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|Best of '09 Messy
12/19/09 at 11:11 PM
|Quickly put together tops of 2009:|
Embryonic - The Flaming Lips
Merriweather Post Pavilion - Animal Collective
Beggars - Thrice
Armistice - Mutemath
Fantasies - Metric
21st Century Breakdown - Green Day
No More Stories... - Mew
Manners - Passion Pit
Veckatimest - Grizzly Bear
Mandala - Rx Bandits
The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion - Dredg
Immolate Yourself - Telefon Tel Aviv
Octahedron - The Mars Volta
The Eternal Return - Darkest Hour
Only Way to Be Alone - Good Old War
Aim and Ignite - fun.
Never Better - P.O.S.
Black Cascade - Wolves In the Throne Room
Primary Colours - The Horrors
Monsters of Folk - Monsters of Folk
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix - Phoenix
The Resistance - Muse
Backspacer - Pearl Jam
Axe to Fall - Converge
Crack The Skye - Mastodon
Alter the Ending - Dashboard Confessional
The Great Misdirect - Between The Buried and Me
Battle Studies - John Mayer
Wait For Me - Moby
Yet to be put in order haha... I might even do it tonight.
|Tags: top, music, albums, '09, 2009, end of year, lists
|Mariachi El Bronx
09/01/09 at 12:14 AM
|Just listened through the whole album for the first time, and wow; I like it a lot. A whole lot. It's amazing that such an aggressive and loud band can take a breather and release an album like this; who would have ever seen this coming?|
I'm mostly impressed with Matt's vocals on this one. His clean vocals are sincere, and really make the album shine. The string sections/horn sections also enhance their sound in an extremely positive way. As always, the drums and percussion are tight and bring across just enough rhythm and groove to satiate the listener's appetite, but aren't overbearing. It's a quality album throughout.
I also appreciate the Spanish included in some of the songs. I took four years of it in high school, and I can surprisingly understand most of the Spanish lyrics; which is fun for me.
Overall, they pull this sound off very well. I would like to see them venture to other various styles of music in the future; maybe some reggae? That would be pretty amusing...
Anyway, I'm probably going to keep this blog thing going; just posting thoughts on some albums and such. We'll see...
|Tags: mariachi el bronx, the bronx, bronx, first, music, album
|Favorite of '09 So Far
08/27/09 at 01:41 AM
|First blog on here! I just wanted a handy place to list my favorite albums of this year, thus far.|
1. Beggars - Thrice
2. Armistice - MuteMath
3. No More Stories... - Mew
4. Aim and Ignite - fun.
5. TPTPTD - dredg
6. 21st Century Breakdown - Green Day
7. Merriweather Post Pavillion - Animal Collective
8. Mandala - Rx Bandits
9. The Eternal Return - Darkest Hour
10. Octahedron - The Mars Volta
11. Fantasies - Metric
I know I'm forgetting some (I'm pretty terrible at making/keeping lists), but that's most of my favorites of 2009 so far; not really in order yet either (although Beggars, Armistice, and No More Stories will most likely stay up top).
The Flaming Lips double album will more than likely make the list, along with a few others yet to hit shelves; such as John Mayer's latest, pretty excited for that one. Altogether a great year for music!
|Tags: best of, albums, 2009, list, favorites, music