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Best Coast is absolutely amazing. They’re album is going to be so great.
I have to second the Frankie Rose love. She was the best thing about Vivian Girls.
And I should also mention Dum Dum Girls (who are also insanely talented) and Pearl Harbor in a round up 2009 female fronted lo-fi acts who deserve to get more attention in 2010.
The Memory Tapes album was really great and I’m disappointed to see him left off both lists. Also, I thought Best Coast and Dum Dum Girls both released some super good songs this year that made me really excited for their full lengths.
I forgot all about Songsmith! I watched that video so many times I guess I just figured it’d been around much longer. And it’s good to see the ninja’s on the list.
Eastbound and Down was one of the best shows of the decade. And Parks was so good this year. Where you at Parks?
All the artists you mentioned brought something new to the table. Owl City only apes the signifiers of the Postal Service to give his lazy stupid writing some sort of cache.
Not to mention the Magnetic Fields have a much better version of this song that they recorded in ’91.
Also, have we all forgotten the Headphones? They even did the one album and then permanent hiatus thing.
I got this album a few years ago in high school and I still absolutely love it. And I have to agree with James about this and Sea Change.
I am so excited for this release. John is an amazing musician.
Hey, I just found a competition in art: http://employees.oneonta.edu/farberas/arth/Arth213/baptistry_competition.html
And don’t act like Michael Bolton is winning at something
I’ve been jammin’ “So Bored” for a while, it’s a really good song.
Lilly sounds kind of depressed, and considering her year it makes sense.
Why don’t you post their Florida shows with the Fiery Furnaces? You forgot to do it the last time you posted their itinerary too.
I think it works better as novelty, but it’s still pretty wicked. People don’t care about buying music, but they’ll buy shirts with a band’s name on it to show off. I personally think the lantern is killer.
Mr. Oberst decided that more people wanted to hear him in Croatia and Czech Republic than in the South East of America. That’s very logical.
Does the guy controlling the camera shots for the performance have ADHD? So many pointless cuts.
I really like this feature. Since most of these magazines were printed before I was born, it’s like a nice history lesson.
Nonesuch is owned by WB, so no 69 Love Songs or Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
I’m Wide Awake is the mature and coherent Bright Eyes album and was real surprise, but it didn’t define the year. But neither did Z.
I agree with TV on the Radio for 2006.
GaX5 just isn’t substantial enough to be included. It feels forced. The National? Of Montreal? Animal Collective? There were so many great records from last year, why settle for one that is slightly less? It’s too bad Person Pitch was a solo record.
Radiohead makes sense for 2008 because that’s when In Rainbows got a “street date,” but still, do we need a record to define this year when we’re just three months in? Maybe it’s because Radiohead has “changed the model” and it’s going to affect this year in a way it couldn’t affect last year (since it was released in December). Putting In Rainbows for 2008 is still a scam though.