Best Albums of 2009 [Picks 26-50]

by oz on December 21, 2009

26.‚ ‚ ‚  The Devil Makes Three – Do Wrong Right

The Devil Makes Three – All Hail

27.‚ ‚  ‚ The Decemberists – Hazards of Love

28.‚ ‚  ‚ Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More

Mumford and Sons – Little Lion Man

29.‚ ‚  ‚ The Builders and The Butchers – Salvation Is A Deep Dark Well

The Builders and The Butchers – Barcelona

30.‚ ‚  ‚ Phosphorescent – To Willie

Phosphorescent – Reasons To Quit

31.‚ ‚  ‚ The Felice Brothers – Yonder Is The Clock

The Felice Brothers – Run Chicken Run

32.‚ ‚  ‚ White Rabbits – It’s Frightening

White Rabbits – Percussion Gun

33.‚ ‚  ‚ Arctic Monkeys – Humbug

34.‚ ‚  ‚ Eels – Hombre Lobo

35.‚ ‚  ‚ Fanfarlo – Reservoir

Fanfarlo – Luna

36.‚ ‚  ‚ Ha Ha Tonka – Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South

Ha Ha Tonka – Close Every Valve To Your Bleeding Heart

37.‚ ‚  ‚ Cymbals Eat Guitars – Why There Are Mountains

Cymbals Eat Guitars – Wind Phoenix

38.‚ ‚  ‚ M. Ward – Hold Time

39.‚ ‚  ‚ These United States – Everything Touches Everything

These United States – I Want You To Keep Everything

40.‚ ‚ ‚  Girls – Album

Girls – Summertime

41.‚ ‚  ‚ Real Estate – Real Estate

42.‚ ‚  ‚ White Denim – Fits

43.‚ ‚ ‚  Alberta Cross – Broken Side of Time

Alberta Cross – ATX (HearYa Live Session Version)

44.‚ ‚  ‚ The Black Crowes – Before The Frost

45.‚ ‚  ‚ Neko Case – Middle Cyclone

Neko Case – People Gotta Lotta Nerve

46.‚ ‚ ‚  John Vanderslice – Romanian Names

John Vanderslice – Too Much Time

47.‚ ‚ ‚  J. Tillman – Year In The Kingdom

J. Tillman – Though I Have Wronged You

48.‚ ‚  ‚ The Thermals – Now We Can See

49.‚ ‚  ‚ The Dexateens – Singlewide

The Dexateens – Down Low

50.‚ ‚  ‚ Trainwreck Riders – The Perch

Trainwreck Riders – Chug Along

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

moish December 21, 2009 at 8:56 am

As always I’m looking forward to studying this list…and as always, I can’t figure out why you guys won’t post the list in descending order so that you read down the page from 50.

Shirk December 21, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Moish…while it feels weird now, it will make sense in the end. I think the idea is that once the list is complete, the numero uno album of the year is at the top of the list. We’re very indie at hearya and do things against the grain whenever possible. Hello from rainy, overcast Mexico…still better than cold gray Chicago right now, I’m sure. Happy Holidays!

oz December 21, 2009 at 8:35 pm

I still haven’t learned to count backwards. Maybe next year.

Adam December 22, 2009 at 7:57 pm

I’m with you on the A.A. Bondy selection, I’ve been following him since Souls For Sale and I’ve never not loved something he’s put out. You guys should do another session with him!

oz December 22, 2009 at 8:03 pm

Adam, we’ll have another session w/ Bondy released very soon. He stopped in the studio a few weeks ago.

david batchelor December 23, 2009 at 1:54 am

Ive been visiting your site for a year now and must say you all have given me access to some great music, thank you all. When your stuck in the UK with the rubbish that we have at the moment, its great to have all the albums on your top 50 as recommended, curious you haven’t mentioned Malcolm Holcombe, anyway thanks again

KOKOMO WebRadio December 26, 2009 at 1:52 am

hello Oz,
great list of music, thanks for sharing this with us.
You can read our best of 2009 @ http://kokomo.fr (#1 is Bill Callahan)
Greetings from France
Jérôme

A December 30, 2009 at 5:49 pm

The only logical reason that Visqueen’s new album isn’t in your top 50 is that you guys haven’t heard it yet.

Bob Sumner March 23, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Fantastic List. Just finished listening through from front to back. I think I will start again. Top Notch!

Kristina April 1, 2010 at 4:10 am

I am soglad to see The Builders and The Butchers getting some of the recognition they deserve. Thanks for the great list!

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