TOP 30 ALBUMS OF 2009
Tuesday, 08 December 2009 00:00

 

1. ANIMAL COLLECTIVE (USA)

Merriweather Post Pavillion

Domino

Animal Collective myspace

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Track Listing
1. In The Flowers
2. My Girls (mp3)
3. Also Frightened
4. Summertime Clothes (mp3)
5. Daily Routine
6. Bluish
7. Guys Eyes
8. Taste
9. Lion In A Coma
10. No More Runnin'
11. Brothersport (mp3)

 

2. CALIFONE (USA)

All My Friends Are Funeral Singers

Dead Oceans

Califone myspace

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Tracklisting
1. Giving Away The Bride
2. Polish Girls
3. 1928
4. Funeral Singers (mp3)
5. SNAKES TOOTH=PROTECTION AGAINST FEVER AND LUCK IN GAMBLING
6. Buñuel
7. Ape Like (mp3)
8. A WISH MADE WHILE BURNING ONIONS WILL COME TRUE
9. Evidence
10. Alice Marble Gray (mp3)
11. Salt
12. Krill
13. SEVEN, FOURTEEN OR TWENTY-ONE KNOTS
14. Better Angels

 

3. DIRTY PROJECTORS (USA)

Bitte Orca

Domino

Dirty Projectors myspace

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Tracklisting
1. Cannibal Resource
2. Temecula Sunrise (mp3)
3. The Bride
4. Stillness Is The Move (mp3)
5. Two Doves
6. Useful Chamber
7. No Intention
8. Remade Horizon
9. Fluorescent Half Dome

 

4. WILD BEASTS (ENG)

Two Dancers

Domino

Wild Beasts myspace

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Tracklisting
1. The Fun Powder Plot
2. Hooting And Howling (stream)
3. All The Kings Men (mp3)
4. When I'm Sleepy
5. We Still Got The Taste Dancing On Our Tongues (mp3)
6. Two Dancers
7. Two Dancers II
8. This Is Our Lot
9. Underbelly
10. The Empty Nest

 

5. GRIZZLY BEAR (USA)

Veckatimest

Warp

Grizzly Bear myspace

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Tracklisting
1. Southern Point
2. Two Weeks (mp3)
3. All We Ask
4. Fine For Now
5. Cheerleader (mp3)
6. Dory
7. Ready, Able
8. About Face
9. Hold Still
10. While You Wait For The Others (mp3)
11. I Live With You (mp3)
12. Foreground

 

6. THE FLAMING LIPS (USA)

Embryonic

Warner

The Flaming Lips official site

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Tracklisting
1. Convinced Of The Hex (mp3)
2. The Sparrow Looks Up At The Machine
3. Evil
4. Aquarius Sabotage
5. See The Leaves (mp3)
6. If
7. Gemini Syringes
8. Your Bats
9. Powerless
10. The Ego's Last Stand
11. I Can Be A Frog (mp3)
12. Sagittarius Silver Announcement
13. Worm Mountain (mp3)
14. Scorpio Sword
15. The Impulse
16. Silver Trembling Hands (mp3)
17. Virgo Self-Esteem Broadcast
18. Watching The Planets

 

7. HEALTH (USA)

Get Color

Lovepump United

Health myspace

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Tracklisting
1. In Heat
2. Die Slow (mp3)
3. Nice Girls
4. Death
5. Before Tigers
6. Severin
7. Eat Flesh
8. We Are Water (mp3)
9. In Violet

8. PICTUREPLANE (USA)

Dark Rift

Lovepump United

Pictureplane myspace

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Tracklisting
1. Solid Gold
2. Trance Doll (mp3/video)
3. Boys In Blush (stream)
4. Gang Signs (stream)
5. 5th Sun
6. Goth Star (mp3)
7. Cyclical Cyclical (Atlantis) (stream)
8. Time Teens
9. Dark Rift (mp3)
10. New Mind
11. Transparent Now (Thin Veil) (stream)
12. Dimensional Rip III
13. True Ruin 

 

9. GIRLS (USA)

Album

True Panther

Girls myspace

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Tracklisting
1. Lust For Life (mp3)
2. Laura (mp3)
3. Ghost Mouth
4. God Damned
5. Big Bad Mean Motherfucker
6. Hellhole Ratrace (mp3)
7. Headache
8. Summertime
9. Lauren Marie
10. Morning Light
11. Curls
12. Darling

 

10. BILL CALLAHAN (USA)

Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

Drag City

Bill Callahan Artist Page

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Track Listing
1. Jim Cain
2. Eid Ma Clack Shaw (mp3)
3. The Wind and the Dove (mp3)
4. Rococo Zephyr
5. Too Many Birds
6. My Friend
7. All Thoughts Are Prey to Some Beast (mp3)
8. Invocation of Ratiocination
9. Faith/Void

