"Best lyrics I've heard in a long time. Had I gotten it earlier in the year, it may have been my number 1. It's that good. In the long run I'll probably end up listening to it more frequently than anything else on this list.
FS: I And Love And You, Head Full Of Doubt/Road Full Of Promise, The Perfect Space (favorite of the year), Ten Thousand Words"
"Yeah, this doesn't seem like it fits with the rest of my list but I love Thrice. I've always loved Thrice and their growth with every album is incredible. This is a great rock record and I think alot of people missed it because they don't realize Thrice has evolved their post-hardcore days.
FS: Doublespeak, In Exile, The Great Exchange, Beggars"
"Another singer I can't enough of. Her piano playing is so lush and wonderful. Her lyrics are off the wall. Her stories and her wit and her style are irresistible. Maybe not as good as the last 2 but good enough for my top 10 in '09.
"FS: Melee stands out but instrumental albums are tough to pick and choose. This whole record is fantastic and definitely one of the best instrumental albums I've heard lately. (I shutter to use the term post-rock)"