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Steve Henderson

Written by: Steve Henderson (12/08/09)
Top Albums of 2009
30) Deas Vail – Birds & Cages
29) Maria Taylor – LadyLuck
28) Rx Bandits - Mandala
27) Neko Case – Middle Cyclone
26) Sherwood – QU
25) The Swellers – Ups and Downsizing
24) All the Day Holiday – The Things We’ve Grown to Love
23) Kevin Devine – Brother’s Blood
22) Passion Pit - Manners
21) Chase Pagan – Bells & Whistles
20) Silversun Pickups – Swoon
19) As Tall As Lions – You Can’t Take It With You
18) Jay Ferrar and Ben Gibbard – One Fast Move or I’m Gone
17) The Rocketboys – 20,000 Ghosts
16) Clipse – ‘Til the Casket Drops
15) Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
14) Dredg – The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion
13) The Dear Hunter – Act III: Life and Death
12) This Time Next Year – Road Maps and Heart Attacks
11) Therefore I Am – The Sound of Human Lives
10) Brand New – Daisy
09) Anchor & Braille – Felt
08) The Temper Trap - Conditions
07) Barcelona – Absolutes
06) Fun. – Aim and Ignite
05) Third Eye Blind – Ursa Major
04) Closure in Moscow – First Temple
03) Sleeping at Last – Storyboards
02) Cassino - Kingprince
01) The Damnwells – One Last Century


Top EPs of 2009
10) Cavashawn - Cavashawn
09) Animal Collective – Fall Be Kind
08) Death Cab for Cutie – Open Door
07) The Coming Weak – Are We All Letting Go
06) Good Old War/Cast Spells – Tour Split EP
05) One for the Team – Build a Garden
04) Mark Rose – The Greatest Lakes
03) City Escape – Avalanches
02) Fly Upright Kite - Weightless
01) The Republic of Wolves – His Old Branches


Most Disappointing Albums of 2009
04) All Time Low – Nothing Personal
03) Taking Back Sunday – New Again
02) Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown
01) Saosin – In Search of Solid Ground


Best Songs of 2009
20) Grizzly Bear – “Two Weeks”
19) Rx Bandits – “Mientras La Veo Sonar”
18) Dredg – “Gathering Pebbles”
17) Anchor & Braille – “Introspect”
16) Maria Taylor – “Time Lapse Lifeline”
15) Third Eye Blind – “Monotov’s Private Opera”
14) Clipse f/ Yo Gotti – “Showing Out”
13) Wale f/ Lady Gaga – “Chillin’”
12) As Tall As Lions – “The Narrows”
11) Cassino – “Kingprince”
10) Passion Pit – “Little Secrets”
09) Cartel – “Faster Ride”
08) City Escape – “The Deeper Water”
07) The Rocketboys – “Like Ice In Water”
06) This Time Next Year – “Calling In Dead”
05) Closure in Moscow – “Sweet#hart”
04) Jay-Z f/ Rihanna and Kanye West – “Run This Town”
03) Brand New – “Noro”
02) Phoenix – “1901”
01) The Temper Trap – “Sweet Disposition”


Best Producer of the Year
None (self-producing all the way in 2009)


Best New Band of 2009
The Republic of Wolves


Best Music Video of 2009
1090 Club – “ITSON”

ExplanationSee for yourself.



Best Lyrics of 2009
05) Nate Ruess (fun.)
04) Ryan O’Neal (Sleeping at Last)
03) Dustin Kensrue (Thrice)
02) Kevin Devine
01) Nick Torres (Cassino)


Best Vocals of 2009
05) Will Pugh (Cartel)
04) Dan Nigro (As Tall As Lions)
03) Gavin Hayes (Dredg)
02) Wes Blaylock (Deas Vail)
01) Ryan O’Neal (Sleeping at Last)


Biggest Sellouts
02) Green Day
01) Cobra Starship


Best Live Show
04) Closure in Moscow
03) Barcelona
02) Good Old War
01) Third Eye Blind


Best Record Label
02) Sargent House
01) Equal Vision


Most Overrated Artists
03) Owl City
02) Animal Collective
01) NeverShoutNever!


Most Underrated Bands
05) Sherwood
04) The Rocketboys
03) The Damnwells
02) Cassino
01) Sleeping at Last


Best Other Music Websites
03) The Daily Swarm
02) Pitchfork
01) Amazon MP3


Band of the Year
02) Blink 182
01) Phoenix


Best Movies of 2009
05) District 9
04) Star Trek
03) Up
02) (500) Days of Summer
01) The Hangover


Best TV Shows of 2009
10) Million Dollar Listing
09) Top Chef
08) Community
07) Tough Love
06) The Pick Up Artist
05) How I Met Your Mother
04) The Ultimate Fighter
03) Tosh.0
02) 30 Rock
01) Law and Order / Law and Order: SVU


Most Anticipated of 2010
10) One for the Team
09) Fair
08) Lovedrug
07) Weaver at the Loom
06) Vampire Weekend
05) The Morning Of
04) Lydia
03) Third Eye Blind
02) Jimmy Eat World
01) Circa Survive
 
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10:27 PM on 12/21/09
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Good to see Barcelona on your list. I love that band.
05:42 AM on 12/22/09
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Good to see Barcelona on your list. I love that band.
This, plus Deas Vail and Anchor & Braille also. Overall, great list
09:29 AM on 12/22/09
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Great list all around Steve! Glad to see City Escape's EP on your there, it put me on my ass when I first heard it
04:06 PM on 12/22/09
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the damnwells, hell yeah!
06:23 PM on 12/22/09
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I thought I was the only one who loved Faster Ride off Cycles
07:39 PM on 12/22/09
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Nice to see some love for Sleeping At Last and The Rocketboys.
09:38 PM on 12/22/09
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How in the world are GD sellouts? Aside from that, fantastic list. Probably the one that aligns the best with my favorites.
09:39 PM on 12/22/09
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Love you!

BTW, CSI is still better. But I digress.
10:19 PM on 12/22/09
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How in the world are GD sellouts? Aside from that, fantastic list. Probably the one that aligns the best with my favorites.
American Idiot, the Musical? Rock Band: Green Day? Rhapsody commercials?

Plus, the fact their music has lost any edge it once had.
10:34 PM on 12/22/09
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swEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEt dIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSPOOOOOsition.
fantastic song that deserves recognition.
11:22 PM on 12/22/09
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I think you mean "Most Anticipated of 2010"

Also, great to see the Sleeping At Last love. Solid list.
11:31 PM on 12/22/09
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I think you mean "Most Anticipated of 2010"

Also, great to see the Sleeping At Last love. Solid list.
Oops :)
12:45 AM on 12/23/09
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Sleeping at Last. Yes.
04:04 AM on 12/23/09
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Haha I love how Sleeping At Last eluded your favourite songs list. I feel the same. Storyboards as a whole is probably the greatest collection of songs I've heard in years. However, when it comes to picking one as a favourite, I'm left scratching my head...

I always seem to find a few gems in your list so will definitely have to give Cassino and The Damnwells a listen.
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