THE 2009 REVIEW

By

Posted on Dec 13th 2009 07:52 pm

Filed in Albums,Best Of The Year | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Comments (15)

The 2009 Review

Twelve months compiled into just twenty albums. From the thousands of records released each year, it is difficult to get even a handful on the site, and even more difficult to decide which ones were the best of the lot. This is however the twenty albums that have marked 2009 for themilkfactory.

Vladislav Delay: Tummaa1.

VLADISLAV DELAY
Tummaa
The Leaf Label

Header: line

Ben Frost: By The Throat2.

BEN FROST
By The Throat
Bedroom Community

Header: line

Strings Of Consciousness & Angel: Strings Of Consciousness & Angel3.

STRINGS OF CONSCIOUSNESS & ANGEL
Strings Of Consciousness & Angel
Important Records

Header: line

Peter Broderick & Machinefabriek: Blank Grey Canvas Sky4.

PETER BRODERICK & MACHINEFABRIEK
Blank Grey Canvas Sky
Fang Bomb

Header: line

Moritz Von Oswald Trio: Vertical Ascent5.

MORITZ VON OSWALD TRIO
Vertical Ascent
Honest Jon’s Records

Header: line

Animal Collective: Merriweather Post Pavilion6.

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
Merriweather Post Pavillion
Domino Recording Co.

Header: line

King Midas Sound: Waiting For You (Hyperdub)7.

KING MIDAS SOUND
Waiting For You
Hyperdub

Header: line

Symbiosis Orchestra: Live Journeys8.

SYMBIOSIS ORCHESTRA
Live Journeys
Baskaru

Header: line

Mountains: Choral9.

MOUNTAINS
Choral
Thrill Jockey

Header: line

Tyondai Braxton: Central Market10.

TYONDAI BRAXTON
Central Market
Warp Records

Header: line

Broadcast & The Focus Group: Broadcast & The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age11.

BROADCAST & THE FOCUS GROUP
Broadcast & The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age
Warp Records

Header: line

Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto with Ensemble Modern: utp_12.

ALVA NOTO & RYUICHI SAKAMOTO
utp_
Raster Noton

Header: line

Peter Broderick: Music For Falling From Trees13.

PETER BROODERICK
Music For Falling From Trees
Erased Tapes

Header: line

The Village Orchestra: I Can Hear The Sirens Singing Again14.

THE VILLAGE ORCHESTRA
I Can Hear The Sirens Singing Again
Highpoint Lowlife

Header: line

Telefon Tel Aviv: Immolate Yourself15.

TELEFON TEL AVIV
Immolate Yourself
BPitch Control

Header: line

Simon Scott: Navigare16.

SIMON SCOTT
Navigare
Miasmah Recordings

Header: line

Ólafur Arnalds: Found Songs17.

ÓLAFUR ARNALDS
Found Songs
Erased Tapes

Header: line

SND: Atavism18.

SND
Atavism
Raster-Noton

Header: line

Oberman Knocks: 13th Smallest19.

OBERMAN KNOCKS
13th Smallest
Aperture Records

Header: line

Rival Consoles: IO20.

RIVAL CONSOLES
IO
Erased Tapes

Header: line

Let us know what you think of this list, and what are your records of 2009.

Twelve months compiled into just twenty albums. From the thousands of records released each year, it is difficult to get even a handful on the site, and even more difficult to decide which ones were the best of the lot. This is however the twenty albums that have marked the 2009 for themilkfactory.

Filed in Albums,Best Of The Year | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Comments (15)

15 Responses to “THE 2009 REVIEW”

  1. Ashon 13 Dec 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Well, I’ve only got two of these albums, which’s why I come here. Will be investigating the other 18 at my leisure.

  2. Colinon 13 Dec 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Great list. Some things I agree with, some things I need to check out. Thank goodness for Milkfactory!

  3. Dominicon 14 Dec 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Great list. The Broadcast mini-album thing is fascinating, and the Peter Broderick record sounds lovely. Definitely need to get a few of these; thanks for the recommendations. I did a kind of a series thing here for my favorite electronic records of 2009. The first three segments are linked at the bottom. Cheers.

  4. themilkmanon 14 Dec 2009 at 5:36 pm

    So it will involve the wonderful Merryweather Post Pavillion then. Great news.

  5. themilkmanon 14 Dec 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Colin, thanks for the heads up. It’s been a particularly good year I think, with some pretty stunning records released, slightly more in the first half of the year than in the second it felt, but still one of the better years as far as I’m concerned. Certainly one of the better years since themilkfactory first appeared 10 years ago.

