September 1, 2009

Best New Music of 2009 (the 2/3 Edition)

Welcome to the 2/3 Edition of the Best Music of 2009. In case you missed it back on May 1st, 2009, here is the 1/3 Edition.

Other Notes of Interest:
1. I have placed the entries in alphabetical order, eschewing the need to place any number/place value upon these records until the end of the year actually arrives (Example: Neko Case is a “C,” not a “N.”).
2. Many of these records on this list have been reviewed on this site, not to mention having quite possibly received great attention elsewhere in the blogosphere (not to mention in the failing medium of the music magazine). Let me know your thoughts in the comments if you feel I’ve missed anyone or anything.

Top Records of 2009 (So Far…)
The Antlers – Hospice
Dan Deacon – Bromst
Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca
Fever Ray – Fever Ray
Ghost Mountain – Siamese Sailboats
Mastodon – Crack The Skye
A.C. Newman – Get Guilty
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
Papercuts – You Can Have What You Want

Honorable Mentions:
After The Fall – Fort Orange
Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
Antony & The Johnsons – The Crying Light
Au Revoir Simone – Still Night, Still Light
Ryan Bingham – Roadhouse Sun
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is
Bonny “Prince” Billy – Beware
Burial / Four Tet – Moth / Wolf 12″
Buxton – Feathers / Flint 7″
Neko Case – Middle Cyclone
Doves – Kingdom Of Rust
Ghost Mountain – Summer Tapes
Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
husband&wife – Dark Dark Woods
Joie de Vivre – Summer Months
Liechtenstein – Survival Strategies In A Modern World
Lipona – Pigeonholed EP
Loney Dear – Dear John
Moderat – Moderat
Morrissey – Years Of Refusal
Stuart Murdoch – God Help The Girl
Tara Jane O’Neill – A Ways Away
Outclassed – This Might Be Coincidence… EP
Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Rock Plaza Central – At The Moment Of Our Most Needing…
The Rural Alberta Advantage – Hometowns
Sally Shapiro – My Guilty Pleasure
Tortoise – Beacons Of Ancestorship
UGK – UGK 4 Life
Ume – Sunshower EP
Various Artists – Dark Was The Night
The Warlocks – The Mirror Explodes
Wavves – Wavvves
Benjamin Wesley – Geschichte
Wilco – Wilco (The Album)

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