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Top Albums and Films of 2009

Musicmusic albums

  • xx by The XX
  • Veckatimest by Grizzly bear
  • Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective
  • Eating us – Black Moth Super Rainbow
  • The Magic Couple by Amadou & Mariam
  • Fever Ray by Fever Ray
  • Un Dia by Juana Molina
  • Youth Novels by Lykke Li
  • Machine Dreams by Little dragon
  • You & Me by The Walkmen
  • Blood Bank by Bon Iver
  • The Eternal by Sonic Youth
  • Jaydiohead by Minty Fresh Beats

Check out my  2009 (Two Thousand Mine) playlist

Films

  • Entre les murs (the Class) – a personal film by a former teacher who tells of his year in a racially charged classroom in a Parisian suburb [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq5qNzm3w-U]
  • Up in the Air – the first truly American film that I’ve seen in a long time. It takes a hard look at current transitions, be them economic or with human interactions. It visits cities all throughout middle America [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m-Da8Tz4_E]
  • Hurt Locker – an intimate and apolitical view of Iraq from the perspective of an American bomb squad [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GxSDZc8etg]
  • Gomorrah – a view into mafia life in Naples. The author of the book went into hiding after exposing the inner workings of the deal. The film had no death threats but many awards [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN7-tepnIfY&feature=related]
  • District 9 – a sci-fi look at the “other”, set in Joberg, South Africa [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHihFA8q8xI]
  • Collapse – Michael Ruppert discusses what happens when capitalism’s requirement for permanent growth pushes against peak oil. The most disturbing conspiracy theory/fact film you can see[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAyHIOg5aHk]
  • Up – When a Disney film opens the Cannes Film festival, you know it’s good. Plus it’s 3D [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkqzFUhGPJg]
  • In the Loop – The most hysterical look at the lead up to the Iraq war [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reTHiReUNo4]
  • Burma VJ – a docudrama presenting itself as a documentary, this will probably win the Oscar for best documentary this year [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfTh3uxnaBo]
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