Best albums of 2009

Best Albums of 2009 [Picks 1-25]

by oz on December 22, 2009

And here are HearYa’s top albums of 2009. In our opinion 2009 was a better year for music than ’08, but there was no single album that jumped out at us like Blitzen Trapper last year. Each HearYa contributor had a different favorite, but there was one album that kept emerging as the most listened to album in all of our iPod rotations – AA Bondy’s When The Devil’s Loose.

I can honestly say that I love every album in this list and I think your music collection would be richer with any or all of them. Agree? Disagree? We’d love to hear your thoughts.

1.‚ ‚  ‚ A.A. Bondy – When The Devil’s Loose

AA Bondy – I Can See The Pines Are Dancing

AA Bondy – When The Devil’s Loose

2.‚ ‚  ‚ The Deep Dark Woods – Winter Hours

The Deep Dark Woods – All The Money I Had Is Gone

3.‚ ‚  ‚ The Love Language – The Love Language

The Love Language – Lalita

4.‚ ‚  ‚ Other Lives – Other Lives

Other Lives – Paper Cities

5.‚ ‚  ‚ The Avett Brothers – I And Love And You

The Avett Brothers – I And Love And You

6.‚ ‚  ‚ Justin Townes Earle – Midnight At The Movies

Justin Townes Earle – Mama’s Eyes

7.‚ ‚  ‚ Magnolia Electric Co. – Jospehine

Magnolia Electric Co – Josephine

8.‚ ‚  ‚ Dan Auerbach – Keep It Hid

9.‚ ‚  ‚ Port O’Brien – Threadbare

Port O’Brien – My Will Is Good

10.‚ ‚  ‚ The Low Anthem – Oh My God, Charlie Darwin

The Low Anthem – Charlie Darwin

11.‚ ‚  ‚ Megafaun – Gather Form & Fly

Megafaun – Kaufman’s Ballad

12.‚ ‚  ‚ Wilco – Wilco (the album)

Wilco – One Wing (live via Steregum)

13.‚ ‚  ‚ Monsters of Folk – Monsters of Folk

Monsters of Folk – Say Please

14.‚ ‚  ‚ The Wooden Sky – I Don’t Come Home You’ll Know I’m Gone

The Wooden Sky – Something Hiding For Us In The Night

15.‚ ‚  ‚ The Mother Hips – Pacific Dust

The Mother Hips – White Falcon Fuzz

16.‚ ‚  ‚ Lucero – 1372 Overton Park

17.‚ ‚  ‚ Heartless Bastards – The Mountain

Heartless Bastards – The Mountain

18.‚ ‚  ‚ Edward Sharpe & The Magnificent Zeros – Edward Sharpe & The Magnificent Zeros

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros – 40 Day Dream

19.‚ ‚  ‚ Langhorne Slim – Be Set Free

Langhorne Slim – I Love You, But Goodbye

20.‚ ‚  ‚ Foreign Born – Person To Person

Foreign Born – Early Warnings

21.‚ ‚  ‚ Elvis Perkins in Dearland – Elvis Perkins in Dearland

Elvis Perkins In Dearland – Shampoo

22.‚ ‚  ‚ Pink Mountaintops – Outside Love

Pink Mountaintops – Vampire

23.‚ ‚  ‚ The Roadside Graves – My Son’s Home

The Roadside Graves – Ruby

24.‚ ‚  ‚ The Maldives – Listen To The Thunder

The Maldives – Tequila Sunday

25.‚ ‚  ‚ Deer Tick – Born On Flag Day

Deer Tick – Easy

Deer Tick – Smith Hill

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