My 2009 Favourite Moments


6. Jan. 2010, 20:36

This is my summary of what 2009 has meant to me...

- Top 10 Artists

1.Animal Collective
2.Grizzly Bear
3.Leonard Cohen
4.Yo La Tengo
5.Antony and the Johnsons
6.Junior Boys
7.The Flaming Lips
9.Dirty Projectors

- Top 20 Albums

1.Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavillion/Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
2.Junior Boys – Begone Dull Care
3.Jeremy Jay – Slow Dance
4.Atlas Sound – Logos
5.The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
6.Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca
7.jj – nº2
8.Nosaj Thing – Drift
9.The Flaming Lips – Embryonic
10.Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue
11.Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs
12.Memory Tapes - Seek Magic
13.Joan Miquel Oliver - Bombón Mallorquín
14.The xx – XX
15.Yacht - See Mystery Lights
16.Fever Ray - Fever Ray
17.Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
18.Pet Shop Boys - Yes
19.The Field - Yesterday and Today
20.DM Stith – Heavy Ghost

- Top 5 Debuts

1.Discovery – LP
2.Passion Pit – Manners
3.Telepathe – Dance Mother
4.The Big Pink – A Brief History of Love
5.tUnE-yArDs – Bird-Brain

- Top 15 Singles/EPs

1.Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind EP
2.Delorean - Ayrton Senna EP
3.The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Higher Than The Stars EP
4.Deradoorian – Mind Raft EP
5.The Radio Dept. – David EP
6.Elvis Perkins in Dearland – Doomsday EP
7.Flying Lotus – L.A. EP 3 X 3
8.Neon Indian – Psychic Chasms EP
9.Jeremy Jay – Love Everlasting EP
10.Annie – All Night EP
11.Memory Cassette – Call & Response EP
12.Realpeople – Holland EP
13.Sébastien Tellier – Kilometer
14.The Joy Formidable – A Balloon Called Moaning
15.Massive Attack – Splitting The Atom

- Top 5 Compilations

The Vaselines - Enter…
Various Artists - Warp20
Various Artists - 5 : 5 Years of Hyperdub
Various Artists - Dark Was The Night
Iron & Wine - Around The Well

- Top 30 Songs

As featured in my charts for 2009, one song per artist only…
1.Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes
2.The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Young Adult Friction
3.Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks
4.Phoenix – 1901
5.Jeremy Jay – We were there
6.Bat for Lashes – Daniel
7.Dirty Projectors – Stillness Is The Move
8.Camera Obscura – Honey In The Sun
9.jj – Things Will Never Be The Same
10.Passion Pit – The Reeling
11.Junior Boys – Parallel Lines
12.James Yuill – This Sweet Love
13.Atlas Sound – Walkabout (with Noah Lennox)
14.The Big Pink – Velvet
15.Röyksopp – The Girl And The Robot
16.Memory Tapes – Bicycle
17.Joan Miquel Oliver – Dins Un Avió De Paper
18.Discovery – So Insane
19.The Joy Formidable – Austere
20.The Whitest Boy Alive – Courage
21.The Very Best – Warm Heart of Africa (feat. Ezra Koenig)
22.Micachu – Just in Case
23.The Juan Maclean – A New Bot
24.Delorean – Seasun
25.Neon Indian – Deadbeat Summer
26.La Roux - In For The Kill (Skream's Let's Get Ravey Remix)
27.Nosaj Thing – Coat Of Arms
28.Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele – College Town Boy
29.Fanfarlo – I’m A Pilot
30.Fever Ray – When I Grow Up (D.Lissvik)

