2009 in music

Simple lists of my top albums and top tracks from the last twelve months.

Top albums of 2009

  1. The Antlers, Hospice
  2. The Maccabees, Wall of Arms
  3. Grizzly Bear, Veckatimest
  4. The Decemberists, The Hazards of Love
  5. Various, Dark Was The Night
  6. Doves, Kingdom of Rust
  7. Camera Obscura, My Maudlin Career
  8. The Horrors, Primary Colours
  9. Bombay Bicycle Club, I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose
  10. Manic Street Preachers, Journal For Plague Lovers
  11. The Cribs, Ignore The Ignorant
  12. Arctic Monkeys, Humbug
  13. Animal Collective, Merriweather Post Pavilion
  14. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, It’s Blitz!
  15. The xx, xx
  16. Cymbals Eat Guitars, Why There are Mountains
  17. The Big Pink, A Brief History of Love
  18. The Twilight Sad, Forget the Night Ahead

Top songs of 2009

  1. The Horrors, Sea Within A Sea
  2. The Antlers, Kettering
  3. The Maccabees, Love You Better
  4. The Cribs, We Share The Same Skies
  5. Grizzly Bear, Two Weeks
  6. The National, So Far Around the Bend
  7. Manic Street Preachers, Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
  8. Doves, Kingdom of Rust
  9. Bon Iver, Blood Bank
  10. The xx, Crystalised
  11. The Twilight Sad, Reflection of the Television
  12. Arctic Monkeys, Crying Lightning
  13. Animal Collective, My Girls
  14. Dizzy Rascal, Bonkers
  15. Dirty Projectors and David Byrne, Knotty Pine
  16. Camera Obscura, French Navy

Previous years

You can also check out my music lists from 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004.