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|Thebhoy's Top 32 Albums Of 2009|
Because you've all been eaglerly anticipating this and arbitrary numbers are way better then 10's or 5's.
|1||Do Make Say Think|
Oh boy what can I say. I might have predicted this considering the band is as dependable as you can get. Streetlight's review says all that needs to be said. Fantastic.
Criminally overlooked this year, Noble Beast is easy to brush off as boring, or treading water. The violin, Oh, the violin! Incredibly melodic and natural sounding, this album is chock full of beautiful moments. Listen again and again and you start to see the working parts that make it great. I mean, people hated Madame Bovary when it came out.
|3||maudlin of the Well|
Part the Second
The Happiness Project
|5||Built to Spill|
There is No Enemy
Great vocal work and simple, but deceptively complex songwriting that is layered with intricate details. Beautiful.
If you don't like this record, you fucking suck.
|10||Cymbals Eat Guitars|
Why There Are Mountains
From the opening line of "And the Hazy Sea", you know right away this mix of Modest Mouse and... other indie bands, is going to be an ass-kicker of an album.
|11|| ||Kiss Kiss|
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left
Adam Downer's other non-post-rock attempt at creating hype that wasn't shitty Yonlu. Virus is awesome possum.
Bat for Lashes but darker and slightly better.
Well the melodies are delicious and it's the little moments, like the bass kick in Wake during the verses, that make this record shine.
No More Stories Were Told Today...
lol silly title.
The second half begins to drag a bit, but goddam this one has some good tunes. An inherent sense of melody and when to take things just that slightly different route are what make this record great.
Hymn to the Immortal Wind
This has dropped considerably in favour with me. Having said that, this is formulaic post-rock done absolutely right. Gorgeous.
|18||Bat for Lashes|
Like Fever Ray, but lighter and slightly less good.
Only Built for Cuban Lynx Pt. II
Hippity-hoppity, this shit's poppity.... yeah, I don't listen to hip-hop all that often.
|20||Yo La Tengo|
|21||Noah and the Whale|
The First Days of Spring
more like Noah and the Waior
|22|| ||Various Artists|
Dark Was the Night
Indie elites make what is the best compilation I'VE ever heard. Would be higher but it isn't really a proper album per se.
Aim and Ignite
I hope you're happy Strikey
|24||The Flaming Lips|
Holy shit a little too psychedelic for its own good at times, but Jesus some great bass and drum work. Now, if I can only take Karen O's voice out of If I were a Frog, or whatever the hell it's called.
Grew off me considerably, but damn there's some good stuff on here for sure. Eclectic and sometimes just down right strange in a way only hipsters find cool. But none the less this is a really solid release.
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
See: review. (I'm hope you're happy Klap)
|27||The Dodos |
Time to Die
No, it is not as good as Visiter, but this is a very good follow up record from the now threesome. Consistently good, there is enough of the ol' sing-a-long catchiness that makes the Dodos who they are.
My Maudlin Career
Sometimes just too sunshine, lollipops and rainbows. However there is no denying the sunny fun of this record.
The Hazards of Love
That forgotten EP from the beginning of the year.
|32||The Pains of Being Pure at Heart|
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
noisy and derivative, but still a lot of fun.
|Tis been a good year for music. Here's what I missed out on:|
Manchester Orchestra - Mean Eveything to Nothing
P.O.S. - Never Better
Gavin Castleton - Home
Silversun Pickups - Swoon (which wasn't that great from what I heard from it tbh)
|definitely get on Never Better with the quickness -- amazing album. Although not as good as Audition was in my opinion.|
Also check out Poison the Well's newest if you haven't yet. good list, from what I've heard on it at least.
|Poison the Well don't sound like my bag, but I guess I should give them a try. Fisherfreak, get on some this, you're new and a lot of these are quite popular at Sputnik... others aren't, but yeah.|
|32 is a random number lol|
and yes i'm proud of you for phoenix, although it's standing at a mere 26 is a SHAM
|word man, I just took a look at your ratings and I'm not sure if you'd dig them or not -- but the fact that you like At the Drive-In and old Avenged Sevenfold means there's a chance I suppose.|
If you're going to check them out, I definitely think you'd like The Tropic Rot more than anything else by them.. it's got a bit of a Deftones-ish vibe to it... I dunno. But that and P.O.S.'s Never Better are probably my two albums of the year.
|[quote]and yes i'm proud of you for phoenix, although it's standing at a mere 26 is a SHAM[/quote]|
I just have a heard time getting through the whole record. After Love Like a Sunset Pt. 2 I start to lose interest, even though the rest of the record is good, it's no different then the front half.
@inveigh: word, AtDI are cool beans. Waking the Fallen was a decent record but I only heard it because my brother loves AV7X, so it's not like I listen to it a consisten basis, but I'll give it a shot.
|ironically, one of those 2nd-half phoenix songs is my song of the year|
|fuck, my list got kicked off already by other shitty lists? Dammit to hell! what a waste of time.|
|lol the best time to post shit is around 9pm PST|
|eff you EST|
|lol yonlu is good you fuckers but you are correct, Kiss Kiss is better|
|Good list, although I don't think12 and 18 sound that much alike.|
|good call on fever ray and god damnit ive been meaning to get that charles spearin album for like 7 months|
|Kirgams, wtf get it now.|
Yotimi... yeah I know, they are in the same vein though, but they are different.
|Also, since you like Fever Ray, I'm assuming you like The Knife then? Cause her work with The Knife is way better (even though FR is great too)|
|I actually haven't listened to The Knife yet. I really should, I only picked up Fever Ray on a whim after seeing one of her music videos and being like, "this fucking sweet". Been meaning to get Silent Shout.|
|The Knife is better and I'm saying that having loved Fever Ray|
|Swoon is really good imo.|
|I've never been big on Silversun Pickups, Swoon was okay but I feel I need to listen to it more. Also, I just got The XX album, and it sounds like it would fit somewhere on this list as well.|