Monday, 21 December 2009

2009: A Year In Music


Sleazy McQueen & Anne Montone - Anna’s Due (Cole Vocal)

- Post discoid bliss.

Modernaire - Faites Vos Jeux

- A witty electro pop ditty from the sadly departed Modernaire.

Jack Peñate - Tonight’s Today

- An unexpected Afro house rhythm section backs Peñate’s homage to staying out until the next day.

Florence & The Machine - You Got The Love (The XX Remix)

- Candi Station & The Source’s perennial favourite goes all claustrophobic garagey thanks to The XX and Florence.

Mavado - Again & Again

- A beautifully restrained effort from the dancehall star.

Villeneuve - Death Race (Discodeine Remix)

- A hair raising journey.

Santé - Dambalaa

- A haunting record for the dancefloor.

Alaine - Never Done

- The everlasting nature of love is the message here.

Bon Iver - Woods

- Being lost and alone has never sounded so appealing.

Spoonface & Janet Kay - So Good

- An uplifting house gem.

Albums and Compilations

Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

- Synths and guitars collide on this album that upsets but also uplifts.

Desire - II

- A melancholic post-discoid beauty that thrills from start to finish.

Woolfy vs. Projections - The Astral Projections Of Starlight

- This may have come out in 2008, but The Astral Projections Of Starlight is gorgeous and I only discovered it in 2009.

V/A - Kitsuné Maison Compilation 7

- A perfect compilation of modern electronic pop.

The XX -XX

- Believe the hype, The XX are stunning.

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