Top 10 Records of 2009

Merriweather Post Pavilion
Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion

What Will We Be
Devendra Banhart – What Will We Be
Undeniably legit, and I don’t usually like him

March of the Zapotec
Beirut – March of the Zapotec/Realpeople Holland
Realpeople Holland is the best electronic music I’ve heard in ages

Upper Air
Bowerbirds – Upper Air
Folk with a pop sensibility that doesn’t de-folk it

Love is Not Pop
El Perro Del Mar – Love is Not Pop
Cheesy but brilliant or brilliant but cheesy?

Fever Ray
Fever Ray – Fever Ray

Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
Instant classic

On the Knife
Little Gold – On the Knife
Sad hooky country-inflected lo-fi

Wind's Poem
Mt. Eerie – Wind’s Poem
Heavy and gentle

Gorgeous Johnny
Skygreen Leopards – Gorgeous Johnny
Meticulously lazy

Songs of Shame

Woods – Songs of Shame
Yay home recording

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