Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Music of the Week

I am a baaad blogger. I'm sure nobody else even noticed how long it is since I've done an Album of the Week post. But I know. And I'm apologising for it right now. Busy...Christmas...New Year...yada yada. And yet I still don't really have an album review so to speak, more of a reminder: To vote in Triple J's Hottest 100 2009! My favourite, and reportedly the world's biggest, music poll, closes at midnight Sunday AEST. So get voting! This is one tradition from home (and summer) that I just cannot let go of. I love love love Triple J and its' Hottest 100 so much, not to mention the great memories of spending Australia Day listening to the broadcast while barbecuing or lolling about in a pool somewhere. I really take voting seriously, compiling lists, refreshing my memory by re-listening to tracks, and somehow slowly whittling it down to my 10 favourite tracks of the year that was. This year was actually not that hard, because I didn't know heaps of the songs (where have I been?) but I figure it's a great jumping off point for discovering new stuff I should already know about and would have heard if only I could listen to my beloved station regularly!

In case you were wondering, my choices were thus:

Florence & The Machine - Dog Days Are Over (I think she might get number one, but not sure if she was as big in Aus as she was here)
Florence & The Machine - You've Got The Love (yes, two, but the year really did belong to her, didn't it?)
Franz Ferdinand - No You Girls
Kasabian - Fire (should hear me sing along to this one! If you've heard the song, you'll know what I'm talking about)
La Roux - Bulletproof
Metric - Gimme Sympathy
Passion Pit - Little Secrets (not their biggest song, so may be a wasted vote there, but I really like it alot better than the single, The Reeling)
Phoenix - Lisztomania (obv)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll (tough choice between several tracks on this album)
Bertie Blackman - Byrds Of Prey (ditto)

1 comment:

  1. Nice picks! Replace Kasabian with Wolf Gang's 'The King and all his Men', and that list is pretty much exactly what I was going to vote for.


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