Friday, December 25, 2009

Favorite Albums Of 2009

First and foremost, Merry Christmas to all my readers who celebrate this holiday. Here is a list of my Favorite Albums Of 2009. I can't even begin to think of how many albums I have listened to over the last 12 months, but these 50, along with some honorable mentions, seemed to affect me the most in one way or another. Please feel free to leave any comments/thoughts.

50. Heartless Bastards - The Mountain [Fat Possum]
49. Dan Auerbach - Keep It Hid [Nonesuch]
48. Harlem Shakes - Technicolor Health [Gigantic]
47. Andrew Bird - Noble Beast [Fat Possum]
46. Volcano Choir - Unmap [Jagjaguwar]
45. Kurt Vile - Childish Prodigy [Matador]
44. St. Vincent - Actor [4AD]
43. Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career [4AD]
42. JBM - Not Even In July [Self-Released]
41. Reverie Sound Revue - Reverie Sound Revue [Boompa]
40. Clare And The Reasons - Arrow [Frog Stand]
39. Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle [Drag City]
38. Dead Man's Bones - Dead Man's Bones [Anti-]
37. Jonsi & Alex - Riceboy Sleeps [XL]
36. David Bazan - Curse Your Branches [Barsuk]
35. M. Ward - Hold Time [Merge]
34. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone [Anti-]
33. Metric - Fantasies [Mom + Pop]
32. Bat For Lashes - Two Suns [EMI]
31. J. Tillman - Vacilando Territory Blues [Western Vinyl]
30. The Swell Season - Strict Joy [Anti-]
29. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz! [Interscope]
28. Vetiver - Tight Knit [Sub Pop]
27. Loney Dear - Dear John [Polyvinyl]
26. Noah And The Whale - Last Days Of Spring [Cherry Tree/Interscope]
25. Sharon Van Etten - Because I Was In Love [Language Of Stone]
24. Papercuts - You Can Have What You Want [Gnomonsong]
23. J. Tillman - Year In The Kingdom [Western Vinyl]
22. Passion Pit - Manners [Columbia/Frenchkiss]
21. Fever Ray - Fever Ray [Mute]
20. Patrick Watson - Wooden Arms [Secret City]
19. Here We Go Magic - Here We Go Magic [Western Vinyl]
18. Wye Oak - The Knot [Merge]
17. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Up From Below [Vagrant]
16. Peter Wolf Crier - Inter-Be [Self-Released]
15. Cotton Jones - Paranoid Cocoon [Suicide Squeeze]
14. Marissa Nadler - Little Hells [Kemando]
13. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix [Glassnote]
12. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca [Domino]
11. Bowerbirds - Upper Air [Dead Oceans]

10. Alela Diane - To Be Still [Rough Trade]

09. The Antlers - Hospice [Frenchkiss]

08. Le Loup - Family [Hardly Art]

07. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest [Warp]

06. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion [Domino]

05. Cortney Tidwell - Boys [City Slang]

04. Foreign Born - Person To Person [Secretly Canadian]

03. Fanfarlo - Reservoir [Atlantic]

02. Bahamas - Pink Strat [Nevado]

01. DM Stith - Heavy Ghost [Asthmatic Kitty]

Honorable Mention (in no particular order)

A.A. Bondy - When The Devil's Loose [Fat Possum]
Atlas Sound - Logos [Kranky]
The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You [Columbia]
Califone - All My Friends Are Funeral Singers [Dead Oceans]
The Dead Weather - Horehound [Third Man]
Elvis Perkins In Dearland - Elvis Perkins In Dearland [XL]
Handsome Furs - Face Control [Sub Pop]
Jason Lytle - Yours Truly, The Commuter [Anti-]
Kings Of Convenience - Declaration Of Dependence [Astralwerks]
Monsters Of Folk - Monsters Of Folk [Shangri-La]
Norah Jones - The Fall [Blue Note]
Ohbijou - Beacons [Last Gang]
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart [Slumberland]
Sondre Lerche - Heartbeat Radio [Rounder]
Tegan And Sara - Sainthood [Sire]
Thao With The Get Down Stay Down - Know Better Learn Faster [Kill Rock Stars]
Vivian Girls - Everything Goes Wrong [In The Red]
Washed Out - Life Of Leisure [EP] [Mexican Summer]
The Whitest Boy Alive - Rules [Bubbles]
Wilco - Wilco (The Album) [Nonesuch]

[Count Me Out] Favorite Albums Of 2008
[Count Me Out] Favorite Albums Of 2007
[Count Me Out] Favorite Albums Of 2006
[Count Me Out] Favorite Albums Of 2005

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