favorite music of 2009.

I don’t feel complete unless I’ve compiled a list ranking my favorite music of the year (too many NYEs spent up late listening to the top 100 countdown on the headphones.)  So, here goes:

favorite 30 albums
top 5 albums
favorite 20 songs
favorite 10 videos

//////////// runners up (alphabetically)
Camera Obscura “My Maudlin Career”
Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The “Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The”
Real Estate “Real Estate”
Swan Lake “Enemy Mine”
Wild Beasts “Two Dancers”
//////////// top 25

[25]  Sunset Rubdown “Dragonslayer”
[24] Dan Deacon “Bromst”
[23]  Memory Tapes “Seek Magic”
[22] Atlas Sound “Logos”
[21]  A Place to Bury Strangers “Exploding Head”
[20] St Vincent “Actor”
[19] Dirty Projectors “Bitte Orca”
[18] Cass McCombs “Catacombs”
[17] Wavves “Wavves”
[16] Fever Ray “Fever Ray”
[15] Jonathan Johansson “En Hand I Himlen”
[14] Blind Man’s Colour “Season’s Dreaming”
[13] Röyksopp “Junior”
[12] Phoenix “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix”
[11] Cymbals Eat Guitars “Why There are Mountains”
[10] Horrors “Primary Colours”
[09] Deerhunter “Rainwater Cassette Exchange”
[08] Neon Indian “Psychic Chasms”
[07] Discovery “lp”
[06] Little Dragon “Machine Dream”
//////////// top 5
[05] Abe Vigoda “Reviver”
[04] jj “jj no.2”
[03] Girls “Album”
[02] Grizzly Bear “Veckatimest”
[01] Animal Collective “Merriweather Post Pavillion” + “Fall Be Kind”

[20] Fever Ray “When I Grow Up (Studio remix)”

[19] Girls “Laura”

[18] Animal Collective “Summertime Clothes”

[17] Deerhunter “Circulation”

[16] St. Vincent “Actor Out of Work”

[15] Phoenix “1901”

[14] Royksopp “Tricky Tricky (Salem remix)”

[13] Cass McCombs “You Saved My Life”

[12] Grizzly Bear “Two Weeks”

[11] Atlas Sound “Walkabout”

[10] jj “From Africa to Malaga”

[09] Horrors “Sea Within a Sea”

[08] Dirty Projectors “Stillness is the Move”

[07] Discovery “So Insane”

[06] Abe Vigoda “Don’t Lie”

[05] Very Best “Warm Heart of Africa (Violens remix)”

[04] Drums “Let’s Go Surfing”

[03] Little Dragon “Feather”

[02] Bat for Lashes “Daniel”

[01] Animal Collective “My Girls”


[10] Air “Sing Sang Sung”

[09] Grizzly Bear “Two Weeks”

[08] Nite Jewel “Lover”

[07] Fang Island “Daisy”

[06] Cass McCombs “You Saved My Life”

[05] Fleet Foxes “Mykonos”

[04] Small Black “Despicable Dogs”

[03] Royksopp “This Must Be It”

[02] Washed Out “Feel it All Around”

[01] Peter Bjorn & John “It Don’t Move Me”

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