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Dec
09

HOW GOOD IS THIS!!!??? – NUMBER 40

THE RECOMMENDER 2010 PREVIEW

We are finally done dealing with 2009 and can now enjoy a look ahead to what the next twelve months has in store.  As one of your essential guides on new music we are perhaps fulfilling our duty to scan the musical horizon and pluck out the highlights.

We have album news on some firmly set releases, some have definitely been discussed, some are simply rumours and some are wildly hopeful punts, but it’s always worth getting ridiculously excited right?

In our predictive preview of 2010 we will list the artist, any album name (if known) and any possible release dates (again, bear with us on the specifics).  So sit back and enjoy the looser-than-loose, wildly stabbed, finger-in-the-air soothsaying and all the butterflies it creates.

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2010’s NEW ALBUMS…

GORILLAZ  –  PLASTIC BEACH  –  tbc

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FRIENDLY FIRES – tbc – May

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THE SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND – NOBODY’S COMING TO SAVE YOU – February

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DELPHIC – ACOLYTE – January

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HOT CHIP – ONE LIFE STAND – February (sneaky peek…)

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LCD SOUNDSYSTEM – tbc – tbc

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THE KNIFE – tbc – tbc

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FRIGHTENED RABBIT – THE WINTER OF DISCONTENT – March (sneaky peek…)

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JUSTICE – tbc – tbc

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BEASTIE BOYS – HOT SAUCE COMMITTEE PART ONE – tbc

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ROYKSOPP – SENIOR – tbc

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GOLDFRAPP – HEAD FIRST – March

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TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB – tbc – February (sneaky peek…)

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MGMT – CONGRATULATIONS – Spring

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KLAXONS – tbc – tbc

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EELS – END TIMES – January

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STARSMITH – tbc – September

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VAMPIRE WEEKEND – CONTRA – January 11th

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MARINA & THE DIAMONDS – FAMILY JEWELS – February (sneaky peek…)

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LIGHTSPEED CHAMPION – LIFE IS SWEET! NICE TO MEET YOU – February

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MASSIVE ATTACK – HELIGOLAND – February

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PARTICK WOLF – THE CONQUERER – tbc

Wind in the Wires

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WE HAVE BAND – WHB – tbc

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ARCADE FIRE – tbc – May

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BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB – BEAT THE DEVIL’S TATTOO – March

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YEASAYER – ODD BLOOD – February (sneaky peek…)

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FOUR TET – THERE IS LOVE IN YOU – January

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MYSTERY JETS – tbc – April

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SMALL BLACK – tbc – January (sneaky peek…)

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OUTKAST – TEN THE HARD WAY – tbc

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ALBUMS THAT HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED…

THE WHITE STRIPES – tbc

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RADIOHEAD – tbc

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FOALS – tbc

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DR. DRE – DETOX – tbc

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THE AVALANCHES – tbc

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ELLIE GOULDING – tbc

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SIGUR ROS – tbc

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MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS – THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY – tbc

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ALBUMS THAT ARE RUMOURED…

SUFJAN STEVENS

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THE STILLS & DANGERMOUSE

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INTERPOL

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THE RAPTURE

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THE GOLDEN FILTER

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MORE HOPE THAN RUMOUR…

BATTLES

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MIA

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THE STROKES

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So that’s it for 2009!   What an outstanding year.  We’ve loved your support.  Looking ahead to 2010 it seems there’s many potentially brilliant albums due out, so expect lots of great coverage here.

Our blog also has many exciting, new things planned during 2010, including a revamped site, the launch of our monthly party showcases and we are looking for a new contributor from NYC (applications are still welcome into therecommenderblog@gmail.com for those interested? Obviously, only the most totally awesome need apply).

We love two things: music and our readers, so we simply wish to say thanks for joining us and from the above new albums it looks to be a very happy new year for all of us…
(MB)




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