|Adam Downer's Top 25 Albums Of 2009|
With reasons (if I feel like it)!
Merriweather Post Pavilion
As if you expected anything else.
Just saying the difference between 2 and 3 is negligible. I wish we had ties.
Cuz I listen to this more than I do Post-Nothing, but Post-Nothing has more special moments, so they are basically are of equal quality in my mind.
Hymn to the Immortal Wind
I've written way too much about this already.
This is to me this year what Microcastle was supposed to be last year. Don't get me wrong, I'm now a fan of Deerhunter, but Logos is Microcastle's equal if not it's superior.
This. Is. Sad. And just what exactly is the storyline anyway?
Only Built For Cuban Lynx pt. II
ain't nothin ta fuck wit. Second favorite hip hop release ever
Fall Be Kind
Probably shouldve been number 2 but I have to appear objective to you people
Post Rock, shoegaze, skramz: my perfect storm
Midtown 120 Blues
So so so so so mesmerizing.
Expected this to be awesome, but I didn't expect it to be like hey dudes lets play Brawl to Daitro awesome.
|12||A City Safe From Sea|
Throw Me Through Walls
John Hanson's review of this coming on the release of Ritual of Names
|13||Do Make Say Think|
This could only have "Do" on it and it would still find a spot on this list.
Axe to Fall
|15||maudlin of the Well|
Part the Second
Well, this makes up for Blue Lambency Downward. Toby still knows how to be accessible and challenging at the same time
Mama, I'm Swollen
There's a hole in the floor, as black as my mama's womb, those were the days
|17||A Sunny Day In Glasgow|
In competition with Embryonic for "Long-as-shit" album of the year. This wins because oh my god it's so catchy and dreamy and nice and aghhhh
No really, this was released this year, remember? Remember when "Woods" was controversial??
Flowers and Fireworks
Written too much about this too, better than anything SeaAnemone's reviewed in the past month
Well hey Justin Vernon fancy seeing you here again
L'Autopsie Phenomenale De Dieu
Scary shit right here. Like psychologically. Seriously don't listen to this album.
FUCK IT BACK TO THE WALL CRUSH IT LAUGH AT EM ALL HUSH LET EM TRY TO FIND THE BEAUTY IN YOUR FACE
|23|| ||Kiss Kiss|
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left
kooky little buggers
Another two weeks with this album this would have ended up top 15 probably.
The Inevitable and I
There are a lot of albums I was considering putting here, but I liked this one the best, even though it's less of an artistic achievement or a cool revival or a fun dancey album as what's on the outside looking in. Just really chill, well constructed stuff.