Wednesday, 30 December 2009

2009 Albums

These are all the albums released in 2009 that I listened to and enjoyed, in approximate order of preference. I expect I'd like the new Pelican album too, but I haven't heard it yet! No doubt I'd also like Flipper's Love album if I could actually find a copy in a shop.

Fennesz - Black Sea (Touch)
Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medecine - The Audacity of Hype (Alternative Tentacles)
Melt Banana - Lite Live ver 0.0 (A-Zap)
Dinosaur Jr - Farm (Pias)
Mission of Burma - The Sound The Speed The Light (Matador)
Big Sexy Noise - Big Sexy Noise (Sartorial)
PJ Harvey and John Parish - A Woman A Man Walked By (Island)
Arbouretum - Song of the Pearl (Thrill Jockey)
Tortoise - Beacons of Ancestorship (Thrill Jockey)
Faust - C'est Com... Com... Complique (Bureau B)
Soulsavers - Broken (V2)
Califone - All My Friends Are Funeral Singers (Dead Oceans)
Tara Jane O'Neil - A Ways Away (K)
James Blackshaw - The Glass Bead Game (Young God)
Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs (Matador)

Obits - I Blame You (Sub Pop)
Nancy Elizabeth - Wrought Iron (Leaf)
Flaming Lips - Embryonic (WEA)
Meat Puppets - Sewn Together (Meat Puppets)
Dalek - Gutter Tactics (Ipecac)
Alice Donut - Ten Glorious Animals (Alternative Tentacles)
Oneida - Rated O (Jagjaguar)
Part Chimp - Thriller (Rock Action)
Evangelista - Prince of Truth (Constellation)
That Fucking Tank - Tanknology (Gringo)
Slumberwood - Yawling Night Songs (A Silent Place)
Lisa Germano - Magic Neighbor (Young God)
Lou Barlow - Goodnight Unknown (Domino)
Daniel Johnston - Is and Always Was (Feraltone)
Therapy? - Crooked Timber (DR2)

Yellow Swans - Mort Aux Vaches (Staalplaat)
We Be the Echo - Masks (Chuckbeat)
Action Beat - The Noise Band From Bletchley (Truth Cult)
The Present - The Way We Are (Loaf)
Sweat and Skin - Lovetune for Vacuum (Pias)
Tarwater - Donne-Moi La Main (Gusstaff)
Githead - Landing (Swim)
Lightning Bolt - Earthly Delights (Load)
Stranger Son of WB - Einstein's Getaway (White Box)
Mountains - Choral (Thrill Jockey)
Gilded Palace of Sin - You Break Our Hearts We'll Rip Yours Out (Central Control)
Sleeping Dog - Polar Life (Gizeh)
Mark Eitzel - Klamath (Decor)
Anni Rossi - Rockwell (4AD)
Joe Gideon and the Shark - Harum Scarum (Bronzerat)

OOIOO - Armonico Hewa (Thrill Jockey)
Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor (Drag City)
Samson and Delilah (Little Red Rabbit)
David Grubbs - An Optimist Notes the Dusk (Drag City)
Hanne Hukkelberg - Blood From A Stone (Leaf)
Sonic Youth - The Eternal (Matador)
Thee Oh Sees - Help (In the Red)
Six Organs of Admittance - Luminous Night (Drag City)
Ben Frost - By the Throat (Bedroom Community)
Chuck Prophet - Let Freedom Ring (Cooking Vinyl)
Magik Markers - Balf Quarry (Drag City)
A Hawk and a Hacksaw - Deliverence (Leaf)
Jackie O Motherfucker - Ballads of the Revolution (Fire)
Vowels - Pattern Prism (Loaf)
Kalbakken - Then I Saw Summer and Sun on the Earth (Little Red Rabbit)
Jack Rose and the Black Twig Pickers - Beautiful Happiness
Nurse With Wound - Paranoia in Hi Fi (United Dirter)
Shiggajon - Fire Sange I Gul Og Rod (Singing Knives)
Pissed Jeans - King of Jeans (Sub Pop)
Radian - Chimeric (Thrill Jockey)
Speck Mountain - Some Sweet Relief (Carrot Top)
Bowerbirds - Upper Air (Dead Oceans)
Starless and Bible Black - Shape of the Shape (Static Caravan)
Jeffrey Lewis and the Junkyard - 'Em Are I (Rough Trade)
Blk Jks - After Robots (Co Op)
Pere Ubu - Long Live Pere Ubu! (Cooking Vinyl)
Digital Leather - Warm Brother (Fat Possum)
The Courtesy Group - Tradesman's Entrance (Ma Doocey)
Debbie Leggo - Debbs Leggs (Fire)
Jim Jones Revue (Punk Rock Blues)
David Cronenberg's Wife - Hypnagogues


Magazine - Play
Loop - A Gilded Etrenity
Loop - The World in Your Eyes
Daniel Johnston - Hi How Are You?
Daniel Johnston - Yip Jump Music
Subhumans - Death Was Too Kind
Flipper - Generic
Flipper - Gone Fishin'
Flipper - Public Flipper Limited
Flipper - Sex Bomb Baby

Six that got away!

I was bound to forget a few albums I enjoyed and these were those:

Mudhoney - Live at El Sol (Munster)
Pontiack - Maker (Thrill Jockey)
Foetus - Limb (Ectopic Ents)
Moebius - Kram (Klangbad)
Hayward / Coxon / Thomas / Taylor - About (Treader)
Mono - Hymn to the Immortal Wind (Human Highway / Conspiracy)

And how could I forget...

Bardo Pond - Peri (Three Lobed)
...and the other five Bardo Pond related albums from the Nightmare that might have been released in 2008 or 2009
Bardo Pond - Volume VII CDR
Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions (Southern Lord)
The Drones - Havilah (All Tomorrow's Parties)


Melt Banana - Initial T (Init)
Melt Banana / Young Widows (Temporary Residence)
Nightmarchers - Scene Report
Nightmarchers - Mystery Machine
Soulsavers - Sunrise (V2)

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