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Gen 2 2009, 1:10

Working on my best of 2008. (might be a bit muddled with 07, need to tidy)


Jazmine Sullivan - Fearless
Girl's got class.

My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
Back to the 70s.

Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
Shimmery shiny loveliness

North Sea Radio Orchestra – Birds
Heaven sent.

Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Brave.

Portishead
Scary.

TV on the Radio – Dear Science
Brilliant.

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Isobel Campbell – Sunday At Devil Dirt (Wide Release)
They got a room.

Damon Albarn – Monkey Journey to the West
Outstanding.

Flying Lotus
Outstanding.

Glen Campbell – Meet Glen Campbell
Great fun. Can't listen and not smile. Lovable and adorable.

Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid
Proper music.

Cadence Weapon – Afterparty Babies
Brainy.

Dengue Fever – Venus On Earth
Great fun.

A Place to Bury Strangers – A Place To Bury Strangers
Not loud enough.

Grantura – In Dreams And Other Stories
My sound of summer 08

The Last Shadow Puppets
Class.

Kanye West
Full of sadness.

Leila – Blood, Looms And Blooms
Brainy.

Grace Jones
Massive Attack-lite.

Grant Campbell – Beyond Below
A teddy bear with a microphone.

Neon Neon
THE dance album.

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
Fantastic.

Amy Winehouse – Back to Black (Deluxe Edition)
Fantastic.

Martha Wainwright – Martha Wainwright
Proper good taste.

Emiliana Torrini – Me And Armini
Awww.

Basquiat Strings – Basquiat Strings with Seb Rochford
Tasteful.

R.E.M. – Reckoning
Great fun.

Santogold – Santogold
MIA-lite.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - DIG, LAZARUS, DIG!!!
So good it will be taken for granted and overlooked.

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  • Nialloleary

    Interesting start but we need to have an order-is the Damon Albarn really good? I'd filed it mentally under soundtrack & hadn't thought to download it.

    Gen 3 2009, 18:36
  • Babs_05

    !! Damon Albarn's album is a 5/5! There are people out there who have been sniffy about mixing up traditional Chinese music with the unmistakeable sound of the Gorillaz but it's simply brilliant. In fact, you will recognise some as they have been heavily used in television advertising. I would have loved to have seen the opera itself but sadly no one shares my taste. :( Will give this draft some more thought (promise!) But it's doing my head in a little...

    Gen 3 2009, 18:51
  • redspyda

    Very nice list, but isn't "Back In Black" from 2007? In any case, I think I'll have to check out Flying Lotus's album, and was R.E.M.'s pretty good? The only album of theirs I've heard was "Monster".

    Gen 7 2009, 5:18
  • Babs_05

    Probably. I did say I might have my years muddled. I really enjoyed REM's album. I reviewed it somewhere, let's see... quick review. 'Monster' is one of my all-time favourites! I've hammered it and it still sounds good. :)

    Gen 7 2009, 16:00
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