The Best Album’s of 2009

To continue my annual tradition of listing my favourite albums of the year, here is my pick of top 50 albums from 2009. Click on the album names for my full album reviews:

50. Echo & The Bunnymen:
The Fountain

49. Bob Dylan:
Together Through Life

48. Official Secrets Act:
Understanding Electricity

47. Gomez:
A New Tide

46. Neko Case:
Middle Cyclone

45. Bat For Lashes:
Two Suns

44. White Lies:
To Loose My Life

43. Starsailor:
All the Plans

42. Animal Collective:
Merriweather Post Pavilion

41. The Prodigy:
Invaders Must Die

40. Ian Brown:
My Way

39. Porcupine Tree:
The Incident

38. The Flaming Lips:

37. Madeleine Peyroux:
Bare Bones

36. Mastodon:
Crack The Skye

35. Florence and the Machine:

34. Doves:
Kingdoms of Rust

33. Yeah Yeah Yeahs:
Its Blitz

32. U2:
No Line on the Horizon

31. Brett Anderson:
Slow Attack

30. Yoko Ono / Plastic Ono Band:
Between My Head and the Sky

29. Seasick Steve:
Man from Another Time

28. Lily Allen:
It's Not Me, It's You

27. Neil Young:
Fork in the Road

26. Chickenfoot:

25. The XX:
The XX

24. Black Crowes:
Before The Frost

23. Röyksopp:

22. Muse:
The Resistance

21. Antony & The Johnsons:
The Crying Light

20: The Horrors:
Primary Colours

19. Andrew Bird:
Noble Beast

18. Editors:
In This Light and Of This Evening

17. Bill Callahan:
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

16. The Kittiwakes:
Lofoten Calling

15. Pearl Jam:

14. Madness:
The Liberty Of Norton Folgate

13. Arctic Monkeys:

12. The Low Anthem:
Oh My God, Charlie Darwin

11. Them Crooked Vultures:
Them Crooked Vultures

10. Franz Ferdinand:

9. Eels:
Hombre Lobo

8. Wolfmother:
Cosmic Egg

7. The Dead Weather:

6. Kasabian:
West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum

5. Joe Bonamassa:
The Ballad of John Henry

4. Jarvis Cocker:
Further Complications

3. P
J Harvey & John Parish:
A Woman A Man Walked By

2. Leonard Cohen:
Live In London

1. The Decemberists:
The Hazards of Love

And here’s a video countdown I compiled of my top 10 albums:

Although I do buy quite a lot of albums, there’s always stuff I miss, so please send me any glaring omissions so I can check them out. Also this year is the end of the decade as well, hence I’ve published my top albums of the year early and will be publishing a top 100 albums of the decade before the end of the year.

And finally, here’s a few links to previous years top albums:
2008, 2007, 2006


epwal3 said...

one of the single worst best of lists I have seen, I do enjoy your blog though. Have you got Grizzly Bear Veckatimest? and, if you enjoy some harder music Converge's new album Axe to Fall is a good one.

Crispian Jago said...

epwal3, thanks for the suggestions, I haven't got those, so I'll check them out.

Crispian Jago said...

Thanks for the Grizzly Bear "Veckatimest" recommendation. I'm Listening now, and I think that it would have been on my list if I'd known about it earlier

Anonymous said...

what's's's's's's's' with the greengrocer's's''s's's's catapstrophe?

The Great Bandini said...

Just found your skepticism blog when reading the excellent jack of kent blog. Enjoying it so far so thought I'd take a look at your music.
Great to see Mastodon in there. They're touring the UK in February.
Anyway some 2009 albums you might want to check out:
Super Furry Animals - Dark Days/Light Years (can't go wrong with the Furries)
Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions (absolutely frightening record)
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca (not even going to attempt to describe it)
Julian Casablancas - Phrazes For The Young (if you like the strokes then you can't go wrong)
Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport (listening right now and it's ace)
The Felice Brothers - Yonder Is The Clock
The Duke & The King - Nothing Gold Can Stay
(if you like folky, americana type such as Low Anthemn then these are a must)
Glaring omission in possibly best album of year: Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
Lastly: We Were Promised Jetpacks - These Four Walls (excellent young Scottish band)
Sorry to ramble but all are worth listening to several times

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