The Big Music List, halfway through 2009

Now that it is summer, maybe I can start writing legit reviews again. 😐 Anyways, here’s a look at my (badass) year in music so far.

Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavillion – 9.7
mewithoutYou – It’s All Crazy! It’s All False! It’s All A Dream! It’s Alright – 9.5
Hecq – Steeltongued – 9.4
The Antlers – Hospice – 9.4
Animals as Leaders – Animals as Leaders – 9.3
The Decemberists – The Hazards of Love – 9.3
Mastodon – Crack the Skye – 9.2
Maudlin of the Well – Part the Second – 9.2
Black Cock – Robot Child with a God Complex – 9.2
James Blackshaw – The Glass Bead Game – 9.2
IAMX – Kingdom of the Welcome Addiction – 9.1
Grizzly Bear – Veckatimist – 9.1
Antony & the Johnsons – The Crying Light – 9.1
Fever Ray – Fever Ray – 9.1
Andrew Bird – Noble Beast – 9.0
Karl Sanders – Saurian Exorcisms – 9.0
Giuseppe Ielasi – Aix – 9.0
Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix – 8.8
The Dream – Love vs Money – 8.8
Akron/Family – Set ‘Em Wild, Set ‘Em Free – 8.7
The Field – Yesterday and Today – 8.7
Nels Cline – Coward – 8.7
The Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca – 8.6
The Horrors – Primary Colours – 8.6
M. Ward – Hold Time – 8.5
Allen Toussaint – The Bright Mississippi – 8.5
Dredg – The Pariah, The Pharoah, The Delusion – 8.5
St. Vincent – Actor – 8.4
Paper Route – Absence 8.4
Sholi – Sholi – 8.4
Balmorhea – All Is Wild, All Is Silent – 8.4
Franz Ferdinand – Tonight: Franz Ferdinand – 8.3
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz! – 8.3
The Bird and the Bee – Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future – 8.3
Ozric Tentacles – The Yumyum Tree – 8.3
Future of the Left – Travels With Myself and Another – 8.3
Joker’s Daughter – The Last Laugh – 8.2
Yagya – Rigning – 8.2
P.O.S. – Never Better – 8.2
Radio Moscow – Brain Cycles – 8.2
Metric – Fantasies – 8.2
Omar Rodriguez Lopez – Old Money – 8.2
Zu – Carboniferous – 8.2
K’naan – Troubadour – 8.2
Neko Case – Middle Cyclone – 8.2
The Mars Volta – Octahedron – 8.1
Æthenor – Faking Gold and Money – 8.1
Starfucker – Jupiter – 8.1
Propagandhi – Supporting Caste – 8.1
Bomb the Music Industry! – Scrambles – 8.1
Lily Allen – It’s Not Me, It’s You – 8.1
Bat for Lashes – Two Suns – 8.1
A.C. Newman – Get Guilty – 8.1
Röyksopp – Junior – 8.0
Black Moth Super Rainbow – Eating Us – 8.0
Felice Brothers – Yonder Is The Clock -8.0
Burial & Four Tet – Moth/Wolf Cub – 8.0
Mountains – Choral – 8.0
Vienna Teng – Inland Territory – 8.0
PPP – Abundance – 8.0
Passion Pit – Manners – 8.0
N.A.S.A. – Spirit of Apollo – 7.9
Fanfarlo – Reservoirs – 7.9
Asobi Seksu – Hush – 7.9
Wavves – Wavvves – 7.9
Atom™ – Liedgut – 7.9
Telepathe – Dance Mother – 7.9
Cursive – Mama, I’m Swollen – 7.8
Finale – A Pipe Dream and a Promise – 7.8
Luck-One & Dekk – Beautiful Music – 7.8
Sin Fang Bous – Clangour – 7.8
Omar Rodriguez Lopez – Mega Ritual – 7.8
Scott Matthews – Elsewhere – 7.8
Ben Folds – Presents University A Cappella – 7.8
Lotus Plaza – The Floodlight Collective – 7.8
Oren Lavie – The Opposite Side of the Sea – 7.8
Peter Bjorn & John – Living Thing – 7.7
Arbouretum – Song of the Pearl – 7.6
Camera Obscura – My Maudlin Career – 7.4
A Hawk and a Hacksaw – Delivrance – 7.4
John Frusciante – The Empyrean – 7.4
Swan Lake – Enemy Mine – 7.3
Micachu and the Shapes – Jewelry – 7.2
Patrick Wolf – The Bachelor – 7.2
Ganglians – Monster Head Room – 7.2
Eleni Mandell – Artificial Fire – 7.2
El Goodo – Coyote – 7.2
The Paper Chase – Someday This Could All Be Yours – 7.1
Drake – So Far Gone – 7.1
City Center – City Center – 7.1
Bell Orchestre – As Seen Through Windows – 7.0
Moderat – Moderat – 7.0
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band – Outer South – 6.9
Dan Deacon – Bromst – 6.9
U2 – No Line on the Horizon – 6.9
Fiction Family – Fiction Family – 6.9
Dananananaykroid – Hey Everyone! – 6.8
The Audition – The Audition – 6.8
Prefuse 73 – Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian – 6.8
White Rabbits – It’s Frightening – 6.7
Vetiver – Tight Knit – 6.8
The Cool Kids – Gone Fishing – 6.5
Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown – 6.5
Dälek – Gutter Tactics – 6.5
Japandroids – Post-Nothing – 6.2
Mono – Hymn to the Immortal Wind – 6.1
Great Eskimo Hoax – Of Many Victories – 6.1
The Wooden Birds – Magnolia – 6.0
Blu – Her Favorite Colo(u)r – 5.8
Andrew Bird – Useless Creatures – 5.8
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – 5.5
Newsboys – In the Hands of God – 5.4
Wixel – Winter – 5.2
BJ Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa – Man From Deep River – 4.9
Tim Hecker – Imaginary Country – 4.8
Bruce Springsteen – Working On A Dream – 4.1
Loren Connors & Jim O’Rourke – Two Nice Catholic Boys – 3.1
Omar Rodriguez Lopez – Despair – 1.9

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One Response to “The Big Music List, halfway through 2009”

  1. Nice rating on James Blackshaw!

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