Best Albums of 2009? Part II

December 24th, 2009, 10:17 am by Greg

We here at Nippertowm.com aim to offer you a well-rounded variety of opinions. We served up 10 different Top 10 lists, but that wasn’t enough for our discerning listeners. So here’s another round-up of 10 lists of the Top 10 Albums of 2009. Explore:

U2: No Line On The Horizon

U2: No Line On The Horizon


10 Sonic Youth – “Eternal”
09 The xx – “The xx”
08 The-Dream – “Love vs. Money”
07 Neko Case – “Middle Cyclone”
06 Dirty Projectors – “Bitte Orca”
05 Green Day – “21st Century Breakdown”
04 Jay-Z “The Blueprint 3”
03 Phoenix – “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix”
02 Bruce Springsteen – “Working on a Dream”
01 U2 – “No Line on the Horizon”

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10 Andrew Bird – “Noble Beast”
09 Brother Ali – “Us”
08 Converge – “Axe to Fall”
07 P.O.S. – “Never Better”
06 Neko Case – “Middle Cyclone”
05 Dirty Projectors – “Bitte Orca”
04 Sunset Rubdown – “Dragonslayer”
03 Animal Collective – “Merriweather Post Pavilion”
02 Grizzly Bear – “Veckatimest”
01 Phoenix – “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix”

Ida Maria: Fortress Around My Heart

Ida Maria: Fortress Around My Heart

CHICAGO SUN TIMES NEWSPAPER
10 U2 – “No Line on the Horizon”
09 Japandroids – “Post-Nothing”
08 Screaming Females – “Power Move”
07 The Decemberists – “The Hazards of Love”
06 Animal Collective – “Merriweather Post Pavilion”
05 Lily Allen – “It’s Not Me, It’s You”
04 Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix”
03 Kid Sister – “Ultraviolet”
02 Neko Case – “Middle Cyclone”
01 Ida Marie – “Fortress ‘Round My Heart”

NPR’s “ALL SONGS CONSIDERED” LISTENERS’ POLL
10 St. Vincent – “Actor”
09 The Avett Brothers – “I and Love and You”
08 Bon Iver – “Blood Bank”
07 Wilco – “Wilco (The Album)”
06 The Decemberists – “Hazards of Love”
05 Andrew Bird – “Noble Beast”
04 Neko Case – “Middle Cyclone”
03 Phoenix – “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix”
02 Animal Collective – “Merriweather Post Pavilion”
01 Grizzly Bear – “Veckatimest”

Neko Case: Middle Cyclone

Neko Case: Middle Cyclone

AMAZON.COM
10 Camera Obscura – “My Maudlin Career”
09 Jay-Z – “The Blueprint 3”
08 K’Naan – “Troubadour”
07 Animal Collective – “Merriweather Post Pavillion”
06 Girls – “Album”
05 The Avett Brothers – “I and Love and You”
04 The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – “The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart”
03 Phoenix – “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix”
02 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “It’s Blitz”
01 Neko Case – “Middle Cyclone”

“ECHOES” LISTENERS’ POLL
10 Mark Holland & N. Scott Robinson – “Wind and Fire”
09 Ottmar Liebert & Rahim Alhaj – “Under the Rose”
08 Bombay Dub Orchestra – “3 Cities in Dub”
07 David Darling – “Prayer for Compassion”
06 Bill Frisell – “Disfarmer”
05 Steve Roach – “Destination Beyond”
04 Andreas Vollenweider – “AIR”
03 Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer – “The Melody of Rhythm”
02 Moby – “Wait for Me”
01 Loreena McKennitt – “A Midwinter Night’s Dream”

Avett Brothers: I And Love And You

Avett Brothers: I And Love And You

PASTE MAGAZINE
10 Frank Turner – “Poetry of the Deed”
09 Neko Case – “Middle Cyclone”
08 Phoenix – “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix”
07 The Decemberists – “The Hazards of Love”
06 Brandi Carlile – “Give Up the Ghost”
05 David Bazan – “Curse Your Branches”
04 The Low Anthem – “Oh My God, Charlie Darwin”
03 Elvis Perkins in Dearland – “Elvis Perkins in Dearland”
02 Animal Collective – “Merriweather Post Pavilion”
01 The Avett Brothers – “I and Love and You”

BESTALBUMSOF2009.COM
10 Tortoise – “Beacons of Ancestorship”
09 Wild Beasts – “Two Dancers”
08 Fever Ray – “Fever Ray”
07 Isis – “Wavering Radiant”
06 Neko Case – “Middle Cyclone”
05 Atlas Sound – “Logos”
04 The Antlers – “Hospice”
03 Japandroids – “Post Nothing”
02 And So I Watch You From Afar – “And So I Watch You From Afar”
01 Animal Collective – “Merriweather Post Pavilion”

Wild Beasts: Two Dancers

Wild Beasts: Two Dancers

THE EPOCH TIMES NEWSPAPER
10 Reverend and the Makers – “A French Kiss in the Chaos”
09 Nneka – “To and Fro”
08 Speech Debelle – “Speech Therapy”
07 Diana Jones – “Better Times Will Come”
06 Anathallo – “Canopy Glow”
05 Richard Hawley – “Truelove’s Guitar”
04 Fanfarlo – “Reservoir”
03 Memory Tapes – “Seek Magic”
02 Animal Collective – “Merriweather Post Pavilion”
01 Wild Beasts – “Two Dancers”

PITCHFORK.COM
10 Girls – “Album”
09 Fever Ray – “Fever Ray”
08 Phoenix – “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix”
07 Bat for Lashes – “Two Suns”
06 Grizzly Bear – “Veckatimest”
05 Raekwon – “Only Built for Cuban Linx…Part II”
04 The Flaming Lips – “Embryonic”
03 The xx – “The xx”
02 Dirty Projectors – “Bitte Orca”
01 Animal Collective – “Merriweather Post Pavilion”

We want to know what Nippertown.com readers listened to (and liked) in 2009. Send your list of Top 10 Albums to greg@nippertown.com

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One thought on “Best Albums of 2009? Part II”

  1. Bill Patterson says:

    I’m surprised Eilen Jewell’s “Sea of Tears” isn’t on ant of these lists. Great album.

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