Wednesday, December 23, 2009

OK Sounds Good Best of 09'

Yoyo, 2008 was a great year for music and it's only got better in 2009, I feel like the second half of this decade has heated up with the great stuff coming out. Here is my best of 2009.

Best Albums- (because yes... I still listen to albums)
in no particular order

Animal Collective- Merriweather Post Pavillion
Exile - Radio
Hudson Mohawke- Polyfolk Dance EP
Major Lazer- GDKPPD
Zomby- One Foot Ahead of The Other
Martyn - Great Lengths
Silkie- City Limits Vol. 1
Omar S- Fabriclive 45
J Dilla- Jay Stay Paid
Mos Def- The Ecstatic
Shafiq Husayn- Shafiq En A Free Ka (this LP sounds and feels like a companion album to last years New Amerykah by Eykah Badu, both highly recommended listening)
Sa Ra- Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love
Dam Funk- Toeachizown
Bullion- Young Heartache EP
Hyperdub- 5
Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics - Inspiration Information
Legends of Benin (Analog Africa)
Orchestre Poly Rhythmo de Contou- The Vodoun Effect
Ghana Special - Modern Hilife, Afro Sounds, and Ghanian Blues 1968-81 (Soundways)
Sengal 70- Musical Effervescence

Best Songs/ Remixes
(bottom 5 only streaming, all else are download links!)

Simian Mobile Disco (Joker Remix)- "Cruel Intensions"

Joker - "Digidesign"
Jay Electronica "Exhibit C"
Drake "Fear"
L.A.U.S.D. ft. Blu and J Davey- iFeel
Little Dragon (GB Remix) - After the Rain
Floating Points "Love Me Like This"
joy orbison- hyph mngo
Bookworms- African Rhythms

Reggie B - "Belief"
kode 9 - black sun
Motor City Drum Ensemble - Raw Cuts 6
Apple — Sieglizer (this may be an 08' release, either way it deserves praise)
LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 Theo Parrish's Space Cadet Remix
Myron & E- I Can't Let You Get Away

Best Mixes/ Mixtapes:
Lil Wayne - No Ceilings (this refreshing mixtape brought Wayne back to his usual unusual stellar mixtape form)
Theo Parrish - Suggested Use
Joker- Sonar Mix (nothing but hit after hit of unreleased heat)
Kyle Hall FACT Mix 55
J Rocc on Benji B [BBC Radio One] 15/06/2009

Honorable Mentions:
Broadcast and the Focus Group- Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age
Micachu- Jewellery
2562- Unbalance
Gaslamp Killer- My Troubled Mind EP
Terror Danjah- Gremlinz: The Instrumentals