If not, it's simply DiS asking some of our favourite bands of the year, what their favourite five albums of the year are. Dead simple and quite revealing.
Next up with have Christopher Owens from San Franciscan blog-sensation of 2009 Girls. Their debut album of blissed out, rag-tag indie that teeters somewhere in that magic hour when a house party is at its strongest as the sun rises. They've enthralled and bemused with filthy videos, sprawling soundscapes and Strokes-ish indie-pop croon. Their album Album (reviewed here by Dom Gourlay) is one of the least Google-able records of all time and for that, if it was intended, we salute you!
Here are Christopher's favourite five of 2009...
Christopher Owens, Girls.
Without having to think I start typing about Yes, the album released By the Pet Shop Boys this year. It's super, it's fun and it's big and strong, like all the best things.
My immediate number two is Cass McCombs Catacombs. Cass is one of my favourite song writers, I feel lucky to be able to call him my friend and an influence, this is one of his best so far.
Smith Westerns Smith Westerns is definitely three for me, these boys are the future of pop rock, all I can say is look out for album two.
I love Dinosaur Junior's new one Farm, I had the pleasure of seeing them play this year and really enjoyed it, I think they're really innovative with their music and it's just great guitar rock.
My 5th would have to be Real Estate's Real Estate, I love to pop a couple good ones and just chill to this, great guys writing great songs and performing them tastefully, get into it baby.
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