December 31, 2009

On the Beat: Top 20 Albums of '09

Peter Bjorn & John live at The Theatre of Living Arts. It was a big year for the Swedish bunch, as their "Living Things" CD was among the top records of the year.
It was a good year for music. No new trends - just piggy backs off the fresh musical habits made to be popular last year. Still, solid records all around. Hip-hop made a return to my year-end wrap-up. Electronic had a strong year. So did just-about-pop indie rock.
Here's On the Beat's Top 20 albums of the year in no particular order:
The Juan MacLean - The Future Will Come
Silversun Pickups - Swoon
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
La Roux - La Roux
Felt - Felt 2: A Tribute to Rosie Perez
Boys Noize - Power
Doom - Born Like This
Esoteric - Saving Seamus Ryan
N.A.S.A. - Spirit of Apollo
Dr. Doom 2 - Dr. Doom (Kool Keith)
Franz Ferdinand - Tonight
Peaches - I Feel Cream
Passion Pit - Manners
Peter Bjorn & John - Living Things
Simian Mobile Disco - Temporary Pleasure
The Sounds - Crossing the Rubicon
The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa
Major Lazer - Guns Don't Kill People ... Lazers Do!
Maserati - Passages
TigerCity - LP1

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