Best of 2009 Albums: Part 1 - Jan-June

A Listmania! list by L. Richardson "iwillkillagain" (London)
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Actor
1.  Actor by St. Vincent
The list author says:
  "Absolutely sensational. Electronic, fuzzy rock mixed with broody, beautiful folk from a beautiful lady!"
10.99   Used & New from: 4.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Beware
2.  Beware by Bonnie Prince Billy
The list author says:
  "Will Oldham does it again with another amazing Americana/Folk/Country album."
9.67   Used & New from: 4.15
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Bitte Orca
3.  Bitte Orca by Dirty Projectors
The list author says:
  "The one everyone is talking about, and for good reason. Nice experimental indie that isn't afraid to be poppy."
16.43   Used & New from: 2.17
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Carboniferous
4.  Carboniferous by La Zu
The list author says:
  "Real, heavy math rock from Italy. Came out at the start of the year and I still haven't put it down!"
9.48   Used & New from: 4.06
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Crack the Skye [Special Edition]
5.  Crack the Skye [Special Edition] by Mastodon
The list author says:
  "The new visionaries of metal, this album - just like all of their work - is heavy AND clever."
6.86   Used & New from: 4.58
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

The Crying Light
6.  The Crying Light by Antony and the Johnsons
The list author says:
  "Antony Hegarty has one of the most beautiful voices you will ever hear. If you get a chance, see them live!"
8.00   Used & New from: 4.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Songs of Shame
7.  Songs of Shame by Woods
The list author says:
  "Another incredible release on Woodsist. Nice fuzzy, twee-pop with an obvious folky edge. Get it on vinyl if you can find it."
14.07   Used & New from: 6.19
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Fits
8.  Fits by White Denim
The list author says:
  "Got this early from a radio plugger. Probably not for everyone but if you like clever garage/psych rock then these Texan boys know how to deliver."
8.73   Used & New from: 4.95
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Hey Everyone
9.  Hey Everyone by Dananananaykroyd
The list author says:
  "The best band out of Scotland this year. Metal/Hardcore influenced Indie - for fans of Los Campesinos also!"
8.40   Used & New from: 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

F**Kbook
10.  F**Kbook by Condo Fucks
The list author says:
  "Yo La Tengo under their new moniker, great covers LP that continues to illustrate the Tengo guys' awesomeness."
4.40   Used & New from: 0.72

Sometimes I Wish I Were An Eagle
11.  Sometimes I Wish I Were An Eagle by Bill Callahan
The list author says:
  "Although he may have removed his 'Smog' guise, Bill Callahan is still as good at ever - with amazing lyrics and musicianship."
10.46   Used & New from: 5.09
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Lungs
12.  Lungs by Florence + The Machine
The list author says:
  "Got this on press release about two months ago and I haven't put it down. Such a big hype around Florence and this proves its deserved. Expect this LP to be up for the Mercury!"
5.00   Used & New from: 0.21
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (246 customer reviews)

YEAH, SO?
13.  YEAH, SO? by Slow Club
The list author says:
  "Moshi Moshi through and through, Charles and Rebecca may have just made the folk pop album of the year!"
6.45   Used & New from: 5.04
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Post-Nothing
14.  Post-Nothing by Japandroids
The list author says:
  "Try and back this overseas, one of the better Indie Rock albums of the year."
9.64   Used & New from: 5.02
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Dark Was The Night [Red Hot Compilation]
15.  Dark Was The Night [Red Hot Compilation] by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "Hands down the best compilation album of the year. Get it on vinyl."
8.03   Used & New from: 1.32
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

New Hopes, New Demonstrations
16.  New Hopes, New Demonstrations by The Ghost of a Thousand
The list author says:
  "Unlucky Gallows...the Ghost boys have took the crown for best British hardcore/punk album of the year so far."
7.96   Used & New from: 2.66
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

More
17.  More by Double Dagger
The list author says:
  "A nice bit of fuzzy American rock."
7.32   Used & New from: 4.75
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

First Love
18.  First Love by Tori Amos
The list author says:
  "My 'I can't believe she isn't as big as she should be' artist of the year."
5.73   Used & New from: 2.97
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Veckatimest
19.  Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear
The list author says:
  "From the lovely guys at Warp, its good to see Ed Droste and co finally getting the attention they deserve. Beautiful album."
9.59   Used & New from: 2.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Dos
20.  Dos by Wooden Shjips
The list author says:
  "Doors influenced psychy rock...difficult to describe...just listen."
11.83   Used & New from: 8.47
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Tentacles
21.  Tentacles by Crystal Antlers
The list author says:
  "Pretty artwork - gloriously shambolic "Wall of sound" Cali psych/punk/blues/other rock."
9.09   Used & New from: 1.70
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

MAMMOTH SKULL (7" VINYL SINGLE)
22.  MAMMOTH SKULL (7" VINYL SINGLE) by SWANTON BOMBS
The list author says:
  "Go to their myspace to download the album for free...REAL independent music."
4.95

Dissolver
23.  Dissolver by Iran
The list author says:
  "Experimental rock from one of the TVOTR guys and Peter 'The Mendoza Line' Hoffman, Very nice."
12.99   Used & New from: 1.33

I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose
24.  I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose by Bombay Bicycle Club
The list author says:
  "When I first heard this LP it was like hearing Maccabees' 'Colour It In' for the first time. Expect big things from these young Londoners."
Used & New from: 2.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Wilco (the album)
25.  Wilco (the album) by Wilco
The list author says:
  "Come on, who doesn't like Wilco?"
10.89   Used & New from: 3.38
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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