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The Official Rank Em As You Hear Them 2009 Edition

Old 12-21-08, 01:20 PM
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The Official Rank Em As You Hear Them 2009 Edition

With little more than a week left in the year & 2009 albums already starting to be available to listen to it's that time for the hardcore music lovers like myself to use this thread to keep track & rankings of your favorite new music of 2009.

You can view last year's thread here.

2008 Rank'em as You Hear Them Thread

The rules are simple:

This thread is for ranking albums that are released in 2009 in the United States. This does not include reissues or albums that you have purchased/heard for the first time this year but were released in prior years. This does not include albums released at the end of 2008 or that you just discovered in 2009.

Keep your list in one post (edit!) and keep them in some sort of order

Note: Please don't use a "placeholder" post if you don't actually plan on updating your list.
You know who you are!


I'm usually pretty active in this thread & I buy a ton of music, so I would like to go back to compiling a list at the end of the year & I will count everyone's rankings to make a DVD Talk Best Music of 2009 final list.

Check out each other's list, see if your tastes are similar & try something new, & hopefully we can all check out some great new music in 2009!

Thanks!

I'll add in some Music Talk quicklinks once some other 2009 threads get started.

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Old 12-21-08, 01:23 PM
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I like to use the good old 1-10 system of ranking.

The Best of the Best of '09-

The XX - 'The XX" = 9/10

[b]The Antlers - "Hospice" = 9/10

The Avett Brothers - "I And Love And You" = 8.5/10

St. Vincent - "Actor" = 8/10

Elvis Costello = "Secret, Profane and Sugarcane" = 8/10

The Thermals - "Now We Can See" = 8/10

The Dirty Projectors - "Bitte Orca" = 8/10

Vienna Teng - "Inland Territory" = 8/10

Justin Townes Earle - "Midnight at the Movies" = 8/10

Akron//Family - "Set 'Em Wild Set 'Em Free" = 8/10

William Elliott Whitmore - "Animals In The Dark" = 8/10

Beirut - "March of the Zapotec" = 8/10

Iron & Wine - "Around the Well = 8/10

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "It's Blitz!" = 7.5/10

M. Ward - "Hold Time" = 7.5/10

Built To Spill - "There Is No Enemy" = 7.5/10

Noah & The Whale - "The First Days of Spring" = 7.5/10




Everything else I bought . . .

Islands - "Vapours" = 7/10

Wilco - "Wilco The Album" = 7/10

Marc Knopfler - "Get Lucky" = 7/10

Roseanne Cash - "The List" = 7/10

Bishop Allen - "Grrrr..." = 7/10

Dan Auerbach - "Keep It Hid" = 7/10

Sin Fang Bous - "Clangour" = 7/10

A.A. Bondy - "When The Devil's Loose" = 7/10

Bon Iver - "Blood Bank" EP - 7/10 (2 great songs, 2 throwaways)

Madeliene Peyroux - "Bare Bones" = 6/10

Mastodon - "Crack The Skye" = 7/10

Japandroids - "Post-Nothing" = 7/10

Andrew Bird - "Noble Beast/Useless Creaturs" = 7/10

Bat For Lashes - "Two Suns" - 7/10

Neko Case - "Middle Cyclone" = 7/10 (wow, really dissapointing)

Asobi Seksu - "Hush" = 7/10

Animal Collective - "Merriweather Post Pavilion" = most overrated of the year

Yo La Tengo - "Popular Songs" = 6/10

Cursive - "Mama, I'm Swollen" = 5/10

Coconut Records - "Davy" = 7/10

Franz Nicolay - "Major General" = 7/10

Ben Nichols - "The Last Pale Light In The West" = 7/10

A.C. NewMan - "Get Guilty" = 6/10

Bob Dylan - "Together Through Life" = 6/10

Volcano Choir - "Unmap" = 5/10

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - "Beware" = 4/10

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1. Metric - Fantasies
2. fun. - Aim and Ignite
3. Lily Allen - It's Not Me, It's You
4. Anya Marina - Slow & Steady Seduction: Phase II
5. Codeine Velvet Club - Codeine Velvet Club
6. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
7. Art Brut - Art Brut vs. Satan
8. A Camp - Colonia
9. Mos Def - The Ecstatic
10. Dead Man's Bones - Dead Man's Bones
11. Elvis Costello - Secret, Profane & Sugarcane
12. John Wesley Harding - Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead
13. Little Boots - Hands
14. Au Revoir Simone - Still Night, Still Light
15. Say Anything - Say Anything
16. God Help the Girl - God Help the Girl
17. Passion Pit - Manners
18. Weezer - Raditude
19. Discovery - LP
20. Eels - Hombre Lobo
21. Telekinesis - Telekinesis!
22. Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson - Break Up
23. Matt & Kim - Grand
24. Eminem - Relapse
25. Major Lazer - Guns Don't Kill People…Lazers Do
26. Depeche Mode - Sounds of the Universe
27. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
28. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
29. The Bird and the Bee - Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future
30. Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications
31. Annie - Don't Stop
32. Clem Snide - Hungry Bird
33. Spinal Tap - Back from the Dead
34. Johnny Cash - Remixed
35. Lady Sovereign - Jigsaw

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reserved. I haven't taken part in this in previous years, but I'm going to make a solid effort for 2009.


