Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Best Albums of 2009

The much-anticipated list of my favorite albums of 2009. These are not necessarily the best, just personal favorites. What should I check out that I may have missed?


Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

The Antlers - Hospice

The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You

Bombadil – Tarpits and Canyonlands

Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career

Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band - Outer South

The Dangerous Summer - Reach For the Sun

Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Up From Below

Florence and the Machine - Lungs

Fun. - Aim and Ignite

Girls - Album

Ida Maria - Fortress Round My Heart

Japandroids - Post-Nothing

Kevin Devine - Brother’s Blood

Langhorne Slim - Be Set Free

Manchester Orchestra – Mean Everything to Nothing

Matt and Kim - Grand

Monsters of Folk - Monsters of Folk

Mountain Goats - Life of the World to Come

M. Ward - Hold Time

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Passion Pit - Manners

Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

P.O.S. - Never Better

Set Your Goals - This Will Be the Death of Us

Silversun Pickups - Swoon

St. Vincent - Actor

Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer

The Thermals - Now We Can See

Various Artists - Dark Was the Night

Weatherbox – The Cosmic Drama

We Were Promised Jetpacks – These Four Walls

Wilco – Wilco (The Album)

The xx - XX

Yeah Yeah Yeahs It's Blitz

Albums in blue indicate they are my Top 5

Top 5 EPs

Beirut - March of the Zapotec/Holland

Bon Iver - Blood Bank

The Drums – Summertime!

Modest Mouse No One's First, And You're Next

No Age – Losing Feeling

Best Production

Miike Snow - Miike Snow

Memorable Singles that Didn’t Make My Other Lists

Big Pink – “Dominos”

Lilly Allen – “I Do Not Hook Up”

Peter Bjorn and John – “Nothing to Worry About (Remix ft. Wale)”

Overlooked Albums from 2008

Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances

The Tallest Man on Earth – Shallow Grave

From when I saw Animal Collective at the Troubadour on 2/27/09

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