This year I was pretty consistent with this music blog, so if any of you read it, or if any of you know me, you will likely know my favorite albums of the year. Henceforth I will just make a list of my favorite albums, and in lieu of providing long descriptions, which come easy to me, I will assign one phrase/sentence per album to sum it all up.
The-Dream: Love vs Money
Brilliant, lush antidote to T-Pain production hegemony
Bat For Lashes: Two Suns
The pale English sun doth an imaginative, sensual & elfin musical genius make, again–just ask Kate Bush.
Mos Def: The Ecstatic
Spit fire, diverse beats, acrobatics from Brooklyn Globe Trotter
Micachu & The Shapes: Jewellry
THIS is the shape of punk music 2009–Dadaism and collage combine with a pop penchant for melody
Bassment Jaxx: Scars
Playful, emotive maximalism; dance to it, cry to it, hope to it
St. Vincent: Actor
Composure, well composed
Kid Sister: Ultraviolet
Joyful, jokey girl-next-door runs gamut from juke to house, proving Chicago know how to party
Raekwon: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx: Part II
When in doubt, return to 1995
Wale: Attention Deficit
Lacking personality? Maybe. Lacking listen-ability? No. Dude got potential? Yes.
Now let me say this: what was 2009? A year of disappointments.