My Top 11 for 2009

While I didn’t get any of these on vinyl this year, here are my top 11 records for 2009…

  • Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 • Goodnight Oslo
  • Gomez  • A New Tide
  • Phoenix • Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
  • Ben Harper & Relentless7 • White Lies for Dark Times
  • Roman Candle • Oh Tall Tree In the Ear
  • Pains of Being Pure At Heart • Pains of Being Pure At Heart
  • The Decemberists • The Hazards of Love
  • Matthew Sweet & Susannah Hoffs • Under the Covers, vol. 2
  • Wilco • Wilco (the album)
  • R.E.M. • Live at the Olympia, Dublin
  • Stone Roses • Stone Roses (2oth Anniversary Re-release)

Also dug U2s latest, The Heartless Bastards, BrakesBrakesBrakes, Los Straitjackets and the latest from Young Fresh Fellows. I also picked up a couple of the Beatles re-issues (Revolver and Rubber Soul truly shine) and have rediscovered some old World Party, Foxboro Hottubs and Guided by Voices.

All in all, a pretty good year.