This is not the usually 2009 chart of the best album, this is just a little selection from us of what we liked listening during the last year.
Grizzly Bear “Veckatimest“, the most creative band of the year. They play a psychedelic pop music contaminated with folk and rock. Nothing special, but the use of the vocals harmonies makes the band really unusual and so nice.
Pearl Jam “BackSpacer“, Eddie Vedder is come back again with an intimate album, it plays as a sound track collection, but even like a rock album, as in the Pearl Jam style. We like it.
The XX “The xx“. Following the music trend of the year this is the first album of the young band coming from UK. Post punk and classic indie rock atmosphere, really british. We hope to hear their again.
The Horrors “Primary colours“, the garage punk band of “Strange house” (the previous album, 2007) has changed a little bit the mood this year. More decadence and dark sound, sadness and melancholy. A tribute to Ian Courtis? Probably following the trend, but Primary colours sounds really good and the Horrors have confirmed their talent.
Washed Out “Life of leisure EP“, dream pop. Retrò and vintage sounds + melodies. The band plays like Empire of the sun but more exclusive. It’s a lo fi EP, just 15 minutes of music, ideally for relaxing.