Here’s my list of albums that I loved in 2009 (they may have not come out in 2009, but I just freaking loved it)
JIMMY BUFFETT – BUFFET HOTEL
I love Jimmy. He takes me to another place and puts me in a serene state of mind. Today, the 1st of the new year & new decade, I listened to this album all day. I wanted to start the year off in the right state of mind. So far, so good. Besides, Jimmy just inspires me to own my own island and be creative.
Favorite song: “WINGS”
RAMMSTEIN – LIEBE IST FUR ALLE DA
I love Rammstein. (Yeah, I said that about Jimmy too.) Rammstein is one of my top 5 favorite artists. There new album did not let me down. I have been waiting for years for this album to land. It was one of the most anticipated albums by me. I may not know German or what the hell they’re saying, but I can put any Rammstein CD on and be in a good mood.
Favorite song: “WAIDMANNS HEIL”
MATTHEW RYAN – DEAR LOVER
When I first heard of Matthew, I immediately bought everything he had out. This is CD was also on my highly anticipated albums of 2009. Matthew has such a beautiful way of creating a picture within his lyrics. Each song is a mini story if you listen to it. You can see the characters and their movie unfold if you just close your eyes.
Favorite song: “SOME STREETS LEAD NOWHERE”
ROB GRAD – NO APOLOGIES
When Rob sent me this CD, I knew it was going to be great before I even peeled open the envelope. It has been such a great journey to see Rob’s hard work come to fruition. He is such a talented singer song writer and I know he will take 2010 by storm. Rob has the ability to make you realize exactly what you’re feeling when you’re not sure of what to feel.
Favorite song: “BE GOOD TO YOURSELF”
U2 – NO LINE ON THE HORIZON
U2, another top 5 of my favorite artists. I’ll go ahead and say it too. I love U2. I own every album they have made and even had a U2 ipod until it died so needless to say this album was also on my most anticipated album list. I just love this CD. It’s epic, it’s beautiful, and it’s poetry in motion.
Favorite song: “I’LL GO CRAZY IF I DON’T GO CRAZY TONIGHT”
THE CINEMATICS – LOVE AND TERROR
If you don’t know them, I feel very sad for your ears. Go and buy this album and their first CD “A Strange Education.” They’re fun and just a great band.
Favorite song: “YOU CAN DANCE”
SERENA RYDER – IT IS O.K.
This CD has been a companion to me as I write Barfly. She has such a great voice and her lyrics are beautiful. I have felt every emotion that she sings about.
Favorite song: “WEAK IN THE KNEES”
Nods (aka honorable mentions and in no particular order) go to the following albums as well:
Muse – The Resistance
Ryan Star – Last Train Home EP
Our Lady Peace – Burn Burn
Diane Birch – Bible Belt
Piers Faccini – Two Grains of Sand
Burn Halo – Burn Halo
The Airborne Toxic Event – The Airborne Toxic Event
Listening to “Wings” by Jimmy Buffett