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on 3 Sep 2011 01:53

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Best albums of 2009

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For my other Best albums lists for this decade, please visit my Best albums of the 00s list. All videos chosen for quality of sound, rather than visuals.
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1. Crack the Skye - Mastodon
The best heavy metal album since Pantera was at the top of their game.
Favorite song: "The Czar (Usurper/Escape/Martyr/Spiral)"
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People who added this item 17  Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
2. Hombre Lobo - Eels
Had this album been released sooner it would've been the soundtrack for my 20s & up until 2009. I can relate to all the songs far far too well.
Favorite song: "My Timing Is Off"
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People who added this item 7  Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
3. Never Better - P.O.S.
One of my favorite hip-hop albums of the 00s. I tend to listen to it every day for about a week straight whenever I give it a spin.
Favorite song: "Optimist" (or "Out of Category" or any other song on this album)
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People who added this item 25  Average listal rating (20 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
4. Embryonic - The Flaming Lips
Favorite song: "Convinced of the Hex"
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People who added this item 5  Average listal rating (2 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
5. Six - Black Heart Procession
Favorite song: "Rats"
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People who added this item 7  Average listal rating (6 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating
6. Travels With Myself And Another - Future Of The Left
Favorite song: "that damned fly" (a song I often have stuck in my head)
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People who added this item 6  Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
7. I'm Going Away - The Fiery Furnaces
Favorite song: "Even in the Rain"
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8. Mama, I'm Swollen - Cursive
Favorite song: "What Have I Done?" (possibly the best song Cursive has recorded to date)
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9. Power Move - Screaming Females
I read something about Screaming Females on one of the music news sites I frequent & decided to look them up to hear their music. Soon after, I got my hands on Power Move and loved every moment of it. Then I saw them live & they were great.

I still need to pick up their other albums.
Favorite song: "Adult Army"
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10. The Entrance Band - Entrance Band,The 2009
That'd be ex-A Perfect Circle member Paz Lenchantin on bass. When I read she was in this band I checked them out & really dug them. They've got a very 60s/70s rock vibe.
Favorite song: "M.L.K."
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People who added this item 6  Average listal rating (4 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
11. It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All Dre... - mewithoutYou
Favorite song: "Fig with a Bellyache"
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12. The Tropic Rot - Poison The Well
Favorite song: "Who Doesn't Love a Good Dismemberment?"
Lyrics:
At one time when the days were nectar sweet I was a lovely boy.
I brought smiles in my bag to pass around to all the unpleasant I passed.
As life walked by.
I noticed it look at me and not once did it stop it's horrible stare.
I made that my occupation, self proclaimed devourer of problems.

It must be a long project to finally bring someone to their knees.
It didn't like me fucking up the balance.
I'm undoing life's work.

Since I never once saw that gaze fade.
My bag became smaller, the unpleasant wouldn't accept my smiles as easily as before.
I think I'm losing my friends.

I noticed it look at me and not once did it stop it's horrible stare.
I made that my occupation, self-proclaimed devourer of problems.

I think I was a lovely boy.
It feels like a million years since I was him.
I noticed it look at me and not once did it stop it's horrible stare.
I made that my occupation, self-proclaimed devourer of problems.

To think those stories were a lie and all he had to do was fix a gaze on me.
To turn it all around.
I think I was a lovely boy.
Let's see if we can't make a lovely lovely man.
listen to it here
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Fun fact: I got to see Mastodon play Crack the Skye in its entirety in concert twice in 2009.

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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Sep 9 8:54
YES!! Never Better. The more I listen to it, the more fitting the title seems! Really isn't a track I don't like on that one. Definitely have a spot in my heart for Low Light Low Life. Great song, but especially love that Dessa gets a verse on it. As you're probably familiar, she's one of several emcees that work with Doomtree (along with P.O.S. of course, Sims, Cecil Otter, and maybe a couple others)

She's got her own stuff out there that I've yet to get my hands on, but she kills it with Sims here, check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFzCBzWlDnA
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Dec 14 12:50
Crack The Skye is one of the best albums I've ever heard.

Great list!

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