Great 2009 Albums that I didn’t hear until 2010
LA ROUX- LA ROUX
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THEM CROOKED VULTURES/THEM CROOKED VULTURES
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Supergroup featuring Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age (and earlier of Kyuss), Dave Grohl (drummer of Nirvana and singer/guitarist of Foo Fighters) & John Paul Jones-bassist of a little known band named Led Zeppelin. Though the record isn’t perfect 5 or 6 songs are mighty and the album hits hard. This is much needed riff rock from three absolute standout players.
REAL ESTATE/REAL ESTATE
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College age jangle rock indie band from New Jersey form the summer between semesters and create an excellent nod to suburban semi-angst.
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE/FALL BE KIND EP
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One of Brooklyn’s band of the decades follows up the best album of 2009 with another worthy collection- the second and best track on the EP even includes the first cleared Grateful Dead sample on record.
RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE/HOMETOWNS
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Intriguing band from Alberta, Canada come out of nowhere with a throughly enjoyable collection of indie-pop songs about small town values, hardships and heartache. Almost Canada’s answer to America’s midwest alt-country movement.