2009 In Lists…

Before I finish my Top 100 albums for the decade, I’ll take some time out to write about the best albums of 2009. Commercial radio again ignored good Australian music and as usual there were some great new Australian bands.

Well, here it goes, I hope you all enjoy reading…

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Top Albums of 2009

25. To Lose My Life… – White Lies

24. Rain Machine – Rain Machine

23. Julian Plenti Is… Skyscraper – Julian Plenti

22. Kid Sam – Kid Sam

21. Crack The Skye – Mastadon

20. The Sunspot Letters – Leader Cheetah

19. Veckatimest – Grizzly Bear

18. Smoking Gun – Lady of the Sunshine

17. Octahedron – The Mars Volta

16. The xx – The xx

15. It’s Blitz! – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

14. A Woman A Man Walked By – PJ Harvey & John Parish

13. Conditions – The Temper Trap

12. Zounds -Dappled Cities

11. Swoon – Silversun Pickups

10. Humbug – Arctic Monkeys

9. The Peaceful Atom Is A Bomb – Regular John

8. Lungs – Florence + The Machine

7. Them Crooked Vultures – Them Crooked Vultures

6. Manners – Passion Pit

5. Solar Gambling – Omar Rodriguez-Lopez

4. Tonight: Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand

3. Post-Nothing – Japandroids

2. Hospice – The Antlers

1. Travels With Myself & Another – Future of the Left

Honourable Mentions

The Parallels Amongst Ourselves – Sugar Army

Far – Regina Spektor

Hope Is For Hopers – Philadelphia Grand Jury

Escape From The Sun – Operahouse

Further Complications – Jarvis Cocker

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Top Tracks of 2009

25. While You Wait for the Others – Grizzly Bear

24. My Girls – Animal Collective

23. The Price – Dappled Cities

22. Escape From The Sun – Operahouse

21. Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) – Florence + The Machine

20. Lucid Dreams – Franz Ferdinand

19. New Moon Rising – Wolfmother

18. Down To The Cemetery – Kid Sam

17. Lapsed Catholics – Future of the Left

16. 11th Dimension – Julian Casablancas

15. Fire – Kasabian

14. All Is Love – Karen O

13. This Is The End of Everything – Toma

12. I Quit Girls – Japandroids

11. Laughing With – Regina Spektor

10. Tongues In Cheeks – Sugar Army

9. There Are Listed Buildings – Los Campesinos!

8. Carol Brown – Flight of the Conchords

7. Arrow – Tegan & Sara

6. The Royal We – Silversun Pickups

5. Here It Comes – I Heart Hiroshima

4. Cotopaxi –The Mars Volta

3. No One Loves Me & Neither Do I – Them Crooked Vultures

2. Blood – The Middle East

1. Crying Lightning – Arctic Monkeys

Honourable Mentions

Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons

Exogenesis: Symphony – Muse

Useful Chambers – Dirty Projectors

Magnetic Arrest – Bridezilla

Dominoes – The Big Pink

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Top EP’s of 2009

5. The Food Chain – Dragging Pianos

4. Ayrton Senna – Delorean

3. Art Vs. Science – Art Vs. Science

2. Blood Bank – Bon Iver

1. No One’s First And You’re Next – Modest Mouse

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Best Gig of 2009

Mammal @ Moonee Valley Youth Festival – April 5th

Karen O
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~ by Michael Hodder on December 23, 2009.

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