Best Albums Of 2009

Happy New Year everybody!

As is customary at these times, I have put together a list of my favourite albums of the year and here they are with links to my original reviews.

A Dancing Beggar – What We Left Behind
Depeche Mode – Sounds Of The Universe
Editors – In This Light And On This Evening
Engineers – Three Fact Fader
Epic45 – In All The Empty Houses
Hannu – Hintergarten
Hatcham Social – You Dig The Tunnel, I’ll Hide The Soil
Horrors, The – Primary Colours
Hotels – Where Hearts Go Broke
Junior Boys – Begone Dull Care
Lee & Willbee – North Carolina
Hawley, Richard – Truelove’s Gutter
Hours, The – See The Light
Mukaizake – Unknown Knowns
Mummers, The – Tale To Tell
My Majestic Star – I Haven’t Got It In Me
Nheap – Skymotion
Northerner – The Ridings
Nosound – A Sense Of Loss
Painted Romans – Evil Wigs And Bedroom Moments
Prefab Sprout – Let’s Change The World With Music
Seeland – Tomorrow Today
U2 – No Line On The Horizon
Wild Beasts – Two Dancers

Feel free to add your own comments and best-ofs. I’m sure my choices will delight some and frustrate others, whilst the vast majority of the world remains largely indifferent.

Here’s to another decade of great music. I wonder if I’ll still be reviewing music in 2020, at the grand old age of 45!


3 Responses to “Best Albums Of 2009”

  1. 1 Scott Sinfield January 2, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Amended list from that which appeared on my blog… I’d forgotten about Seeland’s LP – shame on me!

    Portico Quartet – Isla
    Jon Hassell – Last Night the Moon Came Dropping its Clothes in the Street
    The xx – The xx
    Tortoise – Beacons of Ancestorship
    Kreidler – Mosaik 2014
    Seeland – Tomorrow Today
    Yo La Tengo – Popular Songs
    Fever Ray – Fever Ray
    Bibio – Ambivalnce Avenue
    We Fell to Earth – We Fell to Earth
    Leyland Kirby – Sadly, the Future Is No Longer What It Was
    Tim Hecker – An Imaginary Country
    Glen Johnson – Details Not Recorded
    Piano Magic – Ovations
    Epic45 – In All The Empty Houses

  2. 2 Azelpds January 3, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Here’s mine, and the first 10 have some small entries on my blog also, in portuguese of course. 😉

    my top personal choices:

    Port-Royal – Dying In Time
    Black Swan Lane – The Sun and the Moon Sessions
    For Against – Never Been
    Odawas – The Blue Depths
    We Fell To Earth – We Fell To Earth
    The Mary Onettes – Islands
    This Vision – This Vision
    Jeniferever – Spring Tides
    Danish Daycare – A Story Of Hurt
    Red Painted Red – Colours Boxset

    25 honorable mentions, in alphabetical order:

    Art Noir – Silent Green
    Asobi Seksu – Hush
    Blindfold – Faking Dreams
    Cinnamon Chasers – A Million Miles From Home
    City Rain – This I Will Remember
    Fever Ray – Fever Ray
    Filthy Dukes – Nonsense In The Dark
    French Teen Idol – El Siete Es La Luz
    Great Lake Swimmers – Lost Channels
    Hearts of Black Science – The Star In The Lake
    Her Vanished Grace – Blue
    IAMX – Kingdom of Welcome Addiction
    Jonathan Johansson – En Hand i Himlen
    Light in Your Life – Light in Your Life
    Loney, Dear – Dear John
    Moderat – Moderat
    Mono – Hymn To The Immortal Wind
    Piano Magic – Ovations
    PNDC & housework – Secondhand Language
    Soap&Skin – Lovetune For Vacuum
    Telefon Tel Aviv – Immolate Yourself
    The Isolation – The Isolation
    The Joy Formidable – A Balloon Called Moaning
    The Twilight Sad – Forget The Night Ahead
    The XX – XX

    original link, here:

  1. 1 Massimo Discepoli | Dof label Trackback on June 5, 2014 at 5:31 pm

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