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

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. Qa'a: Misteris De La Sang
  20. Krallice: Intraum
  21. Mountains: Choral
  22. William Fowler Collins: Dark Country Road
  23. Oneida: 10:30 At The Oasis
  24. Worriedaboutsatan: Arrivals
  25. Chris Corsano: Fire
  26. Shit and Shine: Have You Really Thought About Your Presentation?
  27. Masaki Batoh & Helena Espvall: Until Tomorrow
  28. Erdem Helvacioglu: Lead Crystal Marbles
  29. John Frusciante: Before the Beginning
  30. Black to Comm: Charlemagne & Pippin
  31. Zs: Music of the Modern White
  32. Dalek: Who Medgar Evers Was
  33. Billy Bao: May08- V
  34. Mi Ami: White Wife
  35. Skullflower: A'arab Zaraq
  36. Alexander Turnquist: Statues In The Dark - Shadows Collide
  37. Cave: Encino Men
  38. Gog: Mist From The Random More
  39. Mono: Burial At Sea
  40. Leyland Kirby: And At Dawn Armed With Glowing Patience
  41. Chris Corsano: The Main Ingredient
  42. Wolves In The Throne Room: Crystal Ammunition
  43. Sunn O))): Big Church
  44. Qa'a: Vesprada
  45. Andrew Bird: Carrion Suite
  46. Expo '70: Hamadryad
  47. Anahita: Velvet Shoon
  48. Mountains: Add Infinity
  49. Concern: Heartsink
  50. Worriedaboutsatan: I Am A Crooked Man
  51. Portal: Marityme
  52. Shackleton: Moon Over Joseph's Burial
  53. Brulvahnatu: Suffer Long
  54. Steve Von Till: By Wind And Sun
  55. Woods: September With Pete
  56. Brock Van Wey: I Knew Happiness Once
  57. Barn Owl: Ancient Of Days
  58. Vektor: Accelerating Universe
  59. Between the Buried and Me: Fossil Genera
  60. Yo La Tengo: And The Glitter Is Gone
  61. Leyland Kirby: Stralauer Peninsula
  62. Kurt Vile: Freak Train
  63. Oranssi Pazuzu: Dub Kuolleen Porton Muistolle
  64. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Glacier
  65. Richard Chartier: Angle.1
  66. 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)
  10. Rez Abbasi: Things To Come (Sunnyside)

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