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01.06.17 Biggest Disappointment of 201601.06.17 Top 20 of 2016
12.18.15 Top 25 of 201511.20.15 Biggest Disappointments 2015
01.09.15 Top 25 Of '14 12.11.13 Top 25 Of 2013
12.18.12 Top 20 Of '1206.16.12 Top 10 Greatest Drops In Quality
01.08.12 Top 5 Disappointments Of '1101.08.12 My Top 20 Of '11
12.10.10 My Top 10 Of '1012.24.09 Top 10 Of 2009
11.26.09 Top 5 Eps Of 2009

Top 10 Of 2009

The best the year had to offer. Honourable mentions go to Imogen Heap - Ellipse and RX Bandits - Mandala.
1Russian Circles

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
2Polar Bear Club
Chasing Hamburg

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
3The 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
4Johnny Foreigner
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
5Closure In Moscow
First Temple

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
Supporting Caste

Just Propagandhi continuing to be their awesome selves.
7Freelance Whales

Terrific indie pop that's dense with melodies and sentimentality.
The Listening

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
10Set 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.
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