Audities: Best of 2009

Rank Artist // Album
1 Brendan Benson // My old, familiar friend
2 Roger Klug // More help for your nerves
3 Chris Richards // Sad sounds of the Summer
3 Jason Falkner // All Quiet on the Noise Floor
5 Green Day // 21st century breakdown
6 Paul Steel // Moon Rock
7 Phoenix // Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
8 David Mead // Almost And Always
8 Tinted Windows // Tinted Windows
10 Wilco // Wilco
11 Camera Obscura // My maudlin career
12 Fastball // Little White Lies
13 Madness // The Liberty of Norton Folgate
14 The Duckworth Lewis Method // The Duckworth Lewis Method
15 Bleu // A Watched Pot
16 A.C. Newman // Get Guilty
16 Mandy Moore// Amanda Leigh
18 John Wesley Harding // Who Was Changed And Who Was Dead
19 Bryan Scary & the Shredding Tears // Mad Valentines EP
19 Fun // Aim and ignite
19 We Were Promised Jetpacks // These Four Walls
22 Cheap Trick // The Latest
22 Michael Carpenter // Redemption #39
22 The Leftovers // Eager to please
25 Silversun Pickups // Swoon
26 The Shazam // Meteor
27 Robyn Hitchcock // Goodnight Oslo
28 Marshall Crenshaw // Jaggedland
29 Scott Miller / For crying out loud
29 Superdrag // Industry giants
29 Tony Cox // Unpublished
32 Adam Marsland // Go West
32 Manchester Orchestra // Mean everything to nothing
34 Greg Pope // Pete (EP)
35 The Tomorrows // Jupiter Optimus Maximus
36 Eels // Hombre Lobo
37 Pete Yorn // Back and fourth
37 Telekinesis! // Telekinesis!
39 Bruce Springsteen // Workin’ on a dream
39 Dropkick // Abelay Hotel
39 Max Morgan // Interrupting the silence
39 Montt Mardie // Skaizerkite
39 Prefab Sprout // Let’s change the world with music
39 The Decemberists
39 Tora Tei // Big fun
46 .357 Lover // Diorama of the Golden Lion
46 David Brookings // Glass half full
46 Fanfarlo // Reservoir
46 IAMX // Kingdom of Welcome Addiction
46 Justin Townes Earle // Midnight at the movies
46 Kyle Vincent // When you are
46 Lamar Holley // Conessions of a college student
46 Love Bang // The rule of 72’s
46 Morrissey // Years of refusal
46 Röyksopp // Junior
46 Sondre Lerche // Heartbeat Radio
46 The Fire Fight // Henri
46 The Twighligh House // Stereo Night
59 Dennis Diken with Bell Sound // Late Music
59 Art Brut // Art Brut vs. Saatan
59 Jason Isbell and the 44 unity // Jason Isbell and the 44 unity
59 Jets Overhead // No Nations
59 Matthew Sweet and Susannah Hoffs // Under the covers, Vol. 2
59 The New Fidelity // All Here Now
59 Young Fresh Fellows // I think this is
66 Doves // Kingdom of rust
66 Jeremy Enigk // OK bear
66 Josh Fix // This Town is Starting to Make Me Angry
66 Neko Case // Middle Cyclone
66 Ninja Gun // Restless rubes
66 The Observatory // Dark Folke
66 The Spongetones // Scrambled Eggs
73 Jessica Lea Mayfield // Wish Blasphemy So Heartfelt
73 Marillion // Yes is more
73 Micah Schnabel // When the Stage Lights Go Dim
73 Paper Moon // Only during thunderstorms
73 SPC ECO // 3-D
73 The Blue Sky  Secret // What we are (EP)
73 The Kingsbury Manx // Ascenseur Ouvert
73 Yeah Yeah Yeahs // Its Blitz!
81 Antony & the Johnsons // The Crying Light
81 Cracker // Sunrise in the land of milk and honey
81 David Bazan // Curse Your Branches
81 Sky Larkin // The golden spike
81 Sonic Youth // The eternal
81 The Furious Seasons // Thank you for Saturday
81 The Tailors // Come Dig Me Up
81 Transatlantic // The whirlwind
89 Air // Love 2
89 Dengue Fever // Sleepwalking through the Mekong
89 Elizabeth & the Catapult // Taller Children
89 Hot Leg // Red light fever
89 Japandroids // Post-nothing
89 Julian Casablancas // Phrazes for the young
89 Muse // The Resistance
89 Prince // Lotusflow3r
89 Rhett Miller // Rhett Miller
89 Roger Joseph Manning Jr. // Catnip Dynamite
89 The Leisure Society // The sleeper
89 Throwback Suburbia // Throwback Suburbia
89 Webb Wilder // More Like Me
102 Animal Collective // Merriweather Post Pavilion
102 Bat For Lashes // Two suns
102 Franz Ferdinand // Tonight
102 Hello=Fire // Hello=Fire
102 Kendal Carson // Alright Dynamite
102 Mika // The boy who knew too much
102 Pearl Jam // Backspacer
102 Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson // Break up
