Waior
Caleb McAlpine
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Rec Me Some 2009

2009, being arguably my first year on Sputnik, has been a year in which I've gorged on an incredible selection of incredible music -- most of it suggested by you guys. However, I don't have all the essentials of 2009 quite yet and want to know what's really worth it. Contrary to popular belief, I do want recommendations on more than just indie-pop but you can save bad metal for another time. Here's what I have already, tell me what I need.
1fun.
Aim and Ignite


Best record of 2009 so far in my opinion.
2Anchor & Braille
Felt


So atmospheric, so awesome. Absolutely recommended.
3August Burns Red
Constellations


Breakdown.
4Thrice
Beggars


The "Radiohead of heavy music" is now just Radiohead.
5St. Vincent
Actor


Marry Me
6Regina Spektor
Far


When presented like a genie who does magic like Houdini or grants wishes like Jiminy Cricket and Santa Claus, God can be so hilarious!
7Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind


Will be referring to Downer's "essential post-rock list" in the near future.
8 mewithoutYou
It's all crazy! It's all false! It's all


I wish bands would name their albums more conventionally so that people could actually get the artwork working on first try.
9Mastodon
Crack the Skye


Grew off a bit, but there's really very little wrong with it.
10The Mars Volta
Octahedron


The only Mars Volta I have legitimately enjoyed. Let the wheels burn...
11Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing


I am the only son of a pastor that does the things I do.
12Isis
Wavering Radiant


Takes a lot of listens to sink in. I finally get it. Wow.
13The Decemberists
The Hazards of Love


Album single-handedly got me into indie earlier this year. Go figure.
14dredg
The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion


Wasn't expecting the accessibility that this has.
15He Is Legend
It Hates You


The great moments on this record or great. The bad moments... well, I'll forgive them.
16Dream Theater
Black Clouds and Silver Linings


The cheese can be adherent sometimes.
17Closure in Moscow
First Temple


Why I got into the Mars Volta.
18City of Ships
Look What God Did to Us


I want hype for this album. Testimonials? redskyformiles calls it "post-metal Vheissu" and marksellsuswallets has a review in the making. Listen up.
19Broken Records
Until the Earth Begins to Part


Not the Format.
20As Cities Burn
Hell or High Water


BREAKOUT REVIEW
21Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion


electric city and djdorama witness a swift reversal in opinions in my heart
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