Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: December 03 @ 4:11pm
I want to sing that rock and roll.
I want to 'lectrify my soul,
'Cause everybody been making a shout
So big and loud, been drowning me out.
I want to sing that rock and roll.



(Like most other people in the world, money has been real tight this year, and because of this I have not been able to keep up with much of the music releases of 2009. If you fine bearded gentlemen don’t mind, I would greatly appreciate it if you could include in any comments on this picture, your top 2 or 3 favorite releases this year. I truly listen to all types of music from Jazz to Metal and I will seriously be writing these suggestions down and hunting them out as I hope to clear these rough financial waters in the coming months. Thank you in advance.)

Comments

JamesC says:
hey do you have that one album with the guy from that band who was in the other band before that first band was popular, thatguy?
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 4:11pm -
EdwardTeach says:
thrice - beggars.

imogen heap - ellipse.

glee season 1 soundtrack... :)

i'll add some more as i think of them.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 4:14pm -
jclutch says:
Most played for me so far this year...

1. We Were Promised Jetpacks
2. Japandroids
3. Freelance Whales
4. Xx
5. Telekinesis

(Awesome music room, I enjoy my collection as well- physical music is very, uhhm... comforting)
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 4:16pm -
Matty O says:
Swell Season "Strict Joy" was pretty good. And I wish I listened to more music. And awesome shot.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 4:17pm -
EdwardTeach says:
you should probably check out monsters of folk if you haven't already.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 4:17pm -
mOtke says:
1. Them Crooked Vultures
2. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
3. Heypenny - CLAME for their website

The Heypenny one is only an EP, but I love it.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 4:18pm -
EdwardTeach says:
regina spektor - far.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 4:19pm -
Paragone says:
amazing collection.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 4:21pm -
drennon says:
1. Balmorhea - All Is Wild, All Is Silent
2. Real Estate - Real Estate
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 4:21pm -
os mutante says:
raw deal soundtrack
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 4:29pm -
keeper of the fort says:
mewithoutyou - it's all crazy, it's all false, it's all a dream, it's alright

@EdwardTeach - glee season 1 soundtrack. way to go.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 4:31pm -
EdwardTeach says:
I agree with @keeperofthefort about mewithoutyou.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 4:32pm -
tulipsjohann says:
Odawas - The Blue Depths
Jeremy Jay - Slow Dance
Wild Beasts - Two Dancers

Very nice collection. For a collector, the dawn of the digital era is great because now I can buy cheap used CDs off of people who are going completely MP3.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 4:33pm -
robberfly says:
quite a collection

i quite enjoyed 2 previously mentioned:
- them crooked vultures
- swell season 'strict joy'
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 4:38pm -
android says:
sing on brotha
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 4:55pm -
David W. says:
How many MP3s can it hold?
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 5:12pm -
Lord Matthew J. Murphington Esq. says:
To answer your question, The Protomen write rock operas based on the Mega Man games from the NES. Don't be fooled, it's VERY good music, and the story they wrote for the 2 albums, are very deep.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 5:16pm -
Mathy says:
Here's a best of I did for Under the Radar Magazine :
1. Animal Collective: Merriweather Post Pavilion
2. Passion Pit: Manners
3. Grizzly Bear: Veckatimest
4. Lotus Plaza: The Floodlight Collective
5. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
6. YACHT: See Mystery Lights
7. Camera Obscura: My Maudlin Career
8. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: It's Blitz!
9. Atlas Sound: Logos
10. Papercuts: You Can Have What You Want
11. HEALTH: Get Color
12. Dan Deacon: Bromst
13. Black Moth Super Rainbow: Eating Us
14. Phoenix: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
15. Dirty Projectors: Bitte Orca
16. Cymbals Eat Guitars: Why There Are Mountains
17. Sufjan Stevens: The BQE
18. Dead Man’s Bones: Dead Man’s Bones
19. Taken By Trees: East of Eden
20. Cold Cave: Love Comes Close
21. Cryptacize: Mythomania
22. Kurt Vile: Childish Prodigy
23. Telekinesis: Telekinesis!
24. Sin Fang Bous: Clangour
25. Real Estate: Real Estate
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 5:37pm -
Dewey says:
WOW that is a collection! And yes, there were a lot of great shot buried yesterday.