Thrice - Beggars


Isis - Wavering Radiant


The Soundtrack of our Lives - Communion
Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
Silverstein - A Shipwreck in the Sand
Killswitch Engage - Killswitch Engage (2009)


Joel Plaskett - Three
Dredg - The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion
Mastodon - Crack the Skye














I'm going to do something out of the ordinary for myself this year. I'm going to listen to as much 2009 music as possible, even if that means avoiding anything older for the next 365 days (starting Jan 1st). I may go as far as removing pre-2009 music from my ipod. I'm even going to listen to new albums by bands that I've previously written-off as 'crap'.

Should be fun!

edit to add: Looks like I barely listened to any new music this year! I blame it on buying a house and getting married!

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Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms


Neko Case - Middle Cyclone


The Big Pink - A Brief History
The Clientele - Bonfires on the Heath
Company of Thieves - Ordinary Riches
fun. - Aim and Ignite
Metric - Fantasies
Mew - No More Stories Are Told Today Sorry...
Nite Jewel - Good Evening
St. Vincent - Actor


Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix




Manchester Orchestra - Mean Everything to Nothing




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1. The Gossip - Music For Men
2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!


3. Vivian Girls - Everything Goes Wrong
4. The Antlers - Hospice
5. White Denim - Fits
6. Beirut - March of the Zapotec And RealPeople Holland


7. The xx - xx
8. Sonic Youth - The Eternal


9. Pearl Jam - Backspacer

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John's 2009 Album Rankings (As of 03/23/10)


Biffy Clyro - Only Revolutions
Annie Little - Fly Me Away EP

1/2
Brother Ali - Us
Emimen - Relapse
Cage - Depart From Me
Cage - I Never Knew You EP
Metric - Fantasies
Nick Swardson - Seriously, Who Farted? **


A Day to Remember - Homesick
Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You
MF DOOM - Born Like This
Lyle Lovett - Natural Forces
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
The Mars Volta - Octahedron
Dane Cook - ISolated INcident **

1/2
Hoobastank - For(n)ever
Glasvegas - S/T
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
Muse - The Resistance
The Antlers - Hospice
Bon Iver - Blood Bank EP


Rihanna - Rated R

1/2
Them Crooked Vultures - s/t



BOMB

** - Will not be included in Top 10

**Now Listening**
Method Man and Redman - Blackout 2

Overall Rankings
1.Biffy Clyro - Only Revolutions
2.Annie Little - Fly Me Away EP
3.Brother Ali - Us
4.Emimen - Relapse
5.Cage - Depart From Me
6.Cage - I Never Knew You EP
7.Metric - Fantasies
8.A Day to Remember - Homesick
9.Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young
10.Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Awaiting Judgment
Andrew Bird - Noble Beast
Franz Ferdinand - Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
U2 - No Line on the Horizon
Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
Leonard Cohen - Live in London
The Felice Brothers - Yonder is the Clock
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2
Monsters of Folk - S/T
Jay-Z - The Blueprint III
Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon: The End of Day
Various Artists - Definitive Jux Presents, Vol. 4

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Sonic Youth - The Eternal


Fever Ray - Fever Ray


The Thermals - Now We Can See
Tanya Morgan - Brooklynati
Silversun Pickups - Swoon
K-Os - Yes!
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
Japandroids - Post-Nothing
Bowerbirds - Upper Air
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
The Low Frequency in Stereo - Futuro
P.O.S. - Never Better
Why? - Eskimo Snow
Wilco - Wilco (the Album)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz


