For my top albums/EPs of 2009, as well as the top 5 shows of the year take that high-speed connection towards Radio Free Chicago. For all other matters, stick around! I’ll share one more (non-exhaustive) list after this digression.
I believe I won’t be the only person wishing 2009 into the past, and hoping it stays that way (unless it’s brought back by a phone booth). No knocking the music this year, which branched out there and was brilliant quality, it’s that the year seemed bogged down by the recession. Nevertheless, we were treated to wonderful, free music to take us through it, especially from Del da Funky Homosapien. I was fortunate enough to take my musical journeys across the pond to meet truly smashing people and frequent numerous Parisian venues. I find myself extremely fortunate to have spent time here, affirming truths later discovered in killing time with literature.
Cage the Elephant – In One Ear[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0tsm0EhCJM&hl=en_US&fs=1&]
Coeur de Pirate – Comme des Enfants
Dead Confederate – The Rat[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqBrZqPex-Y&hl=en_US&fs=1&]
Florence + The Machine – Dog Days Are Over[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGrx6etMl0w&hl=en_US&fs=1&]
Nneka – Heartbeat[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ivg3J3h5Ps&hl=en_US&fs=1&]
Pascale Picard – Gate 22
You, You’re Awesome – Two Muffins[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeIFErcKz9g&hl=en_US&fs=1&]