Tuesday, March 17, 2009

InRO Feature: You Can't Stop What's Coming: The Albums of '09

"We’re just a little over three months into 2009, and there has already been enough worthwhile music to satisfy for an entire year. Many of our most anticipated albums of the year have already seen release, including new records from Antony & the Johnsons, M. Ward, Andrew Bird, Fever Ray, Marissa Nadler, and Tim Hecker, among others. So when compiling this list, it came as a shock (at least to me) that there are so many more albums that we just can’t wait to get our hands on (or into our hard drives). Legendary bands are returning to the fold, buzz-bands are in a make-or-break position and, of course, Grizzly Bear are looking to redefine the independent rock landscape and send us off into the next decade with fond memories of ten years spent watching a well kept secret become the next big thing. Here are 30 albums that, assuming they deliver on their considerable promise, deserve any and all titles that the media chooses to bestow on them. Happy listening." [Continue Reading]

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