best music in 2009

in a completely tangential post, i’m going to continue a long-standing personal tradition of listing my favourite music from the past year right here on the blog. now that it’s december, i think it’s time.

there have been some excellent albums released in 2009 (as well as some rubbish ones) so even if you don’t agree with me, i hope you enjoy my year-end list.

these are my top 10 albums of the year, in alphabetical order (it was hard enough picking 10).

>> bat for lashes – two suns

favourite track: good love
bat for lashes website

>> black lips – 200 million thousand

favourite track: starting over
black lips website

>> camera obscura – my maudlin career

favourite track: you told a lie
camera obscura website

>> coconut records – davy

favourite track: courtyard
coconut records website

>> the cribs – ignore the ignorant

favourite track: nothing
the cribs website

>> fanfarlo – reservoir

favourite track: fire escape
fanfarlo website

>> jemina pearl – break it up

favourite track: selfish heart
jemina pearl website

>> metric – fantasies

favourite track: blindness
metric website

>> tegan and sara – sainthood

favourite track: someday
tegan and sara website

>> white rabbits – it’s frightening

favourite track: percussion gun
white rabbits website

>> and these are the runners-up.

what were some of your favourite bands/albums this year?

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13 Comments on “best music in 2009”

  1. Lucy says:

    Nedry, Condors! ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

  2. Lucy says:

    What a spectacular list. Cue Spotify!

  3. Chris says:

    I like your list Molly, somehow I totally missed the new Coconut Records album. Fail me.

    Avett Brothers – I And Love And You
    Ben Harper & Relentless 7 – White Lies For Dark Times
    Black Joe Lewis – Tell Em What Your Name Is!
    Conor Oberst – Outer South
    Crocodiles – Summer of Hate
    Decemberists – Hazards of Love
    Seasick Steve – Man From Another Time
    Silversun Pickups – Swoon
    White Rabbits – It’s Frightening

    Honorable Mention:
    Pearl Jam – Backspacer
    Noah & The Whale – The First Days of Spring
    Mason Jennings – Blood of Man
    Mountain Goats – The Life Of The World To Come
    Alice In Chains – Black Gives Way To Blue

    • molly says:

      awesome! we have lots of similar albums on our lists ๐Ÿ™‚ i haven’t listened to avett brothers or crocodiles yet. will have to check them out.

  4. Tom says:

    Nice list! can haz spotify playlist of above albums/tracks?

  5. Zach says:

    How could you leave out Mower’s double album opus “Make it a Double”?

  6. oops says:

    company of thieves – ordinary riches
    the dead weather – horehound

  7. Zach says:

    Zach’s Top 10 Albums of 2009

    Manchester Orchestra – Mean Everything to Nothing
    Wilco – Wilco (The Album)
    Muse – The Resistance
    Silversun Pickups – Swoon
    Mastodon – Crack the Skye
    Nofx – Coaster
    Monsters of Folk – Monsters of Folk
    Doves – Kingdom of Rust
    U2 – No Line on the Horizon
    Julian Casablancas – Phrazes for the Young

    Honorable Mention-

    Transfer – Future Selves
    Into the Presence – Into the Presence
    Adam Lambert – For Your Entertainment
    Arctic Monkeys – Humbug
    Them Crooked Vultures – Them Crooked Vultures
    Alice in Chains – Black Gives Way to Blue
    Slayer – World Painted Blood
    Girls – Album
    Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown
    Rancid – Let the Dominoes Fall
    M. Ward – Hold Time

    Albums I haven’t had a chance to listen to yet-

    Flaming Lips – Embryonic
    Elvis Costello – Secret, Profane & Sugarcane
    Sonic Youth – The Eternal
    The Mars Volta – Octahedron
    Clutch – Strange Cousins from the West
    Thrice – Beggars
    Air – Love 2

    Biggest disappointments-

    Chris Cornell – Scream
    Eminem – Relapse
    Weezer – Raditude


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