102 Secret Powers / Secret Powers and the Electric Family
102 Smouldering Ashes // Songs in the key of mountain birds blue
102 The Webstirs // So Long
102 Wiretree // Luck
114 Coconut Records // Davy
114 Dave Rawlings Machine // A friend of a friend
114 I was a king // I was a king
114 Matt Beck // Anything Which Gives You Pleasure
114 The Bird and the Bee // Ray guns are not just for the future
114 The Minus 5 // Killingsworth
114 U2 // No Line On The Horizon
114 Victor Stranges // Hello Me To You
114 Willie Nile // House of a thousand guitars
123 Clare and the Reasons // Arrow
123 Editors // In This Light And On This Evening
123 John Wesley Harding // Garden of Eden
123 Sam Phillips // The Long Play
123 The Black//Eyed Peas // The E.N.D
123 The XX // XX
123 Vulture Whale // Vulture Whale (II)
130 As Tall As Lions // You Can’t Take It With You
130 Dreaming in Stereo // Dreaming in Stereo
130 The Big Pink // A brief history of love
130 Two Hours Traffic // Territory
134 Anny Celsi // Tangle-free world
134 Bobby Emmett // Learning Love
134 Imogen Heap // Ellipse
134 The Joy Formidable // A balloon called moaning
134 The Simple Carnival // Girls Aliens Food
134 Trentalange // Awakening, level one
140 Apple Jam // Off the Beatle track
140 Bob Mould// Life & Times
140 Jack Penate // Everything is new
140 JJ Cale // Roll On
140 Richard Swift // The atlantic ocean
145 Cheap Star // Speaking Like an Elephant
145 Florence and the Machine // Lungs
145 Passion Pit // Manners
145 Shudder To Think // Live From Home
145 Tommy Keene // In The Late Bright
145 Webstirs // So long
151 A Camp // Colonia
151 Brent Randall & his Pinecones // We were strangers in Paddington Green
151 Chris English // Dreamtown
151 Grizzly Bear // Veckatimest
151 Metric // Fantasies
151 Soundtrack of our lives // Communion
151 The Evening Rig // Is doin’ stuff
158 Gliss // Devotion implosion
158 Gossip // Music for Men
158 It Bits // The tall ships
158 Kevin Hearn and Thinbuckle
162 J Tillman // Year in the Kingdom
162 New York Dolls // Cause I sez so
162 Parallax Project // I Hate Girls
162 Tanya Morgan // Brooklynati
162 The Luxury // In The Wake Of What Won’t Change
162 The Vines // Melodia
168 Brakes // Touchdown
168 Cove Red // Awaken the Dreamer
168 Glenn Tilbrook // Pandemonium Ensues
168 John Lefler // Better by design
168 Trembling Blue Stars // The Last Holy Writer
173 Liam Hayes and Plush // Bright Penny
173 Marie-Pierre Arthur // Marie-Pierre Arthur
173 VAST // Me and You
176 Apoptygma Berzerk // Rocket Science
176 For This Cycle // For This Cycle
176 Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey // Here and No
176 Seasick Steve // Man from another time
176 The Milk & Honey Band // Dog eared moonlight
181 Andrew Chen // You Just Might
181 Black Moth Super Rainbow // Eating Us
181 Inch Chua // The Bedroom EP
181 M. Ward // Hold Time
181 Marykate O’Neil // Underground

Metholology: An open vote amongst Audities members.  Twenty points for each persons favourite album down to one point for their twentieth favourite.

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3 Responses

  1. Hi Matt and all Pop Underground readers.

    I am chuffed to find my new album, Hello Me To You (by Victor Stranges), is included in your list. I really don’t know how you found me as I live in OZ and pretty much unknown! Anyway, thanks for including me.

    If anyone is interested, you can download my single for free, Hello Me To You via: http://www.triplejunearthed.com/Artists/View.aspx?artistID=29854
    If you don’t know much about me here is a review from Heath Andrews:

    http://www.reviewyou.com/cdreviewblog/victor-stranges-hello-me-to-you-2/

    Happy New Year.

    Best,

    Victor Stranges

    http://www.victorstranges.com
    http://www.myspace.com/victorstranges

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Victor-Stranges/81796181563

  2. Check out this band:

    The Riffbackers (from Spain):

    http://www.myspace.com/theriffbackers

    The guitar player has been playing with Paul Collins for years.

    See ya!!

    PD: Great blog!!

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