Top 37 1/2 Albums of 2009
December 14, 2011 2 Comments
***Disclaimer: It’s that time of year folks…..end of year list season! 2011 has proved a fairly tough year to gauge, as I am still grueling over tough choices that will have to be made. Even with two weeks left in the year, choosing who makes the list is still extremely hard. So, while I continue to try and hammer out the details for this year’s list, I thought I would share with you fine folks, my first two lists originally published at the TART Productions Word. I started this music blogging thing at the tail end of 2008, so this was the first time I really got to complete my first list.
Tune in next week for 2010′s list, and of course 2011 will be right around the corner. But, for now, check out what I loved way back in 2009!***
I wasn’t going to number these at all. I think too much hype is thrown into what number the album lands on. I believe in a redux version of the Ricky Bobby philsophy, “If you’re not first, you’re last.” I would say: “If you’re not in the Top 5, you still made the list”. Therefore, everybody is a winner!
I’m pretty happy with the list. You know it’s been a good year when you can drop 37 1/2 names quickly(Why 37 & 1/2….I am a massive Kevin Smith fan. Hopefully that doesn’t stir you instantly away. And the 1/2 is for an EP I just couldn’t leave out). And it doesn’t hurt to have your favorite band release a double album during the year and it’s their best yet. That secures one spot. I know there will be conflicts with my choices. That’s just part of the end of year routine I guess.
You will notice the albums are also links. Most of them are links to Fensepost.com posts that myself or Fense (editor/creator), or other contributors have already written. Others will be to either ComfortComes.com pieces I wrote or their Myspace page (yes, I’m still trying to keep that alive). So, without further ado, the top 37 1/2 albums of 2009:
11. 1990S – KICKS
There you have it folks. Hope you dig. If you don’t, well, that’s a shame.