Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Vaicius Best of 2009


1. Phoenix - 1901
2. Fanfarlo - I'm A Pilot
3. The Most Serene Republic - Heavens to Purgatory
4. Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Higher than the Stars
5. Morrissey - I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
6. Julian Casablancas - 11th Dimension
7. The Postmarks - Go Jetsetter
8. Grizzly Bear - Ready, Able
9. Voxtrot - Berlin, Without Return
10. Bat for Lashes - Pearl's Dream
11. Camera Obscura - Honey in the Sun
12. Cats on Fire - Tears in Your Cup
13. Vetiver - Another Reason to Go
14. The Veils - The Letter
15. Bajofondo w/ Venegas - Pa' Bailar
16. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll
17. Rihanna - Russian Roulette
18. The XX - Night Time
19. Telefon Tel Aviv - You Are the Worst Thing in the World
20. Editors - Papillon

Some of these are obvious Xian selections; I am looking at you Morissey. By the same token, there is at least one on here that was not necessarily sanctioned, and more just tolerated, by Xian. Can you guess which one? There are a few that took a while to grow on me and some that I might never truly appreciate, Papillon anyone? That said, I think this is a great roundup of what has been in heavy rotation around our house for the past year. Incidentally, in case you are curious, Luz's personal favorite is the Voxtrot song.