Au Revoir Simone Still Night, Still Light – Washed Out Life Of Leisure
Dark Was The Night Various Artists- Sparklehorse/Danger Mouse/David Lynch Dark Night Of The Soul
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion (probably my very favorite of 09) – Grizzly Bear Veckatimest
Here We Go Magic – Here We Go Magic – St Vincent Actor
I have to say that this year was one of my favorites for new music in a long time. So many good albums came out, and I had to stop myself at these – even though a few more were close, but not quite as good (Mirah’s (A)spera, for instance.) Some of these albums got me through some serious jewelry sweatshop nights, and for that, I thank them. I also have to give a shout-out to Jenny Lewis for Acid Tongue, because even though it came out in September of 08, I played it probably more than anything else this year. What about you guys? I’m always on the hunt for new music, but find myself too busy to keep up sometimes!