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!

1 comment:

Lianne said...

OMG I just discovered Andrew Bird and absolutely adore him. Also St. Vincent -- have you heard her? Will I see you before Christmas?