Monday, December 21, 2009

Local Best-Of Lists

Posted By on Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 12:00 PM

Over at KCUR's website, they've got the top ten lists from Cyprus Avenue's Bill Shapiro and The Fish Fry's Chuck Haddix. There's some overlap in the lists (both Shapiro and Haddock picked Allen Toussaint's Bright Mississippi and the Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women record), but the two lists provide a refreshing reminder that there's music out there other than Animal Collective and assorted other indie folks whole might've put put good records this year.

We've also got the exhaustive "100 Best Recordings of 2009" from Mark Manning, host of KKFI's Wednesday MidDay Medley. As Manning explained in his press release:

These are our picks for the Best Recordings of 2009, as previously played on the Wednesday MidDay Medley and based on our playlists. This year we have played hundreds of new musical releases from local musicians and recordings of Indie Rock, Jazz, Folk, Electronic, Gospel, Hip Hop, Dance, Soul, Blues, Country and World Music.

After the jump, check out the list.

1. Sara Swenson - Sara Swenson / Independent / 2009

2. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimist / Warp Records 2009

3. Various Artists - Crayon Angel A Tribute to The Music of Judee Sill / American Dust / 2009

4. Sonic Youth - the eternal / Matador / 2009

5. Be / Non - A Mountain of Yeses / Unipegadong / 2009

6. Regina Spektor - far / Sire / 2009

7. Levee Town - Levee Town / Independent / 2009

8. Shay Estes with Trio All - Despite Your Destination / Independent / 2009

9. Marianne Faithful - Easy Come Easy Go / Decca / 2009

10. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone / Anti- / 2009

11. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion / Domino / 2009

12. Taken By Trees - East of Eden / Rough Trade / 2009

13. Charles S. McVey - Animal / Impure Records / 2009

14. Pansy Division - That's So Gay / Alternative Tentacles / 2009

15. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca / Domino / 2009

16. Swimming in Speakers - Swimming in Speakers / Independent / 2009

17. Au Revoir Simone - Still Night, Still Light / Our Secret Record Company / 2009

18. Howard Iceberg & The Titanics - Maiden Voyage / Intelligent Design Records / 2009

19. Eleni Mandel - Artificial Fire / Zedtone / 2009

20. Beirut - March of The Zapotec / Pompeii Records / 2009

21. The Swell Season - Strict Joy / Anti- / 2009

22. New York Dolls - 'Cause I Sez So / One Day It Will Please Us Records / 2009

23. Junkyard Empire - Rebellion Politik / Media Roots Music / 2009

24. Ghosty - A Mystic's Robe [EP] / More Famouser Records / 2009

25. Jill Sobule - California Years / Pinko Records / 2009

26. Steve Earle - Townes / New West / 2009

27. N.A.S.A. - The Spirit of Apollo / Anti- / 2009

28. Latin Bitman - Colour / Nacional / 2009

29. Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band - Between My Head and The Sky / Chimera Music / 2009

30. Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs / Matador / 2009

31. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix / Ghettoblaster - Glassnote / 2009

32. Ray Davies - The Kinks Choral Collection / Decca / 2009

33. Various Artists - Nigerian Rock Special: Psychedelic Afro-Rock & Fuzz Funk in 1970s Nigeria / Sound Way /

34. Various Artists - Dark Was The Night / 4AD - Red Hot / 2009

35. Joel A. Brown - Simplexity / A Souletry Production / 2009

36. Ernest James Zydeco - Jubilee / Independent / 2009

37. The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love / Capitol / 2009

38. David Bowie - VH1 Storytellers / EMI / 2009

39. Various Artists - War Child Presents Heroes / War Child / 2009

40. Bob Dylan - Together Through Life / Columbia / 2009

41. Antony and The Johnsons - The Crying Light / Secretly Canadian / 2009

42. Ingrid Stolzel - Selected Chamber Music / Independent / 2009

43. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic / Warner Bros. / 2009

44. Thao with The Get Down Stay Down - Know Better Learn Faster / Kill Rock Stars 2009

45. The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You / American Recordings / 2009

46. Elvis Costello - Secret, Profane & Sugarcane / Hear / 2009

47. Exene Cervenka - Somewhere Gone / Bloodshot / 2009

48. Lyal Strickland - So Many Incidents / Independent / 2009

49. Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson - Break Up / ATCO / 2009

