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11.30.09 Dougies 2009: Albums Of The Year

Dougies 2009: Albums Of The Year

2009 has been a landmark year in music. While some may disagree, I can't think of many previous years where I have found so much great music in 365 days. Sifting through Sputnikmusics eclectic range of genres, there have been many fantastic releases, from folk, hardcore, jazz, indie etc. Throughout the year, I have listened to over 40 albums, and here is my list of the top 40 - ranging from 5 to 3 - of the albums that graced my ear lobes during the year plus EP of the year.
1Silversun Pickups

2009 has shown that the Silversun Pickups can top an almost topless record.
Swoon is an the sophomore release from the quartet, and is an album that
encompasses many things;
be it the beautiful melodies, shoegaze heavy mid sections of the interesting but
perfect voice of Brain
Aubert. Swoon contains no filler, and really rockets along with up tempo track
highlights like 'Panic
Switch' and 'The Royal We', plus the gentle 'Catch & Release'. Somehow the
Silversun Pickups have
outdone themselves, by topping an extremely impressive debut, and writing the
best album of 2009.
Rating: 5
2Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

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It's always great when a fabulous front man from a fabulous band decides to go
solo. Paul Dempsey
has done just that, with his debut solo effort in Everything Is True. A
folk/rock tinged album full of
wonderful ballads and some slightly rockier tunes, Dempsey has created a
wonderful album that has
warmed my heart, and been a joy to listen to throughout the year.
Rating: 4.5
...In Shallow Seas We Sail

Emery are back, and with them they bring one of the most beautifully written
albums of 2009 with
...In Shallow Seas We Sail. The songwritting is immense, the lyrical conviction
is perfect, while the
vocals soar with amazing harmonies and interplay. This album flows like a river
bursting at the
banks. While that may sound almost too perfect it's 100 percent true... I mean
Davey Boy gave it a
Rating: 4.5
4Mumford & Sons
Sigh No More

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What can one say about this wonderful folk quartet? A lot actually! Using lovely
vocal harmonies
mixed perfect instrumentation this folk record is one of the best that has come
out of the large
London folk scene.
Rating: 4.5
5Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything To Nothing

An album that has solidified that Manchester Orchestra are a force to be
reckoned with. The groups
sophomore release is probably their strongest mixing heaving indie/rock tunes
with emotionally
touching ballads.
Rating: 4.5
Sound Awake

The prog/rock boys from down under produce once again an album that is very
close to perfection.
Sound Awake is a change in sound for Karnivool heading in a more progressive
sway and have
written some amazing songs.
Rating: 4.5
7Grizzly Bear

Veckatimest, could almost be the perfect album. Having obvious pop roots, the
varies from slow melodic tracks, with hauntingly beautiful melodies and
harmonies to the
straight up pop tracks like 'Two Weeks'. Grizzly Bear have easily produced one
of the best
albums of the year and Veckatimest has
definitely lived up to the hype.
Rating: 4.5
Head of the Hawk

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Rating: 4
9Closure In Moscow
First Temple

Rating: 4
10Lisa Mitchell

Rounding up my top 10, Wonder sees the dreamy and cute voice of Lisa Mitchell
drift through each
song in a showing of lovely presented folk/pop. An album that I play on repeat
due to it's catchy
hooks and tender folk feel.
Creature Of Habit

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Rating: 4
12August Burns Red

Rating: 4
13Yves Klein Blue
Ragged and Ecstatic

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Rating: 4

Rating: 4
15Jamie T
Kings and Queens

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Rating: 4
16Relient K
Forget and Not Slow Down

Rating: 4
17The Decemberists
The Hazards of Love

Rating: 3.5
18Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

Rating: 3.5
Aim and Ignite

Rating: 3.5
20Hilltop Hoods
State of the Art

Rating: 3.5
21Bomb the Music Industry!

Rating: 3.5
22 Lily Allen
It's Not Me, It's You

Rating: 3.5
23Brand New

Rating: 3.5
24The Temper Trap

Rating: 3.5
Golden Rule

Rating: 3.5
Hymn to the Immortal Wind

Rating: 3.5
27Eleventh He Reaches London
Hollow Be My Name

Rating: 3.5
New Leaves

Rating: 3.5
The Resistance

Rating: 3.5
30Bloody Beetroots

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Rating: 3.5
31Volcano Choir

Rating: 3.5
32Sarah Blasko
As Day Follows Night

Rating: 3.5
33Matthew Good Band

Rating: 3.5
34Eskimo Joe

Rating: 3.5
Brand New Eyes

Rating: 3
36 mewithoutYou
It's all crazy! It's all false! It's all

Rating: 3
Old Crows / Young Cardinals

Rating: 3
Here Anonymous

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Rating: 3
Axe to Fall

Rating: 3
40Between the Buried and Me
The Great Misdirect

Rating: 3
41Bon Iver
Blood Bank

My EP of the year
Rating: 4
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