Best albums of 2009 so far?

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#1  Edited By FeatheredRainbows

2009 has been an awesome year for music, much better than last year. I cant pick just one, heck my list of favorites is too long to post probably so here is a more narrowed down version.
 
1. Porcupine Tree- The Incident
2. Frost- Experiments in Mass Appeal
3. Riverside- Anno Domini High Definition
4. OSI- Blood
5. Phideaux- Number Seven
6. Beardfish- Destined Solitare
7. Super Furry Animals- Dark Days/ Light Years
8. Maudlin of the well- Part the second
9. The Dear Hunter- Act 3: Life and Death
10. Mono- Hymm to the immortal wind
11. Redemption- Snowfall on judgement day
12. Circulatory System- Signal Morning
13. The Decemberists- The Hazards of Love
14. Gazpacho- Tick Tock
15. Transatlantic- Whirlwind
16. Califone- All my friends are funeral singers
17. Russian circles- Geneva
18. Neon Indian- Psychic Chasms
19. The Flaming Lips- Embryonic
20. Animal Collective- Merriweather Post Pavillion
21. Pure Reason Revolution- Amor Vincit Omnia
22. Steven Wilson- Insurgentes
23. Dredg- The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion
24. Pendragon- Pure
25. Oceansize- Frames
26. Todd Snider- The Excitement Plan
27. God Help the Girl- god help the girl
28. Mew- No More Stories are told today
29. The Antlers- Hotspice
30. Woods- Songs of shame
31. Bill Callahan- Sometimes I wish we were an eagle
32. Cass McCombs- Catacombs
33. Dirty Projectors- Bitta Orca
34. Anthony and the Johnsons- The Crying Light
35. Wild Beasts- Two Dancers
36. The XX- xx
37. Mount Eerie- Lost Wisdom
38. The Love Language- The Love Language
39. Taken by trees- East of eden
40. Sunset Rubdown- Dragonslayer
41. The Church- Untitled #23
42. Girls- Album
43. Fever Ray- Fever Ray
44. Guy Manning- Number Ten
45. Nemo- Barbares
46. Built to spill- There is no enemy
47. Martigan- Vision
48. Thy Catafalque- Roka Hasa Radio
49. Diablo Swing Orchestra- Sing along songs for the damned and delirious
50. Black Bonzo- Operation Manuel: The Guillotine model drama
51. Jordan Rudess- Notes on a dream
52. Mangrove- Beyond Reality
53. Polvo- In Prism
54. Isis- Wavering Radiant
55. Mastodon- Crack the skye
56. Dinosaur Jr- Farm
57. Mos Def- The Ecstatic
58. Grizzly Bear- Veckatimest
59. St. Vincent- Actor
60. 5Bridges- The Thomas Tracks
 
Ok I didn't narrow the list down that much, but trust me the real list would be much more. Also for those who dont know these bands I recommend you listen all these albums, they show that our decade can still produce amazing music if you just look for it.

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#2  Edited By grilledcheez

I think Man on the Moon by KiD CuDi is the only one I can say with certainty that I've liked.  

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#3  Edited By agentboolen

Megadeth - Endgame Nothing like some good good ol' fashion Thrash Metal!

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#4  Edited By TheKidNixon

That's a long list of bands that I've mostly only heard of in passing.
 
With that out of the way, I'd say the best album I've heard this year is Andrew Bird's Noble Beast. Its more of the same, really, but when that "same" is Andrew fucking Bird, I can cope.

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#6  Edited By FeatheredRainbows
@TheKidNixon said:
" That's a long list of bands that I've mostly only heard of in passing.  With that out of the way, I'd say the best album I've heard this year is Andrew Bird's Noble Beast. Its more of the same, really, but when that "same" is Andrew fucking Bird, I can cope. "
Great choice, I forgot about that album. I thought it came out in 2008 for some reason. If you like that album you should check out the band Gomez, especially their album A New Tide. Its not a favorite of mine, thats why I didnt put it on the list, but it is still really good.
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#7  Edited By Tonic7

I'd have to say Mastodon - Crack the Skye. Also, I thought Mos Def's The Ecstatic was pretty good, especially Auditorium and History. That's impressive that you can listen to so much new music, I always seem to revert to my old favorites.

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#8  Edited By DeepSpace9MM

 I have to agree with most of the ones you listed. You saved me the task of making a huge list haha.I also liked:
 
Deastro - Moondagger
The Twilight Sad - Forget the Night Ahead
Converge - Axe to Fall
Why? - Eskimo Snow
We Were Promised Jetpacks - These Four Walls
 
I'm sure I'm forgetting some, but whatever.

