Our Favorite Albums of 2009

Despite the economic and political turmoil that tarnished most of 2009, one thing remained certain- great music was being created by plenty of different artists spanning all sorts of genres…  The Sound Medium has compiled lists of our favorite albums of 2009, along with a few experts’ lists of the best, to showcase the greatness that happened in music over the past year.  Take a few minutes to navigate this post- there are many outstanding albums/artists/songs featured here.  We hope you find something you like!  Shoot us an email at thesoundmediuminbox@gmail.com if you have any questions about the music featured in this post.

Cheers to a great 2010!!

JJ’s Top Ten List (Complete with Youtubes)
1. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion

2. Blakroc – S/T

3. Discovery – EP

4. The XX – S/T

5. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest

6. Major Lazer – Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do

7. Kid Cudi – Man on the Moon: The End of Day

8. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

9. Miike Snow
S/T
10. Wale – Attention Deficit

CD’s Top Ten List (Complete with Youtubes)
1. Blakroc – S/T
2. The Black Crowes – Before the Frost… Until the Freeze
3. Assembly of Dust – Some Assembly Required
4. Dan Auerbach – Keep It Hid
5. Levon Helm – Electric Dirt
6. J.J. Cale – Roll On
7. Ryan Bingham – Roadhouse Sun

8. Booker T & The Drive-By Truckers – Potato Hole
9. Wilco – Wilco (The Album)
10. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – S/T

NPR’s Top Ten List (Click for Top 50)
01. Grizzly Bear: Veckatimest
02. Animal Collective: Merriweather Post Pavilion
03. Phoenix: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
04. Neko Case: Middle Cyclone
05. Andrew Bird: Noble Beast
06. The Decemberists: Hazards Of Love
07. Wilco: Wilco (The Album)
08. Bon Iver: Blood Bank
09. The Avett Brothers: I And Love And You
10. St. Vincent: Actor

Pitchfork’s Top Ten List (Click for Top 50)
1. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
2. Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca
3. The xx – S/T
4. The Flaming Lips – Embyonic
5. Raekwon – Only Built for Cuban Linx… Pt. II
6. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
7. Bat for Lashes – Two Suns
8. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
9. Fever Ray – S/T
10. Girls – Album

Rolling Stone’s Top Ten List (Click for Top 25)
1
| U2: No Line on the Horizon
2
| Bruce Springsteen: Working on a Dream
3
| Phoenix: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
4
| Jay-Z: The Blueprint 3
5
| Green Day: 21st Century Breakdown
6
| Dirty Projectors: Bitte Orca
7
| Neko Case: Middle Cyclone
8
| The-Dream: Love vs Money
9
| The xx: The xx
10
| Sonic Youth: The Eternal

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~ by cdowell4 on January 19, 2010.

One Response to “Our Favorite Albums of 2009”

  1. […] their album from May of this past year. Definitely check this album out…makes me re-think my 2009 best of list (I mean, it’s prob better than Veckatimest…not sure why I have that album so high […]

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