December 18, 2009

The Top Ten Albums of 2009

That’s right folks – we’ve worn our way to the end of 2009, so it’s time for me to post my thoughts on the music I’ve really loved over the course of the last twelve months.

In case you are interested in learning how this list has evolved all year long, check out both the 1/3 Edition and 2/3 Edition.

Programming Notes:

  1. I have placed the entries in alphabetical order, eschewing the need to place any subjective number/place value ranking upon these records (Example: AC Newman would be found under “N,” not “A.”).
  2. With each entry, I have provided a link to artist’s website (with preference for an actual site over a MySpace page) along with any review I may have written and/or coverage provided.
  3. While many of the records on this list have been reviewed on this site, they have also probably received even greater 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.

The Top Ten Albums of 2009
The Antlers - HospiceThe AntlersHospice

Dan Deacon - BromstDan DeaconBromst

Dirty Projectors - Bitte OrcaDirty ProjectorsBitte Orca

Fever RayFever RayFever Ray

Ghost Mountain - Siamese SailboatsGhost MountainSiamese Sailboats

Mastodon - Crack The SkyeMastodonCrack The Skye

The Mountain Goats - TLOTWTCThe Mountain GoatsThe Life Of The World To Come

AC Newman - Get GuiltyA.C. NewmanGet Guilty

TPOBPAHThe Pains Of Being Pure At HeartThe Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

Papercuts - YCHWYWPapercutsYou Can Have What You Want

Furthermore, this will be the last post for this calendar year. I shall return to you, reviews a’blazing on Monday, January 4th, 2010. Whether you’re celebrating a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or Blessed Kwanzaa, I hope that everyone has a great holiday season that lasts all the way through a Happy New Year!

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