The Best Music Of 2009 (So Far)

musicNPR polled their listeners and have come up with the best music of 2009 (so far). They're even sharing many of the songs.

Here's their list. Remember, if you visit the NPR link above, you can hear some of these online.

First, the Best Songs of 2009 (so far)

1. "My Girls" Animal Collective

2. "Two Weeks" Grizzly Bear

3. "Blood Bank" Bon Iver

4. "The Rake's Song" The Decemberists

5. "Lisztomania" Phoenix

6. "Zero" Yeah Yeah Yeahs

7. "This Tornado Loves You" Neko Case

8. "Sleepyhead" Passion Pit

9. "Laughing With" Regina Spektor

10. "The Wanting Comes In Waves/Repaid" The Decemberists

11. "Train Song" Feist and Ben Gibbard

12. "Knotty Pine" David Byrne & Dirty Projectors

13. "Daniel" Bat For Lashes

14. "Summertime Clothes" Animal Collective

15. "One Wing" Wilco

16. "The Fear" Lily Allen

17. "Heads Will Roll" Yeah Yeah Yeahs

18. "Wilco (The Song)" Wilco

19. "Stillness Is The Move" Dirty Projectors

20. "Help, I'm Alive" Metric

21. "Anonanimal" Andrew Bird

22. "On No" Andrew Bird

23. "No You Girls" Franz Ferdinand

24. "I And Love And You" The Avett Brothers

25. "French Navy" Camera Obscura

26. "Magpie To The Morning" Neko Case

27. "Woods" Bon Iver

28. "Black Hearted Love" PJ Harvey and John Parish

29. "While You Wait For The Others" Grizzly Bear

30. "Panic Switch" Silversun Pickups

Best Albums of 2009 (so far)

1. Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective
2. The Hazards of Love by The Decemberists
3. Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear
4. Middle Cyclone by Neko Case
5. Wilco (The Album) by Wilco
6. Noble Beast by Andrew Bird
7. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix
8. It's Blitz! by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
9. Dark Was The Night by Various Artists
10. Bitte Orca by Dirty Projectors
11. Far by Regina Spektor
12. Actor by St. Vincent
13. Manners by Passion Pit
14. Hold Time by M. Ward
15. Reservoir by Fanfarlo
16. Fever Ray by Fever Ray
17. Fantasies by Metric
18. Two Suns by Bat for Lashes
19. My Maudlin Career by Camera Obscura
20. Dark Night of the Soul by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse
21. The Crying Light by Antony & The Johnsons
22. The Eternal by Sonic Youth
23. The Ecstatic by Mos Def
24. Outer South by Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
25. Swoon by Silversun Pickups
26. Together Through Life by Bob Dylan
27. No Line on the Horizon by U2
28. March of the Zapotec by Beirut
29. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
30. The Mountain by Heartless Bastards

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Mississauga Mike

That Phoenix album is pretty good actually.

July 28, 2009 @ 3:35 PM

Down Goes Brown

I had The Rake Song on my ipod for a few weeks and several listens before I actually *listened* to it.

I had thought it was a nice song about having kids. Oops.

July 28, 2009 @ 4:00 PM

Stephanie Wilkinson

You'd probably be sick if you saw my best/favourite of 2009...

July 28, 2009 @ 6:50 PM

Toronto Mike

Stephanie, is it Jonas Bros?

July 28, 2009 @ 7:01 PM


Sweet Mike, excellent list! Thanks for the heads up!!

July 28, 2009 @ 8:00 PM


Bibio 'ambivalence avenue'

July 29, 2009 @ 11:57 PM

Jason Paris

Great relevant list and amazing how little of it is played on "The Edge."

You may also want to check out offerings from Fever Ray, Pet Shop Boys (seriously!), Matt & Kim and The Doves.

July 30, 2009 @ 10:37 AM

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