And I have equally enjoyed…

1.The Dodos – Fables
2.Here We Go Magic – Fangela
3.Jonathan Johansson – En Hand i Himlen
4.Darren Hayman and the Secondary Modern – Pram Town
5.Antony and the Johnsons – Epilepsy is Dancing
6.The xx – Crystalised
7.Casiokids – Fot I Hose
8.Lemonade – Big Weekend (Delorean Remix)
9.Major Lazer – Hold the line (feat. Mr. Lexx & Santigold)
10.Simian Mobile Disco – Bad Blood (feat. Alexis Taylor)
11.Annie – Anthonio
12.Circlesquare – Ten to One
13.Papercuts – Future Primitive (Ruby Suns Remix)
14.Joe Crepúsculo – Ritmo Mágico
15.Dizzee Rascal – Dirtee Cash
16.Joy Orbison – Hyph Mango
17.Pet Shop Boys – Did You See Me Coming?
18.Bear in Heaven – Wholehearted Mess
19.Yacht – The Afterlife
20.Au Revoir Simone – Shadows (Tanlines Remix)
21.La Bien Querida – De Momento Abril
22.tUnE-yArDs – Sunlight
23.Health – Die Slow
24.Yo La Tengo – All Your Secrets
25.St. Vincent – The Strangers
26.M. Ward – For Beginners
27.Washed Out – Feel It All Around
28.Toro y Moi – Left Alone At Night
29.Pictureplane – Goth Star
30.Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll

And 5 singles released in 2009 of albums that will be out in 2010…

1.Hot Chip – One Life Stand
2.Beach House – Norway
3.Vampire Weekend – Cousins
4.Yeasayer – Ambling Alp
5.Delphic – Counterpoint

- Top 5 Disappointments

1.Air – Love 2
2.Maps – Turning The Mind
3.The Pains of Being Pure At Heart not playing in Ireland
4.Fever Ray not playing in Ireland
5.The xx live at the Electric Picnic – A big part of the audience were not there to enjoy the band and maybe thought everyone else were there for the same reason… That’s what hype does.

- Top 10 Live Acts

1.Grizzly Bear + St. Vincent (Vicar Street, Dublin)
2.The Dodos (Sala Becool, Barcelona)
3.The Pains of Being Pure At Heart (Primavera Sound, Barcelona)
4.of Montreal + Casiokids (The Button Factory, Dublin)
5.Yo La Tengo (Primavera Sound, Barcelona + Tripod, Dublin)
6.Animal Collective + Dent May (Tripod, Dublin)
7.The Whitest Boy Alive (Electric Picnic, Stradbally)
8.La Roux (Bestival, Isle of Wight)
9.Ebony Bones! (Primavera Sound, Barcelona + Electric Picnic, Stradbally)
10.Micachu and the Shapes (Bestival, Isle of Wight)

- Top 2 Festivals

1.Primavera Sound

- Top 5 Music Videos

1.Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks

2.Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll

3.Fever Ray – When I Grow Up

4.Coldplay – Strawberry Swing

5.Chairlift – Evident Utensil + Bruises

- Top 3 Music DVD's

Los Planetas – Principios Básicos de Astronomía
Arcade Fire – Miroir Noir
Leonard Cohen – Live at The Isle of Wight

- Top 5 Movies

1.Up (Peter Docter & Bob Peterson)
2.Where The Wild Things Are (Spike Jonze)
3.A Serious Man (Ethan & Joel Coen)
4.Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)
5.Let The Right One In (Tomas Alfredson)

- Most Admired Artist Band

Yo La Tengo

- Most Detested Artist

Ra Ra, Oh La La, Ga Ga, Blah Blah Blah…

- Most Memorable Media Moment

All the summaries of the Noughties

- Most Detested Media Moment

Obama getting the Peace Nobel Prize!!!

- Top 10 Albums of the Noughties
1.Radiohead – Kid A
2.Panda Bear – Person Pitch
3.The Strokes – Is This It?/Room On Fire
4.Portishead – Third
5.Animal Collective – Merriweather Post-Pavillion
6.M.I.A. – Arular
7.The Magnetic Fields – i
8.Junior Boys – So This Is Goodbye
9.Isolée – Rest
10.The Avalanches – Since I Left You

- Top 15 Songs of the Noughties

Too many to be able to choose...

My top song is probably How to Disappear Completely from Kid A.



  • Wolf_Diamond

    nice list bro, bro

    9. Jan. 2010, 15:12
  • ryue65

    nice list [2]

    24. Apr. 2010, 10:04
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