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|Best Albums Of 2009|
These are the records I considered to be the strongest in the year 2009.
While not as good as 2008's "Station," "Geneva" is still a fantastic post-metal recording, featuring some excellent riffing
both on bass and guitar (the bass part in the title track is sheer brilliance) as well as some thoughtful contemplative
moments ("When the Mountain Comes to Mohammed").
|9||Between the Buried and Me|
The Great Misdirect
Definitely the band's most progressive recording, "Misdirect" does not trump 2007's brilliant "Colors," but definitely
showcases some of the band's ingenuity and creativity, and features some of the band's most kinetic songwriting.
A record full of ambition, "The Resistance" does have some misfires, but songs
like "Undisclosed Desires" are some of Muse's catchiest and the epic
"Exogenesis" symphony is a step up for the band.
|7||The Mars Volta|
The Mars Volta have crafted their best record; instead of drifting on aimlessly
without direction like previous albums, TMV have crafted a record of well-writen,
cohesive songs that still retain their signature sound.
Black Clouds and Silver Linings
While not breaking any particularly new ground, DT are still writing excellent
music; "A Nightmare to Remember" is set to become a classic, and "The
Shattered Fortress" concludes Portnoy's "AA Suite" well.
Sondre Lerche has crafted his best recording yet, an album that perfects his sophisticated pop sound (gorgeous string
sections highlight many tracks, including a particularly inspired section at the end of "Good Luck) and reveals him to be
a songwriter to be reckoned with.
OSI's best album to date, "Blood" is the realization of OSI's mix of heavy prog
Monoliths and Dimensions
Sunn's most fully realized work, "Monoliths" features Sunn's typical darkness
mixed with Viennese women's choirs and jazz ensembles, culminating in a
masterwork of drone music.
|2|| ||The Elms|
The Great American Midrange
A revival of real, classic rock and roll, "TGAM" is a record full of great riffs, hooks,
and classic American songwriting.
PT's most ambitious record to date; it succeeds. "Time Flies," the centerpiece of the 55-minute long title song, is one of
the best things PT has ever written.
|7 is terrible|
|8 is cool. 5 is great, I'd love it much more if it had better lyrics. 7 is pretty bad; I hate Bellamy's rendition of the Chopin nocturne. |
|props for 6 and 8. but the list is incomplete without Traced In Air and Crack the Skye|
|I'm not quite sure why so many hated "The Resistance." While not as good as Muse's best, I still think it's a respectable record.|
|I couldn't even finish The Resistance...I gave it to my friend who was poor but wanted it. Granted, I'm not a huge MUSE fan.|
|ugh 8 is terrible. 9 is cool though|
|and 6, DT nostalgia |