Previously: 100-81, 80-61, 60-41. As we're nearly done with this now, can I start soliciting your own favourites of 2009?

Previously: 100-81, 80-61, 60-41. As we’re nearly done with this now, can I start soliciting your own favourites of 2009?



I think last year I tried to compile a chart from your submissions, so if I get enough, I’ll have another go after Christmas. In the meantime, it may be worth pointing out that this is really not meant to be some cast-iron critical view of 2009, and anyone interpreting as such what is, ultimately a fairly arbitrary list of my favourite records, might just be taking it a tad too seriously. I’d like to pretend I spent days agonising over whether Sleepy Sun should be placed at 32 or 31, but ultimately it’s a rough snapshot of the things I liked most in 2009; maybe it might have been more honest – albeit not so much fun – to resist putting them in numerical order.

For something more substantial and, relatively, definitive – based on the lists of, if I remember right, 44 journalists – you should check out the Albums Of The Year charts in the current issue of Uncut. But anyway…

40. The xx: “xx”

39. Espers: “III”

38. The Unthanks: “Here’s The Tender Coming”

37. Leonard Cohen: “Live In London”

36. Them Crooked Vultures: “Them Crooked Vultures”

35. Sufjan Stevens: “The BQE”

34. Califone: “All My Friends Are Funeral Singers”

33. The Field: “Yesterday And Today”

32. Sleepy Sun: “Embrace”

31. Tim Buckley: “Live At The Folklore Center, NYC – March 6, 1967”

30. Broadcast And The Focus Group: “Broadcast And The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age”

29. Glass Rock: “Tall Firs Meet Soft Location”

28. Ganglians: “Monster Head Room”

27. Kurt Vile: “Childish Prodigy”

26. Super Furry Animals: “Dark Days/ Light Years”

25. The Necks: “Silverwater”

24. Real Estate: “Real Estate”

23. Trembling Bells: “Carbeth”

22. Raphael Saadiq: “The Way I See It”

21. Reigning Sound: “Love And Curses”

And finally: 20-1.