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Best of 2009, #10) Album
bird poops on plum branch
What's rocking your world?

According to last.fm, I listened to Phoenix the most in the last 12 months. Yeah, who didn't. I love them. I guess they rocked my world. Here's my top 20 based on listening frequency:
  1. Phoenix
  2. Architecture in Helsinki
  3. Bon Iver
  4. R.E.M. (really?)
  5. Animal Collective
  6. Hot Chip
  7. Fleet Foxes
  8. Of Montreal
  9. TV on the Radio
  10. Metric
  11. Peter Bjorn and John
  12. Cloud Cult
  13. David Byrne and Brian Eno
  14. Air
  15. Radiohead
  16. St Vincent
  17. Freelance Whales
  18. Franz Ferdinand
  19. Stars
  20. Neko Case
Surprised to see Freelance Whales up there since we just saw them live last month. I guess we've been sort of obsessed with them. And Fanfarlo, which is down on number 31. Right now, they're definitely rocking me out. As for earlier in the year, I'd say Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes, or Animal Collective.

I know, nothing too surprising. But this is all great music. And lest you think I'm a bit of a mainstream sell-out listener, I refer you to this silly rant by Dave Eggers from back in 2000.

And yeah, I'm really excited to see Phoenix live in January.

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oh, that eggers thing. parts of it I like, other parts are just silly and the silliest, least-reasoned parts are the most quoted.

/recognizing the inherent contradiction of criticizing an essay about the evils of criticism with a throwaway comment on a post about music and good things from the last year. I am a horrible person, but at least I'm somewhat aware of it, at least after the fact.

Haha, well I think I pretty much agree with your criticism of Dave Eggers criticism of criticism in any case.

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