The Best Albums Of 2K9 - As Voted By Painting Over Silence Readers

>> Tuesday, 22 December 2009

First, thanks to everyone who sent in lists this year. Like in 2008, I had an unhealthy amount of fun compiling the results and discovering many new and stellar sounds.

Second, the ten records listed below were chosen by readers only and does not include my person picks. That'll come tomorrow. I hope.

Third, despite appearing in the most lists, Phoenix did not receive a single first nor second place vote; the lovely and massively-voiced Ms. Case, however, received three first placers for Middle Cyclone while actually appearing in one less list than the pop wizards from France's contagious offering.

Without further delay, I present the top ten album of voted by Painting Over Silence Readers.

1. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone

2. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3. Great Lake Swimmers - Lost Channels

4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
5. The Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
6. Wilco - Wilco(The Album)
7. Patrick Watson - Wooden Arms
8. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
9. Metric - Fantasies
10. The xx - The xx

Honourable Mentions (in no order):

Bahamas - Pink Strat
Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young
Passion Pit - Manners
The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love
Tortoise - Beacons of Ancestorship
Franz Ferdinand - Tonight: Franz Ferdinand

Last words: while I'm not publishing individual lists, please feel free to post your list in the comments and boast vehemently about your picks.

Hope to hear from all of you again (and more!) next year!

Infinite Playlist: Great Lake Swimmers - Lost Channels


Young Icelander,  22 December 2009 at 18:50  

Neko Case was my number one and Phoenix was my number two. I also loved:

Mason Jennings
Monsters of Folk
Iron and Wine

willlllllllllllllll,  22 December 2009 at 23:55  

1) Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
2) Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion
3) Japandroids - Post Nothing
4) Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young
5) Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
6) Atlas Sound - Logos
7) Wilco - (The Album)
8) The xx - The xx
9) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Its Blitz!
10) Bahamas - Pink Strat
Also really loved:
-Mumford and Sons - Sigh No More
-Editors - On This Light and On This Evening
-The Antlers - Hospice
-Maccabees - Wall of Arms

Jeope 24 December 2009 at 14:34  

This year's Folk Fest was amazing – five of my top 10 were there this year, including Bahamas, who came out of nowhere.

Anonymous,  24 December 2009 at 15:51  

Lo pub 2nd anniversary w/ haunter, the angry dragons and mike b. on dec. 26th!

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