March 3, 2009

Hey 2009... better watch the freak out, because you're threatening to be the best year yet.

I'm making this statement right here and now:

2009 will redefine what we understand as culture. This is the birth of a new era. Proof:

Obama is the President.

Yeah Yeah Yeah's new album doesn't feature Nick Zinner on Guitar, but synth and synth-style guitarish stuff ... and the new album still freaking rocks.

Dan Deacon is using physical instruments, and is threatening to tour with a full orchestra ... and the new album still freaking rocks.

Handsome Furs and Swan Lake's new albums are actually not boring, but, gasp, freaking awesome.

HEALTH is coming out with more material

The Prodigy have release an new album ... and it actually isn't a disappointment.

Harry Potter 6.


aaaaaaaaaand Releases put out by these people either all ready this year, or soon:
Dr. Dre, Eminem, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Mastodon, Amorphis, Hypocrisy, Wintersun, Immortal, HammerFall, The 1900s, Andrew Bird, Animal Collective, Bon Iver, Franz Ferdinand, Loney, Dear, Phosphorescent, Merzbow, Cake, Gorillaz, Great Lake Swimmers, Imogen Heap, Billy Talent, Converge, Lupe Fiasco, Silverstein, Propagandhi, The Matches, Mew, Arcade Fire, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, The Bird and the Bee, Morrissey, The Avalanches, Blur, Built To Spill, Matisyahu, New Pornographers, Rancid, Say Anything, Stars, Starsailor, Stellastarr*, Stone Temple Pilots, Wilco, Patrick Wolf, Beastie Boys, Mono, Antony and the Johnsons, Matt & Kim, Robert Pollard, Psapp, The Ettes, Boredoms, The Streets, The Strokes, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Dark Was the Night, Coconut Records, The Thermals, Radiohead, MV & EE With the Golden Road, This Will Destroy You & Lymbyc System, Squarepusher, P.O.S., Doves, Beirut/Realpeople, Yeasayer, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Asobi Seksu, M. Ward, Vetiver, Peter Bjorn and John, The Kills, Bat For Lashes, Bill Callahan, Papercuts, Silversun Pickups, Camera Obscura, NOFX, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Sunn O))), Marilyn Manson, Akron/Family, St. Vincent, Black Eye Peas, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Iron & Wine, Grizzly Bear, Phoenix, Bell X1, An Horse, MSTRKRFT, Art Brut, Peaches, Sonic Youth, Ambulance LTD, William Elliott Whitmore, Jay-Z, Kid Sister, Lil Jon, MF Doom & Ghostface, Rakim, Amy Winehouse, Black Lips, Neko Case, Bishop Allen, The Boy Least Likely To, Bonnie "Prince" Billy

plus my band is releasing our album soon and going on tour this summer, which is really just going to be a relief, and an adventure, and the time of my life (I'm not saying our album will fit into the whole "redefining culture" bit, but it'll certainly change the way I think about things). And I'll be graduating from college after 5 years. And did I mention I love life?

This is going to be 1 hell of a freaking year.


Maggie said...


I Am Not Ghengis Kahn said...

You said that every album released this year so far has been good... let me do some counter points:
- Lil Scrappy - "Silence and Secrecy"
- Project Pat - "Real Recognize Real"

Here's some upcoming shit sammiches:
- Lil Wayne - "Rebirth" (his *ahem* "punk rock" album)
- Flo Rida - "R.O.O.T.S"
- Bow Wow - "New Jack City, Part 2"
- Mims - "Guilt"
- Gorilla Zoe - "Don't Feed The Animals"
- Jim Jones - "Pray IV Reign"
- Rick Ross - "Deeper Than Rap"
- 50 Cent - "Before I Self Destruct"
- Fabolous - "Loso's Way"

And here's some stuff I'm hopeful for: Grandmaster Flash, Bizzy Bone, Brother Ali, Doom (MF dropped the MF... what's he doing with Ghostface?!), Busta Rhymes (I still hold out hope for this man!), Illogic, Cunninlynguists, K-OS, UGK, Aceyalone, J-Dilla, Raekwon, Jadakiss, Erykah Badu, Royce Da 5'9", Asher Roth, Mr. Lif

Overall... '09 looks wonderful.

heidi does it said...

i'm excited for at least HALF of that list of records dropping. and you graduating. and you touring and releasing album. 2009 IS going to be a great year. i'm glad you're as optimistic as i am.