BTID’s 50 Most Essential Albums Of 2009

1. The Rural Alberta AdvantageHometowns (Saddle Creek)
The Deadroads
2. A Sunny Day In GlasgowAshes/Grammar (Mis Ojos)
Passionate Introverts
3. Andrew BirdNoble Beast (Fat Possum)
4. MonoHymn To The Immortal Wind (Temporary Residence)
Ashes In The Snow
5. Dark MeanFrankencottage EP (self-released)

6. World’s Greatest GhostsNo Magic (Lucky Madison)
Mazes and Monsters
7. Ola PodridaBelly Of The Lion (Western Vinyl)
8. PhoenixWolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (Glassnote)
9. Mayer HawthorneA Strange Arrangement (Stones Throw)
Your Easy Lovin’ Ain’t Pleasin’
10. The AntlersHospice (FrenchKiss)

11. The DrumsSummertime! EP (TwentySeven)
Let’s Go Surfing
12. The Gifted ChildrenOpen Windows EP (Tinhorn Planet)
A Forest (Version)
13. The Pains Of Being Pure At HeartThe Pains Of Being Pure At Heart (Slumberland)
Young Adult Friction
14. BombadilTarpits and Canyonlands (Ramseur)
So Many Ways To Die
15. There Will Be FireworksThere Will Be Fireworks (self-released)
Says Aye

16. Animal CollectiveMerriweather Post Pavillion (Domino)
My Girls
17. UmeSunshower EP (self-released)
The Conductor
18. The XXThe XX (XL)
Basic Space
19. Dead Man’s BonesDead Man’s Bones (Anti)
My Body’s A Zombie For You
20. Dirty ProjectorsBitte Orca (Domino)
No Intention

21. Chris Richards and The SubstractionsSad Sounds Of The Summer (Gangplank)
I, Miss July
22. Dan DeaconBromst (Carpark)
Get Older
23. The ShiversIn The Morning (State Capital)
Just Didn’t Need To Know
24. The Invisible CitiesHouses Shine Like Teeth (self-released)
Marine Parade Road (Soupy)
25. FanfarloReservoir (self-released)

26. DrummerFeel Good Together (Audio Eagle)
Feel Good Together
27. VA – Dark Was The Night (4AD)
The Books and Jose Gonzalez – Cello Song
28. Le LoupFamily (Hardly Art)
Beach Town
29. The Love LanguageThe Love Language (Bladen County)
30. GenerationalsCon Law (Park The Van)
When They Fight, They Fight

31. TVRBVLTheTVRBVLep (self-released)
A Small Rock Holds Back A Great Wave
32. Bon IverBlood Bank EP (Jagjaguwar)
Blood Bank
33. Elvis Perkins In DearlandElvis Perkins In Dearland (XL)
34. Alela DianeTo Be Still (Rough Trade)
Tatted Lace
35. BowerbirdsUpper Air (Dead Oceans)
Beneath Your Tree

36. Patrick WatsonWooden Arms (Secret City)
Man Like You
37. The RaveonettesIn And Out Of Control (Vice)
38. The Ghost Is DancingBattles On (Sonic Unyon)
Dream Of A Failed Architect
39. The Big PinkA Brief History Of Love (4AD)
40. Noah and The WhaleThe First Days Of Spring (Mercury)
My Door Is Always Open

41. Grizzly BearVeckatimest (Warp)
While You Wait For The Others (feat. Michael McDonald)
42. Loney, DearDear John (Polyvinyl)
Airport Surroundings
43. Autopilot Is For LoversTo The Wolves (Bladen County)
Whale Belly
44. Black Moth Super RainbowEating Us (Graveface)
Born On A Day The Sun Didn’t Rise
45. Deirdre & ConorAt Our Tiny Dinner Table EP (BTID)
How Are You

46. worriedaboutsatanArrivals (Gizeh)
You’re In My Thoughts (Edit)
47. Jack RoseThe Black Dirt Sessions (Three Lobed)
Fishtown Flower
48. The Paper ChaseSomeday This Could All Be Yours Pt. 1 (Kill Rock Stars)
The Laying Of Hands
49. AnoisTree House Whispers (Aerotone)
Beds and Dishes
50. SophiaThere Are No Goodbyes (City Slang)


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