This year saw many fantastic records. I have done up my favourites list and there may be some that surprise you, while others you may be able to read my mind on.
Without further ado, here are the BEST records of 2009.
Artist: Tinted Windows
Album: Tinted Windows
Release Date: Apr 21, 2009
Artist: The Dead Weather
Release Date: July 14, 2009
Artist: Steve Earle
Release Date: May 12, 2009
Artist: The Black Crowes
Album: Before the Frost...Until the Freeze
Release Date: Sep 1, 2009
Artist: Justin Townes Earle
Album: Midnight at the Movies
Release Date: Mar 3, 2009
Album: The Masterplan
Release Date: Mar 10, 2009
Artist: Tegan & Sara
Release Date: Oct 27, 2009
Artist: The Wildhearts
Release Date: Aug 31, 2009
Artist: Manic Street Preachers
Album: Journal for Plague Lovers
Release Date: May 18, 2009
Album: Battle for the Sun
Release Date: June 08, 2009
Great records that did not make the top ten but are worth checking out are:
The Bravery - Stir The Blood
Julian Casablancas - Phrazes For The Young
Kiss - Sonic Boom
Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures
Wolfmother - Cosmic Egg
Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears - Tell 'Em What Your Name Is!
Records that came out prior to 2009 that were played a thousand times are:
Civet - Hell Hath No Fury
The Ripperz - The Ripperz
Jesse Malin - Glitter in the Gutter
Pink - Funhouse
The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound.
Two records that I am looking forward to are Hole and Amanda Marshall.
Best EP of the year is:
The Darlings of Chelsea - The Mimico Sessions EP
Sweeney Todd - Sweeney Todd (1975) and Sweeney Todd - If Wishes Were Horses (1977) on vinyl.
Social Distortion with special guests Civet and The Strangers