Monday, December 14, 2009

Music Roundup: My Top 10 Albums of 2009

It is difficult to recap the many songs/records/videos/performers that have made an impact on you in a given year. But, I've given it some thought and compiled a list of my personal - very subjective - top ten albums of 2009. These albums are not ranked. They are ordered alphabetically, which seemed the most democratic way to list them. (Although, in a way, every new Bill Callahan album will be my favorite album of the year.) I limited myself to "new" music released in 2009. So, this list doesn't include such recently released live recordings as James Brown's Live at the Garden or Leonard Cohen's Live at the Isle of Wight, 1970. Both of which are incredible, by the way. Feel free to comment or list some of your own favorites!



Fluorescent Black - Anti-Pop Consortium

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Keep it Hid
- Dan Auerbach

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Under and Under - Blank Dogs

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Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle - Bill Callahan

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I Can Wonder What You Did with Your Day - Julie Doiron

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Born Like This - DOOM

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Embryonic - The Flaming Lips

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Veckatimest - Grizzly Bear

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Oh My God, Charlie Darwin - The Low Anthem

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Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. 2 - Raekwon the Chef

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Hold Time - M. Ward

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4 comments:

  1. I just came across a nice holiday album that was just published last mont. Genie Francis (of General Hospital, North & South series & more recently the "Note" films that aired on Hallmark channel) sings holiday favorites with her family members, and there are some new songs created by her brothers. I highly recommend it!

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  2. My favorites from 2009:
    (500) Days of Summer soundtrack

    Humbug by the Arctic Monkeys

    Tonight by Franz Ferdinand

    Living Thing by Peter Bjorn and John

    Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix

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  3. I agree with Danielle, "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix" is an awesome album. I also highly recommend "Bitte Orca" by the Dirty Projectors and "Merryweather Post Pavilion" by Animal Collective.

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  4. I too enjoyed (500) Days of Summer soundtrack, Living Thing by Peter Bjorn and John, Wolfgang Amadeau Phoenix by Phoenix, and Merryweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective. I also really liked The Rhumb Line by Ra Ra Riot.

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