2009 pt. 1

A Listmania! list by Benjamin Tansey "Benji"
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The Spirit of Apollo
1.  The Spirit of Apollo by N.A.S.A.
The list author says:
  "Let's get this straight, Tom Waits -musical magician, peddler of hobo chic, semi recluse - doesn't collaborate with just anyone. Yet here he is, which means these guys are something special."
£10.13   Used & New from: £0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Heart On - With bonus tracks
2.  Heart On - With bonus tracks by Eagles of Death Metal
The list author says:
  "Homme and Hughes return for album number three. More rockin' riffs and solid drums; won't set the world on fire, but damn good fun. And what more could you want from rock and roll?"
£8.92   Used & New from: £3.63
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

War Child: Heroes
3.  War Child: Heroes by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "Very hit and miss - Elbow, Beck, TV On The Radio, YYY, Peaches, The Hold Steady and Rufus deliver sublime covers and make each song their own. Scissor Sisters, Estelle and Duffy, however, do not!"
£2.00   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Dark Was The Night [Red Hot Compilation]
4.  Dark Was The Night [Red Hot Compilation] by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "Essentially, a who's who of independent American music. Produced by a guy from The National (who appear here, yay!), and featuring other favourite bands Beirut, Arcade Fire and My Morning Jacket."
£12.11   Used & New from: £4.53
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Blood Bank
5.  Blood Bank by Bon Iver
The list author says:
  "Follow up EP to 2008's 'For Emma Forever Ago'. Slightly different feel from the album, with vocoda and other electronic wizardry enhancing Vernon's acoustic flavours."
£8.95   Used & New from: £2.93
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

The Airborne Toxic Event
6.  The Airborne Toxic Event by The Airborne Toxic Event
The list author says:
  "Not a perfect debut by any means, but still very very good. The brooding 'Sometime Around Midnight' and jangly americana of 'Missy' definite highlights."
£13.83   Used & New from: £2.98
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Working On a Dream (Special Edition)
7.  Working On a Dream (Special Edition) by Bruce Springsteen
The list author says:
  "The Boss is back! And he's gone pop! (...as in the musical genre, not like a balloon) Not quite as immediate as 'Magic', but a good solid record. 'My Lucky Day' is possibly the standout track here."
£6.99   Used & New from: £1.98
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)

Fight Like Apes and the Myster
8.  Fight Like Apes and the Myster by Fight Like Apes
The list author says:
  "Pop electro punk quartet from Dublin bring us a cracking debut. If you miss Be Your Own Pet (and would like added synths and bizarre lyrics about KFC) check these guys out."
£4.51   Used & New from: £3.43
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

March Of The Zapotec / Holland
9.  March Of The Zapotec / Holland by Beirut
The list author says:
  "Zach Condon, the singer/songwriter/wizard that IS Beirut, can't put a foot wrong, as these two EPs colliding to make an album will testify."
£14.18   Used & New from: £6.45
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Love Ire & Song + The First Three Years
10.  Love Ire & Song + The First Three Years by Frank Turner
The list author says:
  "Strictly speaking, this album is older than 2009, but this wonderful re-release that sees Turner's 'Love Ire And Song' packaged with a collection of songs culled from long discontinued EPs, IS."
Used & New from: £22.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Alpinisms
11.  Alpinisms by School of Seven Bells
The list author says:
  "School of Seven Bells deliver a lesson in epic, sweeping electronica. A little light on tunes perhaps, but gorgeous and vast none the less. Like Beyonce's bum."
£9.23   Used & New from: £2.55
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

SONGS ABOUT DANCING AND DRUGS
12.  SONGS ABOUT DANCING AND DRUGS by Circlesquare
The list author says:
  "Electronica of a more minimal styling, yet with it's heart firmly on the dancefloor. Like a darker, stripped back LCD Soundsystem."
£11.52   Used & New from: £2.81
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Secret Machines
13.  Secret Machines by Secret Machines
The list author says:
  "So singer Benjamin Curtis says he's had enough of rock, leaves to form School of Seven Bells with 2 Swedish twins and the remaining Machines up the rock and get heavier. Um, win win?"
£8.45   Used & New from: £3.90
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Radio Wars (Limited Edition)
14.  Radio Wars (Limited Edition) by Howling Bells
The list author says:
  "Second album from the Australian quartet. Not convinced it's as good as their debut, but still very good. Just hope they're not after the mainstream 'Coldplay crowd' like the freakin' Killers!"
£10.91   Used & New from: £0.75
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Hold Time
15.  Hold Time by M. Ward
The list author says:
  "A soulful collection of americana and country-tinged rock and roll numbers. Infinitely lovely."
£11.28   Used & New from: £1.19
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Blue Lights on the Runway
16.  Blue Lights on the Runway by Bell X1
The list author says:
  "Irish threesome's 4th album. It's wonderfully dreamy, energetic indie pop but touches of electro, soul and rock guitars mark it out as something a bit different. Possibly my fave of '09 so far!"
£12.44   Used & New from: £2.38
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Merriweather Post Pavilion
17.  Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective
The list author says:
  "First I'd heard of these guys, and it's enough to make me want to find out more. A very varied record and sonically very interesting indeed."
£8.95   Used & New from: £1.76
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

The Invisible
18.  The Invisible by Invisible
The list author says:
  "For fans of Radiohead, TV On The Radio et al. The guy from Polar Bear (can't remember which one) and his friends deliver a fantastic album that deserves to massive this year."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Nat King Cole: Re:Generations
19.  Nat King Cole: Re:Generations by Nat King Cole
The list author says:
  "I love Nat King Cole and this album of remixes by - among others - TV On The Radio, Cee-Lo, The Roots and Cut Chemist, shows Nat's music in a whole new light."
£1.75   Used & New from: £0.01
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

It's Blitz (Digipack)
20.  It's Blitz (Digipack) by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The list author says:
  "The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are back! Produced by TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek (that's 3 times in a row now!) the YYYs have moved in a more electronic direction, but still remain true to themselves. Ace!!"
£15.10   Used & New from: £0.72
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Sometimes I Wish I Were An Eagle
21.  Sometimes I Wish I Were An Eagle by Bill Callahan
The list author says:
  "Smog frontman Callahan ditches the pseudonym and delivers a nicely stripped back slice of americana"
£11.38   Used & New from: £6.08
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

A Woman A Man Walked By
22.  A Woman A Man Walked By by John Parish
The list author says:
  "Carefully (and most successfully) walks the tightrope between Harvey's raucous rock-chick and softer, artier personas"
£9.72   Used & New from: £4.09
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Two Suns [Digi-Pack]
23.  Two Suns [Digi-Pack] by Bat for Lashes
The list author says:
  "Back after too long away, Ms Khan serves up her unique brand of mystical, enchanting pop"
£8.72   Used & New from: £0.63
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

Yonder Is The Clock
24.  Yonder Is The Clock by The Felice Brothers
The list author says:
  "These guys get better with every album; part of me wishes they got the recognition they deserve (they sh*t on Fleet Foxes) but I also quite like them as music best kept secret"
£9.58   Used & New from: £3.31
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Outer South
25.  Outer South by Conor Oberst
The list author says:
  "The Bright Eyes main man actually sounds happy on this record! It's a long album and not always consistent, but the good bits are very very good indeed"
£5.69   Used & New from: £1.69
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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