Best Music of 2009

November 12, 2009

Note: This is a bit of a repost but with more content thrown in, thanks for putting up with it

I know this is a little early, but I know there is a best of the 2000′s list to work on as well, and history has shown me that good albums do not come out in Novembers and Decembers. This year was a pretty fantastic for music, so the choices were much tougher than last year. So here is the quick and dirty list for 2009.

Merriweather Post Pavillian – Animal Collective
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix – Phoenix
JJ N 2 – JJ
Manners – Passion Pit
Veckatimest – Grizzly Bear
xx – The XX
Immolate Yourself – Telefon Tel Aviv
Reservoir – Fanfarlo
Song of Songs – Stile Antico
Farm – Dinosaur Jr.
My Maudlin Career – Camera Obscura
This is for the White… – Choir of Young Believers
LP – Discovery
5: Five Years of Hyperdub – Various Artists
Fantasies – Metric
Here We Go Magic – Here We Go Magic
  1. **Merriweather Post Pavillian – Animal Collective**

    A fantastic album through and through, they make repetition creative and My Girls is amazing

  2. **Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix – Phoenix**

    I beg you to find a more fun, creative and solid album

  3. **JJ N° 2 – JJ**

    This one came out of left field but I cannot stop listening to the smooth vocals and island beats

  4. **Manners – Passion Pit**

    Just one step behind Phoenix in fun, creative and solidness

  5. **Veckatimest – Grizzly Bear**

    Two Weeks is a great song and the rest is weird enough to keep you interested but not too weird to turn away

  6. **xx – The XX**

    You want moody music, this is moody music. It also happens to be great and touching at the same time

  7. **Immolate Yourself – Telefon Tel Aviv**

    Really good electronic work here, this year’s Cut Copy

  8. **Reservoir – Fanfarlo**

    A really good indie album out of England that I can listen to the whole way through with no problem

  9. **Song of Songs – Stile Antico**

    Early classical pick from Amazon has me amazed every time I listen to it

  10. **Farm – Dinosaur Jr.**

    Fantastic grunge album 15 years after it’s time.

Honorable Mention (in Alphabetical Order)