Thursday, December 17, 2009

40 Best Albums of 2009

So it's probably time to start taking a look back at 2009.  A whole lot of really "good" music, but I'm not sure how much "great" music came out.  Nice showing from some veterans like Depeche Mode and Dino Jr. (even Bob Mould who's not on this list, probably wrote some of his best material since Sugar).  I kept this to 40, in the interest of focus, but my 100 songs list will cast the net a bit wider.

40 Paper Empire - Better Than Ezra
39 Yes - Pet Shop Boys
38 Trust In Numbers - Lake Heartbeat
37 Sahalee - The Got To Get Got
36 Technicolor Health - Harlem Shakes
35 Mister Pop - The Clean
34 Vapours - Islands
33 Manners - Passion Pit
32 Open Hearts - The Logcut
31 Not Morning People - Bird Automatic

30 Love Comes Close - Cold Cave
29 The Resistance - Muse
28 Don't Stop - Annie
27 Bitte Orca - Dirty Projectors
26 Ashes Grammar - A Sunny Day In Glasgow
25 Person To Person - Foreign Born
24 Take That, Devil! - The Lodge
23 Farm - Dinosaur Jr.
22 Veckatimest - Grizzly Bear
21 Years of Refusal - Morrissey

20 Beacons Of Ancestorship - Tortoise
19 Miike Snow - Miike Snow
18 I Had The Blues But I Shook The Loose - Bombay Bicycle Club
17 Seek Magic - Memory Tapes
16 Concentration - Dog Day
15 Sounds Of The Universe - Depeche Mode
14 Family - Think About Life
13 Bad Lieutenant - Bad Lieutenant
12 The Blueprint 3 - Jay-Z
11 It's Frightening - White Rabbits

10 The Other Truths - Do Make Say Think
9 Tinted Windows - Tinted Windows
8 Things Are What They Used to Be - Zoot Woman
7 In Prism - Polvo
6 Telekinesis! - Telekinesis!
5 My Old, Familiar Friend - Brendan Benson
4 The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
3 In The Music - Trashcan Sinatras
2 Begone Dull Care - Junior Boys
1 Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix - Phoenix