Tom’s Top 30 Albums of 2009

A lot of these might not line up with the scores we gave things, but here’s the deal: times change, and time changes your opinion and attachment to music. It can get better or worse as time elapses, so this is where I ended up many months after 2009 ended and I had some time to listen to these albums more and more. Enjoy!

  1. Brand New- Daisy
  2. Animal Collective- Merriweather Post Pavilion
  3. Silversun Pickups- Swoon
  4. Memory Tapes- Seek Magic
  5. Depeche Mode- Sounds of the Universe
  6. Dredg- The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion
  7. Zu- Carboniferous
  8. Tegan and Sara- Sainthood
  9. St. Vincent- Actor
  10. Neko Case- Middle Cyclone
  11. Mew- No More Stories…
  12. The Flaming Lips- Embryonic
  13. Rx Bandits- Mandala
  14. Fun.- Aim and Ignite
  15. The Decemberists- The Hazards of Love
  16. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- It’s Blitz!
  17. Bat For Lashes- Two Suns
  18. Chevelle- Sci-Fi Crimes
  19. Dave Matthews Band- Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King
  20. Eminem- Relapse
  21. As Tall As Lions- You Can’t Take It With You
  22. Peter Bjorn and John- Living Thing
  23. Thrice- Beggars
  24. The Dirty Projectors- Bitte Orca
  25. Mastodon- Crack The Skye
  26. 311- Uplifter
  27. Andrew Bird- Noble Beast
  28. Grizzly Bear- Veckatimest
  29. The xx- xx
  30. Metric- Fantasies


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