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Top 5 Albums of 2009

2009-12-31

On this last day of 2009, I’d like to list my five favorite albums of the year, in no particular order.

Band of Skulls – Baby Darling Doll Face Honey
This is what The White Stripes would sound like if they were a three piece. I love the vocal interplay between guitarist Russell Marsden and bassist Emma Richardson, and Russell’s guitar sounds are great. Favorite track: Death By Diamonds and Pearls

Chickenfoot – Chickenfoot
This was a surprise to me. I had no expectations whatsoever on this album, but it turned out to be really great. You can tell that they’re really enjoying themselves. I can’t imagine that neither Van Halen or Red Hot Chili Peppers could pull off an album this vibrant at this stage in their careers. It just goes to show what working with new people can do for your inspiration. Favorite track: Future in the Past

The Dead Weather – Horehound
Jack White’s third band The Dead Weather put out a dirty blues-rock album. This is one of those albums that needs time to grow, but once you get familiarized with it, it is fantastic. I find myself listening to it at least once a week. Favorite track: Treat Me Like Your Mother

Muse – The Resistance
Just like Horehound, The Resistance needs time to grow. But it turns out that Matt Bellamy and Co have once again created a masterpiece. Favorite track: Uprising

Franz Ferdinand – Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
I love the electro-rock sound they’ve taken on with this album. Favorite track: Lucid Dreams

2 Responses to “Top 5 Albums of 2009”

  1. Irma says:

    Aha! Your list was EXACTLY as mine, except that in the end I decided to switch out Band of Skulls for Gossip. The reason for this was just that I ended up listening to Gossip a LOT more. But the BoS Cd is so good. Sort of makes me want to declare a top 6 instead LOL I agree with what you wrote but I’ll list my own fav tracks for each one:

    Band of Skulls – I Know What I Am

    Chickenfoot – Bitten by the Wolf (extra track)

    The Dead Weather – So Far From Your Weapon

    Muse – Uprising

    Franz Ferdinand – A tie between “No You Girls” and “Lucid Dreams”

    Gossip – “Dimestore Diamond”

  2. Dood says:

    for me, top:
    Protomen, ACT II : Father of Death

    Great rock opera.
    It doesn’t even sound like the same band, as their 1st album
    the production values are amazing.

    Have you ever heard of the band Jet Jagger?

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