|Top 10 Of 2009|
The best the year had to offer. Honourable mentions go to Imogen Heap - Ellipse and RX Bandits - Mandala.
I didn't really think they could top last year's effort, but Geneva is everything and more. The song writing is tighter, the bass has more of a role, and the additional strings and brass really are a nice touch. Standouts: Hexed All & Melee
|2||Polar Bear Club|
I gush about this at length in my review, but this is one damn fine melodic punk album. I would absolutely check it out if you like Rise Against/Strung Out/stuff like that. Standouts: Living Saints & One Hit Back
|3||The Number Twelve Looks Like You|
Worse Than Alone
I have to admit this is the first album from these guys that I truly enjoyed, and it sucks because they just broke up a week ago. Oh well! Standouts: To Catch a Tiger, The League of Endangered Oddities
Grace and the Bigger Picture
Basically a mix of Bloc Party and Tsunami Bomb, Johnny Foreigner is one catchy indie rock band. This is my vote for sleeper hit of the year. Standouts: Security to the Promenade, Feels Like Summer
|5||Closure In Moscow|
A very talented band that sounds like a more polished At The Drive In. Very catchy progressive rock songs with a fantastic lead singer and crazy guitar riffs. Standouts: Vanguard, Kissing Cousins
Just Propagandhi continuing to be their awesome selves.
Terrific indie pop that's dense with melodies and sentimentality.
A nice synth-pop release from a fellow Canadian. This was my also my first review, so keep that in mind when you don't read it. Standouts: Up Up & Away, Pretend
|9|| ||Drop Dead, Gorgeous|
Hot N' Heavy
I honestly don't know why I like these guys: they're about as generic as it gets, but it's still a fun listen from time to time. Standouts: Killing a Classic, Beat The Devil Out Of It
|10||Set Your Goals|
This Will Be The Death of Us
I really enjoyed this album when it first came out in the summer, but it's since lost some luster. Not a bad effort, though! Standouts: Gaia Bleeds (Make Way for Man), This Will Be the Death of Us.