Best Albums of 2009

I end every year by making a list of my favorite albums. Some years there are as many as 30 albums that I couldn't live without, but this year there were really only 10 for me. To be honest, the David Bazan and Fever Ray releases really monopolized a lot of my time. But there are some beautiful songs on all of the following ten, and I think a few of them are growers that I'll enjoy even more next year...

1. David Bazan - Curse Your Branches

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2. Fever Ray - Fever Ray

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3. The Antlers - Hospice

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4. Robert Gomez - Pine Sticks & Phosphorus

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5. Wilco - Wilco (The Album)

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6. Kings of Convenience - Declaration of Dependence

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7. Klum - We Carelessly Turned Amazingly Into Nothing

8. Devendra Banhart - What Will We Be

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9. Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

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10. Andrew Bird - Noble Beast

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