Nine Best Albums of 2009

January 20th, 2010 by dru

It was so hard to come up with a list this year because most of 2009 was such a down year for good music. It seems like most of the music industry runs on hype now and the legit mainstream stuff gets bought up quickly and inserted into Cadillac commercials.

Still, it wasn’t all bad so here’s my list for the best new music of 2009. I’m not entirely sure the order is right but I tried to go off of how much I listened to them over the last year.

09. Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs
08. Jay-Z - Blueprint III
07. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II
06. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
05. Black Lips - 200 Million Thousand
04. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
03. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - S/T
02. Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears - Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is!
01. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Like I said, pretty crummy stuff this year. Leave me note if I’ve missed anything or if there is something out there I gotta listen to. Hopefully 2010 restores some of my faith in the industry.

Entry Filed under: General Ranting, That's Hot

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Cary  |  January 25th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    I really liked the XX album.

    Also, records from The Big Pink, Dirty Projectors, St Vincent, The Horrors, The Antlers, Bat for Lashes, and Fever Ray were all good too.

  • 2. dru  |  March 10th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    The XX album was alright I guess but a little too soft and boring for me. I couldn’t tell if they were trying too hard or not enough. Seriously, what was that album all about?

    Music should be like a delicious meal that fills you up and then makes you hungry again. I don’t wanna ask ‘what’s in this’ when I’m chowing down.

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