Sunday, December 20, 2009

Best Folk Albums of 2009



Top 10 Folk Albums of 2009: Year of the ox

1) Tiny Vipers • Life on Earth • Sub Pop
2) Emma Tricca • Minor White • Bird
3) Blue Roses • Self-Titled • XL
4) James BlackshawThe Glass Bead Game • Young God
5) Mattias BärjedFamiljen Babajou OST • Gravitation
6) Frank Fairfield • Self-Titled • Tompkins Square
7) Various Artists • Leaves of Life • Borne!
8) Green Blossoms • Whiskey Leaves • Digitalis
9) C Joynes • Revenants, Prodigies & the Restless Dead • Bo' Weavil
10) Josephine Foster • Graphic As a Star • Fire





Honourable Mentions: Electric albums, EPs, etc. (in no particular order)

Mountain Man • Self-Titled EP • Self-Released — Name your price.
A Hawk and a Hacksaw • Délivrance • Leaf
Beth Jeans Houghton • "Golden" 7-Inch • Static Caravan
Le B • Good Fortune Sounds EP • Bird
Bill Callahan • Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle • Drag City
Julianna Barwick • Florine EP • eMusic Selects
Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny • Hot Toast, Vol. 1 EP • Static Caravan
Espers • III • Drag City
Marissa NadlerLittle Hells • Kemado





MMIX: Ursell's 2009 Picks


"MMIX" is 2009 in Roman numerals. Will this tidbit inspire a slew of year-end mixes?

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1) Le B • "The Trees They Do Grow High" • Bird
2) Emma Tricca • "All Along the Hudson" • Bird
3) Frank Fairfield • "Fair Margaret and Sweet William" • Tompkins Square
4) Green Blossoms • "Hana-Akari" • Digitalis
5) Beth Jeans Houghton • "Night Swimmer" • Static Caravan
6) Fern Knight"Our Mountain the Mother" • Borne!
7) Bruno Coulais, Mathilde Pellegrini & Hélène Breschand"Exploration" • Koch
8) Mountain Man • "Animal Tracks" • Open Face
9) C Joynes • "Happy & Delightful" • Bo' Weavil
10) Arborea"Son of the Moon, Daughter of the Sun" • Borne!
11) Blue Roses • "I Am Leaving" • XL
12) Mattias Bärjed"Familjen Babajou Theme 2" • Gravitation
13) Ellie Goulding • "The Wolves" • blogs
14) Tiny Vipers • "Dreamer" • Sub Pop
15) Taken by Trees • "Tidens Gang" • Rough Trade
16) James Blackshaw • "Cross" • Young God
17) Julianna Barwick • "Bode" • eMusic Selects

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