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Best Albums of 2009 (so far)

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by jlb1705, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Taosman

    Taosman Not Stupid!

    "Townes" Steve Earle
    Steve Earle is set to release Townes, his highly anticipated follow up to the Grammy Award winning album Washington Square Serenade. The 15-song set is comprised of songs written by Earle s friend and mentor, the late singer-songwriter, Townes Van Zandt. Townes will also be available as a deluxe two-CD set, as well as double Limited Edition 180 gram vinyl.

    Earle met Townes Van Zandt in 1972 at one of Earle s performances at The Old Quarter in Houston, TX. Van Zandt was in the audience and playfully heckled Earle throughout the performance to play the song Wabash Cannonball Earle admitted that he didn t know how to play the tune and Van Zandt replied incredibly You call yourself a folksinger and you don t know Wabash Cannonball? Earle then silenced him by playing the Van Zandt song Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold, not an easy feat due to its quickly-paced mouthful of lyrics squeezed into just over two minutes of song. Their bond was immediately formed. On Townes, Earle and his son, singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle (named after Van Zandt) trade verses on the tune, a song the two of them have been playing together since Justin was a teenager.
  2. BrutusMaximus

    BrutusMaximus I Heart Boobs

    I have to say.......I havent heard of a single one of these bands/artist/whatever :biggrin: Well cept for the Boss of course. Until Tool comes out with another one, I will just say that nothing good has come out :wink:
  3. TexasBuck

    TexasBuck Fables of the Urban Reconstruction

    Lots of pretty good stuff this year but nothing great yet. Mostly old favorites showing some life:

    U2 - No Line on the Horizon
    Morrissey - Years of Refusal
    Franz Ferdinand - Tonight
    Doves - Kingdom of Rust
    And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - Century of Self
    Depeche Mode - Sounds of the Universe
    The Church - Untitled #23
    Sonic Youth - The Eternal
  4. BuckeyeTillIDie

    BuckeyeTillIDie The North Remembers

    Yes, me too. I have high hopes for it, check out this video of them covering "Forever My Queen".

    [ame=""]YouTube - The Dead Weather - Forever My Queen (From The Basement)[/ame]
  5. elliemae

    elliemae steeler-buckeye fan

    Got it! A little dyslexia on my part!
  6. souL

    souL I.bulldoze

    Another +1 for Crack the Skye.

    Dream Theater - Black Clouds and Silver Linings. Not just because I love Dream Theater, either. As they get older they're starting to get a song or parts of a song that are "misses", but they've still got my attention. They're my generation's prog legends.
  7. matz2

    matz2 Sheeeeeeeeeeeit!

    Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

    By far, the best release that I have heard this year.

    I'm a huge Wilco fan, but I'm not as crazy about their latest cd...some good songs, but nothing spectacular IMO. Not a fan of Animal Collective at all, but their latest effort is really, really good. Probably number 2 on my list. U2's newest album is pretty good for them...but that's not saying too much as they haven't released a good album since "Actung Baby". Dark was the Night and Dark Night of the Soul are good albums.
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2009
  8. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

    The Decemberists could play my grocery list and I'd put it on the Best Albums list for a given year. :biggrin:

    Hazards of Love played straight through, live and loud in concert, is really how that album is best experienced.
    OSUsushichic likes this.
  9. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    I need to check out the new Sonic Youth disc. I've heard some say it's their best in years.

    I've listened to Veckatimest a couple times - overall it doesn't quite do it for me. I enjoy a few tracks though, like "Southern Point", "Two Weeks" and "While You Wait for the Others". Maybe it's a grower for me though.
  10. matz2

    matz2 Sheeeeeeeeeeeit!

    Yes, the Grizzy Bear album is definitely a grower. After 1-2 listens, I thought that it was too slow of an, I can't stop listening to it.

    The new Sonic Youth is also on my list as I have heard good things as well.
  11. BuckStocksHere

    BuckStocksHere Semper Fi!

  12. PlanetFrnd

    PlanetFrnd Newbie

    [strike]I bought Veckatimest on a complete whim and I like. Its definitely not something that I would have typically been interested in or even have access too - I think I found on an 8 degrees of clicking through of the "people who bought this also bought" links... anyways, very good.[/strike]

    Whoa. I was completely off here. I bought Grizzly Bear on a rec. from my brother. Still a good buy... I bought Around the Well by Iron and Wine on a whim and have been very happy. I need to sober up or something :shake:
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2009
  13. scarletandgrey

    scarletandgrey Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult!

    Manchester Orchestra's new cd is pretty good except I forget the title and I'm too lazy to look it up...:biggrin: But you can get it on iTunes right now for $6.99
  14. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    I'll add these:

    • Spoon - "Got Nuffin (EP)"
    • Camera Obscura "My Maudlin Career"
    Also, there was a bonus track with the iTunes presale for Wilco's new album called "Dark Neon". I wanted to give it a mention here because it's quite good IMO. It didn't really fit in with the rest of the songs on the album, but it's a strong track.
  15. TRON 2.0

    TRON 2.0 Banned

    btjunkie for free.


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