1. Merriweather Post Pavilion - Animal Collective
2. Beggars - Thrice
3. Armistice - MuteMath
4. Embryonic - The Flaming Lips
5. Fantasies - Metric
6. Backspacer - Pearl Jam (came out of nowhere and blew me away)
7. Immolate Yourself - Telefon Tel Aviv
8. No More Stories... - Mew
9. Octahedron - The Mars Volta
10. Crack The Skye - Mastodon
11. Alter The Ending - Dashboard Confessional
12. Only Way To Be Alone - Good Old War
13. Black Cascade - Wolves In the Throne Room
14. Wait For Me - Moby
15. The Resistance - Muse
16. Mandala - Rx Bandits
17. 21st Century Breakdown - Green Day
18. Aim and Ignite - fun.
19. The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion - dredg
20. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix - Phoenix
Honorable Mentions (in no specific order):
-Manners - Passion Pit
-Veckatimest - Grizzly Bear
-The Eternal Return - Darkest Hour
-Never Better - P.O.S.
-Primary Colours - The Horrors
-Monsters of Folk - Monsters of Folk
-Axe to Fall - Converge
-The Great Misdirect - Between The Buried and Me
-Battle Studies - John Mayer
Definitely just an overall best albums list; there's a lot of metal albums, rap, and hip hop albums (and other genre specific albums) I left off... but these are my overall favorites, in general, of 2009.
I should probably go and list my top 10 of each genre when I'm bored haha, but not right now.
First blog on here! I just wanted a handy place to list my favorite albums of this year, thus far.
1. Beggars - Thrice
2. Armistice - MuteMath
3. No More Stories... - Mew
4. Aim and Ignite - fun.
5. TPTPTD - dredg
6. 21st Century Breakdown - Green Day
7. Merriweather Post Pavillion - Animal Collective
8. Mandala - Rx Bandits
9. The Eternal Return - Darkest Hour
10. Octahedron - The Mars Volta
11. Fantasies - Metric
I know I'm forgetting some (I'm pretty terrible at making/keeping lists), but that's most of my favorites of 2009 so far; not really in order yet either (although Beggars, Armistice, and No More Stories will most likely stay up top).
The Flaming Lips double album will more than likely make the list, along with a few others yet to hit shelves; such as John Mayer's latest, pretty excited for that one. Altogether a great year for music!