Super Furry Animals - Dark Days/Light Years
St Vincent - Actor
Riceboy Sleeps - Riceboy Sleeps
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
O+S - O+S
Modest Mouse - No One's First and You're Next
Moby - Wait For Me
Micachu - Jewellery
Megafaun - Gather, Form & Fly
Kasabian - The West Rider Pauper Lunatic Asylum
Goes Cube - Another Day Has Passed
Client - Command
Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
A Place to Bury Strangers - Exploding Head
Doves - Kingdom of Rust
Double Dagger - More
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse - Dark Night of the Soul
Phantom Band - Checkmate Savage
Archive - Controlling Crowds
The Antlers - Hospice
Deer Tick - Born on Flag Day
The Veils - Sun Gangs
U2 - No Line On the Horizon
Swan Lake - Enemy Mine
Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
From Monument to Masses - On Little Known Frequencies
Fanfarlo - Reservoir
Dan Deacon - Bromst
Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Beware
...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - The Century of Self
Various Artists - Dark Was the Night
Odawas - The Blue Depths
A.C. Newman - Get Guilty
Andrew Bird - Noble Beast
Asobi Seksu - Hush
Coconut Records - Davy
Franz Ferdinand - Tonight:Franz Ferdinand
Harlem Shakes - Technicolor Health
Heartless Bastards - The Mountain
Iran - Dissolver
M. Ward - Hold Time
Mark Olson/Gary Louris - Ready For the Flood
Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band - Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band
We Fell to Earth - We Fell to Earth
We Were Promised Straight Jackets - These Four Walls
White Rabbits - It's Frightening
Wye Oak - The Knot
The XX - 2.0
The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love


Alela Diane - To Be Still
Art Brut - Art Brut vs. Satan
Barzin - Notes to an Absent Lover
Bat for Lashes - Two Suns
Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue
Bishop Allen - Grrr...
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Eating Us
Bob Dylan - Together Through Life
Boston Spaceships - Planets are Blasted
Bruce Springsteen - Working on a Dream
Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
Cass McCombs - Catacombs
Chali 2na - Fish Outta Water
Charles Spearin - The Happiness Project
Clues - Clues
Conor Oberst - Outer South
Crocodiles - Summer of Hate
Cymbals Eat Guitars - Why There Are Mountains
Dan Auerbach - Keep It Hid
Dananananaykroyd - Hey Everyone
Datarock - Red
Dave Matthews Band - Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King
Depeche Mode - Sounds of the Universe
Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
Eels - Hombre Lobo
Elvis Perkins - Elvis Perkins in Dearland
Engineers - Three Fact Fader
Fiction Family - Fiction Family
Finale - A Pipe Dream and a Promise
Future of the Left - Travels With Myself and Another
Gossip - Music For Men
Grand Duchy - Petits Fours
Ha Ha Tonka - Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South
Handsome Furs - Face Control
Idlewild - Post Electric Blues
Illinois - The Adventures of Kid Catastrophe
Iron and Wine - Around the Well
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Seven-Mile Island
John Vanderslice - Romanian Names
Julian Plenti - Julian Plenti Is...Skyscraper
Justin Townes Earl - Midnight At the Movies
Kiss Kiss - The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left
Lemonheads - Varshons
Lily Allen - It's Not Me, It's You
Mad Lib - Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6
Magnolia Electric Co. - Josephine
Manchester Orchestra - Mean Everything to Nothing
Marissa Nadler - Little Hells
Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs - Under the Covers: Vol. 2
Metric - Fantasies
Mew - No More Stories Are Told Today, I'm Sorry, They Washed Away
mewithoutYou - It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All A Dream! It's Alright
Mono - Hymn to the Im
Mountains - Choral
Mum - Sing Along to Songs You Don't Know
My Latest Novel - Deaths and Entrances
N.A.S.A. - Spirit of Apollo
New Ruins - We Make Our Own Bad Luck
No Age - Losing Feeling
Papercuts - You Can Have What You Want
Patterson Hood - Murdering Oscar (and Other Love Songs)
Pete Yorn - Back and Forth
Peter Bjorn and John - Living Things
Pink Mountains - Outside Love
PJ Harvey and John Parish - A Woman A Man Walked By
Portugal, the Man - The Satanic Satanist
Post-War Years - The Greats and the Happenings
Regina Spektor - Far
Say Hi - Oohs and Aahs
Sian Alice Group - Troubled, Shaken Etc.
Soap & Skin - Lovetune for Vacuum
Son Volt - American Central Dust
Soundtrack of Our Lives - Communion
stellastarr* - Civilized
Street Sweeper Social Club - Street Sweeper Social Club
Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer
Telepathe - Dance Mother
The Answering Machine - Another City, Another Story
The Church - Untitled #23
The Crystal Method - Divided by Night
The Dead Weather - Horehound
The Felice Brothers - Yonder is the Clock
The Field - Yesterday and Today
The Horrors - Primary Colours
The Joy Formidable - A Balloon Called Moaning
The Juan Maclean - The Future Will Come
The Longcut - Open Hearts
The Mars Volta - Octahedron
The Minus 5 - Killingsworth
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
The Von Bondies - Love, Hate and Then There's You
The Whitest Boy Alive - Rules
The Wooden Birds - Magnolia
Throw Me the Statue - Creaturesque
Various Artists - Just Like Heaven: A Tribute to the Cure
Various Artists - War Child Heroes
Vetiver - Tight Knit
Wand - Hard Knox
White Denim - Fits
White Lies - To Lose My Life...
Wintersleep - Welcome to the Night Sky
Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs
Zombi - Spirit Animal



