best albums / CDs of 2009

A Listmania! list by D. Welsh (arizona)
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The list author says: "these CDs are recommended as intelligent, interesting, creative, innovative, current, fun or rewarding, or both"
All My Friends Are Funeral Singers
1.  All My Friends Are Funeral Singers by Califone
The list author says:
  "this band has already done some great music, as red red meat and in current formation....but this is their culminative work, finally, with every element of their sound crisp, relative, new yet familiar"
$14.42   Used & New from: $3.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Merriweather Post Pavilion
2.  Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective
The list author says:
  "almost all 'treble', little base, manic, happy, wonderful  riyl: pet sounds, phil spector, yeasayer, grizzly bear"
$12.99   Used & New from: $5.55
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

Veckatimest
3.  Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear
The list author says:
  "this is the sound of 2009, and we will see its influence into the future"
$11.99   Used & New from: $2.45
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

My Maudlin Career
4.  My Maudlin Career by Camera Obscura
The list author says:
  "pop,.... definitive,,,at its best
EXCELLENT"
$12.99   Used & New from: $2.08
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

Ruminant Band
5.  Ruminant Band by Fruit Bats
The list author says:
  "a very, very good little pop CD, humor, intelligent"
$11.99   Used & New from: $1.67
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

The Blue Depths
6.  The Blue Depths by Odawas
The list author says:
  "a sweeping, elegant sound, i like the lead singer's voice...  riyl: the chameleons, my morning jacket, gun club"
$14.79   Used & New from: $4.81
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Hometowns
7.  Hometowns by The Rural Alberta Advantage
The list author says:
  "wonderful new band, mix of gordon gano / violent femmes, they might be giants, pixies, dodos types of sounds"
$11.99   Used & New from: $5.98
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
8.  Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix
The list author says:
  "very good pop
remember the pooh sticks?"
$11.99   Used & New from: $2.59
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (164 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Animals In The Dark
9.  Animals In The Dark by William Elliott Whitmore
The list author says:
  "deep-voiced blues, raw and pure"
$10.62   Used & New from: $5.97
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Upper Air
10.  Upper Air by Bowerbirds
The list author says:
  "repeated listens are rewarding, highly developed, creative songs and structures"
$14.57   Used & New from: $0.90
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Wilco (The Album)
11.  Wilco (The Album) by Wilco
The list author says:
  "reliable tweedy"
$11.88   Used & New from: $1.36
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Warm Brother
12.  Warm Brother by Digital Leather
The list author says:
  "WOW...what a beautiful mess......distorted, perverted, rumbling, nasal, gross, sublime, galloping....all at once....first four songs hit hard ....RIYL: lou reed circa walk on the wild side add in a little pansy division, butthole surfers, dirty projectors, 70's david bowie"
$15.08   Used & New from: $0.01

Oh Glory Oh Wilderness
13.  Oh Glory Oh Wilderness by Holopaw
The list author says:
  "great, quirky little CD from florida band.......lead singer has a unique voice, lyrics are strange a la okkervil river"
$18.53   Used & New from: $1.09
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

XX
14.  XX by The xx
The list author says:
  "synth-driven, modern, male-female tradeoff, well done"
$10.99   Used & New from: $6.45
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (254 customer reviews)

There Is No Enemy
15.  There Is No Enemy by Built To Spill
$9.99   Used & New from: $1.71
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Actor
16.  Actor by St. Vincent
The list author says:
  "very good modern pop"
$12.99   Used & New from: $4.60
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

I and Love and You
17.  I and Love and You by The Avett Brothers
The list author says:
  "really good americana, produced by rick rubin"
Used & New from: $0.17
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (227 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Black Forest (tra la la)
18.  Black Forest (tra la la) by Pale Young Gentlemen
The list author says:
  "slightly twee, pop with an ongoing theme and innovation....fun  riyl: belle and sebastien, los campesinos, voxtrot"
Used & New from: $7.81
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Bitte Orca
19.  Bitte Orca by Dirty Projectors
The list author says:
  "weird, takes awhile to absorb (what did you expect?)"
$11.99   Used & New from: $2.72
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Hospice
20.  Hospice by The Antlers
$10.79   Used & New from: $4.13
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

