1. Keith said:

    You actually top my list, because I didn't discover The Medicine until 2009. πŸ™‚ I encourage you to read what I said here: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?&note_id=2362720615581. John Mark McMillan – The Medicine2. Thad Cockrell – To Be Loved3. Sojourn – Over the Grave4. U2 – No Line On the Horizon5. Jenny & Tyler – This Isn’t a Dream6. http://briterevolution.com7. Bifrost Arts – Salvation Is Created8. David Bazan – Curse Your Branches9. Derek Webb – Stockholm Syndrome

  2. Jared said:

    Not as hip or savvy perhaps, but the album of the year for me was Jars of Clay Long Fall Back to Earth. I'm not a huge fan of most of their work, but that album is just amazing.

  3. I would have to agree that all of those albums are some of the best of 2009. I would probably also add Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear, When the Devil's Loose by AA Bondy, and Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective.

  4. Abby said:

    Sean Feucht's new album, Rebirth and Reclaimation!

  5. renata said:

    Mmmm Neko Case. Love her. LOVE her. I agree with Veckatimest. Grizzly Bear is very good!

  6. Here are mine… I posted this to my blog at http://mattnightingale.blogspot.com/2009/12/favorite-music-of-2009.html with some more commentary…1) Armistice – Mute Math 2) Curse Your Branches – David Bazan3) Ellipse – Imogen4) I And Love and You – The Avett Brothers5) Live – Shawn6) Live from Nowhere, Volume 4 – Over the Rhine7) Middle Cyclone – Neko Case8) Stockholm Syndrome – Derek Webb9) The Fray – The Fray10) The Long Play – Sam Phillips11) Written in Chalk – Buddy & Julie Miller Honorable Mentions:2020 – The Orange PeelsBalm in Gilead – Rickie Lee JonesBig Whiskey and the GrooGrux King – Dave Matthews BandChurch Music – David Crowder*BandGlory in the Highest: Christmas Songs of Worship – Chris TomlinHundreds of Lions – Erin McKeownLife Light Up – Christy NockelsNo Line on the Horizon – U2Poseidon and the Bitter Bug – Indigo GirlsSoul of My Soul – Michelle ShockedTroubadour – K'NaanWilco (The Album) – Wilco

  7. Brandon said:

    1) Mew – No More Stories2) The Flaming Lips – Embryonic3) St. Vincent – Actor 4) Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix5) Jeremy Enigk – OK Bear6) Sonic Youth – The Eternal7) Monsters of Folk – S/T8) Arctic Monkeys – Humbug9) Wilco – Wilco (the album)10) Air – Love 211) Them Crooked Vultures – S/T

  8. Manners – Passion PitSpring ep – Jon Foreman DavidFleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes'Once' Soundtrack – the Swell SeasonGo Go Smear the Poison Ivy – MumJeremy Larson – Jeremy LarsonLife in Slow Motion – GrayInto the Blue Again – Album LeafElephants – Aaron Strumpeltakk – Sigur Rosand of coarse the Medicine was amazing. lyrically, spiritually, musically and recorded ridiculously amazing…thats why we're all here. thanks so much for your thoughts john

  9. Thomas said:

    Muse – The ResistanceDavid Gray – Draw the Line

  10. In no particular order:1.)The Outsiders – Needtobreathe2.)Heaven & Earth – Phil Wickham3.)Waking Up – OneRepublic4.)Self Titled – Miike Snow5.)A_CROSS//The_EARTH::Tear Down the Walls – Hillsong United6.)Consumed – Jesus Culture7.)Storyboards – Sleeping At Last 8.)Travel Vol. 1 & 2 – Future of Forestry9.)Armistice – MuteMath10.)Beggars – Thrice11.)Be – Unhindered12.)The Medicine – John Mark McMillan (Not just b/c this is your blog. This album rocks!)Artist up & coming you should know!David Walker (myspace.com/davidwalker)Flagship (myspace.com/flagshipbrigade)Jason Zerbin (myspace.com/jasonzerbin)

  11. Reilly said:

    Out of all the bands/albums I discovered this year, these 3 were actually released this year:The Appleseed Cast-SagarmathaMumford and Sons-Sigh No MoreThe Swell Season-Strict Joy

  12. Ferg said:

    Mumford and Sons – Sigh No MoreAlbum of the year.

  13. i'm going with my favorite songs of the year. just because that's how i roll…1. Animal Collective : My Girls2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs : Skeletons3. Gliss : Morning Light4. Passion Pit : Moth's Wings5. Fleet Foxes : False Knight on the Road6. Fool's Gold : Surprise Hotel7. Vampire Weekend : Horchata8. Michael Drake Margolnik : Burn It Up9. Neko Case : Don't Forget Me10. Bon Iver : Blood Bank11. Phoenix : Lasso12. Bat For Lashes : Daniel13. Washed Out : Belong14. Foreign Born : Early Warnings15. U2 : No Line on the Horizon

  14. fritzvd said:

    Always nice to look back on last year. This is my list. 1. Moss – Never Be Scared / Don't be a Hero (awesome dutch group: http://itunes.apple.com/nl/album/never-be-scared-dont-be-a-hero/id332038008 )2. Passion Pit – Manners3. John Mark McMillan – The Medicine4. Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream5. The Derek Trucks Band – Already Free6. John Mayer – Battle Studies7. Bob Dylan – Together Through Life

  15. a lot have already been said. new springsteen, dylan, i know it's comi but i dig the viva la vida, new jason upton was great, i feel in love it john mark this year (sorry took a minute but it was me not you :)) i dug most of the u2, daniel lanois red floor sessions have been sweet. matthew perryman jones- swallow the sea, got my first experience of the embers very sweet, tenoutoftenn 09 tour, i should stop now

  16. Kyle said:

    Thrice – BeggarsDinosaur Jr. – FarmBon Iver – Blood BankWoe of Tyrants – Kingdom of MightZao – Awake?William Elliot Whitmore – Animals in the Dark

  17. Not to repeat, I didn't see AFI's Crash Love in anyones list. Say what you will about the nihilistic undertones, but its good music. Also, The Script released a good album. It had a U2-esque universal appeal to it.I think Owl City-Ocean Eyes is also worth mentioning. Pete Yorn-Music for the morning after (I know, its been out awhile, but I finally got around to buying it in 2009… good stuff)As for booty shaking… I hate to admit how rediculously catchy some of Lady Ga-Ga's songs are… I have had some of the most bizzare phrases stuck in my head thanks to her radio hits.

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