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The Best Rock Albums of 2009

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Ratings: 10=best rock album ever; 9=masterpiece; 8=buy it now; 7=buy it eventually; 6=buy it if you are a fan
Best of Rock 2009
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    8/10
  1. Gnaw Their Tongues: Rend Each Other Like Wild Beasts (At War WIth False Noise)
  2. Demdike Stare: Symbiosis (Modern Love)
    7.5/10
  3. Leyland Kirby: Sadly The Future Is No Longer What It Was (History Always Favours The Winners)
  4. Mi Ami: Watersports (Quarter Stick)
  5. Yoga: Megafauna (Holy Mountain)
  6. Dan Deacon: Bromst (Carpark)
  7. Shackleton: Three EPs (Perlon)
  8. Jim O'Rourke: The Visitor (Drag City)
    7/10
  9. Elegi: Varde (Miasmah)
  10. Kreng: L'Autopsie Phenomenale De Dieu (Miasmah)
  11. Shit and Shine: 229-2299 Girls Against Shit (Riot Season)
  12. L'Acephale: Stahlhartes Gehause (Aurora Borealis)
  13. Anahita: Matricaria (Important)
  14. Dalek: Gutter Tactics (Ipecac)
  15. Legion Of Two: Riffs (Planet Mu)
  16. DM Stith: Heavy Ghost (Asthmatic Kitty)
  17. Black Vomit: Jungle Death (Rusty Axe)
  18. William Fowler Collins: Perdition Hill Radio (Type)
  19. Irr App (Ext): Kreiselwelle (Helen Scarsdale Agency)
  20. Cave: Psychic Psummer (Important)
  21. Antlers: Hospice (Frenchkiss)
  22. Oneida: Rated O (Jagjaguwar)
  23. Andrew Bird: Noble Beast (Fat Possum)
  24. Necks: Silverwater (ReR)
  25. Clubroot: Clubroot (Lo Dubs)
  26. Caethua: The Long Afternoon Of Earth (Preservation)
  27. Fuck Buttons: Tarot Sport (ATP)
  28. JJ: JJ NÝ 2 (Sincerely Yours)
  29. Soap And Skin: Lovetune For Vacuum (PIAS)
  30. Necro Deathmort: This Beat Is Necrotronic (Distraction)
  31. Georgia Anne Muldrow: Umsindo (SomeOthaShip Connect)
  32. Krallice: Dimensional Bleedthrough (Profound Lore)
  33. Doves: Kingdom of Rust (Astralwerks)
  34. Azita: How Will You (Drag City)
  35. Fever Ray: Fever Ray (Rabid)
  36. Health: Get Color (Lovepump United)
  37. Dead Weather: Horehound (Reprise)
  38. Julian Lynch: Orange You Glad (Olde English Spelling Bee)
  39. Alexander Turnquist: As the Twilight Crane Dreams in Color (VHF)
  40. Japandroids: Post-Nothing (Polyvinyl)
  41. Micachu: Jewellery (Rough Trade)
  42. Silvester Anfang: Sylvester Anfang II (Aurora Borealis)
  43. Night Control: Death Control (Kill Shaman)
  44. Worriedaboutsatan: Arrivals (Gizeh)
  45. Barn Owl: The Conjurer (Root Strata)
Playlist
  1. Micachu: Sweetheart
  2. Amen Dunes: Amen Dunes
  3. Demdike Stare: Haxan
  4. Mirah: The Forest
  5. Crystal Antlers: Time Erased
  6. Dan Deacon: Build Voice
  7. Doves: Kingdom of Rust
  8. DM Stith: Creekmouth
  9. Fever Ray: If I Had A Heart
  10. Pains Of Being Pure At Heart: The Tenure Itch
  11. Vivian Girls: Out For The Sun
  12. Blues Control: Good Morning
  13. A Place to Bury Strangers: Deadbeat
  14. Night Control: No Making
  15. Soap and Skin: Extinguish Me
  16. Zola Jesus: Nativity
  17. St Vincent: Actor Out Of Work
  18. Azita: I'm Happy
  19. Terminal Sound System: Constructing Towers
  20. Dead Weather: Treat Me Like Your Mother
  21. Decemberists: The Rake's Song
  22. Patrick Wolf: Oblivion
  23. Dalek: Armed with Krylon
  24. Bon Iver: Woods
  25. Mi Ami: Echonoecho
  26. Vivian Girls: I Have No Fun
  27. Green Day: Know Your Enemy
  28. Girls: Hellhole Ratrace
  29. Jj: From Africa To Malaga
  30. Thee Oh Sees: Ruby Go Home
  31. Mirah: Country Of The Future
  32. Beat Circus: The Life You Save May Be Your Own
  33. Zola Jesus: Tell It To The Willow
  34. Azita: Away
  35. Bachelorette: Mindwarp
  36. Animal Collective: Summertime Clothes
  37. Bill Callahan: Eid Ma Clack Shaw
  38. Fever Ray: Now's The Only Time I Know
  39. A Sunny Day In Glasgow: Ashes Maths
  40. Andrew Bird: Effigy
  41. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Heads Will Roll
  42. Antony: Dust And Water
  43. Beat Circus: Petrified Man
  44. Dead Weather: I Cut Like a Buffalo
  45. Bat For Lashes: Daniel
  46. Mos Def: Quiet Dog Bite Hard
  47. Vivian Girls: I'm Not Asleep
  48. Cave: Machines & Muscles
  49. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Zero
  50. Dirty Projectors: Stillness Is The Move
  51. Neko Case: I'm An Animal
  52. Antony: Daylight And The Sun
  53. Thermals: When We Were Alive
  54. Converge: Dark Horse
  55. Fiery Furnaces: Even In The Rain
  56. Japandroids: Sovereignty
  57. Peste Noise: Ballade Cuntre Les Anemis De La France
  58. Reigning Sound: Brake It
  59. Wavves: Beach Goth
  60. Darkstar: Aidy's Girl Is A Computer
  61. Bruce Springsteen: Surprise Surprise
  62. Joe Henry: Bellwether
  63. Xx: Infinity
  64. Yacht: The Afterlife
  65. Manic Street Preachers: Marlon J.D.
  66. Flaming Lips: Watching the Planets
  67. Mountain Goats: Genesis 30:3
  68. Passion Pit: Little Secrets
  69. Thao Nguyen: Cool Yourself
  70. Here We Go Magic: Fangela
  71. Very Best: Julia
  72. Yacht: Summer Song
  73. Home Blitz: Two Steps
  74. M Ward: Never Had Nobody Like You
  75. Cate LeBon: Eyes So Bright

