Favorite Albums of 2009

A Listmania! list by J Kozy "jkozy21" (Delaware)
The list author says: "These are my top 20 albums of 2009."
Manners
1.  Manners by Passion Pit
The list author says:
  "I listened to this album more than anything else last year.  It may not be the most artistical achievement of the year but I found it to be irresistible.

Favorite Songs:  Little Secrets, The Reeling, Swimming In The Flood, Let Your Love Grow Tall"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

I and Love and You
2.  I and Love and You by The Avett Brothers
The list author says:
  "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"
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Actor
3.  Actor by St. Vincent
The list author says:
  "Most under-rated album of the year in my opinion.  I love her style.  Her lyrics are quirky and her sound is creative.  Both her albums are superb.

FS:  The Strangers, Laughing With A Mouthful Of Blood, Marrow, Just The Same But Brand New"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
4.  Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix
The list author says:
  "Catchiest album of the year.  I played out 1901 and Rome over the summer.  I also love the intentionally pretentious album name.

FS:  Lisztomania, 1901, Love Like A Sunset Part I, Rome"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Beggars
5.  Beggars by Thrice
The list author says:
  "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"
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The Hazards of Love
6.  The Hazards of Love by The Decemberists
The list author says:
  "I love the intro that sounds like something from Blade Runner.  It's a prog album for people who don't like prog-rock.  This album is odd and different and I love every minute of it.

FS:  Won't Want For Love, The Wanting Comes In Waves/Repaid, The Queen's Rebuke/The Crossing, Annan Water

Writer's Note: This album is very hard to pick favorites from even moreso than other albums."
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Noble Beast
7.  Noble Beast by Andrew Bird
The list author says:
  "I love the whistling, I love song titles like Nomenclature and Effigy.  I've never been a huge Andrew Bird fan until this album.  It's more natural sounding than anything else he's made.

FS:  Oh No, Effigy, Nomenclature, Take Courage"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

Absence
8.  Absence by Paper Route
The list author says:
  "Another under-rated based.  They sound like a cross between M83 and Arcade Fire only quite as good as either.  Which is still pretty darn good and this is a fine album.

FS:  Carousel, Good Intentions, Be Healed, Are We All Forgotten"
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

It's Blitz!
9.  It's Blitz! by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The list author says:
  "This also gets best album cover of the year award.  Oh, Karen O, how I love thee, let me count the ways.  Another album that is extremely catchy and easy to listen to.

FS:  Heads Will Roll, Skeletons, Runaway, Hysteric"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Far
10.  Far by Regina Spektor
The list author says:
  "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:  Eet, Blue Lips, Laughing With, Wallet"
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Now We Can See
11.  Now We Can See by The Thermals
The list author says:
  "No more comments in 11 thru 20.

FS:  We Were Sick, Now We Can See, At The Bottom Of The Sea, When I Was Afraid"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Art Brut Vs Satan
12.  Art Brut Vs Satan by Art Brut
The list author says:
  "FS:  DC Comics and Chocolate Milkshakes, Am I Normal?, Demons Out!, The Replacements"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Living Thing
13.  Living Thing by Peter Bjorn and John
The list author says:
  "FS:  It Don't Move Me, I Want You!, Stay This Way, Blue Period Picasso"
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Merriweather Post Pavilion
14.  Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective
The list author says:
  "FS:  In The Flowers, My Girls, Summertime Clothes, Bluish"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

Geneva
15.  Geneva by Russian Circles
The list author says:
  "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)"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Backspacer
16.  Backspacer by Pearl Jam
The list author says:
  "FS:  The Fixer, Amongst The Waves, Unthought Known (best song they've made in 12 years), Force Of Nature"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

The Outsiders
17.  The Outsiders by NEEDTOBREATHE
The list author says:
  "FS:  The Outsiders, Valley Of Tomorrow, The Hard Times, Something Beautiful"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Civilized
18.  Civilized by stellastarr*
The list author says:
  "FS:  Freak Out, Tokyo Sky, Graffiti Eyes, People,"
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Veckatimest
19.  Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear
The list author says:
  "FS:  Two Weeks, Fine For Now, Ready Able, While You Wait For The Others"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

Wilco (The Album)
20.  Wilco (The Album) by Wilco
The list author says:
  "FS:  Wilco (the song), One Wing, Bull Black Nova, Sonny Feeling"
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Last updated: 2/15/10
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