1990s - Kicks
A Wake a Week - Little Black Cloud
Akron/Family - Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free
Apostle of Hustle - Eats Darkness
Arbouretum - Song of the Pearl
Balmorhea - All Is Wild, All Is Silent
Ben Kweller - Changing Horses
Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish I Were an Eagle
Blank Dogs - Under and Under
Carbon Leaf - Nothing Rhymes with Woman
Chester French - Love the Future
City Center - City Center
Cobalt - Gin
Codes in the Clouds - Paper Canyon
Cold Cave - Love Comes Close
Crystal Antlers - Tentacles
Cursive - Mama, I'm Swollen
De Rosa - Prevention
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
DJ Signify - Of Cities
Emmy The Great - First Love
Flipper - Love
Gallows - Grey Britain
Grammatics - Grammatics
Great Lake Swimmers - Lost Channels
Gui Borrato - Take My Breath Away
Hayden - The Place Where We Lived
Here We Go Magic - Here We Go Magic
I Was a King - I Was a King
Immaculate Machine - High on Jackson Hill
It Hugs Back - Inside Your Guitar
James Blackshaw - The Glass Bead Game
Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications
Jason Lytle - Yours Truly, The Commuter
Jeremy Enigk - Ok Bear
Jets Overhead - No Nations
JJ - JJ No. 2
Johann Johannsson - And In the Endless Pause There Came the Sound of Bees
Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care
Lady Sovereign - Jigsaw
Let's Wrestle - In the Court of The Wrestling Let's
Loney, Dear - Dear John
Lotus Plaza - The Floodlight Collective
Lukid - Foma
Magik Markers - Balf Quarry
Matt and Kim - Grand
Miike Snow - Miike Snow
Mirah - (A)spera
Moderat - Moderat
Mr. Lif - I Heard It Today
Neil Young - Fork in the Road
Nickel Eye - The Time of the Assassins
Night Control - Death Control
Noisettes - Wild Young Hearts
Nothing People - Late Night
Nouvelle Vague - NV3
Other Lives - Other Lives
Pan-American - White Bird Release
Paper Route - Absence
Patrick Watson - Wooden Arms
Patrick Wolf - The Bachelor
Phosphorescent - To Willie
Placebo - Battle for the Sun
Prefuse 73 - Everything She Touched Turned
Sin Fang Bous - Clangour
Sore Eros - Second Chants
Starsailor - All the Plans
Superdrag - Industry Giants
Telefon Tel Aviv - Immolate Yourself
The Boxer Rebellion - Union
The Deep Dark Woods - Winter Hours
The Dodos - Time to Die
The Fiery Furnaces - I'm Going Away
The Flowers of Hell - Come Hell or High Water
The Maccabees - Wall of Arms
The Phenomenal Hand Clap Band - The Phenomenal Hand Clap Band
The Postmarks - Memoirs at the End of the World
The Prodigy - Invaders Must Die
The Rakes - Klang!
The Skygreen Leopards - Gorgeous Johnny
The Thoughts - Consider the Bear
The View - Which Bitch
Tim Hecker - An Imaginary Country
Timber Timbre - Timber Timbre
Tinted Windows - Tinted Windows
Tiny Vipers - Life on Earth
Tori Amos - Abnormally Attracted to Sin
William Elliott Whitmore - Animals in the Dark
Wooden Shjips - Dos
Wooden Wand - Born Bad
Years - Years


Wolf & Cub - Science and Sorcery
Venetian Snares - Filth
The Sounds - Crossing the Rubicon
Spinerette - Spinerette
Radio Moscow - Brain Cycles
Our Brother the Native - Sacred Psalms
The Joker's Daughter - The Last Laugh
Discovery - LP
Hatcham Social - You Dig the Tunnel, I'll Hide the Soil
Greater California - All the Colors
Doom - Born Like This
Disrupt - The Bass Has Left the Building
Cracker - Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey
Cortney Tidwell - Boys
The Boy Least Likely - The Law of the Playground
Boy In Static - Candy Cigarette
Bell X1 - Blue Lights on the Runway
These Are Powers - All Aboard Future
National Skyline - Bliss and Death
Brakes - Touchdown
Wavves - Wavvves






