Music faves from 2009

It seems that 2009 is the year when I shifted my attention back to rock and pop music. Dubstep still holds my attention but not to the extent that it did back in 2006 when it took over my brain. Here are the things I enjoyed most in 2009, in no particular order.

Best Albums

Thanks to my friend, Tony, who first mentioned this band to me. The XX are a young bunch who make lean pop music consisting of boy/girl vocals, hand-played drum machines and perfectly placed guitar lines. This album quickly became a habit.

The XX – Islands: [su_audio url=”″ width=”200px”]
The XX – Night Time: [su_audio url=”″ width=”200px”]
The XX – VCR: [su_audio url=”″ width=”200px”]
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Ed’s Music Picks for 2008 (where did the year go?)

It is hard to believe that it is December already almost January. It is even harder to believe that I had to scrape sleet off my windshield today last week in the middle of Texas.

This year saw some big changes:
1. I now live in TX.
2. I now have a regular job. I am not self employed so I have to wear pants and talk to people.
3. I ditched that horrible razr. iPhone, baby!
4. I bought a house.

OK, enough chitchat. On to the music… my favorites from this past year in no particular order:
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2007 Music Rewind

Ah, it’s that time of the year again. “Best of” list time. While 2007 has been a pretty active year for new releases, I found that I kept going back to the same albums — which were not necessarily the ones whose releases I anticipated the most.

By the way, a lot of the music I’ve enjoyed the most this year deploy obscene amounts of bass. If you don’t have a subwoofer, you hear only half of the music…
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