End of the Year List

Koz & Cal’s Best Albums of 2009

award certificate - Koz & Cal’s Best Albums of 2009

An up and down year in music leads to mixed results.

Cal’s Top Albums Of The Year

As it turns out, in a year that I was highly anticipating the release of several albums (Polvo, Animal Collective, Marissa Nadler), there are only 5 albums that I feel are worthy of any sort of “best of” recognition.

  1. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeaus Phoenix
  2. Grizzly Bear – Veckatamist
  3. Camera Obscura – My Maudin Career
  4. Jim O’Rourke – The Visitor
  5. Neko Case – Middle Cyclone

Good but not great list:

  1. Mason Jennings – Blood of Man
  2. Sunset Rubdown – Dragonslayer
  3. Doom – Born Like This
  4. Dodos – Time To Die
  5. Alec Ounsworth – Mo Beauty
  6. Polvo – In Prism
  7. Doves – Kingdom of Rust

Koz’s Top Albums of the Year – For me there were only two albums that were worth a fuck this year.  I might as well have took the year off.  Maybe I’m just getting old, grumpy and impossible to please.  Those two worthwhile albums that came out were:

Phoenix – Wolfgang Amedeaus Phoenix

Grizzly Bear – Veckatamist

Albums not on Koz’s list:

Wilco – s/t

Anthony and the Johnson’s – The Crying Light

1 Comment

  • The two Love like a Sunset songs (Tracks 4 and 5) on the Phoenix record give it such a great landscape feel. Awesome.


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