Top 10 Albums of 2009 // Petkau

January 17, 2010

10. Silver Starling // s|t

I may be a little biased.  But Marcus Paquin’s songwriting is full of grace, spaciousness and honesty.  This slow-burner will burrow deep into your heart.

9. Patrick Watson // Wooden Arms

Beautiful.  Personal.  Sublime.

8. Nestor Wynrush // Trinnipeg !78

Take that Bon Jovi shit off the stereo and go buy Nestor’s album.  Indie hip hop at its finest.

7. Handome Furs // Face Control

The Boss + drum machines = the best part of Wolf Parade makes good.

6. Mos Def // The Ecstatic

The album title sums it up.

5. Grizzly Bear // Veckatimest

Its like the Beach Boys doing Morrissey’s acid.

4. Dan Deacon // Bromst

I swear he is modern music’s closest thing to Einstein.  Or Bach.  Such brilliance.   (ps: DanDeacon.com is now password protected?  What?)

3. Savath & Savalas // La Llama

Another long overdue album by one of my favorite artists.  Prefuse 73’s Catalan-psych-folk side project with Eva Puyuelo Muns.

2. Anti-Pop Consortium // Fluorescent Black

Comeback album of ever.  Damn I love these guys.   Topping off my year of hip hop.

1. We Were Promised Jetpacks // These Four Walls

Four energetic young lads from Scotland that are gonna bust your brain open.  So epic.  So personal.  So hopeful.

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