Chris Cornell - Scream

Currently Listening to:
Hope Sandoval and the Warm Intentions - Through the Devil Softly
Vivian Girls - Everything Goes Wrong

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La Roux - La Roux
Gossip - Music for Men
The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa


Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
St. Vincent - Actor
Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz
Fever Ray - Fever Ray


Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms
Built To Spill - There Is No Enemy
Shakira - She Wolf
Major Lazer - Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do
Pearl Jam - Backspacer
Little Boots - Hands
Danger Mouse - Dark Night of the Soul
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
Peaches - I Feel Cream
Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications
Röyksopp - Junior
Depeche Mode - Sounds of the Universe
Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
U2 - No Line on the Horizon
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
AC Newman - Get Guilty


Mariah Carey - Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel
Dan Deacon - Bromst
Swan Lake - Enemy Mine
Andrew Bird - Noble Beast


Peter Bjorn & John - Living Thing
Franz Ferdinand - Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
Bruce Springsteen - Working on a Dream










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Albums:

01 La Roux - La Roux
02 The Boxer Rebellion - Union
03 Pet Shop Boys - Yes, etc.
04 Dragonette - Fixin To Thrill
05 Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
06 The Big Pink - A Brief History of Love
07 Lady Sovereign - Jigsaw
08 Little Boots - Hands
09 Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications
10 The xx - xx
11 Black Room - Pop Noir
12 Bishop Allen - Grr...
13 Superdrag - Industry Giants

In rotation:
A Place To Bury Strangers - Exploding Head
Annie - Don't Stop [finally!]
Charlotte Hatherley - New Worlds
Dethklok - Deathalbum II
Kissy Sell Out - Youth
VV Brown - Traveling Like The Light
Frankmusik - Complete Me
Temper Trap - Conditions

Thumbs down:
The Saturdays - Wordshaker
The Hidden Cameras - Origin:Orphan
PJ Harvey & John Parish - A Woman A Man Walked By
Super Furry Animals - Dark Days / Light Years
Lily Allen - It's Not Me, It's You
KMFDM - Blitz
Depeche Mode - Sounds of the Universe
Placebo - Battle For The Sun
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult - Death Threat
Sonic Youth - The Eternal
Parralox - State of Decay
Robbie Williams - Reality Killed the Video Star

There has been a lot of not so hot stuff this year, hasn't there?

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Arms and Sleepers Matador
Them Crooked Vultures S/T
Combichrist Today We Are All Demons
MF DOOM Born Like This
Skold Vs. KMFDM
Marilyn Manson The High End Of Low
Esoteric Saving Seamus Ryan
Fever Ray S/T

Silversun Pickups Swoon
Get Busy Committee Uzi Does
Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine The Audacity of Hype
Apathy Wanna Snuggle?
HEALTH Get Color
The Flaming Lips Embryonic
dälek Gutter Tactics
Revolting Cocks Sex-O Olympic-O
Les Claypool Of Fungi And Foe
Mr. Lif I Heard It Today
Wilco Wilco (The Album)
La Coka Nostra A Brand You Can Trust
The Mars Volta Octahedron
Cage Depart From Me
The XX XX
Eyedea & Abilities By The Throat
Raekwon Only Built For Cuban Linx... PT 2

Esoteric Serve Or Suffer
Rain Machine S/T
Portugal. The Man The Satanic Satanist
The Dead Weather Horehound
Josh Freese Since 1972
Prince Lotusflow3r
St. Vincent Actor
Chin Chin The Flashing, The Fancing

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U-God Dopium
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Heaven & Hell - "The Devil You Know"
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Cobalt - "Gin"
Gorod - "Process of a New Decline"
Pathology - "Age of Onset"
Destroyer 666 - "Defiance"
Denial - "Catacombs of the Grotesque"
Senmuth - "Exouniverse"
Harmahis - "Sa Nagba Imuru"



Alice In Chains - "Black Gives Way To Blue"
Immortal - "All Shall Fall"
Hellveto - "Od Poludnia na Pólnoc..."
M8l8th - "Nepokolebimaja Vera"
The Lord Weird Slough Feg - "Slough Feg"
Megadeth - "Endgame"
Irminsul - "Irminsul"
Artillery - "When Death Comes"
Wormrot - "Abuse"
Mumakil - "Behold The Failure"
Devourment - "Unleash The Carnivore"
Sólstafir - "Köld"
Gory Blister - "Graveyard of Angels"
Cannibal Corpse - "Evisceration Plague"
Wolves in the Throne Room - "Black Cascade"
Fleshgod Apocalypse - "Oracles"
Putrid Pile - "House of Dementia"
Fermento - "Recipe for Cremation"
Azarath - "Praise The Beast"
Vomit The Soul - "Apostles of Inexpression"
Brutal Truth - "Evolution Through Revolution"
Cephalectomy - "An Epitaph to Tranquility"
Mistur - Attende
Zealotry - "Radix Malorum EP"
Pus Vomit - "Degrade the Worthless"



