So, here ’tis! My best-of-2009 mix!
In other words, this is a tracklist of my highest played that just squeaks in under 80 mins. Keep in mind these are my fave tracks of the year. For fave albums, see below High Rotation under “Top 10 Albums of 2009.”
High Rotation 2009 – By Lena
And here’s what I have to deal with when I’m listening to/writing/reading/watching stuff online:
Cat steals chair!
Anyway, Top Ten Albums of 2009 – According to me:
(And yes, they are in a specific order)
In a word: Magic
Perfect for: Creating art/self expression. This album is a glimpse into the mind of a true artist. I always put together a great outfit if Fever Ray is playing while I’m choosing clothes. Karin Dreijer Andersson, you make me amazing!
In a word: Brilliant
Perfect for: Listening/writing. The organic, enveloping nature of this album makes it a completely faultless listening experience. Gets the creative juices flowing.
In a word: Emotional
Perfect for: Experiencing all the highs and lows of love. I laughed, I cried, I hurled.
In a word: Optimistic
Perfect for: Thinking/nodding head. The mixture of folk and electronic is stimulating to the mind. I’m excited about the future of music based on this album.
In a word: Kinetic
Perfect for: Transportation, either forward or backward. Drive, bike, bus, walk, think with this on. Mentally transport yourself back to times you were happiest/saddest and live there for a bit.
In a word: Warm
Perfect for: Analog time. Sitting in a sunbeam wrapped up in a blanket; toasting in front of a fire with good book/magazine; generally feeling fuzzy towards oneself.
In a word: Playful
Perfect for: Getting ready to go out! Or, simply staying in and singing and dancing in front of the mirror (if you’re into that). Have fun with it.
In a word: Sexual
Perfect for: Sexy times/daydreaming on bus about sexy times. Not that I’ve done this, ever.
In a word: Shy
Perfect for: Walking around all dreamy and introspective-like; being watched from afar.
In a word: Manic
Perfect for: Twisting and jerking yourself awake on dark, freezing winter mornings – oh, and shakin’ what yer mamma gave ya on the dance floor, too. Commagain!
In four words: GO BUY THESE PLEEZ!
All photos by me.