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Lists! 2009: Favorite Albums 10-1 by Barbecue Bros
December 30, 2009, 4:18 pm
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10. Future of the Left – Travels With Myself and Another (4AD) – Andy Falkous and company keep the momentum going post-Mclusky.


9. Cymbals Eat Guitars – Why There Are Mountains (Sister’s Den) – This year’s great indie guitar rock album.


8. The Whitest Boy Alive – Rules (Asound-Bubbles) – I always liked this album but it slipped my mind for my 1/2 year list. Not so for my year-end list. A great side project from one of the Kings of Convenience guys.


7. Bat for Lashes – Two Suns (Astralwerks) – A beautiful, out-of-this-world album from Natasha Khan.


6. St. Vincent – Actor (4AD) – What sets this album apart is the fractured Disney instrumentation.


5. Washed Out – Life of Leisure EP (Mexican Summer) – For me, “chillwave” was the sound of the year, and Washed Out along with his buddy Toro Y Moi were the leaders of the pack.


4. The xx – xx (XL) – A complete surprise from the previously unknown trip-hop, dub, and pop influenced trio from England.


3. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest (Warp) – Probably the prettiest, best sounding album this year.


2. Animal CollectiveMerriweather Post Pavilion (Domino) – I knew that this was going to be a monster of an album ever since I first heard “My Girls” in January of this year. A perfect balance between experimentation and pop.


1. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Glass Note) – Because I love every damn song on this album and want to see Phoenix again as soon as possible.

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