Thursday, December 10, 2009
Yes, it's the best part of list time, panning one last time all those horribly-sounding albums, so without further ado here we go:
Vice and Virtue (Keith): manipulative yet misses its point totally.
Games with Girls EP (Stay): beyond bland.
Petitis Fours (Grand Duchy): from Frank Black I expect much, much better.
It’s Not Me, It’s You (Lilly Allen): ridiculously serious, thus missing the mark.
Sweat Symphony (Flairs): terribly retrograde.
No Line on the Horizon (U2): when you’re purportedly the biggest rock band in the world much more than this rehash is expected.
Art Brut vs. Satan (Art Brut): devilishly stupid.
The Spinning Top (Graham Coxon): is this the best the ex-Blur member can muster?
Further Complications (Jarvis Cocker): I’ve never understood why people thought the ex-Pulp singer had any talent; this CD further proves this.
The E.N.D. (The Black Eyed Peas): hopefully this album title is ominious.
Sickology 101 (Tech N9ne): utterly boring.
I Look to You (Whitney Houston): doomed to forever being someone else’s former hope.
Ghostdini, Wizard of Poetry... (Ghostface Killah): rehashing a wretched and tiresome chapter in southern hip/hop.
Devil’s Halo (MeShell NdegeOcello): one wonders where all the fiery passion and urgency of her music has suddenly gone.
and of course no worst year-end list would be complete without resident alien...
Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel (Mariah Carey): crappy for continuity's sake.