Thursday, 18 December 2008

...because everyone loves an end of year list

I'm sitting at home watching Christmas cookery shows - it doesnt get much better! When flicking through my iPod on the tube ride home I thought it was high time I made my end of year singles / albums / music videos of 2009 so here goes....

Best singles

Lykke Li - Dance Dance Dance

Last Shadow Puppets - Standing Next To Me

Mystery Jets - Two Doors Down

Cocknbullkid - On My Own

CSS - Rat Is Dead

Elbow - Grounds for Divorce

Florence & The Machine - Kiss With A Fist

Friendly Fires - Paris

Hot Chip - Ready for the Floor

Kings of Leon - Sex On Fire

Ladyhawke - My Delirium

Metronomy - Heartbreaker

Rihanna - Disturbia

Stricken City - Lost Art

Vampire Weekend - Oxford Comma

The NLYM video for best use of high fashion in a Music Video goes to.......

Roisin Murphy - You Know Me Better - directed by Jaron Albertin with biggest props going to stylist Claire Edmondson

NLYM award for most fashion statement squished into one video goes to....

Lykke Li 'Breaking It Up' directed by Sarah Chatham...that hair, those boots, the polka dots and deconstructed jacket - swoon and did I mention her dancing?

Best fan generated video goes to....
Lykke Li 'Dance Dance Dance' by Olivia L and Mary C - I could go on to make some social commentary about YouTube making it possible for amateur film makers to upload videos to a potentially huge audience but you know all of that.

This wins because the fancy footwork at the beginning is beautiful plus the styling and camera work is far from amateur

Finally, albums of the year...

Mystery Jets - Twenty One
CSS - Donkey
Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires
Hot Chip - Made In The Dark
A.Human - Third Hand Prophecy
The Kills - Midnight Boom
Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of the Understatement
Metronomy - Nights Out
Santogold - Santogold
Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
Yacht - I Believe In You, Your Magic Is Real
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid

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