 

11. JUNIOR BOYS (CAN)

Begone Dull Care

Domino

Junior Boys myspace

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Tracklisting
1. Parallel Lines (mp3)
2. Work (mp3)
3. Bits And Pieces (mp3)
4. Dull To Pause
5. Hazel (mp3)
6. Sneak A Picture
7. The Animator
8. What It's For

 

12. CAMERA OBSCURA (SCO)

My Maudlin Career

4AD Records

Camera Obscura myspace

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Tracklisting
1. French Navy (mp3)
2. The Sweetest Thing (mp3)
3. You Told A Lie
4. Away With Murder
5. Swans
6. James
7. Careless Love (mp3)
8. My Maudlin Career (mp3)
9. Forests And Sands
10. Other Towns And Cities
11. Honey In The Sun (mp3)

 

13. CYMBALS EAT GUITARS (USA)

Why There Are Mountains

Self Released

Cymbals Eat Guitars myspace

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Track listing
1. And The Hazy Sea (mp3)
2. Some Trees (Merritt Moon)
3. Indiana (mp3)
4. Cold Spring
5. Share
6. What Dogs See
7. Wind Phoenix (mp3)
8. Living North
9. What Blood Does

 

14. WHEAT (USA)

White Ink, Black Ink

The Rebel Group

Wheat myspace

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Tracklisting
1. Half Of The Time (mp3)
2. Changes Is (mp3)
3. My Warning Song (Everything Is Going to Be Alright)
4. El Sincero (mp3)
5. Living To Die vs Dying To Live
6. If Everything Falls Together
7. Music Is Drugs
8. Coke And Tangueray
9. Mountains
10. I Want Less
11. Baby In My Way

 

15. FEVER RAY (SWE)

Fever Ray

Rabid Records

Fever Ray Official Site

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Track Listing
1. If I Had A Heart
2. When I Grow Up
3. Dry And Dusty
4. Seven
5. Triangle Walks
6. Concrete Walls
7. Now's The Only Time I Know
8. I'm Not Done
9. Keep The Streets Empty For Me
10. Coconut

 

16. SUNSET RUBDOWN (CAN)

Dragonslayer

Jagjaguawar

Sunset Rubdown myspace

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Tracklisting
1. Silver Moons (mp3)
2. Idiot Heart (mp3)
3. Apollo And The Buffalo And Anna Anna Anna Oh! (mp3)
4. Black Swan
5. Paper Lace
6. You Go On Ahead (Trumpet Trumpet II)
7. Nightingale/December Song
8. Dragon's Lair

 

17. M. WARD (USA)

Hold Time

Merge

M. Ward Official Site

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Track Listing
1. For Beginners (mp3)
2. Never Had Nobody Like You (Feat. Zooey Deschanel) mp3
3. Jailbird
4. Hold Time (mp3)
5. Rave On (Feat. Zooey Deschanel)
6. To Save Me (Feat. Jason Lytle)
7. One Hundred Million Years
8. Stars Of Leo (mp3)
9. Fisher Of Men
10. Oh Lonesome Me (Feat. Lucinda Williams)
11. Epistemology
12. Blake's View
13. Shangri-La
14. Outro (aka. I'm A Fool To Want You)

 

18. BIBIO (ENG)

Ambivalence Avenue

Warp

Bibio myspace

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Tracklisting
1. Ambivalence Avenue (mp3)
2. Jealous Of Roses (mp3)
3. All The Flowers
4. Fire Ant (mp3)
5. Haikuesque (When She Laughs) (mp3)
6. Sugarette (mp3)
7. Lovers Carvings
8. Abrasion
9. S'Vive
10. The Palm Of Your Wave
11. Cry! Baby!
12. Dwrcan

 

19. BARZIN (CAN)

Notes To An Absent Lover

Weewerk/Monotreme

Barzin myspace

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Tracklisting
1. Nobody Told Me (mp3)
2. Words Tangled In Blue
3. Soft Summer Girls (mp3)
4. Queen Jane
5. When It Falls Apart
6. Lost
7. Stayed Too Long In This Place (mp3)
8. Look What Love Has Turned Us Into
9. The Dream Song

 

20. LEADER CHEETAH (AUS)

The Sunspot Letters

Spunk

Leader Cheetah Official Site

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Track Listing
1. Straight To The Bone
2. Alibi
3. Bloodlines
4. Dianne
5. The Explorer
6. Wasted Life And Times
7. Fly, Golden Arrow Part 1
8. Rosewater Smile
9. Don't Let It Pass On By
10. Fly, Golden Arrow Part 2

