This is it... My Favourite Rock Albums of the Year (2009)

A Listmania! list by Matt Pucci "mattpucci.com" (Here, there and everywhere)
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Crash Love
1.  Crash Love by A.F.I.
The list author says:
  "Sleek and shiny, the new look AFI have nevertheless delivered an absolute gem of an album here. Best songs: 'Torch Song' and 'Darling, I Want to Destroy You'"
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Black Gives Way To Blue
2.  Black Gives Way To Blue by Alice In Chains
The list author says:
  "A triumphant return from the grunge legends. Best songs: 'Private Hell' and the title-track."
£7.18   Used & New from: £3.48
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Daisy
3.  Daisy by Brand New
The list author says:
  "It's emo Jim, but not as we know it. Brand New definitely don't run with the pack and are clearly a cut above the rest, as a result. Delicate, dark and disturbing."
£5.53   Used & New from: £3.27
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

The Bronx III
4.  The Bronx III by The Bronx
The list author says:
  "The first of 2 albums heard this year by the LA punks (though this one was actually released in late '08). Sweaty, raucous and life-affirming. Best songs: 'Knifeman', 'Inveigh' and 'Pleasure Seekers'."
£11.17   Used & New from: £4.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

STRANGE COUSINS FROM
5.  STRANGE COUSINS FROM by Clutch
The list author says:
  "Arguably the most bluesy offering yet from the Maryland rockers and yet they remain unique and distinctive. Best songs: 'Struck Down', '50,000 Unstoppable Watts' and 'Freakonomics'."
£11.58   Used & New from: £4.03
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Wrecking Ball
6.  Wrecking Ball by Dead Confederate
The list author says:
  "My discovery of the year. These Southern gentlemen play sublime, slow-tempo grunge/alt.rock. For fans of Manchester Orchestra and the like."
£10.00   Used & New from: £2.44
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Fact
7.  Fact by Fact
The list author says:
  "They're Japanese. This is incredibly eclectic, and simultaneously, completely bonkers, but somehow it works..."
£19.27   Used & New from: £4.45
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Angel Dust
8.  Angel Dust by Faith No More
The list author says:
  "Okay, this was obviously not released in 2009, but FNM's reunion gigs at Download and Reading/Leeds served as a timely reminder of how diverse, subversive and brilliant this album is. Essential."
£5.79   Used & New from: £1.31
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

Travels With Myself And Another
9.  Travels With Myself And Another by Future of the Left
The list author says:
  "Former McLusky men deliver scintillating second record. Get it. Do it. Now!"
£12.16   Used & New from: £4.52
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

New Hopes, New Demonstrations
10.  New Hopes, New Demonstrations by The Ghost of a Thousand
The list author says:
  "TGOAT rule. This is just incredible. Every time I put this record on I'm amazed by the playing, the vocals and the overall energy of it."
£5.89   Used & New from: £1.50
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Wavering Radiant
11.  Wavering Radiant by Isis (Rock)
The list author says:
  "Crushingly heavy riffs? Check. Mind-blowing sonic vistas? Check. Intricately crafted, climactic songs that enrage and soothe in equal measure? Check. One of the best albums of the year? Well, duh..."
£19.15   Used & New from: £6.50
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Pine/Cross Dover
12.  Pine/Cross Dover by Masters of Reality
The list author says:
  "Masters of Reality are waaay out there, man. Druggy, quirky and beautiful."
£12.28   Used & New from: £5.87
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Crack the Skye
13.  Crack the Skye by Mastodon
The list author says:
  "Mastodon's masterpiece. Epic, emotional and every bit worthy of the accolades received thus far."
£3.97   Used & New from: £2.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

Articles
14.  Articles by Outcry Collective
The list author says:
  "One of British rock's brightest hopes, this album has not left my stereo for more than a couple of weeks since I bought it back in August. Best songs: 'Saviour Stranger' and 'Clock House'."
£3.49   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Brand New Eyes
15.  Brand New Eyes by Paramore
The list author says:
  "Saw them at Wembley arena and loved 'em. Don't care what it does for my punk rock credentials!"
£7.41   Used & New from: £1.07
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Backspacer (Limited Edition Gatefold Sleeve)
16.  Backspacer (Limited Edition Gatefold Sleeve) by Pearl Jam
The list author says:
  "Pearl Jam's status as the elder statesmen of grunge is beyond question. That they can still knock out albums like this is nothing short of a wonder."
£5.75   Used & New from: £2.16
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da (Deluxe Edition)
17.  Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da (Deluxe Edition) by Rammstein
The list author says:
  "Everyone's list of 'Things to do before I die' should include seeing Rammstein live. This album - like everything they do - is immense."
£18.88   Used & New from: £11.49
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

Shrinebuilder
18.  Shrinebuilder by Shrinebuilder
The list author says:
  "A collaborative effort - not to say super-group - involving members of Neurosis, Melvins and the doom legend himself, Wino. This is H-E-A-V-Y."
£11.27   Used & New from: £8.25
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Them Crooked Vultures
19.  Them Crooked Vultures by Them Crooked Vultures
The list author says:
  "A supergroup worthy of the hype? I'd say so. A magnificent manifestation of its three members' enormous talents and a doozy of a rock record. Best songs: 'New Fang', 'Elephants' and 'Caligulove'."
£6.81   Used & New from: £1.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)

Destroy the War Machine
20.  Destroy the War Machine by Warrior Soul
The list author says:
  "Quote of the century: "It doesn't matter how good your band is, they'll never be as good as Warrior Soul." Antagonistic, in-yer-face and utterly awesome."
£10.50   Used & New from: £4.92
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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