the inevitable best of 2009s

Let's never speak of 2009 again

Okay, maybe just this one last time.

Best albums:

  1. Post Nothing, The Japandroids
  2. Two Suns, Bat for Lashes
  3. XX, The XX
  4. Hometowns, The Rural Alberta Advantage
  5. Logos, Atlas Sound
  6. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Phoenix
  7. Bromst, Dan Deacon
  8. Bitte Orca, The Dirty Projectors
  9. Veckatimest, Grizzly Bear
  10. Tarot Sport, Fuck Buttons

Kick ass movies, some involving significantly more ass-kicking than others:

  1. Inglorious Basterds
  2. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
  3. Star Trek
  4. Moon
  5. Adventureland
  6. District 9

Big-ass disappointments:

  1. Hazards of Love, The Decemberists — Amidst their grand ambitions to craft a great album, they forgot how to craft a great song.
  2. Time to Die, The Dodos — Where went all the unwieldy exuberance of their debut?
  3. Top Chef Finale, Seasons 5 & 6 — Burn me once, shame on you. Twice…  yeah.
  4. The Watchmen — It’s not that it was so horrible, but that I wanted so badly for it to be so good.

Stuff I should have started adoring, like, years ago:

  1. Deerhunter and its various offshoots.
  2. The Mighty Boosh
  3. manjari chocolate
  4. ballet flats
  5. cuttlefish

4 responses to “the inevitable best of 2009s

  1. So you liked “Star Trek”?

    • Heck yes, I did.
      Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t a brilliant work of art. But it was a brilliant example of making something very nerdy appealing to the mainstream whilst still somehow keeping your nerd base happy.

      And Eric Bana, even as a crazed Romulan, is pretty hot.

  2. Jess, cuttlefish were _so_ 2008.


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