Favourite albums, people! I think I've pretty much heard all the big/best ones, but maybe I can still discover some new stuff.
My favourites: Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs Sigur Ros - Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of The Understatement Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver and Snow Patrol, Cold War Kids were also good. I'm counting In Rainbows as 2007 and Radio Wars as 2009, obviously.
And what's everyone looking forward to in 2009? Apart from the new Howling Bells album I can't wait to get my hands on the new Metric, Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys and One eskimO's debut album.
Apart from these I also like the new albums by The Notwist ("The Devil, You + Me"), Bang Gang ("Ghosts From The Past"), Pugwash ("Eleven Modern Antiques") and The Verlaines ("Pot Boiler")
As for 2009: Looking forward to the new HB album of course, and towards about one to four releases by The Church (if they don't get delayed again). Hopefully there'll also be new releases by Bat For Lashes and Dimmer
Last Edit: Dec 21, 2008 15:39:36 GMT by timetunnel
Post by johnnyfromthewood on Dec 21, 2008 15:58:34 GMT
It was a good year. Some very good German albums came out.
Tomte - Heureka Fotos - Nach dem Goldrausch Kettcar - Sylt Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul Weezer - Red Album Niels Frevert - Du Kannst Mich An Der Ecke Rauslassen The Streets - Everything Is Borrowed Herrenmagazin - Atzelgift Ef - I Am Responsible Travis - Ode To J. Smith The Kills - Midnight Boom
For you who wrote Sigur Rós, the album of Ef - I am Responsible could be interesting. Swedish Post-rock.
The next year will start good. Looking forward to the new John Frusciante album 'The Emyprean' and then to 'Radio Wars'.
I was quite surprised when I went through and realised the number of things that really shone for me:-
Album of the year by a very great margin:- Steven Wilson - "Insurgentes"
Very honourable mentions, some of which were runners at one point or another:-
Goldfrapp - "Seventh Tree" Ladytron - "Velocifero" Portishead - "Third" Shearwater - "Rook" James Blackshaw - "Litany Of Echoes" The Twilight Sad - "Here, It Never Snowed. Afterwards It Did" Larkin Grimm - "Parplar" SoiSong - "qXn94" Leila - "Blood, Looms and Blooms" Orlog - "Elysion" Satyricon - "The Age Of Nero" Anathema - "Hindsight" Nine Inch Nails - "Ghosts I-IV" Nine Inch Nails - "The Slip" Einstürzende Neubauten - "The Jewels" Metallica - "Death Magnetic" Porcupine Tree - "Nil Recurring" Opeth - "Watershed"