Thursday, November 05, 2009

Amazon Picks Its Top 50 for 2009

The editors at Amazon.com have just completed its list of the Top 50 from 2009. The list is okay, but there are some glaring omissions (Stardeath & White Dwarfs for one). And, honestly, I don't see how the albums from U2 and Iggy Pop could have made any best of list. And St. Vincent at #40!? Really. That should be in the top 3.

50 The Lonely Island - Incredibad
49 Rodrigo y Gabriela - 11:11
48 Thao - Know Better Learn Faster
47 Mayer Hawthorne - A Strange Arrangement
46 Noisettes - Wild Young Hearts
45 Doom - Born Like This
44 Bonnie Prince Billy - Beware
43 Throw Me the Statue - Creaturesque
42 Lily Allen - It's Not Me, It's You
41 Vieux Farka Touré - Fondo
40 St. Vincent - Actor
39 Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
38 Silversun Pickups - Swoon
37 Cass McCombs - Catacombs
36 Bob Dylan - Together Through Life
35 Antony And The Johnsons - The Crying Light
34 Iggy Pop - Preliminaires
33 Julian Plenti - Julian Plenti Is Skyscraper
32 A.C. Newman - Get Guilty
31 U2 - No Line On The Horizon
30 Imogen Heap - Ellipse
29 Cave Singers - Welcome Joy
28 La Roux - La Roux
27 Yusuf/Cat Stevens - Roadsinger (To Warm You Through The Night)
26 Mark Knopfler - Get Lucky
25 Steve Martin - The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo
24 The Bird and the Bee - Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future
23 Various Artists - Dark Was The Night
22 Iron & Wine - Around The Well
21 Mastodon - Crack The Skye
20 Horrors - Primary Colours
19 Leonard Cohen - Live In London
18 Amadou & Mariam - Welcome To Mali
17 Sarah Jarosz - Song Up In Her Head
16 Steve Earle - Townes
15 The Swell Season - Strict Joy
14 Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
13 Passion Pit - Manners
12 Wilco - Wilco (The Album)
11 Metric - Fantasies
10 Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
09 Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3
08 K'Naan - Troubadour
07 Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion
06 Girls - Album
05 The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You
04 The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
03 Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
02 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz
01 Neko Case - Middle Cyclone

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