New music

We’re about halfway through 2009, and I’ve added 52 albums to my collection. That’s not counting free (and legal) downloads, singles, EPs and vinyl (which I can’t play anyway since I’m still waiting for my pick-up to return). Of those 52 albums, 17 were released this year, and my top five from those goes a little something like this:

  1. Daniël Lohues – Allennig III
  2. Delain – April Rain
  3. Bruce Springsteen – Working on a Dream
  4. Jenny Owen Youngs – Transmitter Failure
  5. Heaven & Hell – The Devil You Know

The other albums date from 1965 (Ev’rything’s Coming Up Dusty) to last year’s number two on my list of older albums I acquired this year:

  1. Carole King – The Carnegie Hall Concert
  2. Roosbeef – Ze willen wel je hond aaien maar niet met je praten
  3. Porcupine Tree – Deadwing
  4. Grof Geschut – Twaalf
  5. Jacques Brel – Infiniment

Then, finally, to round things up, my ten favorite new (as in new to me) songs of the year so far.

  1. Daniël Lohues – Geleuf allen’ nog in de maone [download]
  2. Anneke van Giersbergen feat. Niels Geusebroek – What’s the Reason? (Silkstone cover) [download]
  3. Grof Geschut – Laat maar
  4. Delain – Control the Storm
  5. Bløf – Vandaag
  6. Roosbeef – Onder invloed
  7. Tinted Windows – Kind of a Girl
  8. Jenny Owen Youngs – Last Person
  9. Bruce Springsteen – Working on a Dream
  10. Charlie Dée – A Case of You (Joni Mitchell cover)