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25 Favorite Albums of 2009 (Chris)

The placement of the top 5 is absolute.  Everything else shifts around a bit. There were others, but these were the ones that left the biggest hole in my brain.  My apologies to Animal Collective.  I still love you (that new EP is great!), but I guess “MPP” didn’t stick with me like it did every other person in the world.  No EPs or singles (which leaves out a bunch of awesome dance and dubstep records, unfortunately).  I’m bummed that I STILL haven’t heard the new Fuck Buttons or Califone.  This was honed from a list of about 60, so if it’s on here, it’s worth your time (maybe).  Like Nas said, you can hate me now.

25. A Place to Bury Strangers – Exploding Head

24. Yo La Tengo – Popular Songs

23. Pan American – White Bird Release

22. The Phantom Band – Checkmate Savage

21. Junior Boys – Begone Dull Care

20. Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca

19. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz

18. Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…Part II

17. Fever Ray – Fever Ray

16. The Juan Maclean – The Future Will Come

15. Khanate – Clean Hands Go Foul

14. Girls – Album

13. Atlas Sound – Logos

12. Dinosaur Jr. – Farm

11. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

10. Kylesa – Static Tensions

9. Future of the Left – Travels With Myself and Another

8. Wolves in the Throne Room – Black Cascade

7. Bat for Lashes – Two Suns

6. The Flaming Lips – Embryonic

5. William Basinski – 92982

4. Tim Hecker – An Imaginary Country

3. Mount Eerie – Wind’s Poem

2. Sunn O))) – Monoliths & Dimensions

1. Clark – Totems Flare

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Jezy Gray’s Top 25 of 2008, Part FINAL!

10. Beach House – Devotion

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9. The Magnetic Fields – Distortion

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8. Destroyer – Trouble in Dreams

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7. Mount Eerie – Lost Wisdom

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6. My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges

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5. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Lie Down in the Light

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4. David Byrne & Brian Eno – Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

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3. Portishead – Third

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2. Erykah Badu – New Amerykah Part 1: 4th World War

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1. Silver Jews – Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea

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Jezy Gray’s Top 25 of 2008 #20-16

20. Benoit Pioulard – Temper

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19. Prints – Prints*

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*I think this actually came out in 2007.

18. Subtle – ExitingARM

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17. Air France – No Way Down (EP)

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16. The Sea and Cake – Car Alarm

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Jezy Gray’s Top 25 of 2008, Pt. 1

25. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

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24. The Breeders – Mountain Battles

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23. Spiritualized – Songs in A&E

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22. The Gutter Twins – Saturnalia

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21. Mercury Rev – Snowflake Midnight

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