Best of 2009: Honorary Mentions-Top Of The Blogs

21-THE FIERY FURNACES-I’m Going Away (Thrill Jockey)

And we put an end to our extended honorary mentions section through a double-length post dedicated to new talent, scouted and nurtured through the music blogs. Among a new generation of bands whose aim should be shaking the boredom off the current panorama, we’ve highlighted 21 examples; from the more or less established (Thermals; Future Of The Left; Taken By Trees; Wild Beasts) to the brand new (Tune-Yards; Sandwitches; Memory Tapes; The Antlers); those prolific ones (Kurt Vile; Ganglians) and those who rationed their output via EP/Mini album formats (Delorean; Lemonade), whose common efforts are helping to shape the new independence. Surprisingly out of place we find the songwriter of “Umbrella”, an artist of indisputable R&B orientation who has also become the subject of growing cult through the blogosphere.

20-LEMONADE-Lemonade (True Panther)

19-PINK MOUNTAINTOPS-Outside Love (Jagjaguwar)

18-TUNE-YARDS-Bird Brains (4AD)

17-KURT VILE-Childish Prodigy (Matador)/God Is Saying This To You (Mexican Summer)/Constant Hitmaker (Gulcher)

16-THE THERMALS-Now We Can See (Kill Rock Stars)

15-BEAR IN HEAVEN-Beast Rest Forth Mouth (Hometapes)

14-THE SANDWITCHES-How To Make Ambient Sadcake (Turn Up)

13-GANGLIANS-Monster Head Room/Ganglians (Woodsit)

12-DELOREAN-Ayrton Senna EP (Fool House)

11-THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE-Hometowns (Self-Released)

10-MICACHU & THE SHAPES-Jewellery (Accidental)

9-REAL ESTATE-Real Estate (Woodsit)

8-THE ANTLERS-Hospice (Frenchkiss)

7-FUTURE OF THE LEFT-Travels With Myself And Another (4AD)

6-THE HORRORS-Primary Colors (XL)

5-THE-DREAM-Love Vs. Money (Def Jam)

4-TAKEN BY TREES-East Of Eden (Rough Trade)

3-A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW-Ashes Grammar (Mis Ojos Discos)

2-WILD BEASTS-Two Dancers (Domino)

1-MEMORY TAPES-Seek Magic MEMORY CASSETTE-Call & Response EP (Acephale)

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