2009 top 20

peter | uncategorized | Thursday, December 31st, 2009

At first the idea was to select top 10 or even top 5. Then it grew into two lists: top N + honorable mention N. But who am I to decide who deserves to be in the first list and who couldn’t make it. It is bad enough I had to make a choice from over 150 albums from 2009 I had listened to. Hence it is top 20 in usual alphabetical order. Check these records out and Happy New Year!

  • Agusti Fernandez / Barry Guy “Some Other Place” (Maya)
  • Akira Sakata & Chikamorachi “Friendly Pants” (Family Vineyard)
  • Allen Toussaint “The Bright Mississippi” (Nonesuch)
  • Andy Milne / Benoit Delbecq “Where Is Pannonica?” (Songlines)
  • David Sylvian “Manafon” (Samadhisound)
  • Fire! (Mats Gustafsson / Johan Berthling / Andreas Werliin) “You Liked Me Five Minutes Ago” (Rune Grammofon)
  • Gordon Grdina’s East Van Strings “The Breathing of Statues” (Songlines)
  • Iggy Pop “Preliminaries” (EMI)
  • Joachim Kuhn & Michael Wollny “Live At Schloss Elmau” (ACT)
  • Matthew Shipp “Nu Bop Live” (Rai Trade)
  • Mike Patton “Crank High Voltage” (Lakeshore Records)
  • Minamo (Carla Kihlstedt / Satoko Fujii) “Kuroi Kawa ~ Black River” (Tzadik)
  • Offonoff “Slap And Tickle” (Smalltown Superjazz)
  • Parched “Arc” (RareNoiseRecords)
  • Sajjanu “Pechiku!!” (Tzadik)
  • Sax Ruins “Yawiquo” (Ipecac Recordings)
  • Seabrook Power Plant “Seabrook Power Plant” (Loyal Label)
  • Sim + Otomo “Monte Alto Estate” (doubt music)
  • The Thing “Bag It!” (Smalltown Superjazz)
  • Zu “Carboniferous” (Ipecac)

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