Best albums of 2009

23 December, 2009

As every year, but with the main difference that this year I’m doing it on time, this is the post that covers my list of favorite albums for 2009. Most of them have been released this year, but this is not compulsory. My year in music has been quite interesting, good discovering, mostly music that came from the North American folk scene and sub-genres like New Weird America and other acoustic bastard sons. My biggest disapointment came from the neo-psychedelic scene, many bands (Weird Owl, Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound to name a couple) have new albums but way way less interesting than their previous releases. One exception to this is the magnificent album called “Dos” from Wooden Shjips which of course is on the list. Also not too much metal or doom this year, just Orthodox and Earth.

So, the albums, I choose twelve, one for every month, order has no meaning. Enjoy.

Extra Life – Secular Works


Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes


Songs: Ohia – The Magnolia Eletric Co.


Earth – The Bees Made Honey in he Lion’s Skull


Wooden Shjips – Dos


Shellac – Excelent Italian Greyhound


Dirty Projectors  – Bitte Orca


Vivian Girls – Vivian Girls


Animal collective – Mearriweather Post Pavillion


Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest


Joanna Newsom – Ys


Orthodox – Sentencia


Honor Mentions

  • The Black Keys – Attack & Release
  • Fever Ray – Fever Ray
  • Mastodon – Crack the Skye
  • Wolves in the Throne Room – Black Cascade
  • Grouper – Dragging a Dead Deer Up the Hill
  • Kylesa – Static Tensions
  • Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles
  • Wavves – Wavves
  • Six Organs of Admittance – Luminous Light
  • Rararariot – The Rumble Line
  • John Doe & The Sadies – Country Club
  • Moderat – Moderat

What is your favorite cover?

Mine is Shellac’s closely followed by Fleet Foxes’

What are your faves for this year?

Previous editions of best albums:

2008, 2007, 2006


  1. Hombre, para definiciones elásticas de “2009” porque puedo aceptar el de los Fleet Foxes, que es del año pasado ¡Pero el YS de Joanna Newsom es del 2006!

  2. Keko, lo pongo siempre en el texto, lo que quiere decir que no lo has leido :P no tienen porque ser discos editados este año, son discos que he descubierto este año. Generalmente con lamentos, porque ahora me muero de ver a la Newsom que tocó por aqui hace un par de años.

  3. No es por dar envidia, pero el concierto de Newsom estuvo muy bien…

    Mi portada favorita, sin duda, la de MPP.

  4. […] Indeed, check “Dos” album out on Southern Lord records, is fantastic. One of my favorites of 2009. […]

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