50. Alela Diane - To Be Still / Rough Trade / 2009

51. Karen O & The Kids - Where The Wild Things Are Motion Picture Soundtrack / Interscope

52. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz / Interscope / 2009

53. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs - El Arte De La Elegancia de LFC / Nacional Records / 2009

54. They Might Be Giants - Here Comes Science / Idlewild - Disney Sound / 2009

55. St Vincent - Actor / 4AD / 2009

56. Osso - Run Rabbit Run / Asthmatic Kitty / 2009

57. Sufjan Stevens - The BQE / Asthmatic Kitty / 2009

58. Tinted Windows - Tinted Windows / S Curve Records / 2009

59. Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures / DGC / 2009

60. Monsters Of Folk - Monsters Of Folk / Shangri La Records / 09

61. M. Ward - Hold Time / Merge / 2009

62. The Sexy Accident - Mantoloking / Independent / 2009

63. Fanfarlo - Resevoir / Independent / 2009

64. Jason Lytle - Yours Truly, The Commuter / Anti- / 2009

65. Two Headed Cow - Safe As Milk / Independent / 2009

66. Vieux Farka Toure - Fundo / Six Degrees / 2009

67. Pink Martini - Splendor In The Grass / Heinz / 2009

68. Cornershop - Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast / Ample Play / 2009

69. I Was A King - I Was King / The Control Group / 2009

70. El Perro Del Mar - Love Is Not Pop / The Control Group / 2009

71. Anna Ternheim - Leaving On A Mayday / Verve Forecast / 2009

72. Peter, Bjorn & John - Living Thing / The Control Group / 2009

73. Andrew Bird - Noble Beast / Fat Possum / 2009

74. John Vanderslice - Romanian Names / Dead Oceans / 2009

75. Mouth - Word of Mouth / Independent / 2009

76. Morrissey - Years Of Refusal / Attack-Lost Highway / 09

77. Playing For Change - Playing For Change / Concord Music / 2009

78. Mexican Institute of Sound - Soy Sauce / Nacional / 2009

79. Wishing Chair - Stand Up 8 / Terrakin Records / 2009

80. Nitin Sawhney - London Undersound / Cooking Vinyl / 2009

81. Pacha Massive - If You Want It / Nacional / 2009

82. Royksopp - Junior / Astralwerks / 2009

83. Betse Ellis - Don't You Want to Go? / free dirt / 2009

84. The Wiyos - Broken Land Bell / Independent / 2009

85. Sage Flower - Arrow / Rewolf / 2009

86. Eulogies - Here Anonymous / Dangerbird / 2009

87. The BPA - I Think Were Gonna Need a Bigger Boat / / 2009

88. Moby - Wait For Me / Mute / 2009

89. Monta At Odds - Outono / Monta Music / 2009

90. Zee Avi - Zee Avi / Brushfire / 2009

91. A Camp - Colonia / Nettwerk / 2009

92. Vienna Teng - Inland Territory / Rounder / 2009

93. Fol Chen - Part 1: John Shade Your Fortune's Made / Asthmatic Kitty / 2009

94. EELS - Hombre Lobo - 12 Songs of Desire / Vagrant / 2009

95. Bat For Lashes - Two Suns / Astralwerks / 2009

96. White Rabbits - It's Frightening / tbd Records / 2009

97. Deer Tick Born On Flag Day / Partisan / 2009

98. Gossip - Music For Men / Sony / 2009

99. Megan Birdsall - This Is The Time / BirdSmith Productions / 2009

100. Easy Star All-Stars - Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band / 2009

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