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[revisited] 2009

I spend a fair amount of time digging for new music, but I always go back to my favorites. One year in particular is always on repeat and seeing as how we’re now ten years removed, it’s about time I gave praise where praise is due.

To put it bluntly, 2009 was an epic year of music. It’s the year I’ve revisited most frequently since I started compiling my year end lists – (31) Days of Good. I honestly can’t think of another year that includes so many of my favorite records. Records I still listen  to on a regular basis. Records I don’t think i’ll ever stop enjoying. Hell, records I don’t think I could live without. Records like Mew’s No More Stories Are Told Today…, The Antler’s Hospice, Karen O and The Kids’ Where The Wild Things Are soundtrack, Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion, Japandroids’ Post-Nothing, Future Islands’ Feathers & Hallways, St. Vincent’s Actor, Passion Pit’s Manners, Telekinesis’ Telekinesis!, Mos Def’s The Ecstatic, Discovery’s LP, and The xx’s xx.

This is such a small sample of incredible releases and I can go on-and-on listing my favorites. But records aren’t meant to be read, they are meant to be heard. So if you’re unfamiliar with one of greatest years of modern music, I’ve got your covered. Take a spin down memory lane with my (31) Days of Good//2009 playlist below and check back throughout the year as I revisit more favorites.

[new music roundup] 2.17.16

 

A few of my favorite new releases this week…

 

Animal Collective//The Painters EP

[myanimalhome.net]

 

Bing & Ruth//No Home of the Mind

[bingandruth.com]

 

The Courtneys//II

[facebook.com/thecourtneys]

 

Dutch Uncles//Big Balloon

[dutchuncles.co.uk]

 

Jens Lekman//Life Will See You Now

[lwsyn.com]

 

Mozart’s Sister//Field of Love

[facebook.com/mozartsssister]

 

The Orwells//Terrible Human Beings

[theorwells.com]

 

Strand of Oaks//Hard Love

[strandofoaks.net]

 

What are your favorite new releases this week?

(31) Days of Good//12.19.16

It pains me to say this, but I don’t dislike Florida when I listen to this jolting, infectious, sing-a-long, danceable gem from Animal Collective’s 11th studio album (keep ’em coming boys!).

Animal Collective – FloriDada [from Painting With]

[myanimalhome.net]

 

Only someone like Lisa Hannigan can make a song about loss sound so beautiful.

Lisa Hannigan – Prayer For The Dying [from At Swim]

[lisahannigan.ie]

 

Glitchy and rhythmic beats, along with melodic and soulful vocals, combine for one of the most accessible Moderat tracks in their catalog and one of my personal favorites.

Moderat – Running [from III]

[moderat.fm]

 

#31days2016

Favorite Albums of 2016

Another year…another “best of” list. Below you’ll find my top 25 albums of 2016 (see my favorite EPs here).

Like previous years, this isn’t the quintessential album list of 2016. These are my personal favorites. The albums I couldn’t get enough of. I’m sure you’ll agree with a few and disagree with even more, and that’s exactly how it should be. We all have different tastes and music would be super boring if we all listened and love the same stuff.

With that said, am I missing any of your favorites? Leave a comment and let me know. Music discovery is one of life’s simple pleasures and it’s never too late to add new favorites to the list. Enjoy.

 

25 – BANKS//The Altar

BANKS – Gemini Feed [from The Altar]

[hernameisbanks.com]

 

24 – Whitney//Light Upon The Lake

Whitney – Golden Days [from Light Upon The Lake]

[whitneytheband.com]

 

23 – Har Mar Superstar//Best Summer Ever

♩ Har Mar Superstar – Youth Without Love [from Best Summer Ever]

[harmarsuperstar.com]

 

22 – BROODS//Conscious

BROODS – Free [from Conscious]

[broodsmusic.com]

 

21 – Wet//Don’t You

♩ Wet – It’s All in Vain [from Don’t You]

[wet.band]

 

20 – Frank Ocean//Blonde

♩ Frank Ocean – Nikes [from Blonde]

[boysdontcry.co]

 

19 – Car Seat Headrest//Teens of Denial

Car Seat Headrest – Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales [from Teens of Denial]

[facebook.com/carseatheadrest]

 

18 – Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam//I Had A Dream That You Were Mine

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – A 1000 Times [from I Had A Dream That You Were Mine]

[hamiltonrostam.com]

 

17 – Animal Collective//Painting With

Animal Collective – Golden Gal [from Painting With]

[myanimalhome.net]

 

16 – S U R V I V E//RR7349

S U R V I V E – A.H.B. [from RR7349]

[facebook.com/survivesurvive]

 

15 – Springtime Carnivore//Midnight Room

♩ Springtime Carnivore – Face In The Moon [from Midnight Room]

[springtimecarnivore.com]

 

14 – The Range//Potential

♩ The Range – Falling Out of Phase [from Potential]

[therange.us]

 

13 – Mitski//Puberty 2

Mitski – Your Best American Girl [from Puberty 2]

[mitski.com]

 

12 – Moderat//III

Moderat – Running [from III]

[moderat.fm]

 

11 – Explosions In The Sky//The Wilderness

♩ Explosions in the Sky – Wilderness [from The Wilderness]

[explosionsinthesky.com]

 

10 – Bon Iver//22, A Million

Bon Iver – 33 “GOD” [from 22, A Million]

[boniver.org]

 

9 – The Avalanches//Wildflower

The Avalanches – Frankie Sinatra (ft. MF Doom & Danny Brown) [from Wildflower]

[facebook.com/theavalanches]

 

8 – Radiohead//A Moon Shaped Pool

Radiohead – True Love Waits [from A Moon Shaped Pool]

[radiohead.com]

 

7 – James Blake//The Colour In Anything

James Blake – I Need a Forest Fire (ft. Bon Iver) [from The Colour In Anything]

[jamesblakemusic.com]

 

6 – BRONCHO//Double Vanity

♩ BRONCHO – Wanna [from Double Vanity]

[bronchoband.com]

 

5 – Kishi Bashi//Sonderlust

♩ Kishi Bashi – Honeybody [from Sonderlust]

[kishibashi.com]

 

4 – Angel Olsen//My Woman

♩ Angel Olsen – Never Be Mine [from MY WOMAN]

[angelolsen.com]

 

3 – Chance the Rapper//Coloring Book

♩ Chance The Rapper – All We Got (ft. Kanye West & Chicago Children’s Choir) [from Coloring Book]

[chanceraps.com]

 

2 – Sleigh Bells//Jessica Rabbit

♩ Sleigh Bells – I Can’t Stand You Anymore [from Jessica Rabbit]

[tornclean.com]

 

1 – David Bowie//Blackstar

[davidbowie.com]

 

#31days2016

[new music roundup] 9.4.15

Eddy.indd

 

A few of my favorite new releases this week…

 

Animal Collective//Live at 9:30

[myanimalhome.net]

 

The Arcs//Yours, Dreamily

[thearcs.com]

 

Diane Coffee//Everybody’s A Good Dog

[dianecoffee.com]

 

FIDLAR//Too

[fidlarmusic.com]

 

Joan Shelley//Over And Even

[joanshelley.net]

 

Lou Barlow//Brace the Wave

[loobiecore.com]

 

Max Richter//From Sleep

[maxrichtermusic.com]

 

Painted Palms//Horizons

[paintedpalms.net]

 

Roadside Graves//Acne/Ears

[roadsidegraves.tumblr.com]

 

Widowspeak//All Yours

[widowspeakamerica.com]

 

What are your favorite new releases this week?