B-Fargz’s lists/thoughts

In regards to this whole decade thing—the mid to late 90’s were infinitely better than the 2000s. FACT

Here’s to you 2009!

Of The Year (in no particular order):
1. Propagandhi – Supporting Caste
2. Me Without You- It’s All Crazy! It’s All False! It’s All a Dream! It’s Alright
3. Another Breath – God Complex
4. Dear Landlord – Dream Homes
5. Converge – Axe to Fall
6. Owen – New Leaves
7. Thursday – Common Existence
8. Summer People – Good Problems
9. Bomb the Music Industry – Scrambles
10. Russian Circles – Geneva

Honorable mention:
Brand New – Daisy
Chuck Ragan – Gold Country
Dinosaur Jr. – Farm
Dan Deacon – Broomst
House Boat – The Delaware Octopus
Japandroids – Post-Nothing
Polar Bear Club – Chasing Hamburg
Strike Anywhere – Iron Front
Between the Buried and me – the great misdirect

Most Overrated:
Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion (I just don’t get this band at all)

Most Disappointing:
Mos Def – The Ecstatic (talk about lame)

Thing about this year I found most confusing:
the fact that sarah palin is still relevant

If I had money I would have heard and probably placed:
The Banner Pilot
Kevin Devine

Best things to happen this year:
turning 21
discovering beer that wasn’t keystone light
being WCDB’s Rock director!!!!!!!
Polar Bear Club at the SUNY Chapel House
Seeing Have Heart’s last tour show

Worst things:
Having to say goodbye to my pup
Knowing I’m one year closer to death, and probably after finals are over, 5 years closer to death
Have Heart breaking up
Thorns of Life not releasing a record
twitter
Sarah Palin writes a book (she can write?)
graduating into the worst recession since the great depression (technically next year but I still want to bitch about it)
Senior thesis

top ten of the decade:
1. Radiohead – In Rainbows – No explanation needed. If you don’t think “Reckoner” is the most beautiful song you ever heard, you may not have ears.
2. Thursday – Full Collapse – Changed the way I looked at music. Still love it. An almost perfect album.
3. Against me! – Reinventing Axl Rose – Raw, honest, and awesome.
4. Elliott Smith – From a Basement on a Hill – Elliott Smith is probably my all-time favorite singer-songwriter. These songs are sad, and brutal to listen to sometimes. Incredible
5. Cursive – Domestica – Lyrically amazing and musically incredible.
6. The Lawrence Arms – the greatest story ever told
7. Sigur Ros – ( )
8. Broken Social Scene – You Forget It In People
9. Everytime I Die – Hot Damn!
10. Modest Mouse – The Moon and Antarctica

I’m sure there’s something (multiple things) I’m forgetting but here are some honorable mentions:

The Gaslight Anthem – the 59 Sound — too new to decide whether or not it makes my personal album of the decade list. Definitely loved it.
Ryan Adams – Love Is Hell
1905 – Voice
Dearly Departed – Believing in Ghosts — This band is criminally underrated
Hot Water Music – Caution
Explosions in the Sky – Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Converge – Jane Doe
Bane – Give Blood
Godspeed you! Black Emperor – Lift your skinny fists like antennas to the heavens
Latterman – No matter where we go … !

Belong on here but not doing two bands twice:
Radiohead – Kid A
Cursive – The Ugly Organ (I had a really hard time choosing between the two)
Broken Social Scene – S\T

B-Fargz
Rock

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