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Best Albums 2009 - Got those global economic meltdown blues

A Listmania! list by Red on Black
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Two Dancers
1.  Two Dancers by Wild Beasts
The list author says:
  "At last a British band take up the mantle of the Smiths and Radiohead. This is the most audacious UK rock LP in years. Thorpe & Fleming sing brilliantly. Download All the Kings Men & This is our lot"
6.90   Used & New from: 2.58
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Merriweather Post Pavilion
2.  Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective
The list author says:
  "The new Beach Boys, no greater compliment. A benchmark album for the decade. Set the controls to the heart of the fun and enjoy sheer inventiveness - Download My Girls and Summertime Clothes"
8.20   Used & New from: 3.23
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

Oh My God, Charlie Darwin
3.  Oh My God, Charlie Darwin by The Low Anthem
The list author says:
  "Variety is clearly the spice of life. One of the great emerging American bands, with a LP stuffed with gorgeous ballads and Pogues style singalongs Download Charile Darwin and To Ohio"
12.99   Used & New from: 1.02
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
4.  Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix
The list author says:
  "The best pop band on the planet and for sheer listening pleasure its one of the albums of the year. French invention and class. Check out the hundreds of mixes on the net - Download 1901 and Fences"
Used & New from: 2.98
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Post-Nothing
5.  Post-Nothing by Japandroids
The list author says:
  "The design tempate for rock n roll. A garage, greats songs and lots of volume.  This Vancouver duo make an LP of blistering raw power.  Download the amazing "Young hearts spark fire" & "Heart sweats"
10.11   Used & New from: 3.96
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Yonder Is The Clock
6.  Yonder Is The Clock by The Felice Brothers
The list author says:
  "Have the heirs to "The Band" finally emerged? This is totally original in its own right - Download the stunning "The Boy From Lawrence County" and Cooperstown"
11.99   Used & New from: 4.20
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Bitte Orca
7.  Bitte Orca by Dirty Projectors
The list author says:
  "Mad genius David Longstreth spends time with David Bryne and comes up with a masterpiece of loveliness. According to Q Mag bloody Mika is better than this??  Download Stilllness and Two Doves"
11.22   Used & New from: 3.88
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

In Dearland
8.  In Dearland by Elvis Perkins
The list author says:
  "A Brilliant album, Perkins brings a new slant to bluesy-folk adorned with Hammond organs, harmonicas and produces a truly great sophomore album. Download Shampoo and Hours last stand"
9.56   Used & New from: 0.93
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Midnight at the Movies
9.  Midnight at the Movies by Justin Townes Earle
The list author says:
  "Country Royalty. The new cosmic American music in the tradition of Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Elvis and his dad! Download Halfway to Jackson and Someday Ill be forgiven for this"
7.84   Used & New from: 4.18
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Sometimes I Wish I Were An Eagle
10.  Sometimes I Wish I Were An Eagle by Bill Callahan
The list author says:
  "Stick with this one, Callahan carves out a completely unique musical landscape with a distinctive voice. Music for adults -Download "All thoughts are prey to some beast" and The Wind and the dove"
10.60   Used & New from: 8.14
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Veckatimest
11.  Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear
The list author says:
  "It was worth the wait. A trail blazing album in terms of inventiveness and a significant advance on the wonderful Yellow house -Download Two Weeks and Cheerleader"
10.00   Used & New from: 2.05
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Wilco (the album)
12.  Wilco (the album) by Wilco
The list author says:
  "The six best musicians in the world deliver up another album full of dangerous hints of melody. Great songs abound and Tweedy is on a roll with his songwriting - Download One Wing and Black Bull Nova"
10.08   Used & New from: 3.99
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Them Crooked Vultures
13.  Them Crooked Vultures by Them Crooked Vultures
The list author says:
  "The return of the supergroup. Grohls drumming throughout is awesome. Homme delivers on the songs with Led Zep bassist. A full on riff monster - Download Elephants & No one loves me and neither do i"
6.90   Used & New from: 2.56
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

Imidiwan - Companions
14.  Imidiwan - Companions by Tinariwen
The list author says:
  "The greatest African band on the planet? Mali Desert Blues with the ghost of John Lee Hooker. Scintillating guitar work - Download Tahult In & Imidiwan Afrik Tendam"
11.08   Used & New from: 4.78
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

A Friend Of A Friend
15.  A Friend Of A Friend by Dave Rawlings Machine
The list author says:
  "Role reversal between David Rawlings and Gillian Welch. Both class acts, both capable of even better. Download the brilliant Method Acting/Cortez the Killer & Ruby"
9.79   Used & New from: 6.84
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

It's Blitz!
16.  It's Blitz! by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The list author says:
  "New York's Finest and Karen O is the best. Synth driven epic  -  Download Zero and Hysteric"
5.95   Used & New from: 1.75
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Kingdom of Rust
17.  Kingdom of Rust by Doves
The list author says:
  "Not as good as their debut but then not much is! Always inventive and one of the best British bands around. Download Complusion and the title track"
2.43   Used & New from: 0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

Actor
18.  Actor by St. Vincent
The list author says:
  "Annie Clark has a disarming charm and her voice is smooth as slick. In addition the lovely ballads "Actor" also packs a punch  - Download Actor out of Work & Just the same but brand new"
10.06   Used & New from: 5.56
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Upper Air
19.  Upper Air by Bowerbirds
The list author says:
  "The favourites of Bon Ivers's Justin Vernon and easy to see why. Songs of simple beauty and great harmonies from the North Carolina boy girl partnership - Download "Northern Lights" and "Crooked Lust""
9.49   Used & New from: 5.49
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Middle Cyclone
20.  Middle Cyclone by Neko Case
The list author says:
  "The new Patsy Cline, what a voice - Download the title track and Dont Forget Me"
9.90   Used & New from: 4.39
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Travels With Myself And Another
21.  Travels With Myself And Another by Future of the Left
The list author says:
  "Epic Welsh genius writ large. Is their a band in the UK more intelligent, challenging and downright poptastic as FOTL. - Download You need Satan more than he needs you and Arming Erirtrea"
11.65   Used & New from: 4.98
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Sigh No More
22.  Sigh No More by Mumford & Sons
The list author says:
  "Mumford and sons are gems. Poignant, heartful and joyous. Best Folk rock since the Pogues? You judge. Download Little Lion man and After the storm"
5.00   Used & New from: 0.92
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (435 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Josephine
23.  Josephine by Magnolia Electric Co.
The list author says:
  "Jason Molina delivers his best album since his Songs: Ohia phase. Is he the new Neil Young? A debate for another day Download Little Sad Eyes and Whip poor will"
8.66   Used & New from: 6.75
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Fits
24.  Fits by White Denim
The list author says:
  "So many ideas here the LP can barely hold them. At their best possibly one of the greatest new talents to emerge from the USA in the past 3 years. Download Regina Holding hands & mirrored and reverse"
8.73   Used & New from: 5.04
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Havilah
25.  Havilah by The Drones
The list author says:
  "Australia's finest develop their Shark fin blues. Dirty and raw rock music and a cross between Green on Red and Nirvana. What more could you ask for?  Download The Minotaur and I am the supercargo"
8.65   Used & New from: 4.49
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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