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Playlist for January 5, 2010

THEME: Best Albums of '09

If rainbows appeared after every storm you'd have some idea about the number of top notched albums that were released in 2009. The economy tanked but music thrived this year. Maybe there was more folks meditating with their inner muse or maybe I just listened to every CD that came into the station which exposed me to a lot more great artists. In either case, I enjoyed the sounds. However, it made it harder to pick the top 25 albums of the year. So be aware that the gems were not overlooked, they just had to be reluctantly subtracted from this compilation.

Honorable Mention:
Doctors & Dealers (Sparrow Lindgren) - March's Lost Friends And Newfound Habits
Vandaveer (Mark Charles Heidinger) - August's Divide & Conquer
Rose Melberg - September's Homemade Ship
Telekinesis! (Michael Benjamin Lerner) - April's Telekinesis!
Kris Kristofferson - September's Closer to the Bone
Coastwest Unrest - September's Songs From The Desert
Bat For Lashes (Natasha Khan) - April's Two Suns
Antony & The Johnsons - January's The Crying Light
Clem Snide (Eef Barzelay) - February's Hungry Bird
Alec Ounsworth - October's Mo Beauty
An Horse (Kate Cooper) - March's Rearrange Beds
Joe Henry - August's Blood From Star
El Perro del Mar - October's Love Is Not Pop
Polka Dot Dot Dot - November's Syzygy
The Dead Weather - July's Horehound
Willem Maker - from March's New Moon Hand

25) The Lemonheads (Evan Dando) - New Mexico (Fuckemos) - 3:41 from June's Varshons
24) Animal Collective - My Girls - 5:40 from January's Merriweather Post Pavilion
23) Kitty, Daisy & Lewis - Ooo Wee (Howard Biggs/Joe Thomas) - 2:45 from September's Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
22) William Elliott Whitmore - Old Devils - 3:39 from May's Animals In The Dark
21) Norah Jones - Stuck - 5:16 from November's The Fall
20) Chris Isaak - We've Got Tomorrow - 2:22 from March's Mr. Lucky
19) Imogen Heap - Earth - 3:36 from August's Ellipse
18) Dead Man's Bones - Lose Your Soul - 4:35 from October's Dead Man's Bones
17) Family Of The Year - Summer Girl - 3:18 from December's Songbook
16) Neko Case - This Tornado Loves You - 3:20 from February's Middle Cyclone
15) Hello Seahorse! - Won't Say Anything - 4:10 from February's Hoy A Las Ocho
14) The Devil Makes Three - Do Wrong Right - 4:02 from April's Do Wrong Right
13) Eleni Mandell - Little Foot - 2:17 from February's Artificial Fire
12) Timber Timbre (Taylor Kirk) - Until The Night Is Over - 3:59 from August's Timber Timbre
11) Zee Avi - Monte - 3:33 from May's Zee Avi
10) mewithoutYou - Fig With A Bellyache - 3:31 from June's It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All a Dream! It's Alright
9) Regina Spektor - Folding Chair - 3:35 from June's Far
8) Myles Turney - Lose Your Head - 2:58 from January's Ordinary Suffering
7) Fanfarlo - Harold T. Wilkins, Or How To Wait For A Very Long Time - 4:02 from August's Reservoir
6) Thao & The Get Down, Stay Down - Fixed It! - 2:58 from October's Know Better Learn Faster
5) Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard - Roll Bus Roll - 4:52 from May's 'Em Are I
{One of the original New York City freak folk artists releases the best CD of his career and that's saying a lot.}
4) Samantha Crain & The Midnight Shivers - Bullfight (Change Your Mind) - 2:25 from April's Songs In The Night
{Immensely enjoyable debut album from this Midwestern artist that has a psychedelic folk sound with dynamic appeal.}
3) Ohbijou (Casey Macija) - Cannon March - 4:47 from June's Beacons
{Canadian folk pop band with bluegrass influences and orchestrated melodies delivers a thoroughly engaging album.}
2) Joe Gideon & The Shark - Civilisation - 5:06 from November's Harum Scarum
- True Nature - 4:35
{Blues with a punk edge for guitar and drums from a British boy/girl team that truly rocks out.}
1) The Dø - At Last! - 4:10 from August's A Mouthful
{Ambitious French pop from Olivia B. Merilahti and Dan Levy that experiments with several musical categories and triumphs.}