Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Twelve Day of Christmas Countdown - 2009

Our long national nightmare is over.  Thanks for humoring me.  Stay tuned tomorrow for a new edition of the Skog Family Week in Review.

KG'S TOP 12 ALBUMS OF 2009

#12f Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career



#12e Dan Auerbach - Keep It Hid



#12d Jason Lytle - Yours Truly, The Commuter



#12c Harlem Shakes - Technicolor Health



#12b Gomez - A New Tide



#12a Eels - Hombre Lobo



#11 The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns



#10 Wolfmother - Cosmic Egg



#9 The Dodos - Time to Die



#8 Marcy Playground - Leaving Wonderland ... In a Fit of Rage



#7 Clem Snide - Hungry Bird



#6 Sondre Lerche - Heartbeat Radio



#5 David Mead - Almost and Always



#4 We Were Promised Jetpacks - We Were Promised Jetpacks



#3 Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix



#2 Bishop Allen - Grrr...



#1 The Swell Season - Strict Joy



Honorable Mentions

Pete Yorn - Back and Fourth

Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johannson - Break Up

Alice in Chains - Black Gives Way to Blue

Andrew Bird - Noble Beast

Doves - Kingdom of Rust

David Bazan - Curse Your Branches

Kings of Convenience - Declaration of Independence

Brendan Benson - My Old Familiar Friend

Silversun Pickups - Swoon

Flight of the Conchords - I Told You I Was Freaky

Echo and the Bunnymen - The Fountain

John Mayer - Battle Studies

Jay Farrar and Benjamin Gibbard - One Fast Move Or I'm Gone Music From Kerouac's Big Sur

Julian Casablancas - Phrazes For the Young

A-Camp - Colonia

Coconut Records - Davy

Fiction Family - Fiction Family

Muse - The Resistance

Pearl Jam - Backspacer

BOAT - Setting the Paces

Colin Hay - American Sunshine

Julian Plenti - Julian Plenti Is... Skyscraper

4 comments:

Wheels said...

Remember the time before you discovered you could find any and all music on the internet and I could actually keep up with your music?...That was awesome.

Corbie said...

Remember the time when a top ten list actually implied that something had been narrowed down and wasn't then followed up with honorable mentions that include every other possible contender in the entire field?...That was awesome.

Just kidding - I had tomake fun of your list because, the truth is, I don't even recognize half this stuff.

Herms said...

Good list but come-on! Camera Obscura CLEARLY a 12B if not 11a? AND the Dodos at the 9 spot? They are obviously top 8.

AND finally...are you against A Capella or just Mr. Folds? Did you see what he is wearing in the pictures on his website. That alone should land him top 5. AND the lead on Selfless Cold and Composed....haunting...

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