Friday, January 29, 2010


Without spending too much time on this, I wanted to lay down, in no particular order, my favorite/most-listened to 25 albums of the 2009 season.  You may have been following our countdown of the Top Songs of 2009, but here we get a chance to recognize more than just stand-out tracks.  Listed below aren't just the best 30-second samples on iTunes, we give you 25 albums that play as a cohesive unit.

(Click 'READ MORE' below to check 'em out)

Various Artists - Dark Was the Night

The Xx - The Xx

Our Book and The Authors - Our Book and the Authors

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Metric - Fantasies

Miike Snow - Miike Snow

The Low Anthem - Oh My God, Charlie Darwin

The Eels - Hombre Lobo: 12 Songs of Desire

Matt and Kim - Grand

The Antlers - Hospice

Andrew Bird - Noble Beast

Fanfarlo - Reservoir

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz

Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

The Decemberists - Hazards of Love

Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

Passion Pit - Manners

Wilco - Wilco (The Album)

Mumford and Sons - Sigh No More
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You

Wale - Attention Defecit

Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young

Freelance Whales - Weathervanes

Years - Years


  1. Great list. Check out mine.

  2. ooopsy. meant to send you to my albums list not my tv list. but i agree arrested development should have been on the tv list. the album post:

    ps: love you guys!

  3. You did. I just wandered. :-) (Also, The Wire... best show ever on TV)