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30 Dec 09

favouritest music of 2009

every year this gets a little less relevant, but here are some of my favourite albums and songs of the year. shockingly, 15 of 20 albums, and 20 of 25 songs are canadian. i await your criticism.

favouritest albums
1. rural alberta advantage – hometowns
2. think about life – family
3. winter gloves – about a girl
4. st. vincent – actor
5. joel plaskett – three
6. timber timbre – timber timbre
7. white rabbits – it’s frightening
8. sports: the band – sports: the band ep
9. the lodge – take that, devil!
10. zeus – sounds like zeus ep
11. the xx – xx
12. cuff the duke – way down here
13. lovely feathers – fantasies of the lot
14. japandroids – post-nothing
15. ryan dahle – irrational anthems
16. clues – clues
17. little girls – concepts
18. maximo park – quicken the heart
19. hidden cameras – origin:orphan
20. brendan benson – my old, familiar friend

honourable mentions: by divine right – mutant message, ohbijou – beacons, ac newman – get guilty, apostle of hustle – eats darkness, young galaxy – invisible republic, hey rosetta! – into your lungs

favouritest songs
1. rural alberta advantage – don’t haunt this place
2. pomplamoose – single ladies
3. think about life – sweet sixteen
4. joel plaskett – through & through & through
5. st. vincent – actor out of work
6. winter gloves – factories
7. apostle of hustle – soul unwind
8. brendan benson – a whole lot better
9. the xx – crystalised
10. the lodge – world in me
11. timber timbre – magic arrow
12. clues – cave mouth
13. ryan dahle – chop chop
14. sports: the band – warn me
15. hidden cameras – in the na
16. zeus – how does it feel
17. white rabbits – right where they left
18. the lovely feathers – long walks
19. two hours traffic – territory
20. julie doiron – consolation prize
21. most serene republic – heavens to purgatory
22. ohbijou – black ice
23. library voices – step off the map & float
24. young galaxy – destroyer
25. metric – gimme sympathy

honourable mentions: gentleman reg – you can’t get it back, by divine right – i love a girl, maximo park – wraithlike, cuff the duke – promises, the national – so far around the bend, ac newman – like a hitman, like a dancer, spoon – well alright, phoenix – 1901, hey rosetta! – new goodbye, arkells – pullin’ punches, flaming lips – convinced of the hex, animal collective – my girls, rock plaza central – (don’t you believe the words of) handsome men, analog bell service – i guess

Pronunciation: 'ch&mp
Function: noun
Etymology: perhaps blend of chunk and lump
Date: 1883

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