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Punchline Magazine's best comedy albums of 2009

Dylan P. Gadino
The list author says: "These are the 10 best albums of 2009, as chosen by the editors of PunchlineMagazine.com."
Midlife Vices
Midlife Vices
"A great stand-up comedian will, after 45 minutes or so on stage, leave his audience spent— spent from laughing, spent from thinking, feeling. Midlife Vices does this masterfully."
My Weakness Is Strong
My Weakness Is Strong
"If there were such things as stand-up comedy 45’s, we’d like to nominate Patton Oswalt’s “Sky Cake” as a side A and “The Sad Boy” as its B-side, two of the strongest and funniest comedy tracks released in 2009."
Final Engagement
Final Engagement
"Maron's greatest accomplishment in 2009 was the release of the double-disc Final Engagement, his third and most diverse."
Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome
Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome
"For her third album, her first for Comedy Central, one of the country’s best absurdist comedians, Maria Bamford gets more personal than she has before."
Unbalanced Load
Unbalanced Load
"If laughter is the best medicine, then this CD is the vaccine for gloom, though, ironically, mainly because it’s infectious."
From Across the Street
From Across the Street
"Doug Stanhope is one of the most important stand-up comedians of our time, and his fourth proper album, From Across the Street, further proves that."
Five Minutes to Myself
Five Minutes to Myself
"Laurie Kilmartin has the superpower that separates comedians from civilians: the mystic vision necessary to see the humor in the mundane and the insane."
I Guess We'll Never Know
I Guess We'll Never Know
"I Guess We’ll Never Know is a start-to-finish, smart-as-heck collection of perfectly delivered, well-constructed jokes."
The Top Part
The Top Part
"Just a great album from start to finish from one of the hottest up and coming stand-up comedians."
Revenge Is Near
Revenge Is Near
"Comedy fans will soon embrace this great talent. This is a meticulous testament to intelligent, smart-guy, well-written comedy."