Judas Priest - "A Touch of Evil (live)"
Amorphis - "Skyforger"
Sacrifice - "The Ones I Condemn"
Týr - "By The Light of the Northern Star"
Ensiferum - "From Afar"
Dying Fetus - "Descend Into Depravity"
1349 - "Revelations of the Black Flame"
Choked By Own Vomits - "Shit Autopsy"
Egemony - "Baptism of the Unborn"
Napalm Death - "Time Waits For No Slave"
My Dying Bride - "For Lies I Sire"
Vreid - "Milorg"
Beherit - "Engram"
Pestilence - "Resurrection Macabre"
Blut aus Nord - "Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue With The Stars"
Wyrd - "Kalivägi"
Xasthur - "All Reflections Drained"
1349 - "Revelations of the Black Flame"
Old Man's Child - "Slaves of the World"
Viraemia - "Viraemia"
Infinite Defilement - "Disgorging Humanity"
Inevitable End - "The Severed Inception"
Visceral Trail - "Ridden Evisceration"
Behemoth - "Evangelion"
Bone Gnawler - "Feast of Flesh"
Whiplash - "Unborn Again"
Liturgy - "Renihilation"
Shining - "VI - Klagopsalmer"



Infected Disarray - "Disseminating Obscenity"
Kreator - "Hordes of Chaos"
Eluveitie - "Evocation I - The Arcane Dominion"



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Neko Case - Middle Cyclone


Swan Lake - Enemy Mine
Andrew Bird - Noble Beast




Super Furry Animals - Dark Days/Light Years
Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
The Mount Fuji Doom Jazz Corporation - Succubus
The Dead Weather - Horehound
Florence + the Machine - Lungs
Japandroids - Post-Nothing
St. Vincent - Actor
The Big Pink - A Brief History of Love
Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse (Feat. David Lynch) - Dark Night of the Soul
The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
M. Ward - Hold Time
A.C. Newman - Get Guilty
Magnolia Electric Co. - Josephine
Fever Ray - Fever Ray
Wilco - Wilco The Album
Built to Spill - There is No Enemy
Various Artists - Dark Was The Night: Red Hot Comp



Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer
Vivian Girls - Everything Goes Wrong
White Rabbits - It's Frightening!
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
Superdrag - Industry Giants
My Morning Jacket - Live from Las Vegas at the Palms
The Condo Fucks - Fuckbook
The Paper Chase - Someday This Could All Be Yours, Vol. 1
Yim Yames - Tribute To



The Decemberists - Hazards of Love
The Thermals - Now We Can See
Jay Reatard - Watch Me Fall
The Postmarks - Memoirs at the End of the World
Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs
Modest Mouse - No One's First and You're Next
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
Grand Duchy - Petits Fours
Blackout Beach - Skin of Evil
The Doves - Kingdom of Rust
Robert Pollard - The Crawling Distance


The Bird and the Bee - Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future


PJ Harvey/John Parish - A Woman A Man Walked By
A Camp - Colonia
Tinted Windows - Tinted Windows
Eels - Hombre Lobo
Asobi Seksu - Hush
Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown
Bruce Springsteen - Working on a Dream
Jeremy Enigk - OK Bear!







2008 Leftovers:
Poni Hoax - Images of Sigrid -
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
Crooked Fingers - Forfeit/Fortune
TV on the Radio - Dear Science

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Doves - Kingdom of Rust
The Von Bondies - Love Hate And Then There Was You
Yeah Yeah Yeah - Its Blitz
The Veils - Sun Gang
Metric Fantasies
Sondre Lerche - Heartbeat Radio
Muse - Resistance
Imogen Heap - Ellipse
Sonic Youth - The Eternal


Franz Ferdinand: Tonight Franz Ferdinand
Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
M. Ward - Hold Time
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimist
Bat for Lashes - Two Suns


White Lies - To Lose My Life
Morrissey - Years of Refusal
Andrew Bird - Noble Beast
Mos Def - The Ecstatic
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
St. Vincent - Actor
Mutemath - Armistice
Trashcan Sinatras - In the Music
Dead Weather - Horehound


U2 - No Line on the Horizon
The Script - The Script
Ben Lee - The Rebirth of Venus


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- Shadow Dancer: Golden Traxe
- The Glimmers: Disko Drunkards


