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Rave On, 2009 (Year End Music Favourites)

I've noticed that making this list was somewhat more difficult this year. I've grown so attached to many of these albums that at times they've become a close friend, or like a warm blanket I can curl up with. I feel like I've listened to more music this year than in my entire life. So many new musicians and artists to enjoy and love. It's extremely hard to try and pick a favourite, as most of you know, so please understand that I absolutely love every single album on this list. Some albums spoke to me over others, and most were completely different when compared to each other. This year brought me a lot of folk and instrumental bands to listen to, and I can't help but find that at this point in my life that is what I connect best with.

If you have a chance, please check out any of these artists that appeal to you, they're all worth it.

  

1. M. Ward - Hold Time

2. Brand New - Daisy

3. Monsters Of Folk - Monsters Of Folk

4. fun. - Aim and Ignite

5. Kevin Devine - Brother's Blood

6. John Mayer - Battles Studies

7. Mono - Hymn To The Immortal Wind

8. Moneen - The World I Want to Leave Behind

9. Jónsi & Alex (Originally Released as Riceboy Sleeps) - Riceboy Sleeps

10. Regina Spektor - Far

  

11. Bon Iver - Blood Bank EP

12. Devendra Banhart - What Will We Be

13. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More

14. Attack In Black - Years (By One Thousand Fingertips)

15. Modest Mouse -No One's First And You're Next EP

16. There Will Be Fireworks - There Will Be Fireworks

17. Timber Timbre - Timber Timbre

18. All India Radio - A Low High

19. Motohiro Nakashima - We Hum On The Way Home

20. David Bazan - Curse Your Branches

  

21. Sleeping At Last - Storyboards

22. Cotton Jones - Paranoid Cocoon

23. Andrew Bird - Noble Beast

24. Cursive - Mama, I'm Swollen

25. The Bony King of Nowhere - Alas My Love

26. Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band - Outer South

27. Florence + The Machine - Lungs

28. Portugal. The Man - The Satanic Satanist

29. Cassino - Kingprince

30. Ole Dominion - Ole Dominion

  

31. A.C. Newman -Get Guilty

32. Amy Millan - Masters of the Burial

33. Death Cab For Cutie - The Open Door EP

34. White Rabbits - It's Frightening

35. Ganglians - Monster Head Room

36. Vetiver - Tight Knit

37. Nickel Eye - The TIme Of The Assassins

38. St. Vincent - Actor

39. Jack's Mannequin - The Dear Jack EP

40. If These Trees Could Talk - Above The Earth, Below The Sky

  

41. King Creosote - Flick The Vs

42. The Rocket Summer - You Gotta Believe EP

43. The Twilight Sad - Forget The Night Ahead

44. Wilco - Wilco (The Album)

45. Bahamas - Pink Strat

46. Manchester Orchestra - Mean Everything To Nothing

47. Mansions - New Best Friends

48. The Wooden Birds - Magnolia

49. CocoRosie - Coconuts, Plenty of Junk Food EP

50. John Vanderslice - Romanian Names

  

Any thoughts? What are your favourites of 2009?

 

(This was taken by a friend with my camera and post processed by me.)

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