Top Ten of 2009’s First Half

This seems to be a thing, so I’ll go with it.

Top Ten

1. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
1. Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca
3. Akron/Family – Set ’em Wild, Set ’em Free
4. DM Stith – Heavy Ghost
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz
6. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
7. Bat for Lashes – Two Suns
8. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
9. Viva Voce – Rose City
10. I Was a King – I Was a King

Runners Up

I could love these albums, if I gave them some more time.

Dan Deacon – Bromst
Dark Was the Night
Deastro – Moondagger
The Decemberists – Hazards of Love
Here We Go Magic – Here We Go Magic
mewithoutYou – It’s All Crazy! It’s All False! It’s All A Dream It’s Alright
Richard Swift – Atlantic Ocean
We Were Promised Jetpacks – These Four Walls

Honorable Mention

These albums are good, but just not mind-meltingly great. That or they haven’t hit me at the right time yet.

Bosque Brown – Baby
Cotton Jones – Paranoid Cocoon
Fol Chen – Part I: John Shade, Your Fortune’s Made
The Juan MacLean – The Future Will Come
Mulatu Astatke/The Heliocentrics – Inspiration Information 3
Num̩ro# РSport de Combat
Office – Mecca
U2 – No Line on the Horizon
Wilco (the album)
Wale – Back to the Feature