- Pet Shop Boys: Yes
- Mr Oizo: Lambs Anger
- Manic Street Preachers:
- Detroit Grand Pubahs: Detroit Connection 4
- Laurent Garnier: Tales of a Kleptomaniac
- Dave Clark: Back in the Box
- A-Trak: FabricLive 45
- John Tejada: Fabric 44


- Kasabian
- Royksopp: Junior
- Golden Silvers: True Romance
- The Juan Mclean
- A Camp: Colonia
- Franz Ferdinand: Tonight: Franz Ferdinand




- Carolina Liar: S/T
- Starsailor


- Lightning Seeds: Four Winds
- Junior Boys: Begone Dull Care
- British Sea Power: Man of Aran











Concerts
- Travis - 9:30 Club (4/23)
- Pet Shop Boys - DAR Constituition Hall
- An Evening with Fran and Andy from Travis - Jammin Java
- Young @ Heart Chorus - Warner Theatre

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Ring-Ding's Top Ten Albums of the Year*:
1. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
2. Antlers - Hospice
3. Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind
4. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
5. Andrew Bird - Noble Beast
6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
7. Metric - Fantasies
8. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
9. Lisa Hannigan - Sea Saw
10. Antony & the Johnsons - The Crying Light

*I have to say that I found this to be a fairly lackluster year overall. None of these albums floored me. Certainly I've missed some great albums, too, but as of the end of this year, this is the final tally.

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Superlative, career-making work.
Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind
Antlers - Hospice


Hard to top and missing just a small something that would otherwise make it 5 stars.
Andrew Bird - Noble Beast
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
Metric - Fantasies


Excellent album but still room for improvement.
Antony & the Johnsons - The Crying Light
Franz Ferdinand - Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
Lisa Hannigan - Sea Saw
M. Ward - Hold Time
Dark Was the Night - a Red Hot compilation
Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
Amadou & Miriam - Welcome to Mali
Bob Dylan - Together Through the Years
Peter, Bjorn and John - Living Thing
Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish I Were an Eagle
Here We Go Magic - Here We Go Magic
Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown
Bat for Lashes - Two Suns
Wilco - Wilco (the Album)
St. Vincent - Actor
Mos Def - The Ecstatic


I enjoy it, but there's something missing.
Beirut/realpeople - March of the Zapotec/Holland
The Decemberists - Hazards of Love
doves - Kingdom of Rust
eels - Hombre Lobo: 12 Songs of Desire
Rancid - Domino's Fall
The Hidden Cameras - Origin: Orphan
Pearl Jam - Backspacer


Middle of the road, I don't actively dislike it but I probably won't listen to it much either. For older artists, it means it's completely forgettable by comparison.
Bruce Springsteen - Working on a Dream
Bishop Allen - Grrr...
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Beware!
Eminem - Relapse
Iron & Wine - Around the Well
The Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix


Hmm. I can't get into it at all. Heading into active dislike.
Bon Iver - Blood Bank EP
PJ Harvey & John Parish - A Girl a Boy Walked by
The Boy Least Likely to - The Laws of the Playground
Royksopp - Junior
Modest Mouse - No One First and You're Next


No Sir, I don't like it.
U2 - No Line on the Horizon


I actively dislike it and would rather jab my ears out with cotton swabs.


Shoot me before playing this, please.

*due to it being a comedy album, it will remain unranked in the year's 10 best
**due to it being a live album, it will remain unranked in the year's 10 best
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Now playing:
Sonic Youth - The Eternal
Regina Spektor - Far
Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer
Dead Weather - Horehound
Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3
Monsters of Folk - Monsters of Folk
Tegan & Sara - Sainthood
Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young

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Ring-Ding's Top Five Concerts of the Year:
1. Arcade Fire/Jay-Z - Obama Staff Party, DC (1/21)
2. Neko Case - 9:30 Club, DC (4/8)
3. Andrew Bird/St. Vincent - 9:30 Club, DC (10/28)
4. The National - 9:30 Club, DC (5/24)
5. Grizzly Bear - 9:30 Club, DC (6/1)
6. Lisa Hannigan - 9:30 Club, DC (3/8)
7. Metric - 9:30 Club, DC (6/18)
8. Elbow - 9:30 Club, DC (8/4)
9. The Flaming Lips - Green Apple Festival on the National Mall, DC (4/19)
10. Tokyo Police Club (w/ Born Ruffians & Harlem Shakes) - Black Cat, DC (2/26)
11. Cat Power - 9:30 Club, DC (2/8)

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1. Yim Yames - Tribute to
2. Dan Auerbach - Keep It Hid
3. The Dead Weather - Horehound
4. Sonic Youth - The Eternal
5. Liam Finn + Eliza Jane - Champagne in Seashells
5. John Frusciante - The Empyrean
6. Modest Mouse - No One's First and You're Next


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Alice in Chains - Black Gives Way to Blue
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I think my list is final, as there's nothing coming out in the next three weeks that looks appealing to me.

