Jeremy’s Top Albums Of 2009

Noah and The Whale – The First Days of Spring (Mercury)
Fukkk Off – Love Me Hate Me Kiss Me Kill Me (Coco Machete Records)
J. Tillman – Year in the Kingdom (Bella Union)
The Field – Yesterday And Today (Kompakt)
Lisa Shaw – Free (Salted Music)
Raul Malo – Lucky One (Fantasy)
Lady Sovereign – Jigsaw (Midget Records/EMI)
Metric – Fantasies (Last Gang Records)
Louderbach – Autumn (M_Nus)
Recommended for Depeche Mode fans.
Kasabian – West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum (Columbia)
Major Lazer – Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do (Downtown/Mad Decent)
The Veils – Sun Gangs (Rough Trade)
David Moore – My Lover, My Stranger (Doghouse)
Solo effort from lead singer of Chamberlain, another favorite band.
Jon Hopkins – Insides (Double Six / Domino Recording Co)
Most played album this year that didn’t come out this year:* Crowded House – Recurring Dream (every year)*
Rediscovery of the year: Suzanne Vega – Solitude Standing (truly one of my favorites, one of the best produced albums of all time)
Most Life-Altering Podcast (non-musical): Tara Brach’s weekly Insight Meditation Center talks (recommended even if you’re not into the whole Buddhism thing, a great way to learn about a possibly different way to think about life and your own habits)