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9 Unclose Albums Of '09

You rest now, this is the final list.......until my overlooked '09 albums but that'll be a while off.
1Porcupine Tree
The Incident


GAH! Thats what I think of whenever I think about listening to The Incident. Its full of pretentiousness, crappy songwriting/concepts and unispirational musicianship. It's a pity that the four tracks on the second disc are better than the other disc.
2Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion


I'm not sure if it's because I don't like overly-fun tracks or something else but it just seemed clustered with too much. Add to this the gang vocals which is what made me dislike Grizzly Bear too.
3Bloody Beetroots
Romborama


It started so promising with some semi-gothic organs but then just goes to stereotypical dance music. Its a chore to get through all 20 tracks, this is something I have yet to achieve, unfortunately.
4Charles Spearin
The Happiness Project


I like Broken Social Scene when the members aren't in Broken Social Scene, ie Kevin Drew and Feist. However, the same can not be said with Charles Spearin. Musically it is very good, as the jazz overtones are cool but the interviews annoyed me. I know its meant to be sweet, sentimental and heart-wrenching but it just me want to skip to the places where it was just music.
5Regina Spektor
Far


I bought this twice, not sure why now. It lacks the quirkness that can be found on her previous records. There is no beatboxing which makes me sad.
6 Hungry Kids of Hungary
Mega Mountain


Worst EP (of 2) that I bought this year. Its not even in the database which will not change anytime in the future. The only good thing is their name which is not even that funny.
7 Fun
Aim & Ignite


Sure its uplifting but it lacks substance. If I wanted to listen to Queen, I'd listen to Queen. There are a few cool tracks like 'Light a Roman Candle with Me' but there are so many iffy and annoying parts that it makes me not want to hear more.
8Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix


A bit similar to fun. The two parts of Love like a sunset are the best tracks, mainly because they are dreamy but also fun.
9Mastodon
Crack the Skye


I think I have only listened to this twice. Not because its bad, I just haven't been in the mood to listen to metal this year.
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