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Saccopoo
01-17-2010, 01:25 AM
Because Reaper was good enough to take the time to share his marvellous list of the Best of 2009 in music, I'd thought that I'd throw my list into the mix.

Best Album of 2009:

Florence + the Machine, “Lungs”
- If you mashed Joan Jett, Nelly Fertado, Sarah McLachlan, Kate Bush, Annie Lennox together, took the best of each and wrote an album of 13 songs where you couldn’t pick a favorite because they were all that good is what you get here. Diverse, but cohesive, happy yet melancholy. In terms of being a complete album, it’s hands down the best of the year.

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Best Rock Album:

The Answer - “Everyday Demons”
- It’s really, really nice to hear good rock and roll once again. Who knew that the Irish could rock this hard, this good?

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Best Blues Album:

Joanne Shaw Taylor – “White Sugar”
- I don’t know what they’ve been putting into the water over there in the UK, but it’s working. A pretty young, blonde Brit who can play that Tele and belt the blues with a maturity way beyond her years, Taylor brings more than a touch of John Spencer to her songs. A little heavier, a little funkier than what you’d expect. It’s the British Blues Invasion, circa 2009.

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Saccopoo
01-17-2010, 01:29 AM
Best Metal Album:

Baroness – “Blue Album”
- I’m not going to get into an argument about the “epicness” of Mastodon’s “Crack the Skye.” Yeah, it’s really freaking good, but Baroness’ monumental effort showed a level of creativity and detail and breadth and skill that is utterly amazing, just nudging out their fellow Georgians for the top spot.

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Best Country Album:

Steve Martin – “The Crow – New Songs for the Five String Banjo”
- Yep, that Steve Martin. Turns out, the banjo isn’t really just a prop for his comedy act – he’s really good at plucking that sucker. Steve wrote all of the songs but one for this album and they are all excellent. As you’d expect, there are a lot of contributions from big names, but they are minor parts to Steve’s somewhat surprising musical talents. Really a good album.

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Best Top 40/Mainstream Album:

Lady Gaga – “The Fame Monster”
- It’s all been said before: big, fun, creative, lots of influences, great beats, etc.

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Saccopoo
01-17-2010, 01:34 AM
Best Hip-Hop Album:

K-OS – “YES!”
- Because I don’t like the well-worn, tired cookie cutter mentality that’s employed in most rap these days and appreciate a level of musicianship in music, Canadian rapper/hip-hop artist K-OS is my choice. Intelligent with a ton of varied instruments employed, along with a variety of musical styles interspersed throughout, it’s an album that can be thoroughly enjoy from start to finish.

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Best Live Album:

Lambchop – “Live at the XX Merge”
- The best band no one has heard of takes it to the stage. One of those times when it was pretty prophetic that someone decided to tape the show because it’s damn near perfect.

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Best Christmas Album:

Glasvegas – “A Snowflake Fell (and it Felt Like a Kiss)”
- Because any Christmas album with the f-bomb in the title of what is actually a good song is destined to be a yuletide classic.

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Saccopoo
01-17-2010, 01:37 AM
Worst Album of the Year:

Brokencyde – “I’m Not a Fan, but the Kids Like it.”
- Are you kidding me? This seriously might qualify for the worst album in the history of albums. This makes such notable musicians as Insane Clown Posse and Souljaboytellem look like Mozart by comparison. I’d rather hear the sound of a hammer smashing my testicles than listen to this garbage.

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Param
01-17-2010, 02:38 AM
<3 gaga

Reaper16
01-17-2010, 09:45 AM
Nice list; good taste.

Baby Lee
01-17-2010, 09:57 AM
Glasvegas is 2008

Reaper16
01-17-2010, 10:05 AM
Glasvegas is 2008
And, in addition, so two-thousand-and-late.

Saccopoo
01-17-2010, 10:09 AM
Glasvegas is 2008

The Christmas album isn't. Although I do think that their 2008 self-titled release was pretty darn good as well.

Saccopoo
01-17-2010, 10:09 AM
And, in addition, so two-thousand-and-late.

Take it easy there Fergie.

Baby Lee
01-17-2010, 10:16 AM
Take it easy there Fergie.

I've got a feelin'
Reaper's next post'll be a good post.

Woo-hoo. . .

Reaper16
01-17-2010, 10:27 AM
I've got a feelin'
Reaper's next post'll be a good post.

Woo-hoo. . .
So I hit my girlfriend Katie last night. Now I have never hit a girl before but she started talking about my father. She said that my father was a drug addict and could never keep a relationship and that I was going to be just like him. My dad isn't perfect, but he loved me and my mother and she just kept going on and on until I just lost it. It just happened. My fist reared backed and I smashed her right in the nose. I expected it to be like in the movies where her nose would just trickle some blood, but it exploded with blood coming out of both nostrils and she hit the back of her head on the wall.

At first, she and I just sat there stunned for a few seconds and then she just freaked out and locked herself in the bathroom. I was freaking out because I couldn't believe I just hit her. She eventually took off but I haven't heard from the cops yet, and she won't answer my calls or text, so I'm not sure what to do. I never hit a girl before so I wasn't sure what to expect. So I called my mom to tell her what happened and my mom got scared.

And said you're moving with your auntie and uncle in bel-air. I whistled for a cab and when it came near, the license plate said fresh and had a dice in the mirror. If anything I could say that this cab was rare, but i though now forget it, yo home to bel-air. I pulled up to a house about seven or eight and I yelled to the cabby yo home smell you later. Looked at my kingdom, I was finally there, to settle my throne as the prince of bel-air.

DeezNutz
01-17-2010, 10:43 AM
So I hit my girlfriend Katie last night. Now I have never hit a girl before but she started talking about my father. She said that my father was a drug addict and could never keep a relationship and that I was going to be just like him. My dad isn't perfect, but he loved me and my mother and she just kept going on and on until I just lost it. It just happened. My fist reared backed and I smashed her right in the nose. I expected it to be like in the movies where her nose would just trickle some blood, but it exploded with blood coming out of both nostrils and she hit the back of her head on the wall.

At first, she and I just sat there stunned for a few seconds and then she just freaked out and locked herself in the bathroom. I was freaking out because I couldn't believe I just hit her. She eventually took off but I haven't heard from the cops yet, and she won't answer my calls or text, so I'm not sure what to do. I never hit a girl before so I wasn't sure what to expect. So I called my mom to tell her what happened and my mom got scared.

And said you're moving with your auntie and uncle in bel-air. I whistled for a cab and when it came near, the license plate said fresh and had a dice in the mirror. If anything I could say that this cab was rare, but i though now forget it, yo home to bel-air. I pulled up to a house about seven or eight and I yelled to the cabby yo home smell you later. Looked at my kingdom, I was finally there, to settle my throne as the prince of bel-air.

Rep for making me see this shit twice. (neg, of course)

Saccopoo
01-17-2010, 12:44 PM
Nice list; good taste.

Geez Reaper, I just read your list in whole and noticed that three of my picks made your list as well. Nice pick on Florence - absolutely fabulous album.