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#9  Edited By FeatheredRainbows
@Lee said:
"  I have to agree with most of the ones you listed. You saved me the task of making a huge list haha.I also liked:  Deastro - Moondagger The Twilight Sad - Forget the Night Ahead Converge - Axe to Fall Why? - Eskimo Snow We Were Promised Jetpacks - These Four Walls  I'm sure I'm forgetting some, but whatever. "
Great choices. I didnt like Eskimo Snow as much as their last album Alopecia, but it was still really good. The Twilight Sad are starting to become favorites of mine, their vocalist helps make their songs stand out. I thought Forget the night ahead was better than their first album. Great improvement.
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@Tonic7 said:
" I'd have to say Mastodon - Crack the Skye. Also, I thought Mos Def's The Ecstatic was pretty good, especially Auditorium and History. That's impressive that you can listen to so much new music, I always seem to revert to my old favorites. "
In the last couple of years I have gotten really into music. I used to mostly listen to classic rock, 90s bands, and cheesy 80s synth pop, but now I listen to anything. Especially Prog Rock, even though Im not sure how you would call a band progressive. Seems like a vague name for a genre. I still listen to 80s pop though, and ABBA!
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#11  Edited By AlexB

Appeal to Reason - Rise Against
 
And if you don't like it, well... idk... get bent....

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#12  Edited By Akeldama

Mastodon - Crack the Skye 
Born of Osiris - A Higher Place 
Converge - Axe to Fall

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#14  Edited By mikeeegeee

I've been listening to the Lee Fields and the Expressions album as well as Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes. Great great great. So is Man Man.

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#15  Edited By DeepSpace9MM
@FeatheredRainbows:  Yeah, there was no way that Eskimo Snow was gonna top Alopecia, even more so since it's an album of leftovers.  It is still really good though.
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I agree with you on this, but I also liked Relapse by Eminem. Hopefully Lupe's new album, "Lasers", come out this year and lets the whole world know that he is the greatest hip-hop artist of our generation.
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I agree with you on this, but I also liked Relapse by Eminem. Hopefully Lupe's new album, "Lasers", come out this year and lets the whole world know that he is the greatest hip-hop artist of our generation. "
Lupe is pretty good, but I find him a bit generic at times. Saul Williams is much better in every way, so is Aesop Rock despite his dull vocals.
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Asking Alexandria-Stand Up And Scream.
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@FeatheredRainbows:  I would classify Saul Williams as a poet more than a hip-hop artist, but he is a beast at what he does. Lupe reminds me of how biggie and tupac did their rapping, but from a more intelligent standpoint. His music tells you a story, and his mixtapes and albums keeps you interested of what he is going to say in his next song. My favorite songs would have to be "Spray Paint and Ink Pens" with Fort Minor and Ghostface Killa, and "Put You on Game". "Spray Paint and Ink Pens" just shows the crazy imagination Lupe has, because while Ghostface and Fort Minor are rapping about real life situations, Lupe completely goes off to left field and raps about a space journey where this captain is trying to deliver a little girl who is supposed to be a cure for some disease. It was some pretty deep stuff. "Put You On Game" was really a dark song that just talked about the evil intent in the world, and that this character was the cause of it all. I just like Lupe's personality really, because he has a nerdy background, and he's from Chicago where I'm from. So I have to represent  my hometown and give support to Lupe, who is trying to deliver a positive message through his music.
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#21  Edited By 09spade09

no new albums that i would suggest. Lamb of god all the way. :D. comment me back if needed. 

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#23  Edited By matrix_hiei

that's a damn good list. mine isn't in order yet, but here are some of my favorites so far:
 
Devin Townsend- Ki
Rodrigo y Gabriela- 11:11
Porcupine Tree- The Incident
Bloody Panda- Summon
The Flaming Lips- Embryonic
Katatonia- Night is the New Day
Cormorant- Metazoa
Animal Collective- Merriweather Post Pavillion
Brother Ali- Us
Wolves in the Throne Room- Black Cascade
Grizzly Bear- Veckatimest
Eminem- Relapse
P.O.S.- Never Better
Kalisia- Cybion
Epica- Design Your Universe
Riverside- Anno Domini High Definition
Amorphis- Skyforger
Clutch- Strange Cousins from the West
Mono- Hymn to the Immortal Wind
Dirty Projectors- Bitte Orca
Rx Bandits- Mandola
Amesoeurs- Amesoeurs 
Dredg- The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion
Psyclon Nine- We The Fallen
maudlin of the Well- Part the Second
Raekwon- Only Built for Cuban Linx II
Manic Street Preachers- Journal for Plague Lovers 
Throw Me the Statue- Creaturesque 
Behemoth- Evangelion 
Portugal. The Man- The Satanic Satanist 
La Coka Nostra- A Brand You Can Trust 
Mos Def- The Ecstatic

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#24  Edited By QuarryCutz

The Prodogy-Invaders Must Die
Lily Allen-Its not me,its you
Eminem-Relapse
Oridinary Riches-Company of Thieves
Yeah Yeah Yeahs-Its Blitz!
Junior-Röyksopp
New Jack City II-Bow Wow
R.O.O.T.S-Flo Rida
Cause i Sez So-New York Dolls (Trash is fucking badass)
The Voice-FUCKING MIKE JONES!
Skull Gang-Skull Gang (not so bad)
The E.N.D-Black Eyed Peas
LeftRightLeftRightLeft-Coldplay
21st Century Breakdown-Green Day
 
Pre'leminaires-Iggy Pop

 
Hands-Little Boots
MTV Unplugged-Katy Perry
 
 
I like some metal too,but cant think of any right now.....
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#25  Edited By Bruce

Actor, Hospice, and the Beirut EP.

