Best Albums of 2009: Honorable Mention

Exceptional examples of their genre:
Brad Paisley – American Saturday Night (Country)

Allen Toussaint – The Bright Mississippi (Jazz)

The Dream – Love vs Money (R&B)

Baroness – Blue Record (Metal)

Intend to listen to these more / That said, they didn’t grab me:
The Clientele – Bonfires on the Heath
Japandroids – Post-nothing
Converge – Axe to Fall
Yacht – See Mystery Lights
Why? – Eskimo Snow
White Denim –

Mixed/Good, not great:
Matt & Kim – Grand
Discovery – LP
jj – jj nº 2
The Dead Weather – Horehound
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – The Pains of Bein Pure at Heart
The Big Pink – A Brief History of Love
Andrew Bird – Noble Beast
Them Crooked Vultures – Them Crooked Vultures
Death Cab for Cutie – The Open Door EP
Holopaw – Oh Glory, Oh Wilderness
P.O.S. – P.O.S.
Conor Oberst – Outer South
Beirut – Realpeople Holland/Zapotec
Mos Def – The Ecstatic
Dangerhorse/Sparklemouse – Dark Night of the Soul
Monsters of Folk – Monsters of Folk
Bear in Heaven – Beast Rest Forth Mouth
Patrick Watson – Wooden Arms
Cass McCombs – Catacombs
Major Lazer – Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do
Various Artists – New Moon OST
Real Estate – Real Estate
Modest Mouse – No One’s First and You’re Next EP
Atlas Sound – Logos
Mew – No More Stories…
Bon Iver – Blood Bank EP


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