Top music for 2009

Although the way we listen to music has changed so
dramatically over the last decade, I still feel the need to do best albums of
the year.  I have noticed that many
of the critics are doing best songs of the year which makes sense.  The music industry, who is still trying
to hold on to the days of yore where they owned the artists and it was all
about putting out the album, have been actually the reason behind the singular
songs.  As they tried to hold on to their golden handcuffs, they pushed artists to start putting out singles.  Funny how things have ended up.  Regardless, here is what was the top of
my listening enjoyment this year….in no particular order.


1 – Harlem Shakes, Technicolor Health  

 2 – Avett Brothers, I And Love and You

 3 – Girls, Album

 4 – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros,  Up From Below

 5 – Monsters of Folk, Monsters of Folk

 6 – Conor Oberst, Outer South

 7 – Miike Snow, Miike Snow

8 – Blind Pilot, 3 Rounds and A Sound

9 – Andrew Bird, Noble Beast

10 – Listening to lots of French music which I am putting under one number.  Jacques
, Carla Bruni, Quelqu'un M'a Dit Serge Gainsbourg, Histoire de Melody Nelson and Madeline Peyroux, Bare Bones

Lots of hip-hop music through out house this year too.  Really enjoyed  Kid Cudi, Man on the Moon: The End of the Day.  But, the rest was mostly singles here and there from other hip-hop artists.  I asked Josh for his top 10 list…lets see if he comes through.  If he does, I will post it.

This year was truly the year of the single and a lot of covers.  It was easier to come up with 10 this year vs years past.  Regardless, this list was on my heavy rotation list in 2009.

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Comments (Archived):

    1. Gotham Gal


      1. David Noël

        De rien!

  1. sjsotelo

    I already have Miike Snow and Technicolor Health… both awesome albums!Cant wait to check out these others!ps.Would love to see Joshs hip hop list (or just top 10), as kid cudi is a all time fav for me.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Thanks. Not sure I know that one but my kids might.

  2. MikeNGarrett

    Your list is a lot better than your dad’s, even though his matches up with the hype machine’s list more. Keep listening to good music.

    1. MikeNGarrett

      *husbandSorry. I didn’t see which blog link I clicked.

      1. Gotham Gal

        Ha! Thanks.