Episode 28 – Top 21 Albums of 2009

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Episode 28 - The Top 21 Albums of 2009 (Artwork - D. Hixon)

Episode 28 – The Top 21 Albums of 2009 (Artwork – D. Hixon)

Episode 28 presents us with the third annual Visions of the Unexcused “Best Of the Year” podcast. This podcast has traditionally been the most fun and challenging to make. Fun because it always ends up being one of the longest casts of the year, and challenging because:

A) There seemed to be so many great albums released in 2009
B) When making a “Best Of” mix the songs aren’t necessarily going to make as much sense transition-wise from the DJ standpoint.

These songs are supposed to represent the 21 albums I personally enjoyed the most over the past year. It’s a time capsule for me to look back on years down the road, and I hope it helps you remember some of what this sacred weird year of 2009 had to offer. As always, thanks for listening, and may this New Year be your happiest & healthiest to date.

21. The Doves – Compulsion (Kingdom of Rust – 2009)
20. DOOM – Cellz (Born Like This – 2009)
19. Dinosaur Jr. – Over It (Farm – 2009)
18. Spiral Stairs – Call The Ceasefire (The Real Deal – 2009)
17. The Soft Pack – On My Time (The Muslims – 2009)
16. DangerMouse & Sparklehorse – Pain ft. Iggy Pop (Dark Night of the Soul – 2009)
15. The Felice Brothers – Cooperstown (Yonder Is the Clock – 2009)
14. Y▲CHT – Summer Song (See Mystery Lights – 2009)
13. The Pains of Being Poor at Heart – A Teenager In Love (The Pains of Being Poor at Heart – 2009)
12. Neon Indian – Laughing Gas (Psychic Chasms – 2009)
11. Phoenix – Love Like a Sunset, Pt. I (Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix – 2009)
10. The Horrors – Sea Within A Sea (Primary Colours – 2009)
9. Grizzly Bear – While You Wait For the Others (Veckatimest – 2009)
8. The Flaming Lips – Watching the Planets (Embryonic – 2009)
7. Passion Pit – Moth’s Wings (Manners – 2009)
6. Girls – God Damned (Album – 2009)
5. Here We Go Magic – Fangela (Here We Go Magic – 2009)
4. Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes (Merriweather Post Pavilion – 2009)
3. Wilco – One Wing (Wilco the Album – 2009)
2. Sonic Youth – Leaky Lifeboat – for Gregory Corso (The Eternal – 2009)
1. The xx – Shelter (xx – 2009)