Thursday, December 31, 2009
TOP 2009 ALBUMS PART 4
SECRET, PROFANE, SUGAR CANE---ELVIS COSTELLO
costello picks up where he left off w/king of america & does his inimitable version of americana. it's his strongest album in years. i listened to it constantly when it first came out & it withstood that kind of scrutiny. i think he'll always be a rocker deep down in his heart but i'm certainly enjoying his take on alt.country. i wrote about this album earlier this year.
MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION---ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
i wrote about these guys earlier this year when i first found this video on the web. what i thought then & still think now is that this is what brian wilson's vision has evolved into for the 21st century. the fact that three guys produce this lush & beautiful music is damn impressive. they also do solo work & i'm particularly fond of panda bear's(one of the guy's pseudonyms)work.