1. The Antlers - Hospice
2. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
3. Doves - Kingdom of Rust
4. The Veils - Sun Gangs
5. White Rabbits - It's Frightening
6. We Were Promised Jetpacks - These Four Walls
7. Dead Man's Bones - Dead Man's Bones
8. Bat for Lashes - Two Suns
9. Metric - Fantasies
10. The Swell Season - Strict Joy
11. The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns
12. The Twilight Sad - Forget the Night Ahead
13. Mew - No More Stories...
14. Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse - Dark Night of the Soul
15. Why? - Eskimo Snow
16. Tegan & Sara - Sainthood
17. Monsters of Folk - Monsters of Folk
18. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
19. Engineers - Three Fact Fader
20. Peter, Bjorn and John - Living Thing
21. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
22. Modest Mouse - No One First and You're Next
23. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion
24. The Most Serene Republic - ...And the Ever Expanding Universe
25. Muse - The Resistance
26. Band of Skulls - Baby Darling Doll Face Honey
27. Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
28. The Clientele - Bonfires on the Heath
29. Silversun Pickups - Swoon
30. Iran - Dissolver
31. Black Lab - Give Us Sugar
32. Editors - In this Light and on this Evening
33. Jay Farrar & Ben Gibbard - One Fast Move or I'm Gone
34. Mute Math - Armistice
35. The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You
36. Moby - Wait For Me
37. M. Ward - Hold Time
38. Andrew Bird - Noble Beast/Useless Creatures
39. Beirut/realpeople - March of the Zapotec/Holland
40. Paramore - Brand New Eyes
41. Son Volt - American Central Dust
42. Flight of the Conchords - I Told You I Was Freaky
43. Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young
44. Howie Day - Sound the Alarm
45. Lyle Lovett - Natural Forces
46. Kasabian - The West Rider Pauper Lunatic Asylum
47. Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer
48. Jason Lytle - Yours Truly, the Commuter
49. Coconut Records - Davy
50. Brendan Benson - My Old, Familiar Friend
51. The Eels - Hombre Lobo
52. Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band - Outer South
53. P.O.S. - Never Better
54. Trashcan Sinatras - In the Music
55. The Raveonettes - In and Out of Control
56. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
57. Phish - Joy
58. Rhett Miller - Rhett Miller
59. The Soundtrack of Our Lives - Communion
60. Franz Ferdinand - Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
61. U2 - No Line on the Horizon
62. Our Lady Peace - Burn, Burn
63. Sondre Lerche - Heartbeat Radio
64. Built to Spill - There is no Enemy
65. Port O'Brien - Threadbare
66. Headlights - Wildlife
67. Metermaids - Nightlife in Illinoise
68. The Legends - Over and Over
69. Black Tide - Light From Above
70. White Lies - To Lose My Life
71. Great Lake Swimmers - Lost Channels
72. The Decemberists - Hazards of Love
73. Dinosaur Jr - Farm
74. Dark Mean - Frankencottage EP
75. stellastarr* - Civilized
76. Greg Laswell - Three Flights from Alto Nido
77. ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - The Century of Self
78. British Sea Power - Man of Aran
79. Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
80. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
81. Yim Yames - Tribute To
82. Illinois - The Adventures of Kid Catastrophe
83. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
84. Patrick Wolf - The Bachelor
85. Eminem - Relapse
86. Minty Fresh Beats - Jaydiohead
87. Dave Matthews Band - Big Whiskey and the Googrux King
88. Coldplay - Left Right Left Right
89. Bon Iver - Blood Bank EP
90. Taking Back Sunday - New Again
91. Better Than Ezra - Paper Empires
92. The Cinematics - Love and Terror
93. Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3
94. The Cribs - Ignore the Ignorant
95. Mos Def - The Ecstatic
96. Razorlight - Slipaway Fires
97. Cursive - Mama, I'm Swollen
98. Swan Lake - Enemy Mine
99. Iron & Wine - Around the Well
100. Thursday - Common Existence
101. West Indian Girl - We Believe
102. Dead Weather - Horehound
103. Ben Kweller - Changing Horses
104. Chickenfoot - Chickenfoot
105. Green Day - 21st American Breakdown
106. Drew Copeland - A Little Like Heaven
107. Chris Cornell - Scream

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let me try this again.
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