    I try to keep a list of releases as I review them, more or less, (here this year’s: http://rateyourmusic.com/list/themilkman/themilkman___2009_in_review) and most titles have been going up and down depending on releases and how they held up during the year. It’s always quite an interesting, if quite demanding, exercise.

    I have been toying with the idea of doing a top 20 of the last 10 years, but it’s just too daunting a task. I might do something in the new year…

    Looking forward to your list too (I expect it’s on its way, unless I’ve missed it).

    Dominic,

    Thanks for the kind words. Your list is very interesting too. I haven’t heard the new 2562 but I liked the first one. Your list reminded me that I meant to review the Lusine album but never found the time. Shame as it is actually a really good one too. These lists are always a bit of a killer I think as it just makes you realise how much you’ve missed or what you’d have like to squeeze into your own. Still, it’s great fun, isn’t it?

  6. Dominicon 14 Dec 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Thanks for reading, and yeah, that Lusine is great. I strongly recommend that new 2562, as well. The trouble of putting these end-year lists together is occasionally somewhat of a headache, but scouring them sure is a BLAST (even if it eventually gets a bit expensive). Thanks again.

  7. Tomas Slaninkaon 15 Dec 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Well, my top of 2009 is kind of alternative meets indie pop, so it was hard to put all the things together, but it’s following
    10. The XX – The XX
    9. Ben Frost – By The Throat
    8. Marissa Nadler – Little Hells
    7. Fuck Buttons – Tarot Sport
    6. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
    5. Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions – Thorugh The Devil Softly
    4. Nils Frahm – The Bells
    3. Memory Tapes – Seek Magic
    2. Hildur Gu∂nadóttir – Without Sinking
    1. Fever Ray – Fever Ray

    somewhere under this top 10 is also:
    Peter Broderick – Music For Falling From The Trees
    Clark – Totems Flare
    Moderat – Moderat and few things that match the taste of this beautiful web site. Summary of my 2009 thoughts is on my Slovak blog:
    http://slaninka.blog.sme.sk/c/213156/Ktora-hudba-roka-2009-bola-najzaujimavejsia.html

  8. Colinon 16 Dec 2009 at 10:19 am

    Thanks! My list isn’t yet hatched, maybe something to do over the Christmas break. I’ve a rough list and yes I’m thinking of doing a short decade list too, but like you say it’s pretty daunting. Oh and very glad to see snd in your top 20! They were a stunning live experience in Portugal this year. I’d love the chance to hear them again.

  9. Cesar Laiaon 19 Dec 2009 at 7:27 pm

    very good 2009 review!… good work.

  10. [...] Milkfactory, Mapsadaisical [...]

  11. Meta best of lists 2009 | undomondoon 21 Dec 2009 at 7:51 pm

    [...] + The Milk Factory 2009 : Vladislav Delay, Peter Broderick & Machinefabriek, Moritz von Oswald Trio, King Midas Sound, Broadcast & The Focus Group, (The Milk Factory) [...]

  12. Headphone Commuteon 23 Dec 2009 at 1:52 am

    Wow. I have to admit… Through all the lists that I feverishly consumed in the past couple of weeks – the is the list that is THE MOST aligned with my tastes. And I guess that I’m not surprised. I’ve been a fan of The Milk Factory for quiet some time now. Even now, as I prepare the next list in my series of Headphone Commute’s Best of 2009, I feel like I’m copying some of the albums presented on here. Thank you for being so consistent and persistent, Mr. Milkman… You are an inspiration. :)

    As a selfish gesture, allow me to share my favorite albums, which will be emerging 10 at a time in a course of the next few weeks. I’ve got a lot to share! :)

    Headphone Commute’s Best of 2009
    http://bit.ly/88vrc5

    Thank you
    ~HC

  13. Best Of – the village orchestraon 23 Dec 2009 at 2:16 pm

    [...] secondly a showing in The Milk Factory’s year end charts at number [...]

  14. [...] missed a lot stuff on say, mapsadaisical or milk factory’s list like Black to Comm, Hildur Gudnadottir, Symbiosis Orchestra, Elm etc. I’ve given [...]

  15. Best Of - Highpoint Lowlife Recordson 23 Jan 2010 at 12:56 pm

    [...] secondly a showing in The Milk Factory’s year end charts at number [...]