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Written by: Joe DeAndrea (12/08/09)
Top Albums of 2009
30) This Time Next Year - Road Maps & Heart Attacks
29) AFI - Crash Love
28) fun. - Aim & Ignite
27) Sherwood - QU
26) The Friday Night Boys - Off the Deep End
25) The Fall of Troy - In the Unlikely Event
24) Billy Talent - Billy Talent III
23) A Day to Remember - Homesick
22) The Summer Set - Love Like This
21) Fightstar - Be Human
20) Thrice - Beggars
19) Mayday Parade - Anywhere But Here
18) We the Kings - Smile Kid
17) Brand New - Daisy
16) The Swellers - Ups & Downsizing
15) Relient K - Forget and Not Slow Down
14) Weezer - Raditude
13) John Mayer - Battle Studies
12) The Almost - Monster Monster
11) Set Your Goals - This Will Be the Death of Us
10) The Fold - Dear Future, Come Get Me
09) Paramore - Brand New Eyes
08) Cartel - Cycles
07) Boys Like Girls - Love Drunk
06) Every Avenue - Picture Perfect
05) Farewell - Run It Up the Flagpole
04) A Rocket to the Moon - On Your Side
03) Say Anything - Say Anything
02) All Time Low - Nothing Personal
01) New Found Glory - Not Without a Fight
ExplanationEven if you hate this list so much that you want to injure me, you at least got to give credit for the tiny bit of diversity, right? I mean, this is probably the first time the words "John Mayer" and We the Kings" are both included in the same sentence together. Not only that, but now they're in the same LIST. Booya. Anyway, if you'd like to check out some of the albums above, click on them to head to their lovely Amazon page. Here's to 2010 to bring me more three chord pop-punk!


Honorable Mentions
Morrissey - Years of Refusal
Fact - Fact
Owl City - Ocean Eyes
Timbaland - Shock Value 2
Every Time I Die - New Junk Aesthetic
ExplanationLoved all of these but not as much as the 30 listed above. Imagine a supergroup with all these artists though, eh?


Top EPs of 2009
10) The Cab - The Lady Luck EP
09) Red Car Wire - From the Start
08) Hit the Lights - Coast to Coast
07) Artist Vs Poet - Damn Rough Night
06) The Academy Is... - Lost in Pacific Time
05) MxPx - Left Coast Punk
04) Weatherstar - Weatherstar
03) Forever the Sickest Kids - The Weekend: Friday
02) Danger Is My Middle Name - Sink or Swim
01) The Years Gone By - Something You Know Nothing About
ExplanationShort but oh so sweet.


They Released Albums?
04) The Used
03) Silverstein
02) Two Tongues
01) Saosin
ExplanationThese four bands released albums that weren't necessarily bad, but just really forgettable. They never even crossed my mind while making this list until I made this category.


Band of the Year
02) Blink-182
01) Anberlin
ExplanationBlink-182 for their awesome comeback and Anberlin for their impressive radio takeover.


Top Songs of 2009
20) Morrissey - I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
19) Cartel - Let's Go
18) Boys Like Girls - Chemicals Collide
17) Every Avenue - Tell Me I'm a Wreck
16) The Friday Night Boys - Stuttering
15) Fightstar - Mercury Summer
14) The Fold - Dear Future
13) A Rocket to the Moon - Annabelle
12) All Time Low - Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't)
11) The Summer Set - Chelsea
10) Farewell - Sucker Bait
09) Set Your Goals - Look Closer
08) fun. - Walking the Dog
07) The Swellers - Fire Away
06) Owl City - Fireflies
05) The Years Gone By - For the Hopeless
04) Danger Is My Middle Name - Breaking and Entering
03) New Found Glory - 47
02) All Time Low - Keep the Change, You Filthy Animal
01) New Found Glory - Listen to Your Friends
ExplanationThe songs I never got and never could get sick of.


Best Single (Catchiest Song) of 2009
05) Fightstar - Mercury Summer
04) The Summer Set - Chelsea
03) All Time Low - Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't)
02) Farewell - Devoid
01) We the Kings - Heaven Can Wait
ExplanationThe singles that could have been huge but labels sadly dropped the bomb on'em.



Top Unsigned Bands of 2009
05) October Nites
04) Weatherstar
03) The Years Gone By
02) Action Item
01) Danger Is My Middle Name
ExplanationThe unsigned bands that have impressed me the most. Let's hope they won't be included next year.


Best Record Label of 2009
03) Hopeless Records
02) Equal Vision Records
01) Epitaph Records
ExplanationNew Found Glory, Set Your Goals, Every Time I Die, Thursday...enough said.


Worst Albums of 2009
05) Taking Back Sunday - New Again
04) The Higher - It's Only Natural
03) Eye Alaska - Genesis Underground
02) 30 Seconds to Mars - This Is War
01) The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - Lonely Road
ExplanationEach album here induced yawns of epic proportions.


