Sunday, January 10, 2010

Music With an Impact - 2009

2009 came and went and one thing is certain: the music industry has changed. The CD format no longer holds the key to unwrap the music everyone loves. ITunes and so many online stores are now holding the cards, not to mention the sharing of music through other sites. Nonetheless the art and sound of so many talented individuals is here to stay and no matter what way they choose to display it or share it, their uniqueness perseveres. Here is a list of what I heard (and heard) during the year that just went by.

Ochre - Like Dust of the Balance (and also Lemodie and A Midsummer Nice Dream)
My Brightest Diamond - A Thousand Shark's Teeth
The Invisible - The Invisible
Minotaur Shock - Amateur Dramatics
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Royksopp - Junior
Regina Spektor - Far
PJ Harvey and John Parish - A Woman a Man Walked By
Nico Muhly - The Reader OST
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
Florence + The Machine - Lungs
Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours (and Bright Like Neon Love)
Koop - Sons of Koop
Ratatat - Classics ( and Ratatat and LP3)
St. Vincent - Actor

Honorable mentions include Imogen Heap's Ellipse, Passion Pit's Manners, Saltillo's Ganglion and Telefon Tel Aviv's Immolate Yourself.