My Favorite Albums of 2009

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31 déc. 2009, 15h16m

I surely tried to stay below 100. I deleted many, but I simply didn't see the point of cutting down even more. Many fascinating albums are on the list. I think there is a lot of genre variation (even though one will immediately see that certain genres are completely missing) and some really rare gems are hidden in between.
Still, a lot of 2009 music I kind of enjoyed are not on the list, for various reasons, especially if the music is not working as an album, but just as single tunes. And if someone finds one of their favorites way down around #100 that doesn't mean it's crap to me. All that made it here I truely enjoyed. Also, imagine this list being done within the past few weeks at wintertime. Moods of all kinds influenced the positions quite a lot. So even if the first dozens are ranked with much care, the lower more or less 2/3 of the list are not. They have fallen under my arbitrary and rather random judgements.
Enjoy!


1 Merriweather Post Pavillion – Animal Collective

2 Dragonslayer – Sunset Rubdown

3 Capri – Celer

4 Beast Rest Forth Mouth – Bear in Heaven

5 Monoliths & Dimensions – Sunn O)))

6 Songs of Shame – Woods

7 Fall Be Kind EP – Animal Collective

8 Aesthetics – Maribel

9 xx – The xx

10 Aineen Musta Puhelin (Black Telephone of Matter) – Mika Vainio

11 Cielo Cristalino – Hobo Cubes

12 Earthly Delights – Lightning Bolt

13 Tarot Sport – Fuck Buttons

14 Post-Nothing – Japandroids

15 Pitch Black – Die Elektrischen

16 Get Color – Health

17 Jewellery – Micachu

18 This Face – Gnaw

19 III - Espers

20 Veckatimest – Grizzly Bear

21Lovetune For Vacuum – Soap&Skin

22 Kesämaan lapset - ES

23 Embryonic – The Flaming Lips

24 Exquisite Corpse EP – Warpaint

25 Vinonaamakasio – Shogun Kunitoki

26 Fever Ray – Fever Ray

27 An Imaginary Country – Tim Hecker

28 Wild and Inside – Eat Skull

29 Meandering Pupa – Chubby Wolf

30 Tomutonti – Tomutonttu

31 Blank Grey Canvas Sky – Peter Broderick & Machinefabriek

32 Fleurs – Former Ghosts

33 Great Lengths – Martyn

34 The Way We Are – The Present

35 Nuclear Sun – Der Blaue Reiter

36 Inakamono No Kara Genki – Kazuki Tomokawa

37 Hospice – The Antlers

38 Kappe – Svarte Greiner

39 The Third Mobius – Coax

40 Totems Flare – Clark

41 Lovers Love Haters EP – Lovers Love Haters

42 Dying in Time - port-royal

43 The Incident – Porcupine Tree

44 Ambivalence Avenue – Bibio

45 L'Autopsie Phénoménale de Dieu - Kreng

46 Now We Can See – The Thermals

47 Wavvves – Wavves

48 Journal of Ardency EP – Class Actress

49 Hintergarten – Hannu

50 Hard Islands – Nathan Fake

51 Endless Forms - Butane

52 Let's Build a Roof - Lake

53 Hymn To The Immortal Wind - Mono

54 Aix – Giuseppe Ielasi

55 BEAK> - Beak>

56 Unmap – Volcano Choir

57 Bitte Orca – Dirty Projectors

58 Monster Head Room – Ganglians

59 Why There Are Mountains – Cymbals Eat Guitars

60 Album – Girls

61 Shhh!!! - Lumen lab

62 Psychic Maps – Dysrhythmia

63 City Center – City Center

64 Wavering Radiant – Isis

65 Silvester Anfang II – Silvester Anfang

66 Seek Magic – Memory Tapes

67 Abstract Expression – Dominique Leone

68 A Slave's Commitment – Applescal

69 Axe To Fall – Converge

70 Grass Widows – Grass Widows

71 Chinese Leftovers – Sugarplum Fairies

72 Jubilee Singers – Jubilee Singers

73 Music For Falling From Trees – Peter Broderick

74 Riceboy Sleeps – Jónsi & Alex

75 Dead Man's Bones – Dead Man's Bones

76 Polly Scattergood – Polly Scattergood

77 Dear John – Loney, dear

78 jj n°2 – jj

79 Listening Tree – Tim Exile

80 Like Dust of the Balance - Ochre

81 BiRd-BrAiNs – tUnE-yArDs

82 Everything Goes Wrong – Vivian Girls

83 Clubroot – Clubroot

84 Wave If You're Really There – Wave Machines

85 H-3 – Oliver Huntemann

86 Exploding Head – A Place To Bury Strangers

87 Exit Dreams – The Huntches

88 Two Sunsets – Pastels & Tenniscoats

89 The Ichthyologist – Giant Squid

90 High Times – Washed Out

91 Aleph At Hallucinatory Mountain – Current 93

92 Hold Time – M. Ward

93 Two Suns – Bat for Lashes

94 Always Wrong – Wolf Eyes

95 See Mystery Lights – YACHT

96 Köld - Sólstafir

97 Forget The Night Ahead – The Twilight Sad

98 Love Is A Liability – FaltyDL

99 Filth – Venetian Snares

100 Großstadtmärchen - Oliver Koletzki

101 Two Dancers – Wild Beasts

102 Face Control – Handsome Furs

103 Bromst – Dan Deacon

104 The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - The Pains of Being Pure At Heart

105 Geneva – Russian Circles

106 Momo EP – Hooray for Earth

107 Like Angels – Screaming Lights

108 In The Gardens Of The North – Sleeping States

109 Actor – St. Vincent

110 The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion – dredg

111 Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix - Phoenix

112 Real Life Is No Cool - Lindstrøm & Christabelle

113 UUVVWWZ – UUVVWWZ

114 Brief History Of Love – The Big Pink

115 Logos – Atlas Sound

116 Time Waits For No Slave – Napalm Death

117 The Keeper of the Library – The Archivist

118 Intuit – Ramona Falls

119 Black Pearl - Bloody Mary

120 Act III: Life and Death – The Dear Hunter

121 Summon – Bloody Panda

122 Aufgang – Aufgang

123 Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt – Gorgoroth

Commentaires

  • hmunkey

    Damn fine list based on the artists here that I do know. I completely agree with the Animal Collective, Bear in Heaven, Fever Ray, Fuck Buttons, and The xx. I'd have put Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, and Girls a bit higher though.

    30 jan. 2010, 21h11m
  • Jeanburrasca81

    Thanks! Yeah, it was very tough to find the right kind of ranking. In the end some albums sound better at daytime, others at nighttime, some just work better during the summer months, others are winter albums. I kind of tried to balance it, also by mixing the genres quite a lot. This year I already started with the list, so I can rate an album at it's correct time of the year :D

    1 fév. 2010, 12h31m
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