2009 Music Journal

The Best of 2009:
1. Vienna Teng – Inland Territory A
2. Derek Webb – Stockholm Syndrome A
3. Mew – No More Stories… A
4. Paper Route – Absence A
5. Dave Matthews Band – Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King A-
6. David Crowder Band – Church Music A-
7. Muse – The Resistance A-
8. Falling Up – Fangs! B+
9. Doves – Kingdom of Rust B+
10. Sherwood – QU B+

Honorable Mention:
11. A. C. Newman – Get Guilty B+
12. Jars of Clay – The Long Fall Back to Earth B+
13. Deas Vail – Birds and Cages B+
14. Sleeping at Last – Storyboards B+
15. Green Day  – 21st Century Breakdown B+
16. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion B+
17. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz! B+
18. Meg & Dia – Here, Here, and Here B
19. MuteMath – Armistice B
20. Metric – Fantasies B

The Rest:
Thrice – Beggars B
Sufjan Stevens – The BQE B
fun. – Aim and Ignite B
Switchfoot – Hello Hurricane B
U2 – No Line on the Horizon B
Owl City – Ocean Eyes B
As Tall as Lions – You Can’t Take It with You B
All the Day Holiday – The Things We’ve Grown to Love B
mewithoutYou – It’s All Crazy! It’s All False! It’s All a Dream! It’s Alright B
Relient K – Forget and Not Slow Down B-
Florence + The Machine – Lungs B-
The Temper Trap – Conditions B-
Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest B-
Over the Rhine – Live From Nowhere, Vol. 4 B-
Steven Curtis Chapman – Beauty Will Rise B-
Joe Henry – Blood from Stars B-
Lights – The Listening B-
The Paper Raincoat – The Paper Raincoat B-
Katie Herzig – Live In Studio: Acoustic Trio B-
Fiction Family – Fiction Family B-
John Reuben – Sex, Drugs and Self-Control B-
Wilco – Wilco (The Album) B-
Andrew Bird – Noble Beast B-
Pearl Jam – Backspacer B-
Matisyahu – Light B-
Delirious? – My Soul Sings B-
Neko Case – Middle Cyclone C+
Out of the Grey – Voyage: Journey of Prayer C+
Sara Groves – Fireflies & Songs C+
Lost Ocean – Could This Be Love? C
Newsboys – In the Hands of God C
Norah Jones – The Fall C
The Elms – The Great American Midrange C
Rob Thomas – Cradlesong C
Anchor & Braille – Felt C

Dishonorable Mention:
22. Sara Watkins – Sara Watkins C-
21. Tal & Acacia – Wake Me C-
20. Dream Theater – Black Clouds & Silver Linings C-
19. The Fiery Furnaces – I’m Going Away C-
18. Flyleaf – Memento Mori C-
17. Leeland – Love Is on the Move C-
16. Chevelle – Sci-Fi Crimes C-
15. Various Artists – Glory Revealed II C-
14. Various Artists – CompassionArt: Creating Freedom from Poverty C-
13. Phil Stacey – Into the Light C-
12. The Flaming Lips – Embryonic D+
11. He Is Legend – It Hates You D+
10. Third Day – Live Revelations D+
9. Vertical Horizon – Burning the Days D+
8. Pillar – Confessions D
7. John Mayer – Battle Studies D
6. The Lonely Island – Incredibad D
5. Revive – Chorus of the Saints D-
4. John Waller – While I’m Waiting D
3. Creed – Full Circle F
2. Skillet – Awake F
1. Kutless – It Is Well F

Compilations/EPs/Singles/Re-releases:
Mae – (m)orning EP A
Future of Forestry – Travel II EP A-
Pearl Jam – Ten (Legacy Edition) A-
Future of Forestry – Travel EP B+
Animal Collective – Fall Be Kind EP B+
Mae – (a)fternoon EP B
Iron & Wine – Around the Well B-
House of Heroes – The Acoustic End EP B-
Mute Math – Spotlight EP C+
House of Heroes – Meets the Beatles EP C+
Weird Al Yankovic – Internet Leaks C+
Eisley – Fire Kite EP C
Incubus – Monuments & Melodies C-
Andrew Bird – Useless Creatures EP D+

Last Update: 8/24/17

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