favorite albums of 2009


Here are my top twenty favorite albums of 2009. Also presented without commentary because this is an ART blog, not a music blog! Even though I do waver from the art posts from time to time to let you all know about music uh… artists you might want to check out. Anyhow, next post I promise I will have some new art. The cartoony sort.

  1. Sigh No MoreMumford & Sons
  2. Church MusicDavid Crowder*Band
  3. It’s Blitz!Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  4. Wolfgang Amadeus PhoenixPhoenix
  5. Merriweather Post PavilionAnimal Collective
  6. Two SonsBat for Lashes
  7. There Is No EnemyBuilt to Spill
  8. MannersPassion Pit
  9. FantasiesMetric
  10. Here Comes ScienceThey Might Be Giants
  11. Bitte OrcaDirty Projectors
  12. EverybodyIngrid Michaelson
  13. Coeur De PirateCoeur De Pirate
  14. AlpinismsSchool of Seven Bells
  15. The Pains of Being Pure at HeartThe Pains of Being Pure at Heart
  16. Phrazes For The YoungJulian Casablancas
  17. After The Ending [Deluxe]Dashboard Confessional
  18. Strict JoyThe Swell Season
  19. Bomb in a BirdcageA Fine Frenzy
  20. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic ZeroesEdward Sharpe & the MZ

Lots of other great ones came out, but those are the one I probably listened to the most. I think this was actually a great year for music—better than last—and great for indy rock in particular. My most anticipated new album of 2010 has got to be the new Arcade Fire, due out in May. Just in time for my birthday. :)



  1. Jen Maihack’s avatar

    perfect list! I knew you’d put mumford and sons within the top three. I’m a littel surprised about the yeah yeah yeah’s, though. I didn’t know you liked that album so much! I love it too :)

    1. mike’s avatar

      of course! it had an advantage of coming out early in the year and me never getting sick of it. in fact, i think i’m going to listen to it again right now!

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