A decade ago, I wrote a series of entries ranking my favorite albums from 1985 to 2004. My collection has expanded greatly since then, particularly in the last five years. So I wanted to see what has changed in 10 years.
- … And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, The Century of Self
- LEO Imai, LASER RAIN
- Van Tomiko, Van.
- Alarm Will Sound, a/rhythmia
- Onitsuka Chihiro, DOROTHY
- Shiina Ringo, Sanmon Gossip
- Tomosaka Rie, Toridori.
- mono, Hymn to the Immortal Wind
- Wendy & Lisa, White Flags of Winter Chimneys
- Sacha Sacket, Hermitage
Other favorites from the year:
- Office, Mecca
- Kronos Quartet, Floodplain
- The Bad Plus joined by Wendy Lewis, For All I Care
- Utada, This Is the One
In explaining the dearth of new releases on this list, I mentioned that I spent more time listening to catalog music, but like 2012 and 2011, I haven’t picked any more titles from 2009 in the 9 years that have passed.
It makes me think it wasn’t a terribly interesting time for discovery.
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