the hardest part of the year

Bloody hell these things are difficult. I’ve got a list of 15 albums that are standout…and, you know, in accordance with every other album poll out there, I’m thinking I should get it down to 10. Oh…and then the order! Freaking hell. If you want an early indication as to what may be included you can jump on over to the 2009 best of… page. That hasn’t been updated for a fair while though. You can also check out the Album Review categories thing too for a good indication. There are a few in my shortlist however that didn’t make either of those so I guess you’ll just have to sit and wait!

The main reason behind why I’m writing this post is that I’m currently listening to Richard Kingsmill countdown the top 10 albums according to Triple J listeners. It’s a pretty good list (except for Muse at number 3…well look, I don’t hate them but I just think they sound just a bit pretentious). Richard Kingsmill is Triple J’s music programmer, and he does his own best of to accompany the listeners best of. That is always a good list. You can check Richard’s list out here.

You can check out the listener’s list just below though…

Triple J Listener Top 10 Albums of 2009

10. Passion Pit – Manners

09. Lisa Mitchell – Wonder

08. Paul Dempsey – Everything Is True

07. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz!

06. Sarah Blasko – As Day Follows Night

05. Florence And The Machine – Lungs

04. Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More

03. Muse – The Resistence

02. The Temper Trap – Conditions

01. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Anyway…what do you guys think the best album of the year is? Has it been a good year for music? Has a been a shit year? Comment away peeps!!!

To leave you with, a track off one of my faves of the year. Phoenix put out an amazing album this year. Although only clocking in in a bit over half an hour, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix was easily a standout. And this is one of the standout tracks, Girlfriend.

Phoenix – Girlfriend

(iTunes)

K. That’ll do the ramble for now.

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5 responses

  1. mike

    The XX!!!
    Album of the year in my opinion.

    December 16, 2009 at 7:00 AM

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  3. Alikitti

    Lisa Mitchell- Wonder has my vote for album of the year. Great stuff. Pure magic!

    December 17, 2009 at 2:07 AM

  4. meandallmyfriends

    Mike,
    Tried to get into the XX…just too depressing for me! I do like their track Islands though. That’s probably the only one on there that really sort of lifts.

    And Alikitti,
    Yeah, I’m still not sure about Lisa Mitchell’s album. It is a great album…but good enough for the MAAMF list? Guess we’ll have to wait and see!

    December 17, 2009 at 3:40 AM

  5. Allan

    temper trap conditions number 2??

    wtf!?!?

    wheres miike snow??
    the xx??
    grizzly bear??
    animal collective??

    and whats the deal with everyone tipping dirty projectors!?! the album is dire!

    January 9, 2010 at 5:46 AM

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