides
19. Falty DL- Love is a Liability
20. City Center- City Center
21. Nomo- Invisible Cities

22. Martyn- Great Lengths
23. Sunn 0))- Monoliths and Dimension
24. Hecker- Acid in the Style of David Tudor
25. Kreng- L'Autopsie Phenomenale De Dieu

HONORABLE MENTIONS (in alphabetical order)
Bibio- Vignetting the Compost, Elegi- Varde, Robert Henke-Atom/Document, Junior Boys- Begone Dull Care, Kid606- Shout at the Doner, Moderat- Moderat, Neon Indian- Psychic Chasms, Duncan Powell- The Push EP and Remixes, The Present- The Way We Are EP, Moritz Von Oswald- Vertical Ascent, Weird Tapes- More Tapes/ Get Religion EPs




PINNACLE SONGS OF 2009
For individual tracks, I tried to limit myself to one song per artist for songs, but this proved too difficult in some cases. In these instances, honorable mentions were selected,usually vastly different examples of works, remixes, or b-sides to the A.

1. Lily Allen- The Fear


2. Animal Collective- What Would I Want? Sky
honorable mention: My Girls







3. Delorean- Seasun
courtesy Pitchfork

4. Flaming Lips- Convinced of the Hex
honorable mention: Borderline (ft Stardeath and White Dwarves)





5. Au Revoir Simone- Shadows (Tanlines Mix)
courtesy Pitchfork

6. Grizzly Bear- Two Weeks
honorable mention: Cheerleader (Neon Indian studio 6669 mix)
courtesy Daily Rind





7. Joy Orbison- Hyph Mngo


8. Oneohtrix Point Zero- Zones Without People
Courtesy Village Voice

9. Grouper- Hold the Way


10. Jay Z ft Alicia Keys- Empire State of Mind


11. Nite Jewel- Artificial Intelligence


12. Fuck Buttons- Surf Solar


13. Newworldaquarium- Trespassers (Redshape trespassed mix)


14. Shakira- She Wolf


15. Atlas Sound feat Noah Lennox- Walkabout




16. Mount Kimbie- Vertical


17. Joker- Digidesign


18. Mordant Music- You Are a Door


19. Duncan Powell- Wishing
Courtesy Duncan Powell

20. Donaeo- Party Hard


21. Big Boi ft Gucci Mane- Shine Blocks
Courtesy The Fader

22. Jamie Foxx ft Kanye West, the Dream- Digital Girl (album version)


23. Passion Pit- Little Secrets


24. Burial Ft Four Tet- Moth


25. Madrid- Reply (To Everyone)
Courtesy Pitchfork

26. Kid606- Dancehall of the Dead


27. Cooly G- Love Dub


28. Andy Stott- Brief Encounter
honorable mention: Drippin'






29. Wiley & Chew Fu- Take That



30. Dirty Projectors- Stillness is the Move



31. Prodigy- Warrior's Dance



32. Falty DL- Human Meadow



33. Pangaea- Bear Witness



34. Neon Indian- Deadbeat Summer
Courtesy Pitchfork



35. Washed Out- Feel it All Around



36. Drake- Best I Ever Had



37. Simian Mobile Disco- Cruel Intentions (Joker Mix)
courtesy of The Fader

38. Fever Ray- If I Had a Heart



39. Four Tet- Love Cry



40. Noah D- Got U Now



41. Friend- Doki
Courtesy The Fader

42. Broadcast- Sixty-Forty (Nico Cover)
Available on Warp: Unheard



43. Susumu Yokota- A Flower White



44. Moderat- Rusty Nails
honorable mention: Rusty Nails (Shackleton Mix)






45. DJ Kaos- Love the Night Away (Tiedye mix)
Courtesy Pitchfork



46. Annie- Songs Remind Me Of You



47. Untold- Just For You



48. Double Dagger- The Lie/ The Truth
Courtesy the Washington Post

49. The Big Pink- Velvet - The Big Pink-Velvet
honorable mention- Velvet (Gang Gang Dance Mix)





50. Intrusion- Little Angel ft Paul St. Hilaire

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