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Rec Me Some 2009

2009, being arguably my first year on Sputnik, has been a year in which I've gorged on an incredible selection of incredible music -- most of it suggested by you guys. However, I don't have all the essentials of 2009 quite yet and want to know what's really worth it. Contrary to popular belief, I do want recommendations on more than just indie-pop but you can save bad metal for another time. Here's what I have already, tell me what I need.
Aim and Ignite

Best record of 2009 so far in my opinion.
2Anchor & Braille

So atmospheric, so awesome. Absolutely recommended.
3August Burns Red


The "Radiohead of heavy music" is now just Radiohead.
5St. Vincent

Marry Me
6Regina Spektor

When presented like a genie who does magic like Houdini or grants wishes like Jiminy Cricket and Santa Claus, God can be so hilarious!
Hymn to the Immortal Wind

Will be referring to Downer's "essential post-rock list" in the near future.
8 mewithoutYou
It's all crazy! It's all false! It's all

I wish bands would name their albums more conventionally so that people could actually get the artwork working on first try.
Crack the Skye

Grew off a bit, but there's really very little wrong with it.
10The Mars Volta

The only Mars Volta I have legitimately enjoyed. Let the wheels burn...
11Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

I am the only son of a pastor that does the things I do.
Wavering Radiant

Takes a lot of listens to sink in. I finally get it. Wow.
13The Decemberists
The Hazards of Love

Album single-handedly got me into indie earlier this year. Go figure.
The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion

Wasn't expecting the accessibility that this has.
15He Is Legend
It Hates You

The great moments on this record or great. The bad moments... well, I'll forgive them.
16Dream Theater
Black Clouds and Silver Linings

The cheese can be adherent sometimes.
17Closure in Moscow
First Temple

Why I got into the Mars Volta.
18City of Ships
Look What God Did to Us

I want hype for this album. Testimonials? redskyformiles calls it "post-metal Vheissu" and marksellsuswallets has a review in the making. Listen up.
19Broken Records
Until the Earth Begins to Part

Not the Format.
20As Cities Burn
Hell or High Water

21Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

electric city and djdorama witness a swift reversal in opinions in my heart
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