Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Beauty and the Geeks - Top 10 for 2009
My Top Ten for albums of 2009 have been submitted to the North Shore News - many thanks to audiophile John Goodman. I have given him the caveat audiens for my picks - being far more folk/roots and of course, singer-songwriter stuff. No Lady GaGa (gag-gah) from me. How vile. You'll notice this is the year of really geeky looking guy bands -save for Morrissey, Bruce Cockburn and Neko Case. And a lot of Canadians.
10: Morrissey - Years of Refusal
9: Andrew Bird - Noble Beast
8: Wilco - Wilco
7: Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
6: Bruce Cockburn - Slice O' Life
5: Joel Plaskett - Three
4: The Great Lake Swimmers - Lost Channels
3: Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson - Break Up
2: Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
and my number one pick for 2009....
1: Neko Case - Middle Cyclone *** A highlight of the year and an obvious highlight to her recording career. Neko Case is outstanding in her vocal talent and this album is a must have by anyone's standards!