My favorite release of the year - Metavari - Be One of Us and Hear No Noise
Second - the Playing for Change CD - Songs From Around The World
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 5:54pm -
mc sauce says:
1.them crooked vultures
2.the dead weather
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 6:06pm -
mackle says:
1. Slowmotions - Quick Potions (slowmotions.bandcamp.com)
2. Richard Swift - Atlantic Ocean
3. Generationals - Con Law


Maybe not all top 3 of the year but all solid releases
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 6:09pm -
John-O says:
I am the same way. To broke to buy anything new. I have quite the collection and 3 ipods full. I have been listining to the new Kings of Leon, Sonic Syndicdate, John Cougar, Protest the Hero, and a ton of random other stuff.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 6:10pm -
keifel says:
that's an impressive collection. most of the stuff i've been listening to this year is stuff that i'm getting reacquainted with thanks to the joy that is the itunes genius playlist.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 6:16pm -
BuddyJ says:
Sufjan Stevens - You are the blood
Radiohead - These are my twisted words
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 6:16pm -
Ace says:
ive been enjoying the soundtrack to away we go, nothing really groundbreaking, but its a nice mix of new and old.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 6:18pm -
Brian says:
Nice collection! Excellent beard.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 6:28pm -
Ned Kelly says:
how would you ever choose what to listen to.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 6:56pm -
ThatGuy says:
Thank you soooo much for your help. I will seriously be looking these records up during the rest of whiskerino and beyond. I've heard a few of these bands and/or records but there is a lot of stuff in here that I have not. That is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you all again.

@mathy you rock
@keifel I would still love to know what older stuff you've been listening to. I suspect that you have sick taste in music. (sick = good)
@NedKelly usually I find something I want to hear while looking for the thing that I THOUGHT I wanted to hear. It's a good thing.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 7:01pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
I too need to catch up with the scene.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 7:11pm -
johnny says:
Devin Townsend Project- Ki
Devin Townsend Project- Addicted

both came out this year and are amazing, yet sound completely different. HIGHLY recommended.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 7:11pm -
j a t says:
new stuff -

David Bazan - Curse Your Branches
Monsters of Folk - Monsters of Folk

old stuff:

Mott the Hoople - All the Young Dudes
Whiskeytown - Pneumonia
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 7:45pm -
wondermade says:
I really liked the new Mute Math and earlier this year the new Andrew Bird.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 7:46pm -
keifel says:
there's been a lot of andrew bird, the decemberists, m. ward, gogol bordello, rediscovering crosby stills, nash (with and without young), sabbath, ozzy, metallica. wait i did discover silversun pickups this year.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 7:51pm -
Andrew says:
Agreed on the latest mewithoutYou. Has Sgt. Pepperish qualities at times. I'm also a big fan of Thrice's 'Beggars', Neko Case's 'Middle Cyclone' is great
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 7:52pm -
Beardwinner says:
Christian Hansen and the Autistics - Power Leopard
The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love
Matthew Good - Vancouver
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 8:08pm -
SoulGlo1976 says:
Fun "Aim and Ignite" CLAME
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 8:19pm -
SoulGlo1976 says:
Fun: "Aim and Ignite"
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 8:20pm -
SoulGlo1976 says:
Sorry about the double post, delete that second one.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 8:22pm -
stephen says:
great shot. i'll second: dave bazan, mewithoutYou, andrew bird, animal collective, monsters of folk, grizzly bear, and several others.

i'll also add:
hoots and hellmouth - the holy open secret
william elliott whitmore - animals in the dark
the avett brothers - i and love and you
paper bird - a sky underground
the mountain goats - the life of the world to come

maybe more if i think about it.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 8:40pm -
Ryan! says:
Now that's a collection.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 9:26pm -
SoulGlo1976 says:
The Avett Bros. new one is VERY strong. They're like an Appalachian Beatles or something. Instant CLASSIC!
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 9:37pm -
jason says:
phoenix and dirty projectors!
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 9:37pm -
Dschonn says:
I've been listening to a lot of Beatles. That's not as new anymore.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 9:44pm -
Grown Unknown says:
@soulglo1976, @stephen, good call on the Brothers - I was going to call them out along with Blind Pilot as my favorites for the year.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 9:44pm -
Dj says:
I'll recommend Zac Brown Band, they've had 3 #1 hits this year. Then again, I notice your musical tastes don't include genres that begin with C, so you may not be interested in this.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 9:58pm -
The Despot says:
holy crap! you do not need any more music, my friend.

but yeah, that avett brothers is pretty swell. and them crooked vultures just put out the best 'super group' album since the traveling wilburys.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 9:59pm -
Twisted Sistare says:
my cds are all at my parents house. I hope to move them back to Boston in my next apartment...

new music, eh? I'm a little out of the loop, myself. I've spent the past few weeks catching up on the more recent releases of the Chili Peppers, Jimmy Eat World, Pearl Jam, The Killers, and the Beatles remasters. I don't know much about 2009 releases at the moment, but the Protomen put out something this year that I want to check out...
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 10:06pm -
Fofe says:
Impressive. I would hate to have to move all that!
I enjoyed much of Jakob Dylan's "Seeing Things" Album
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 10:09pm -
ThatGuy says:
@fofe, I've actually moved it (granted a little smaller) to colorado and back, and three times since. It sucks, but it's worth it. I love having the actual product in my hand. I love my ipod, but if all goes south, I still have the music.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 10:34pm -
Philly says:
Awesome idea:

