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Best CDs of the Year


Who still buys CDs? I guess I still do. At the age of 42... I am old. I don't trust buying MP3s or any digital format. For example, whatever happened to Ogg Vorbis? Were they really serious about that?

After I "synced" with the Apple "cloud" last month, my music library turned into a mix of broken links, mis-named files, and missing songs. As a former UNIX junkie, I want to know what the files are named, where they are located, with a consistency of directory structure. Or, I could just press "play" and not worry about it.

Here are the top CDs I enjoyed this year:

1. Adele "21"
2. Mumford & Sons "Sign No More"
3. Death Cab For Cutie "Keys And Codes"
4. The Decemberists "The King Is Dead"
5. Low "C'mon"
6. Fountains Of Wayne "Sky Full Of Holes"
7. Paul Simon "So Beautiful Or So What"
8. Thomas Dolby "A Map Of The Floating City"
9. Tom Waits "Bad As Me"
10. Fucked Up "David Comes To Life"

Here are some other CDs that mere great, but didn't make it into the top 10 (in no particular order):

Bryan Ferry "Olympia"
Fleet Foxes "Helplessness Blues"
Radiohead "The King Of Limbs"
Wilco "The Whole Love"
Wild Flag "Wild Flag"
My Morning Jacket "Circuital"
Tune-Yards "Whokill"
Cage The Elephant "Thank You Happy Birthday"
R.E.M. "Collapse Into Now"
TV On The Radio "Nine Types Of Light"
Feist "Metals"
Bon Iver "Bon Iver"
Florence And The Machine "Ceremonials"
Panda Bear "Tomboy"
Mastodon "The Hunter"
Kele "The Boxer"
Kate Bush "50 Words For Snow"
Twin Shadow "Forget"
Kaiser Chiefs "Future Is Medieval"
Kasabian "Velociraptor"
Todd Snider "Live: The Storyteller"
Elbow "Build A Rocket Boys!"
TV On The Radio "Nine Times Of Light"
John Doe "Keeper"
Biffy Clyro "Only Revolutions"
Ryan Adams "Ashes & Fire"
fun. "Aim And Ignite"
The Strokes "Angles"
The Wombats "The Wombats Proudly Present... This Modern Glitch"
The Kooks "Junk Of The Heart"
OMD "History Of Modern"
Iron & Wine "Kiss Each other Clean"
Ivy "All Hours"
Bad Religion "The Dissent Of Man"
Man Man "Life Fantastic"
Ladytron "Gravity The Seducer"
Indigo Girls "Beauty Queen Sister"
The Felice Brothers "Celebration Florida"
Girls "Father, Son, Holy Ghost"
Mates Of State "Mountaintops"
Real Estate "Days"
British Sea Power "Valhalla Dancehall"
Manchester Orchesra "Simple Math"
Social Distortion "Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes"
DeVotchka "100 Lovers"

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