Running The Numbers: 2009 in Music

Albums released in 2009 that I listened to more than once and still have a non-trivial number of songs in my iTunes library as of today. Best way I can think of to describe what I liked last year without resorting to an arbitrary top ten/whatever list.

  1. Aarktica – In Sea
  2. Adam Franklin – Spent Bullets
  3. Aidan Baker – Colorful Disturbances
  4. Air – Love 2
  5. Alasehir – Torment Of The Metals
  6. All India Radio – A Low High
  7. Ariana Delawari – Lion Of Panjshir
  8. Asobi Seksu – Rewolf
  9. Asobi Seksu – Transparence
  10. Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound – When Sweet Sleep Returned
  11. Au Revoir Simone – Still Night, Still Light
  12. Bardo Pond – Volume 7
  13. Barn Owl – The Conjurer
  14. The Black Ryder – Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride
  15. Blues Control – Local Flavor
  16. The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Smoking Acid
  17. British Sea Power – Man Of Aran
  18. Broadcast & The Focus Group – Broadcast And The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age
  19. Caethua – The Long Afternoon Of Earth
  20. Camera Obscura – My Maudlin Career
  21. Candy Now! – Candy Now!
  22. Céu – Vagarosa
  23. Charlotte Hatherley – New Worlds
  24. Cheval Sombre – Cheval Sombre
  25. The Church – Untitled #23
  26. The Clientele – Bonfires On The Heath
  27. Clint Mansell – Moon (Soundtrack From The Motion Picture)
  28. D.A. – Odeon
  29. Dakota Suite – The End Of Trying
  30. Dakota Suite – The Night Just Keeps Coming In
  31. The Dead Sea – The Dead Sea
  32. Dean & Britta – 13 Most Beautiful… Songs For Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests
  33. The Dolly Rocker Movement – Our Days Mind The Tyme
  34. Dot Allison – Room 7½
  35. Doves – Kingdom Of Rust
  36. Emeralds – The Overlook
  37. Emily Loizeau – Pays Sauvage
  38. Engineers – Three Fact Fader
  39. Epic45 – In All The Empty Houses
  40. Espers – III
  41. Eternal Tapestry – The Invisible Landscape
  42. Evangelista – Prince Of Truth
  43. Expo ’70 – White Ohms
  44. Fell – Incoherent Lullabies
  45. Fever Ray – Fever Ray
  46. The Fiery Furnaces – I’m Going Away
  47. The Flaming Lips – Embryonic
  48. Floorian – More Fiend
  49. The Flowers Of Hell – Come Hell Or High Water
  50. Fog In The Shell – Private South
  51. For Against – Never Been
  52. Gareth Davis & Steven R. Smith – Westering
  53. Girl In A Coma – Trio B.C.
  54. Great Northern – Remind Me Where The Light Is
  55. The Green Pajamas – Poison In The Russian Room
  56. Heartless Bastards – The Mountain
  57. Holly Beth Vincent – Minnesota-California
  58. Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions – Through The Devil Softly
  59. Howling Bells – Radio Wars
  60. Iggy Pop – Preliminaires
  61. Imogen Heap – Ellipse
  62. Jack Rose – The Black Dirt Sessions
  63. Jack Rose & The Black Twig Pickers – Jack Rose & The Black Twig Pickers
  64. Jackie-O Motherfucker – Ballads Of The Revolution
  65. Jarvis Cocker – Further Complications
  66. Jasper TX – Singing Stones
  67. Jasper TX & Anduin – The Bending Of Light
  68. Jeniferever – Spring Tides
  69. Jets Overhead – No Nations
  70. John Doe & The Sadies – Country Club
  71. Julianna Barwick – Florine
  72. Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds – Dracula Boots
  73. Lady GaGa – The Fame Monster
  74. Lamp Of The Universe – Acid Mantra
  75. Les Terribles – Ils sont formidables
  76. Lhasa – Lhasa
  77. Lindstrøm & Christabelle – Real Life Is No Cool
  78. Loscil – Strathcona Variations
  79. The Lovetones – Dimensions
  80. LSD March – Under Milk Wood
  81. The Madd – The Madd Are Pretty Quick!
  82. Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs – Under The Covers Vol. 2
  83. Maxïmo Park – Quicken The Heart
  84. Messer Chups – Heretic Channel
  85. Mia Doi Todd – Morning Music
  86. The Morning After Girls – Alone
  87. The Mountain Goats – The Life Of The World To Come
  88. A Mountain Of One – Institute Of Joy
  89. Múm – Sing Along To Songs You Don’t Know
  90. MV & EE – Barn Nova
  91. Natural Snow Buildings – Shadow Kingdom
  92. Neko Case – Middle Cyclone
  93. Nite Jewel – Want You Back EP
  94. Nouvelle Vague – 3
  95. Noveller – Red Rainbows
  96. Nudge – As Good As Gone
  97. The Observatory – Dark Folke
  98. Olivia Ruiz – Miss Météores
  99. Oneida – Rated O
  100. Paul Westerberg – PW & The Ghost Gloves Cat Wing Joy Boys
  101. Peter Wright – An Angel Fell Where The Kestrel Hover
  102. Peter Wright – Snow Blind
  103. Phantogram – Eyelid Movies
  104. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
  105. Pocahaunted – Passage
  106. The Postmarks – Memoirs At The End Of The World
  107. Psychic Ills – Mirror Eye
  108. The Raveonettes – In And Out Of Control
  109. Robin Guthrie – Carousel
  110. Robyn Hitchcock – Goodnight Oslo
  111. Rowland S. Howard – Pop Crimes
  112. Sahara Hotnights – Sparks
  113. Sally Shapiro – My Guilty Pleasure
  114. Sam Phillips – A Piece Of My Brightside
  115. Sian Alice Group – Troubled, Shaken, Etc.
  116. Simon Wickham-Smith – A Seventh Persimmon
  117. Six Organs Of Admittance – Luminous Night
  118. Sonic Youth – The Eternal
  119. SPC-ECO – 3-D
  120. Speck Mountain – Some Sweet Relief
  121. Spectrum – War Sucks
  122. Spiral Joy Band – Little Sparrow
  123. Stela Campos – Mustang Bar
  124. Stella Peel – Stella Peel
  125. Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy – Unseen Music Unheard Words
  126. Steven R. Smith – Cities
  127. The Submarines – The Honeysuckle Remixes
  128. Sun Araw – Heavy Deeds
  129. Sun Araw – In Orbit
  130. Tannhäuser – Para Entonces Habrás Muerto
  131. Tara Jane O’Neil – A Ways Away
  132. Tiny Vipers – Life On Earth
  133. Tom Waits – Glitter And Doom Live
  134. U2 – No Line On The Horizon
  135. Viva Voce – Rose City
  136. Vivian Girls – Everything Goes Wrong
  137. The Warlocks – The Mirror Explodes
  138. White Hills – Dead
  139. White Rainbow – New Clouds
  140. William Basinski – 92982
  141. William Fowler Collins – Perdition Hill Radio
  142. Windy & Carl – Monolith: Earth
  143. Wye Oak – The Knot
  144. The XX – XX
  145. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz!
  146. Yo La Tengo – Popular Songs
  147. Zak Sally – Fear Of Song

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