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Our Favorites of ’09…

OLIVIA

Favorite Albums of ’09:

Gossip – Music for Men
Mirah – (a)spera
St. Vincent – Actor
Sonic Youth – The Eternal
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz
Those Darlins – Those Darlins
Au Revoir Simone – Still Night, Still Light
Bat for Lashes – Two Suns
Antony and the Johnsons – The Crying Light
PJ Harvey and John Parish – A Woman A Man Walked By

Favorite Shows of ’09:

Leonard Cohen @ TPAC
Joan Baez @ TPAC
Mirah @ Mercy Lounge
St. Vincent @ Mercy Lounge
Sonic Youth @ War Memorial

LOUIS

Favorite Albums of ’09:

Little Dragon – Machine Dreams
Bibio – Ambivalence Avenue
The XX – XX
Tortoise – Beacons Of Ancestorship
Atlas Sound – Logos
St. Vincent – Actor
Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
Life On Earth – A Space Water Loop
Courtney Tidwell – Boys
Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – S/T
The Horrors – Primary Colours
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse – Dark Night Of The Soul
The Clonious – Behind The Dots
Sonic Youth – The Eternal
Washed Out – Life Of Leisure EP
Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca

Best Re-issues of ’09:

Morphine – Yes (Rhino)
Jesus Lizard catalog (Touch & Go)
M83 catalog (Mute)
Pavement re-issues (Matador)
Pulp – This Is Hardcore (Plain)

Favorite Shows of ’09:

The Jesus Lizard @ Exit/IN
Black Moth Super Rainbow & School Of Seven Bells @ Exit/IN
Tallest Man On Earth @ Exit/IN
De La Soul w/ Nomo @ Mercy Lounge
Sonic Youth @ War Memorial

MATT

Favorite Albums of ’09:

Isis – Wavering Radiant
Big Business – Mind the Drift
Them Crooked Vultures – Them Crooked Vultures
Soulsavers – Broken
Earth – Radio Live
Tom Waits – Glitter and Doom: Live
Melvins – Chicken Switch
Mars Volta – Octahedron
Pelican – What We All Come to Need
Black Math Horseman – Wyllt

Favorite Shows of ’09:

Jesus Lizard @ Exit/In
Them Crooked Vultures @ War Memorial
Jandek @ The Basement
Mouth Of The Architect @ The End
Jucifer @ Exit/In

ANDREW

Favorite Albums of ’09:

Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca
St. Vincent – Actor
Tortoise – Beacons Of Ancestorship
Yo La Tengo – Popular Songs
The XX – XX
Cotton Jones – Paranoid Cocoon
Bill Callahan – Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle
Tom Waits – Glitter And Doom: Live
Atlas Sound – Logos
Beirut – March Of The Zapotec
Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins – Fascinating Fingers
Doom – Born Like This
Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
Cass McCombs – Catacombs
Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion

Best Re-issues of ’09:

24-Carat Black -Gone: The Promises Of Yesterday (Numero Group)
Serge Gainsbourg – Histoire de Melody Nelson (Light In The Attic)

Favorite Shows of ’09:

David Byrne @ Bonnaroo
Al Green @ Bonnaroo
Black Moth Super Rainbow & School Of Seven Bells @ Exit/In
Andrew Bird & St. Vincent @ Ryman Auditorium
Cotton Jones @ Sky House
Tallest Man On Earth @ Exit/In

CHRIS

Favorite Albums of ’09:

Yo La Tengo – Popular Songs
Built To Spill – There Is No Enemy
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Up From Below
The Black Crowes – Before The Frost/Until The Freeze
St. Vincent – Actor
The Flaming Lips – Embryonic
The Features – Some Kind Of Salvation
Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
The Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca
MV & EE – Drone Trailer
Circulatory System – Signal Morning
Califone – All My Friends Are Funeral Singers

Favorite Shows of ’09:

The Brian Jonestown Massacre @ Exit/In
St. Vincent @ Mercy Lounge
Built To Spill @ Southgate House (Newport, KY)
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros @ 3rd & Lindsely
Gwar @ Exit/In