Swear I'm not Paul: List: Uncut Magazine's Top 50 Albums of 2009

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

List: Uncut Magazine's Top 50 Albums of 2009

Uncut Magazine

Another week, another top albums of the year list. To go with all the decade ones (The AV Club's is the best I've seen so far, btw), here's Uncut Magazine's latest from the new issue which came out yesterday.

50. Kurt Vile – Childish Prodigy
49. Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3
48. Raphael Saadiq – The Way I See It
47. Alasdair Roberts – Spoils
46. Broadcast & The Focus Group - …Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age

45. Richmond Fontaine – We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River
44. Reigning Sound – Love And Curses
43. Bruce Springsteen – Working On A Dream
42. Richard Hawley – Truelove’s Gutter
41. Van Morrison – Astral Weeks Live At The Hollywood Bowl

40. The Felice Brothers – Yonder Is The Cock
39. Cornershop – Judy Sucks On A Lemon For Breakfast
38. Arctic Monkeys – Humbug
37. Dinosaur Jr – Farm
36. Fuck Buttons – Tarot Sport

35. Tinariwen – Imidiwan: Companions
34. Trembling Bells – Carberth
33. Duke And The King – Nothing Gold Can Stay
32. Iggy Pop – Preliminaries
31. The Dead Weather – Horehound

30. Jim O’ Rourke – The Visitor
29. PJ Harvey & John Parish – A Woman A Man Walked By
28. Madness – The Liberty Of Norton Folgate
27. Yo La Tengo – Popular Songs
26. The Unthanks – Here’s The Tender Coming

25. Sunn 0))) – Monoliths And Dimensions
24. Micachu And The Shapes – Jewellery
23. Manic Street Preachers – Journal For Plague Lovers
22. Alela Diane – To Be Still
21. Low Anthem – Oh My God, Charlie Darwin

20. The Horrors – Primary Colours
19. Sonic Youth – The Eternal
18. Graham Coxon – The Spinning Top
17. Doves – Kingdom Of Rust
16. Florence And The Machine – Lungs

15. Bassekou Kouyate And Ngoni Ba – I Speak Fula
14. The Flaming Lips – Embryonic
13. White Denim – Fits
12. Fever Ray – Fever Ray
11. Bill Callaham – Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

10. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz!
8. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
7. Wilco – Wilco (The Album)
6. The XX – The XX

5. Wild Beasts – Two Dancers
4. Bob Dylan – Together Through Life
3. Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca
2. Super Furry Animals – Dark Days/Light Years
1. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion

Far from the best list so far, but at least the Felice Brothers' Yonder is the Clock is on there. What an album. My number 1 and number 2 aren't though. I'm doing preliminary listing now. So my list should be coming some time in early December.


Anonymous said...

rediculously idiotic dinosaur thing kind of a list! Bruce Springsteen!Bob Dylan! Van Morrison!
what the fuck is the year we're having ?1976? thanks god Jimi Hendrix
and The Doors and Grateful Dead are not having new albums this year!
you british are unbelievable!Princes Of Bad Taste and Quee(r)ns of Stupidity..god fuck your bitch queen!

Anonymous said...

British grammar is not the easiest thing to get the hang of either.

Steve said...

Hello angry Anonymous man. Don't you mean Queen Bitch? Ah yes, '71 now that was a year, it all went wrong in '76....OK perhaps not, Desire and Station To Station for example, not to mention some punk stuff.

But really, was 2009 a classic year. Apart from resequencing the list a bit to reflect personal taste and adding St Vincent, King Creosote and Malcolm Middleton, it's all here for my liking....so calm yourself and make some positive suggestions we can all enjoy.

Anonymous said...

god already fucked the queen,junior.that's how you become queen in the first place...
anyway most of the albums on the list are new,so don't get yer panties in a twist.
there'll be plenty of trendy yankee lists to drool over by year's end ,not to worry.

Anonymous said...

Been let down by Uncut's selections the last few years - not sure if it is a lack of good content being produced or just old tastes getting older. Still can't complain too much about people who go to the hard work of compiling such lists - takes time I certainly wouldn't have. Another interesting list for those interested: http://pitchfork.com/lists/year-in-music/2009/

Ronan said...

These anonymous debates always make me smile. Especially when the same person comments more than once. It gets damn confusing.