Monday, January 11, 2010

My top 10 albums of 09!

In no order...

Calvin Harris - Ready for the Weekend
Taking his impossibly catchy groves to an even more slickly produced level. Calvin is a remixer's dream.

Imogen Heap - Ellipse
This album is stunning and strangely deep. It's funny, it's beautiful, it's a work of art.

School of 7 Bells - Alpinism's
A hypnotizing set of songs. They sound like secrets on the wind. At least one third of the tracks are about Lucid dreaming, a fun touch.

Simian Mobile Disco - Temporary pleasure
They know how to do it. Unique grooves mixed with a little darkness and experimentation.

Beats Antique - Contraption Vol 1
Impossible not to wiggle to. The wobbly dubby touches make my day.

Ellie Golding & Little Boots - Various Singles
I like all the Little Boots remixes better than the originals, except Stuck on repeat, Remedy, and Earthquake. Ellie kept releasing sweetly brilliant tracks and I can't wait for a full album.

Basement Jaxx - Scars
This album is so yes. They do insanity RIGHT, coating it in melodic hooks. I turn it up so the buzzes and clicks sink into my bones.

Florence and the Machine - Lungs
Powerful, from the Lungs ballads. Lots of truth and fight in this one.

La Roux - Self Titled
Synthy, electo power. A unique voice kicking ass. Almost all of these superpoppy songs have been remixed into to dark, dubby and D&B versions, her clear voice complements these kind of reworks perfectly.

Royksopp - Junior
More fun than any of their previous albums. Golden!

Music is very important.

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