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Some favorite stuff off the top of my head. 2009 felt like a particularly weak year for new music, the only things that felt like game changers being Pheonix and the Washed Out/Toro Y Moi stuff. CAUSERS OF THIS would have made it, but that’s 2010. It’s amazing how much of a security blanket YLT has become, they can drop one of their best albums and people just take it for granted. It was also funny how people were anxiously awaiting THE BLUEPRINT 3 and Raekwon slyly leaked right before it, undercutting it for a lot of people. This is not in order, as signified by the lack of numbers ranking them.

Was more into old stuff, reissues and comps this year. This is just a sketch, I’ll add to it probably.

NEW

Phoenix-WOLFGANG AMADEUS PHOENIX (V2)
Raekwon-ONLY BUILT 4 CUBAN LINX… PART II (Ice H20/EMI)

Tim Hecker-AN IMAGINARY COUNTRY (Kranky)

Sun Araw-HEAVY DEEDS (Not Not Fun)
Reigning Sound-LOVE & CURSES (In The Red)
Mark McGuire-A POCKET FULL OF RAIN (Pizza Night)
Yo La Tengo-POPULAR SONGS (Matador)
William Basinski-92982 (Boomkat)
Toro Y Moi-MY TOUCH (The Savant Guard)
Thee Oh Sees-HELP! (In The Red)
DJ Quik & Kurupt-BLAQKOUT (Mad Science)
Shackleton-THREE EPS (Boomkat)
Tonstartssbandht-AN WHEN (Does Are)
Lightning Bolt-EARTHLY DELIGHTS (Load)
Ducktails-DUCKTAILS (Not Not Fun)
Dinosaur JR-FARM (Secretly Canadian)
Pissed Jeans-KING OF JEANS (Sub Pop)
Nirvana-LIVE AT READING (DGC/Universal)
The King Khan & BBQ Show-INVISIBLE GIRL (In The Red)
The-Dream-LOVE VS MONEY (Radio Killa/Def Jam)
Emeralds-WHAT HAPPENED (No Fun)
Washed out-HIGH TIMES/LIFE OF LEISURE EP (Mexican Summer)

Burial & Four Tet-Moth/Wolf Cub 12″ (Text)
Joker & Ginz-Purple City/Reup 12″ (Kapsize)

OLD/REISSUE

V/A-5 YEARS OF HYPERDUB (Hyperdub)
Isaac Hayes-HOT BUTTERED SOUL (Stax)
The Vaselines-ENTER THE VASELINES (Sub Pop)
The Monks-BLACK MONK TIME/THE EARLY YEARS (Polydor/Light In The Attic)
The Feelies-CRAZY RHYTHMS/THE GOOD EARTH (Domino/Bar None)
Nirvana-BLEACH (Sub Pop)
Chris Bell-I AM THE COSMOS (Rhino Handmade)
V/A-WHERE THE ACTION IS! LOS ANGELES NUGGETS 1965-1968 (Rhino)
Big Star-KEEP AN EYE ON THE SKY (Rhino)
Beatles-REMASTERED Series (EMI)
Sun Ra-INTERPLANETARY MELODIES VOL. 1-3
Mulatu Astatke-THE STORY OF ETHIO JAZZ 1965-1975 (Strut)
Emitt Rhodes-THE EMITT RHODES RECORDINGS 1969-1973 (Hip-O Select)
Klaus Schulze-LA VIE ELECTRONIQUE I-IV (Revisited)
Volcano Suns-THE BRIGHT ORANGE YEARS/ALL NIGHT LOTUS PARTY (Merge)
Jesus Lizard-HEAD/GOAT/LIAR/DOWN (Touch & Go)
Zero Boys-VICIOUS CIRCLE (Secretly Canadian)
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