Best Records of 2009

The following list is pretty Pitchfork-y, which shows how much less attention I pay to new music compared to previous years. (I used the check the blogs. I used to DJ the musics. I used to waste hours.) That’s okay. I’m sure I missed a ton of great 2009 releases that I’ll encounter next year. Or in the comments? Feel free to let me know your favorites. And unlike my Best Books of 2009, I have no problem enforcing hierarchy here. NB: songs hosted elsewhere. If the link’s dead, try Hype Machine.

10. Dan Deacon – Bromst
“Get Older” (mediafire)

09. The Field – Yesterday and Today
“Yesterday and Today” (mp3)

08. The xx – xx
“Crystalized” (mp3)

07. The Horrors – Primary Colours
“Who Can Say” (mp3)

06. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
“Young Adult Friction” (mp3)

05. Camera Obscura – My Maudlin Career
“French Navy” (mp3)

04. Japandroids – Post-Nothing
“Wet Hair” (mp3)

03. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz
“Soft Shock” (mp3)

02. Girls – Album
“Lust for Life” (mp3)

01. Fuck Buttons – Tarot Sport
“The Lisbon Maru” (mp3)

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