BBO’s Top Four of 2009
Posted by angrybonbon
So here’s what you’ve all been waiting for – our top four albums of the year. Produced through complicated Venn diagrams and extended algorithms.
1- Fuck Buttons – Tarot Sport
Sublime. What more can we say?
Flight Of The Feathered Serpent
2 – Brakes – Touchdown
Another of those bands we love to bits – we both saw them live this year and are still grinning about it.
Why Tell the Truth (When It’s Easier To Lie)
3- Teeth of the Sea – Orphaned by the Ocean
We’ve been playing this droney, spacey lot all year long and haven’t tired of them yet.
4 – British Sea Power – Man of Aran
What do you do after producing BBO’s number one record of 2008, Do You Like Rock Music? You work some of your instrumentals (and instrumental versions of other songs) up into the soundtrack for a 1934 documentary about life on the Aran Islands. It’s as atmospheric, evocative and affecting as you’d expect from a band at the peak of their powers, with special help from the London Bulgarian Choir. Glorious.
The South Sound
So, you have a few hours to pick up this little lot as late xmas presents – just imagine all those smiling faces as friends and family open their post-rock, droning, screeching, rocktastic gifts! We recommend Piccadilly Records in the North, Sister Ray in London (though you’ll have to pop into the shop), but any decent independent record shop would do. There are links to Cargo Records sales pages on the Teeth of the Sea review.
Merry xmas and we’ll see you soon!
jkneale and angrybonbon