Michael Patrick Brady

Music

My Favorite Albums of 2009

November 5, 2009

I have to say that my proudest moment as a music critic this year has been the quotation of my review in the Wikipedia entry for Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion. Though I did not dislike the album entirely, my less-than-ebullient review was pegged as the “negative” example amidst a sea of nearly universal praise. That album did not make my 2009 favorites list, obviously. The 15 that did are presented below without pretension. I do not claim that they are the best, nor do I claim any kind of comprehensiveness. I definitely did not hear everything that came out this year. These are just the albums that brought me the most pleasure in 2009, and hopefully, if you haven’t already checked them out, you will now. If you want a deeper insight into my thoughts on each, please visit the links to the specific reviews and blog posts for those albums that have them.


MY FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2009

15. Mi Ami
Watersports
(My Review @ The Phoenix | Blog)
Buy At Amazon: CD | MP3s

14. Sax Ruins
Yawiquo
(My Review @ The Phoenix | Blog)
Buy At Amazon: CD | MP3s

13. Dalek
Gutter Tactics
(My Review @ The Phoenix | Blog)
Buy At Amazon: CD | MP3s

12. Lars Horntveth
Kaleidoscopic
(My Review @ The Phoenix | Blog)
Buy At Amazon: CD | MP3s

11. Bonnie “Prince” Billy
Beware
(My Review @ The Phoenix | Blog)
Buy At Amazon: CD | MP3s

10. Mission of Burma
The Sound, The Speed, The Light
Buy At Amazon: CD | MP3s


9. Neko Case
Middle Cyclone
Buy At Amazon: CD | MP3s


8. Jason Adasiewicz’s Rolldown
Varmint
(My feature/interview in ALARM #37)
Buy At Amazon: CD | MP3s

7. Sonic Youth
The Eternal
(My Review @ The Phoenix | Blog)
Buy At Amazon: CD | MP3s

6. Future of the Left
Travels With Myself and Another
Buy At Amazon: CD | MP3s


5. Lightning Bolt
Earthly Delights
(My review in ALARM #37)
Buy At Amazon: CD | MP3s

4. Pissed Jeans
King of Jeans
(My Review @ The Phoenix | Blog)
Buy At Amazon: CD | MP3s

3. Wild Beasts
Two Dancers
(My Review @ The Phoenix | Blog)
Buy At Amazon: CD | MP3s

2. Fool’s Gold
Fool’s Gold
(My Review @ The Phoenix | Blog)
Buy At Amazon: CD | MP3s

1. Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle
(My Review @ The Phoenix | Blog)
Buy At Amazon: CD | MP3s

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  • 1. Alex  |  November 6th, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    I agree with a lot of your picks. Here are mine:
    Grizzly Bear – Vekatimest
    Animal Collective – Merriweather post pavillion
    Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
    Metric – Fantasies
    Neko Case – Middle Cyclone
    The XX – XX
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz!
    DM Stith – Heavy Ghost
    St. Vincent – Actor
    The Maccabees – Wall of Arms