Extended tracks
  1. Jim O'Rourke: The Visitor
  2. Silvester Anfang: Burkelbos
  3. Purling Hiss: Almost Washed My Hair
  4. Shit and Shine: Roberts Church Problems
  5. Gnaw Their Tongues: Rend Each Other Like Wild Beasts
  6. White Rainbow: Tuesday Rollers and Strollers
  7. Leyland Kirby: When We Parted My Heart Wanted To Die
  8. Wolves In The Throne Room: Hate Crystal
  9. Necks: Silverwater
  10. Mountains: Etching
  11. Black to Comm: Forst
  12. Purling Hiss: Purple Kiss
  13. Squadra Omega: Tenebroso
  14. Blues Control: On Through The Night
  15. L'Acephale: Stahlhartes Gehause
  16. Irr. App. (Ext.): Kreiselwelle
  17. Leyland Kirby: And As I Sat Beside You
  18. Anahita: Pirin Planina
  19. Krallice: Intraum
  20. Mountains: Choral
  21. William Fowler Collins: Dark Country Road
  22. Oneida: 10:30 At The Oasis
  23. Worriedaboutsatan: Arrivals
  24. Chris Corsano: Fire
  25. Shit and Shine: Have You Really Thought About Your Presentation?
  26. Masaki Batoh & Helena Espvall: Until Tomorrow
  27. Erdem Helvacioglu: Lead Crystal Marbles
  28. John Frusciante: Before the Beginning
  29. Black to Comm: Charlemagne & Pippin
  30. Zs: Music of the Modern White
  31. Dalek: Who Medgar Evers Was
  32. Billy Bao: May08- V
  33. Mi Ami: White Wife
  34. Skullflower: A'arab Zaraq
  35. Alexander Turnquist: Statues In The Dark - Shadows Collide
  36. Cave: Encino Men
  37. Gog: Mist From The Random More
  38. Mono: Burial At Sea
  39. Leyland Kirby: And At Dawn Armed With Glowing Patience
  40. Chris Corsano: The Main Ingredient
  41. Wolves In The Throne Room: Crystal Ammunition
  42. Sunn O))): Big Church
  43. Andrew Bird: Carrion Suite
  44. Expo '70: Hamadryad
  45. Anahita: Velvet Shoon
  46. Mountains: Add Infinity
  47. Concern: Heartsink
  48. Worriedaboutsatan: I Am A Crooked Man
  49. Portal: Marityme
  50. Shackleton: Moon Over Joseph's Burial
  51. Brulvahnatu: Suffer Long
  52. Steve Von Till: By Wind And Sun
  53. Woods: September With Pete
  54. Brock Van Wey: I Knew Happiness Once
  55. Barn Owl: Ancient Of Days
  56. Yo La Tengo: And The Glitter Is Gone
  57. Leyland Kirby: Stralauer Peninsula
  58. Jepsydho: Ur-symphonie [Download from Mediafire with artist's permission]
Jazz
  1. Dave Hurley: Outer Nebula, Inner Nebula (Porter)
  2. Joe Morris: Colorfield
  3. Vijay Iver: Historicity
  4. Ergo: Multitude Solitude (Cuneiform)
  5. Darcy James Argue: Infernal Machines
  6. Steve Lehman: Travil Transformation and Flow
  7. Bill Frisell: Disfarmer
  8. Henry Threadgill: This Brings to Us
  9. Joe Lovano: Us Five (Blue Note)

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