Fri Playlist: Cream of '09 (Pt. 2)


We continue our survey of some of the best sounds to emerge thus far in 2009. Last week's Playlist offered some softer, poppier, off-the-beaten path entries, but this week we go heavy 'n' hard, launching this assortment with Clutch barking about "anthrax, ham radio and liquor" and concluding with Big Rock Candy Mountain screaming, "Give me all your goddamn money!" In between things get weird, loud and ruinous. We'll keep offering up baker's dozens periodically until the end of this year, intermingled with our usual oddly themed mini-mixes. In the meantime, if you hear something that pricks up your ears here then by all means dig in deeper. You won't regret it (and we've even included links to album reviews we've run for some of this week's selections to help in this regard). And do take the opportunity to comment on what's been flipping your wig in '09. We're all ears…

-Clutch: Strange Cousins From The West album review
-Powder Mill: Do Not Go Gently album review
-Mike Dillon's Go-Go Jungle: Rock Star Bench Press album review
-Akron/Family: Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free album review
-Sam Roberts Band: Love At The End of the World album review
-Arctic Monkeys: Humbug album review
-Big Rock Candy Mountain: Hey Kid album review

Playlist assembled JamBase Associate Editor Dennis Cook, who delights in keeping the sonic conversation lively…

[Published on: 10/2/09]

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