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#26  Edited By samcotts

I'm glad you included The Xx. Awesome new band.

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#27  Edited By damswedon

Working on a Dream - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band
im so behind on albums.

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#28  Edited By CoffeeandaBagel

Just got the new Fuck Buttons and I'm loving that.

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#29  Edited By Scooper

No 'The Empyrean'? That's the only ambum I've bought this year.

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#30  Edited By RipTheVeins

Easy, Dethklok-Dethalbum II

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#31  Edited By Jotun

Mastodon - Crack the Skye
ISIS - Wavering Radiant
Baroness - Blue Record
Obscura - Cosmogenesis 
Kylesa - Static Tensions
Be'lakor - Stone's Reach
Devin Townsend - Ki
Suffocation - Blood Oath
Porcupine Tree - The Incident
Animals As Leaders - Animals As Leaders

That's off the top of my head. I'm sure there's something I'm leaving out.

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bowling for soup- sory for partyin is a solid album
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#33  Edited By 8xBiT

Camera Obsucura - My Maudlin Career   
St. Vincent - Actor 
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca 
I Come To Shanghai - I Come To Shanghai

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#34  Edited By Red

Only album I've bought this year that I've really liked has been Grizzly Bear's Veckatimest.

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#35  Edited By nanikore

I like the new Muse album The Resistance.

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#36  Edited By Atlas

God, I'm so behind. I still haven't got new Isis, new dredg, new Mono, new Brand New, new Saosin, and new mewithoutYou. I've listened to an embarrasingly small amount of new music from 2009. Still, my list goes:
 
1. Thrice - Beggars
2. The Dear Hunter - Act 3: Life and Death
3. Thursday - Common Existence
4. The Mars Volta - Octahedron
5. Jonsi & Alex - Riceboy Sleeps

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#37  Edited By Trilogy

I would say Mastadon crack the skye but you already listed it.
 
Ronald Jenkees - Disorganized fun is another one of my favorites this year.

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#38  Edited By Sambambo

 Gallows - Grey Britain

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#39  Edited By Griddler

I haven't bought many albums this year that weren't compilations.

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#40  Edited By wealllikepie
@Tonic7 said:
"I'd have to say Mastodon - Crack the Skye. Also, I thought Mos Def's The Ecstatic was pretty good, especially Auditorium and History. That's impressive that you can listen to so much new music, I always seem to revert to my old favorites. "

this and also new junk aesthetic by every time i die, that album was pretty kickass 
OH AND LETS NOT 4GET WRATH BY LAMG OF GOD :D
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#41  Edited By mikethekilla
@TinoXtreme: Yeah Lasers is giong to be the shit. Lupe might be trying to go for a new sound based off of "shining down".
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#42  Edited By lolgreg

Add to that list: 
 
Portugal. The Man - The Satanic Satanist 
Dan Deacon - Bromst 
P.O.S. - Never Better

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#43  Edited By subject2change

Matt & Kim - Grand

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Slipknot All Hope is Gone!  
 
 
 

 
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#45  Edited By callumbay

My favourites are:
 

  • Patrick Wolf - The Bachelor
  • The XX - XX
  • Atlas Sound - Logos
  • Marmaduke Duke - Duke Pandemonium
  • Brand New - Daisy
  • Regina Spektor - Far
  • Passion Pit - Manners
  • Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
  • The Horrors - Primary Colours
  • Florence & the Machine - Lungs
  • Conor Oberst - Outer South
  • Danananakyroyd - Hey Everyone
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
  • Frank Turner - Poetry of the Deed
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#46  Edited By RJM

no order. 

  •  deborah jordan: the light 
  •  grizzly bear: veckatimest  
  • kev brown: random joints
  • elvis perkins in dearland:  elvis perkins in dearland
  • the veils: sun gangs
  • oddisee: odd summer
  • edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros: edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros
  • people under the stairs: carried away
  • soundspecies: soundspecies
  • diamond district: in the ruff
  • sean price: kimbo price <---not out yet but i know it's going to be on my list. best rapper in the game right now.
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#47  Edited By Toxin066
@RipTheVeins said:
" Easy, Dethklok-Dethalbum II "
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Totally agree.
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1.) Rammstein: Liebe ist Fur Alle Da 
2.) Mastodon: Crack the Skye 
3.) Megadeth: Endgame 
4.) Dethklok: The Dethalbum II 
5.) Eminem: Relapse this one gets a slot by default, it's the only other album I've listened to this year and is by no means the best of the year....there's but a handful of songs I like, it's nowhere near the quality of The Marshall Mathers LP or The Eminem Show but it's better   than the piece of shit that was Encore.

Other than that I haven't listened to any recently released albums, but those five were really good.

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Gods and Guns- Lynyrd Skynyrd    
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Converge - Axe To Fall

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