 

21. DEASTRO (USA)

Moondagger

Ghostly International

Deastro myspace

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Tracklisting
1. Biophelia
2. Parallelogram (mp3)
3. Tone Adventure #3 (mp3)
4. Toxic Crusaders
5. Greens, Grays And Nordics (mp3)
6. Day Of Wonder
7. Pyramid Builders (mp3)
8. Daniel Johnston Was Stabbed In The Heart With The Moondagger By The King Of Darkness And His Ghost Is Wrting This Song
9. Rivers Of Life
10. Vermillion Plaza (mp3)
11. Moondagger
12. Kurgan Wave Number One

 

22. ATLAS SOUND (USA)

Logos

Kranky/4AD

Atlas Sound myspace

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Tracklisting
1. The Light That Failed
2. An Orchid
3. Walkabout (feat. Noah Lennox) (mp3)
4. Criminals (mp3)
5. Attic Lights
6. Sheila (mp3)
7. Quick Canal (feat. Laetitia Sadier) (mp3)
8. My Halo
9. Kid Klimax
10. Washington School
11. Logos

 

23. THE FIELD (SWE)

Yesterday And Today

Kompakt/Anti

The Field myspace

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Tracklisting
1. I Have The Moon, You Have The Internet
2. Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime
3. Leave It
4. Yesterday And Today (feat. John Stanier) (mp3)
5. The More That I Do (mp3)
6. Sequenced

 

24. TELEPATHE (USA)

Dance Mother

IAMSOUND Records (USA)

Telepathe myspace

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Track Listing
1. So Fine
2. Chrome's On It
3. Devil's Trident
4. In Your Line
5. Lights Go Down (mp3)
6. Can't Stand It
7. Michael
8. Trilogy - Breath Of Life/Crimes And Killings/
Threads And Knives
9. Drugged

 

25. LE LOUP (USA)

Family

Hardly Art

Le Loup myspace

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Tracklisting
1. Saddle Mountain
2. Beach Town (mp3)
3. Grow
4. Morning Song
5. Family
6. Forgive Me (mp3)
7. Go East
8. Golden Bell
9. Sherpa
10. Neahkahnie
11. A Celebration

 

26. FUCK BUTTONS (ENG)

Tarot Sport

ATP

Fuck Buttons myspace

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Tracklisting
1. Surf Solar (mp3)
2. Rough Steez
3. The Lisbon Maru (mp3)
4. Olympians (mp3)
5. Phantom Limb
6. Space Mountain
7. Flight Of The Feathered Serpent

 

27. TORTOISE (USA)

Beacons Of Ancestorship

Thrill Jockey

Tortoise myspace

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Tracklisting
1. High Class Slim Cam Floatin In (mp3)
2. Prepare Your Coffin (mp3)
3. Northern Something
4. Gigantes
5. Penumbra
6. Yinxianghechengqi
7. The Fall Of Seven Diamonds Plus One
8. Minors
9. Monument Six One Thousand
10. De Chelly
11. Charteroak Foundation (stream)

 

28. BLK JKS (SAF)

After Robots

Secretly Canadian

BLK JKS myspace

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Tracklisting
1. Molalatladi (mp3)
2. Banna Ba Modimo
3. Standby
4. Lakeside
5. Taxidermy
6. Kwa Nqingetje
7. Skeleton
8. Cursor
9. Tselane

 

29. MONTT MARDIE (SWE)

Skaizerkite

Hybris

Montt Mardie myspace

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Tracklisting
1. Welcome To Stalingrad
2. One Kiss
3. Click Click
4. Elisabeth By The Piano
5. Bang Bang (Echo In Warsaw)
6. Unknown Pleasures
7. Last Year In Marienbad
8. A Wedding In June (Feat. Andreas Mattson)
9. Dancing Shoes (mp3) (mp3)
10. The Stairs Of The House That Haunted This Town (Jenny Jenny Jenny)
11. Dungeons And Dragons
12. I Love You Annie

 

30. REAL ESTATE (USA)

Real Estate

Woodsist

Real Estate myspace

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Tracklisting
1. Beach Comber (mp3)
2. Pool Swimmers
3. Suburban Dogs (mp3)
4. Black Lake
5. Atlantic City
6. Fake Blues (mp3)
7. Green River (mp3)
8. Suburban Beverage
9. Let's Rock The Beach
10. Snow Days (mp3)

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JULIA HOLTER (USA)

Have You In My Wilderness

Domino

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LOWER DENS (USA)

Your Heart Still Beating

Ribbon Music

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KELELA (USA)

Hallucinogen 

Cherry Coffee/Warp Records

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