Best of the Year 2009

Best of the Year Blog 2009

Well, it’s 2010. How about it. Arctic winds, bad skin, black ice, hangovers, snow, chapped lips, a pot belly that shows no signs of diminishing, more snow, and it’s only day ten. Now add to that an unavoidable sense of nostalgia and nerdishness that has led me to compile this best of the year list. Here goes:

Best Albums 2009

Flaming Lips – Embryonic
Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca
Darren Hayman and the Secondary Modern – Pram Town
Alec Ounsworth – Mo Beauty
We All Have Hooks For Hands – The Shape Of Energy
Staff Benda Bilili – Tres Tres Fort
Vetiver – Tight Knit
Wildbirds & Peacedrums – The Snake
She Keeps Bees – Nest
Mouthful of Bees – Mouthful of Bees
Let’s Wrestle – In The Court of The Wrestling Lets
A Hawk and A Hacksaw – Deliverance
Gable – I’m Ok
Akron/Family – Set ‘Em Wild, Set Em Free
Yo La Tengo – Popular Songs


Best Live Shows

Vic Chesnutt & Elf Power – Polish Club, Bristol
Dirty Three – Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons
Omar Souleyman, Group Doueh, Akron/Family – Fiddlers, Bristol
Gable – The Cube, Bristol
Staff Benda Bilili – Fiddlers, Bristol
T-Model Ford – Thekla, Bristol
Dirty Projectors – Mountain of 8, Arnolfini, Bristol
Fanfarlo – The Cavern, Exeter
Daniel Johnston & Wave Pictures – Trinity Centre, Bristol
Wildbirds & Peacedrums – Mountain of 8, Arnolfini, Bristol
Lightning Bolt – Fleece, Bristol
Roni Size with Bristol Chamber Orchestra and Choir – Colston Hall
Zun Zun Egui – Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons
AU & Fredrick Stanley Star – The Cube, Bristol – read review
Hawk and Hacksaw – Fiddlers, Bristol

bristol church in snow best of the year 2009

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Tom Spooner

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