The New Classics

January 15, 2009

Best Music for the week of 01.09.09 – 01.15.09


So indie rock & pop have begun rising to the surface, and in a big way. Animal Collective, Bon Iver, and Handsome Furs are all ranking high this week. Busta Rhymes dropped a couple of new tracks in the mainstream department, as well as Lil Wayne & Pharrell, and Mos Def. There were also some really good showings from a handful of left-of-center artists, and a Jim Jones song that I actually liked. Coming up this week are reviews for Bon Iver’s new EP, Franz Ferdinand’s Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, and a mixtape by Blu, along with of course, the day-to-day leaks and releases from all over. It’s tough keeping up with everything and working a fulltime job, but I’m enjoying the challenge, and of course the music. After the jump is the top album, top 5 songs, worst song of the week.

Best Album, week of 01.09.09 – 01.15.09
•Animal Collective, Merriweather Post Pavillion – 8.5

Top 5 Songs for the week of 01.09.09 – 01.15.09
1) Bon Iver, Blood Bank
2) Animal Collective, My Girls
3) Pacific Division, Let’s Go
4) Exile, The Sound is God
5) Busta Rhymes, Conglomerate [ft. Young Jeezy & Jadakiss]
Also: Handsome Furs, I’m Confused; Rhymefest, Coolness; Jim Jones, Precious [ft. Ryan Leslie]; Mos Def, Quiet Dog; Vetiver, Everyday

Worst Song for the week of 01.09.09 – 01.15.09
•Antony & The Johnsons, Another World


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