Songs I Hate Myself for Liking in 2009
05) Lady Gaga - Paparazzi
04) Jay Sean - Down
03) Miley Cyrus - Party in the USA
02) Iyaz - Replay
01) Kelly Clarkson - Already Gone
ExplanationSometimes I get too lazy to press the CD button in my car, so these are the songs I couldn't scrape off my brain when I heard them on the radio this past year. Experience my pain by checking out the videos of them through its link.


TV Shows of 2009
05) Scrubs
04) Breaking Bad
03) House
02) How I Met Your Mother
01) Dexter
ExplanationBiggest surprise this year goes to Dexter. I caught up on all the seasons this past summer and never have I been so into a TV show before. As for the rest, How I Met Your Mother is brilliant as always and even though Scrubs went through some giant changes, it still puts a smile on my face.


Movies of 2009
05) Drag Me to Hell
04) Taken
03) Coraline
02) I Love You, Man
01) Zombieland
ExplanationGranted each movie here is not a cinematic masterpiece, all that mattered is that I had a blast seeing each one.


Most Anticipated In 2010
20) The Rocket Summer - Of Men & Angels
19) The Spill Canvas - Abnormalities
18) Hellogoodbye
17) Four Year Strong - Enemy of the World
16) Sum 41
15) Forever the Sickest Kids - The Weekend: Saturday
14) Motion City Soundtrack - My Dinosaur Life
13) The Morning Of
12) Hit the Lights
11) Valencia
10) The Audition - Great Danger
09) Anberlin
08) Action Item
07) You, Me, and Everyone We Know
06) Brighten
05) Saves the Day - Daybreak
04) Powerspace - American Machine
03) Hawthorne Heights - Skeletons
02) Panic! at the Disco
01) Blink-182
ExplanationIf someone told me last year that I'd be hearing a new Blink-182 album in 2010, I'd punch them (and probably myself) in the face. That said, it's easily my most anticipated for next year.


2010 Wants You Back
Yellowcard
Spitalfield
The Hush Sound
The Early November
ExplanationNot much explanation needed. Their side projects are nice, but it's time for them to get back to how it used to be.

 
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07:57 PM on 12/08/09
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Joe, Check out this band!

Classic in the Making

for fans of You, Me, And Everyone You Know
08:50 PM on 12/21/09
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I'm surprised to see Eye Alaska on your worst list.. For me, that's possibly my best of the year. But otherwise LOVE how highly you ranked the New Found Glory album. And "Tell Me I'm A Wreck" definitely deserved to make the list. Such a catchy song.
08:57 PM on 12/21/09
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I have no gripes, but a big WTF? at the 30STM on your worst of '09 list.
Otherwise it's good times.
10:45 PM on 12/21/09
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Is that a friend of yours, Joe?
05:19 AM on 12/22/09
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Awww Joe, you and your pop music
09:24 AM on 12/22/09
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Disappointed to see 30STM on your worst list. Sooo much better than the garbage WTK and FTSK put out this year (no offence)
01:03 PM on 12/22/09
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stoked that you have TYGB on your top EPs list
01:30 PM on 12/22/09
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what? i liked the new 30 seconds to mars album. it should not be on the worst list.
and I like all time low, but Nothing Personal was not that good.
06:44 PM on 12/22/09
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I agree with pretty much everything on this list, besides the fact AFI's new album I didn't like at all. Otherwise, my list looks pretty much the same as yours. Glad to see Every Avenue high on your list, I really enjoyed that one. Do you have a Last.fm? I need to start adding people with similar music tastes to find some new music.
09:23 PM on 12/22/09
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Your top list is a merge of what I love combined with what I absolutely despised. Glad the Farewell love, I haven't stopped listening to Run It Up the Flagpole since I found a copy of it over Thanksgiving break.

Any tentative date on that Powerspace? I've known they were working on it for awhile, I just wasn't sure if it was ever actually coming out...
10:02 PM on 12/22/09
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nice nice nice! nice to see ttny on there.
10:11 PM on 12/22/09
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Is that a friend of yours, Joe?

Definitely. We go way back.

Your top list is a merge of what I love combined with what I absolutely despised. Glad the Farewell love, I haven't stopped listening to Run It Up the Flagpole since I found a copy of it over Thanksgiving break.

Any tentative date on that Powerspace? I've known they were working on it for awhile, I just wasn't sure if it was ever actually coming out...

Powerspace probably fell off the face of the earth for all I know. I have no idea when that album will be out haha.
10:16 PM on 12/22/09
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Fantastic lists, sir.
I'm very glad to see Danger Is My Middle Name getting some credit, yet the attraction to We the Kings surprises me.
How I Met Your Mother is an absolute riot!

P.S.- Your photo is the funniest thing I've seen all day.
10:22 PM on 12/22/09
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Definitely. We go way back.



Powerspace probably fell off the face of the earth for all I know. I have no idea when that album will be out haha.
At least he makes you look cool by comparison.
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