The National High Violet

My Favorite Albums:

The National – High Violet
Beach House – Teen Dream
The Tallest Man On Earth – The Wild Hunt
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Freelance Whales – Weathervanes
Janelle Monáe – The ArchAndroid
The Black Keys – Brothers
Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
Best Coast – Crazy For You
Joanna Newsom – Have One On Me

(Favorite albums from 2009 that I didn’t hear until 2010…)
The xx – xx
Edwarde Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Up From Below
Florence + The Machine – Lungs

Freelance Whales

Most-Played Songs:

We Are The Willows – A Funeral Dressed As A Birthday
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home
The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio
Kid Cudi – All Summer (feat. Best Coast and Vampire Weekend)
The Tallest Man On Earth – The Wild Hunt
Eminem – Not Afraid
Kanye West – Lost In The World (feat. Bon Iver)
Freelance Whales – Hannah
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
Antoine Dudson – Run & Tell That (The Bed Intruder Song)

Andrew Bird

The Shows (Gasp! Only five all year!):

Andrew Bird, YuGong YiShan, Beijing (my view from the show)
St. Vincent, YuGong Yushan, Beijing
Handsome Furs, 13 Club, Tianjin (These guys are moving to Beijing next year! They told me themselves…)
Wil, 13 Club, Tianjin
Skip Skip Ben Ben, Riff Live House, Tianjin

How about you? What were your favorites from the past year?