Music Vice Writers Top Five Albums Of 2009

January 2, 2010

Tired of all the end-of-year and end-of-decade listomania? Fair enough, but we felt the need to oblige and chip in with our two-cents worth as well. Below our some of Music Vice writers’ choices for top five albums of 2009 as well as their favourite gig of the year… and not a Grizzly Bear in sight!

Danny Crombie’s Top Five Albums Of 2009:

Baddies - Do The Job1. Baddies – Do The Job
2. Dead Man’s Bones – Dead Man’s Bones
3. Dead To Me – African Elephants
4. Chuck Ragan – Gold Country
5. Melvins – Chicken Switch
Gig of the year: Tony Allen, Perth, Australia

Brian Banks’ Top Five Albums Of 2009:

The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns1. The Rural Alberta Advantage – Hometowns
2. Muse – The Resistance
3. El Bronx – Mariachi El Bronx
4. JennyLeaving Nothing
5. Taken By TreesEast Of Eden
Gig of the year: Green Day at Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Lauren Towner’s Top Five Albums Of 2009:

1. Kasabian – West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
2. The Cribs – Ignore The Ignorant
3. Florence and The Machine – Lungs
4. The ViewWhich Bitch?
5. The RiflesGreat Escape
Gig of the year: The Specials at Hammersmith Apollo, London

Steve Pass’s Top Five Albums Of 2009:

1. The Critics – Noise and Popularity
2. Jon Snodgrass and Cory Branan – split LP
3. Austin Lucas – Somebody Loves You
4. Grim Fandango/Kill Whitey – split EP
5. Drag the River – Bad at Breaking Up

Gig of the year: Chuck Ragan and Tom Gabel, Perth, Australia

Lindsay Goodwin’s Top Five Albums Of 2009:

Gallows - Grey Britain1. Gallows – Grey Britain
2. Inward Eye – Throwing Bricks Instead of Kisses
3. Gogol Bordello – Live from Axis Mundi
4. Dethlok – Dethalbum II
5. Matthew Good – Vancouver

Francesca Howell’s Top Five Albums Of 2009:

Florence and the Machine - Lungs1. Florence and the Machine – Lungs
2. The Maccabees – Wall of Arms
3. Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
4. Jamie T – Kings and Queens
5. White Lies – To Lose My Life
Gig of the year: The Killers at Manchester Evening News Arena

Brian Banks

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