Duke’s Top 10 of ’09

Hope the Holidays are treating you well…here are my top 10 in no certain order…

1. Andrew Bird/Fitz and Dizzy Spells…from the first time I heard this last January it had me hooked.

2. The Iguanas/If You Should Ever Fall On Hard Times…this cd just feels good to me…I really have to stop myself for reaching for it when I’m looking for something to play.

3.  Neko Case/Middle Cyclone…it’s Neko…big crush on her voice.

4.  Gomez/A New Tide…at first listen had 5 of 11 cuts marked as a favorite…

5.  Dead Weather/Horehound…Alison, Jack and the crew had me wanting more from the first time I heard the opening single…Hang You From The Heavens…makes an old guy feel like I have an attitude…

6.  Levon Helm/When I Go Away…before I knew it I was constantly reaching for this cd for B-Sides.

7. Fun/Aim And Ignite…this cd was fun (pun intended) for me…another B-Side gold mine…

8. Lucero/1372 Overton Park…Ben Nichols’ voice is just amazing to my ears…another cd I have to keep myself from playing over and over…

9. Avett Brothers/I & Love & You…to steal a line from the movie…”White Men Can’t Jump”…they were talking about Jimi Hendrix but it works…Before I listened to the Avett Brothers…this cd aloud me to hear The Avett Brothers…

10. Imogen Heap/Ellipse…when I hear her voice I have to listen…

10 1/2. Monsters of Folk/Monsters Of Folk…this combination of talent and energy really resonates with me and I’ve got my ears crossed for another record…

Honorable mentions…

  1. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
  2. Bell X1/Blue Lights On the Runway
  3. Bob Dylan/Beyond Here Lies Nothing
  4. Fleet Foxes/Mykonos
  5. Yeasayer/Oddblood
  6. Thao/Know Better Learn Fast

Thanks for reading this and for listening to WFPK…Have a great 2010…Duke

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