Primary Colours
21.  Primary Colours by The Horrors
The list author says:
  "fascinating mix of influences, complex overlaying sound, great LOUD, riyl: my bloody valentine, jesus and mary chain, the chameleons, the cure, siouxie"
$11.99   Used & New from: $6.79
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Dark Days/Light Years
22.  Dark Days/Light Years by Super Furry Animals
The list author says:
  "a GREAT welsh rock band, underplayed in the US, slightly r&b influenced this time"
$16.75   Used & New from: $6.53
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Phrazes For The Young
23.  Phrazes For The Young by Julian Casablancas
The list author says:
  "strokes member, with great lyrics and sound continuing"
$6.99   Used & New from: $1.75
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

Farm
24.  Farm by Dinosaur Jr.
$11.99   Used & New from: $3.50
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Here We Go Magic
25.  Here We Go Magic by Here We Go Magic
$14.90   Used & New from: $1.32
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Monsters Of Folk
26.  Monsters Of Folk by Monsters of Folk:Conor Oberst/Yim Yames/M. Ward/Mike Mogis
The list author says:
  "normally skeptical of 'super group' side projects, i finally checked this out and it IS REALLY GOOD....a new format for conor o., m ward, etc............"
$14.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

Humbug
27.  Humbug by Arctic Monkeys
The list author says:
  "lead singer's more mature voice, and relevant lyrics made this a nice surprise"
$11.88   Used & New from: $6.17
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Yankee Reality
28.  Yankee Reality by Hush Arbors
The list author says:
  "stoner music a la black mountain, procol harum"
Used & New from: $0.01

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Tarot Sport
29.  Tarot Sport by Fuck Buttons
$19.99   Used & New from: $3.40
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Jewellery
30.  Jewellery by Micachu
The list author says:
  "think deerhoof derivative, very inventive"
$11.99   Used & New from: $0.46
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

The Knot
31.  The Knot by Wye Oak
The list author says:
  "late release, love it
better than swell season, in their style"
$11.99   Used & New from: $4.96
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

At the Cut
32.  At the Cut by Vic Chesnutt
The list author says:
  "perhaps the toughest listen, now that he is gone.........wow"
$12.99   Used & New from: $6.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Get Color
33.  Get Color by Health
The list author says:
  "haunting and electronic a la portishead's third, with more distortion-like elements"
$11.99   Used & New from: $3.50
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

The Crying Light
34.  The Crying Light by Antony and the Johnsons
The list author says:
  "haunting sound, vocals, lyrics.........love it"
$10.11   Used & New from: $1.39
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Strict Joy
35.  Strict Joy by The Swell Season
The list author says:
  "he sounds just like vic chestnutt to me
interplay with 'she' is very good"
$11.88   Used & New from: $0.04
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

It's Frightening
36.  It's Frightening by White Rabbits
The list author says:
  "spoon influence is clear"
$10.99   Used & New from: $0.14
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Come Back to the Five & Dime, Bobby Dee Bobby Dee
37.  Come Back to the Five & Dime, Bobby Dee Bobby Dee by Benjy Ferree
The list author says:
  "great lyrics, great story, t-rex sound"
$14.02   Used & New from: $1.39
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

wpa
38.  wpa by Works Progress Administration
The list author says:
  "americana"
$12.99   Used & New from: $3.72
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Hymn to the Immortal Wind
39.  Hymn to the Immortal Wind by MONO
The list author says:
  "instrumental, epic, long, sweeping, builds up then relaxes
dronecore"
$11.99   Used & New from: $6.05
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Merriweather is a nice outdoor concert venue 3 Mar 27, 2014
I have no faith in Wilco anymore 41 Jun 18, 2012
Drugs? Possibly? 3 Oct 15, 2011
influences 0 Dec 26, 2009
is this the 180 gram 2 lp version? 0 Dec 1, 2009
NPR Stream of "I and Love and You" 4 Sep 29, 2009
Wolfgang Amadeus Blow Out 2 Sep 9, 2009
Thoughts? 24 Aug 28, 2009
does Does Merriweather Post Pavilion [Vinyl] come with a digital download? 5 Aug 4, 2009
lyrics? 1 Apr 12, 2009
Why so expensive??? 2 Dec 21, 2008
 
   

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Last updated: 2/20/10
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