David Bazan or anything Pedro the Lion
Animal Collective
Dinosaur Jr.
Fleet Foxes
edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros

enjoy my friend and good luck.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 10:46pm -
chance says:
I second Regina's 'Far.' And all of her preceding albums.
Sherree Chamberlain: 'The Wasp in the Room.' She is from Oklahoma City and is amazing.
A Fine Frenzy: A Bomb in a Birdcage
I know you are wanting newer releases, but here are some of my favorites from other years:
Thrice: Alchemy Indexes (esp. Air, Water, and Earth) 2008
Ben Folds: Rockin' The Suburbs (2001) and Songs for Silverman (2005)
Feist: The Reminder (2007)
Nickel Creek: Self Titled (2000) and This Side (2002) and heck, Why Should the Fire Die (2005) is pretty good too.

There are of course others, but that's all I'll throw out there for now.
Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009 - 10:54pm -
mrpbody33 says:
1. The Airborne Toxic Event - The Airborne Toxic Event
2. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
3. After Midnight Project - Let's Build Something to Break
4. Chickenfoot - Chickenfoot
Posted: Dec 4th, 2009 - 6:37am -
John-O says:
Thanks. The new Kings of Leon is great. I have all of their albums. I have to support music from Oklahoma for sure. Try checking out The Long Winters. Thats a good band out of Seatle.
Posted: Dec 4th, 2009 - 6:57am -
The Soulburglar says:
Dinosaur Jr; St Vincent and Grizzly Bear mostly been mentioned... I second then.
Posted: Dec 4th, 2009 - 7:10am -
folliclejuju says:
the floating quarter inch jack has me floored. did you drop it and catch it in motion?
Posted: Dec 4th, 2009 - 8:16am -
michaeljstraub says:
Man too many to even leave a reasonable comment. So I'll just give a link to all of them; CLAME
Posted: Dec 4th, 2009 - 9:03am -
Pursuit of Hirsute says:
I like Them Crooked Vultures, Girls, and if you've been living under an indie rock since '06, TV on the Radio's last two albums are a one-two punch of awesomenessitudeocity.
Posted: Dec 4th, 2009 - 10:06am -
jpopick says:
Girls -- Album
Bear in Heaven -- Beast Rest Forth Mouth
Radiohead -- Amnesiac (re-issue/deluxe/whatever)
Animal Collective -- everything
Neko Case -- Middle Cyclone
Posted: Dec 4th, 2009 - 12:16pm -
irishsquire says:
GREAT COLLECTION.
Posted: Dec 4th, 2009 - 3:54pm -
ryank says:
ok- somebody is going to seriously hate this but John Mayer's new one is sick! hated the first time I listened to it, but can't stop it now. Picked up Grace Potter's latest early this year and have had it on constant rotation, also Matthew Mayfield's EP is some fine songwriting, and needtobreathe has put out their best work to date in september
Posted: Dec 4th, 2009 - 5:46pm -
mattmarch says:
Awesome collection!

Sleeping At Last - Storyboards
David Bazan
Ingrid Michaelson - Everybody
Posted: Dec 4th, 2009 - 6:51pm -
BryanHunter says:
I like these 2009 releases:

Here We Go Magic : Here We Go Magic - Feb 24, 2009
--Can listen to Tunnelvision or Fangela all day long.
XX : XX - Aug 18, 2009
Fantastic Mr. Fox (Original Soundtrack) - Nov 3 2009

To find new-to-me things I like Nevver (CLAME then click archive)
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 12:24am -
Jaymz! says:
@ThatGuy i want that room. how many is that? I just have slightly at or over 2000, but i buy often, way too often. s it's always changing, i'll have t count again and see where i'm at.

i'll be doing a picture count down of my top 10 here next week. (want to make sure i get in all the proper new releases before i make my judgements.) so i'll tell you then. but.. i do know my top 3 already... =)

Posted: Dec 23rd, 2009 - 6:25am -
Boaz says:
Not all new, just some stuff I dig...
Grizzly Bear
Bon Iver
MGMT
Fleet Foxes
Death Cab
Phoenix
Morgan Page
Deadmau5
Common
Mos Def
Minty Fresh Beats-Jaydiohead
Monks
The Postal Service
Red
Jars of Clay
Medeski Martin and Wood
Jeremy Lister
Katie Herzig
Andy Davis
@RachelPearl
Posted: Jan 10th, 2010 - 4:09am -
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