Bests of 2009


18 dec 2009, 02:02

Album Most Likely to Succeed: Fever Ray - Fever Ray
Best Spell-Casting, Peyote-Smoking, Bonfire-Dance Album: Bat for Lashes - Two Suns
Best Spring Album: The Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
Best Vocals on an Album: The xx - The xx
Sexiest Vocals of the Year: Oliver Sim of The xx
Best Soundtrack of the Year: Karen O and the Kids - Where The Wild Things Are
Best Dance Album I Don't Necessarily Have the Urge to Dance To: Delorean - Ayrton Senna
Best Album to Play On A Long, Scenic Drive: Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Best Hip Hop Album: Jay-Z - The Blueprint III
Album That Most Wasted A Trip to Pakistan: Taken by Trees - East Of Eden
Best This-Is-Real-Hipster-Shit Album: Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms
Best Album Name: Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
Album with The Beautifulest Arrangements: Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
Best Björk-Recommended Album: The Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
Best Album About Motherhood: Jenny Wilson - Hardships!
Album That Most Makes Me Feel Like a Straight Guy: Passion Pit - Manners
Best Summer Album: YACHT - See Mystery Lights
Best Late-Night, Party-Is-Calming-Down Album: Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care
Album That Most Improves Upon Its Predecessors: Röyksopp - Junior
Best Utilization of Swedish Singers: Röyksopp - Junior
Best Druggy Album: jj - jj n° 2
Best Album That One Could Actually Catch on The Radio: Keri Hilson - In a Perfect World...
Best 80's Throwback: Jonathan Johansson - En hand i himlen
Best 60's Throwback: Mayer Hawthorne - A Strange Arrangement
Best Album to Push the Limits of Lo-Fi: Nite Jewel - Good Evening
Best Album to Scratch Your Head To: Rio En Medio - Frontier
Album Most Likely to Help You Seduce that Indie Boy in the Corner: Memory Tapes - Seek Magic
Best Album That I Probably Could've Just Pirated A Long Time Ago But Am Sorta Grateful I Didn't: Annie - Don't Stop
Best Winter Album: Antony & the Johnsons - The Crying Light
Best Autumn Album: Antony & the Johnsons - The Crying Light
Best Album That Is Excellent And Yet Still Massively Overrated: Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
Best Album to Listen to While Lovelorn and Bitter: Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
Or Not: Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
Best Album to Dance to On Top of the Roof of Your Car Like a Prostitute (a la Blue Velvet): Desire - II
Album Most Likely to Have You Crying on the Dancefloor: Gui Boratto - Take My Breath Away
Best Make Out Album: Fever Ray - Fever Ray (maybe that's just me?)
Coolest Album of the Year: Little Dragon - Machine Dreams
Best Leak of 2009: Beach House - Teen Dream

the songs that really had me under their spell this year:

Animal Collective - Girls
Annie - Anthonio (Designer Drugs Remix)
Antony + Bryce Dessner - I Was Young When I Left Home
Antony and the Johnsons - Hope Mountain
Bat for Lashes - Pearl's Dream
Bat for Lashes - Daniel
Beach House - Norway
Beach House - Play the Game
Beyonce - Sweet Dreams
Beyonce - Halo
Black Eyed Peas - Meet Me Halfway
Camera Obscura - Swans
Cass McCombs - Dreams-Come-True-Girl (Ft. Karen Black)
Desire - Under Your Spell
Dirty Projectors - Stillness Is the Move
Dirty Projectors - Two Doves
Dorrough - Ice Cream Paint Job
Drake - Best I Ever Had
Drake - Houstonatlantavegas
Felix da Housecat - We All Wanna Be Prince
Fever Ray - Triangle Walks
Fever Ray - When I Grow Up
Fever Ray - Seven
Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
Grizzly Bear + FeistService Bell
Gui Borrato - No turning back
Jamie Foxx - Blame It
Jamie Foxx - Digital Girl (Remix feat. Drake, The-Dream & Kanye West)
Jay-Z - Empire State of Mind (Featuring Alicia Keys)
Jenny Wilson - Hardships
Junior BoysBits & Pieces
Kanye West - Paranoid
Katy Perry - Waking Up in Vegas
Keri Hilson - Turnin Me On
Keri Hilson - Knock You Down
Keri Hilson - Slow Dance
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
Lady Gaga - Paparazzi
Lady Gaga - LoveGame
Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
Little Dragon - Never Never
Little Dragon - Looking Glass
Madonna - Celebration (Benny Benassi Remix)
Neon Indian - Deadbeat Summer
Night Control - Star 131
Passion Pit - Sleepyhead
Phoenix - 1901
Phoenix - Countdown
Primary 1 & Riton - Who's There?
Röyksopp - The Girl and the Robot
Shakira - She Wolf
St. Vincent - Just the Same But Brand New
Taken by Trees - Day By Day
Taken by Trees - Watch The Waves
Taylor Swift - You Belong with Me
The-Dream - Walkin' On The Moon
The xx - Basic Space
Ya Boy - We Run LA
YACHTSummer Song
YACHTPsychic City


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