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Best Albums of 2009 (so far)

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by jlb1705, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    This is usually an end-of-year thread, but we're near the halfway point now and there has been so much good stuff coming out (IMO) that I wanted to highlight it (lest an a good album or two get lost in the shuffle). I'm interested to see what everybody else is listening to so far.

    Best: Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion It just found me at the right time. I think it's going to be the one I remember this year by.

    Next: Wilco - Wilco (The Album) Technically not released for another week, but I've had it on my iPod for over a month now. Another solid effort, but a notch below their best work.

    The Rest (in no particular order):

    • Art Brut - Art Brut vs. Satan
    • Franz Ferdinand - Tonight
    • Heartless Bastards - The Mountain
    • Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
    • Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
    • St. Vincent - Actor
    • Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances (issues last year, re-issued this year, which is how I came to it and how I'm counting it)
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  2. FrancisSoyer

    FrancisSoyer Junior

    Mastodon - Crack the Skye
    Kylesa - Static Tensions
    Coalesce - Ox
    Agoraphobic Nosebleed - Agorapocalypse
  3. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

    The Decemberists - "The Hazards of Love"

    Looking forward to the Dead Weather album next month...
  4. Bleed S & G

    Bleed S & G Taking Crazy Pills

    I'll have to check out Wilco's..

    I'd nominate Eminem - Relapse
  5. PlanetFrnd

    PlanetFrnd Newbie

    Deeper than Rap - Rick Ross

    Other than that... not much.

    What do you like about Phoenix, jlb? I wouldnt have called it a best album, but I'd like to hear someone else's opinion.

    (waits for ballin....)
  6. Fungo Squiggly

    Fungo Squiggly Mortal enemy of all things Bucky Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion '18 Keeper League Champ '18 BPCFFB II Champ

  7. ginn421

    ginn421 Think Long

    Agree about Wilco. One Wing is a killer track.

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz
    Dan Auerbach - Keep It Hid
    Been listening to Metric - Fantasies and I'm liking it so far...

    Never got into Animal Collective that much...I've tried, but I guess I don't get it?
  8. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go! Staff Member

    Various Artists - Dark Was the Night
    Andrew Bird - Noble Beast
    Bruce Springsteen - Working on a Dream
    The Decemberists - Hazards of Love
    Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
    Regina Spektor - Far
    Great Lake Swimmers - Lost Channels

    I've only heard the Phoenix CD a few times, but I really like it. Might be one of my faves by the end of the year.
  9. 3074326

    3074326 Urban Legend

    My choice. Can't think of any others I've really liked that much.
  10. elliemae

    elliemae steeler-buckeye fan

    It is Crack The Sky! I know the guitar player very well! Rick Witkowski,he plays for B.E.Taylor. The bass player Joe Macre & drummer for Crack The Sky used to play in Bill's band until mid 80's when they left Crack The Sky. I know them as well.not as well as Rick though.
  11. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    [quote='BusNative;148792;6]Deeper than Rap - Rick Ross

    Other than that... not much.

    What do you like about Phoenix, jlb? I wouldnt have called it a best album, but I'd like to hear someone else's opinion.

    (waits for ballin....)[/quote]

    Phoenix plays the kind of music that I think everybody thought The Strokes would end up making. This new one is a little more Euro-flavored (rightfully so) than their previous effort It's Never Been Like That. I don't like it quite as much as that one, but I like it pretty well nonetheless.

    I've been meaning to check out Metric - thanks for reminding me.

    I was never an Animal Collective fan either, although I did kinda like Panda Bear's solo disc. I guess it was just right place, right time for that one for me.

    Also, a couple people have mentioned The Decemberists. I've tried to get into that one a couple times now and it still hasn't happened. I really like them overall though, so I'm gonna keep trying.
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  12. BuckeyeTillIDie

    BuckeyeTillIDie The North Remembers

    Dan Auerbach's and Neko Case's releases have been the best for me, so far.

    Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca is also quite good.
  13. 3074326

    3074326 Urban Legend

    The band Mastodon had an album called "Crack the Skye." :tongue2:
  14. ginn421

    ginn421 Think Long

    It helps if you get an idea of what the "story" is for The Hazards of Love before listening to it. Here's a link with a pretty good interpretation.

    I liked the album, but I wouldn't call it their best one, let alone album of the year.
  15. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    Silversun Pickups- Swoon

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