Music We Loved

Posted in Inspiration on by David Cecil

For those of you who know us personally, you likely know that we consume new music like my fiance consumes Oreo cookies after work and then, a few hours later, claims to not be hungry enough to cook anything for dinner.  So being the helpless male I am, I eat cereal and question the life choices I’ve made that led to our engagement.

Sorry.  Not the point.

Now that 2009 is in our rear view mirror, we thought it appropriate to provide you with a little insight into our favorite albums of what was one of the most exciting and rewarding years of our lives.  And as a special treat, I went ahead and listed my favorite albums of the past decade as well.

Josh didn’t contribute his list in time, so his voice will not be heard today.  Something about being on deadline.  I don’t know.  I don’t really listen to Josh.

My Favorite Albums of 2009:
1. “Bomb In A Birdcage” by A Fine Frenzy
2. “Far” by Regina Spektor
3. “xx” by The xx
4. “Fantasies” by Metric
5. “Everybody” by Ingrid Michaelson
6. “Absence” by Paper Route
7. “Manners” by Passion Pit<
8. “Break Up” by Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johannson
9. “The Hazards of Love” by The Decemberists
10. “Found Songs” by Olafur Arnalds

Honorable Mentions: “No Line On The Horizon” by U2, “Dustland” by Gentlemen Losers, “A New Tide” by Gomez

James’ Favorite Albums of 2009:
1. “Absence” by Paper Route
2. “Hymns of Rhodesia” by listen listen
3. “Other Lives” by Other Lives
4. “Life of Leisure” by Washed Out
5. “The Legend of the Black Schawerma” by Infected Mushroom
6. “Tarot Sport” by Fuck Buttons
7. “xx” by The xx
8. “Everybody” by Ingrid Michaelson
9. “The Brothers Bloom Soundtrack” by Nathan Johnson
10. “Florine” by Julianna Barwick

Honorable Mentions: “Songs In The Night” by Samantha Crain, “Temporary Pleasure” by Simian Mobile Disco, “Humbug” by Arctic Monkeys, “The Hazards of Love” by The Decemberists, “Dragonslayer” by Sunset Rubdown, “La Roux” by La Roux

Other Contenders James Feels The Need To Mention: “The Ecstatic” by Mos Def, “Actor” by St. Vincent, “These Four Walls” by We Were Promised Jetpacks, “Fantasies” by Metric, “Break Up” by Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson, “It’s Frightening” by White Rabbits, “I Told You I Was Freaky” by Flight of the Conchords

My Favorite Albums of the Decade:
1. “Heartbreaker” by Ryan Adams
2. “Ohio” by Over the Rhine
3. “( )” by Sigur Ros
4. “Rush Of Blood To The Head” by Coldplay
5. “Films for Radio” by Over the Rhine
6. “Cold Roses” by Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
7. “Say I Am You” by The Weepies
8. “O” by Damien Rice
9. “Spiritual Machines” by Our Lady Peace
10. “1000 Kisses” by Patty Griffin
11. “Transatlanticsm” by Death Cab for Cutie
12. “Nuclear Daydream” by Joseph Arthur
13. “Live It Out” by Metric
14. “For Emma, Forever Ago” by Bon Iver
15. “Begin to Hope” by Regina Spektor
16. “Parachutes” by Coldplay
17. “I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning” by Bright Eyes
18. “Lost In Space” by Aimee Mann
19. “This Way” by Jewel
20. “Music For The Morning After” by Pete Yorn
21. “Rabbit Songs” by Hem
22. “Steady Pull” by Jonatha Brooke
23. “Boys and Girls in America” by The Hold Steady
24. “Talk Amongst the Trees” by Eluvium
25. “No Name Face” by Lifehouse

Honorable Mentions: “Music From And Inspired By The Film Monster” by BT, “Bomb In A Birdcage” by A Fine Frenzy, “From A Late Night High Rise” by Matthew Ryan, “24 Postcards In Full Colour” by Max Richter, “Distorted Lullabies” by Ours, “Far” by Regina Spektor, “Tiny Cities” by Sun Kil Moon, “Into The Wild (Music for the Motion Picture)” by Eddie Vedder, “Fearless” by Taylor Swift, “Young Mountain” by This Will Destroy You