NPR (National Public Radio): 30 BEST ALBUMS SO FAR


NPR listeners cast thousands of votes for the year's best music (so far) and kept the race tight. In the end, An*m*l C*ll*ct*v* edged out every other artist for both Best Album and Best Song. Artists like Gr*zzl* B**r, The D*c*mb*r*sts and N*k* C*s* weren't far behind. One thing was clear: that 2009 has been one of the strongest years for new music in recent memory.

Best Singles of 2009 (so far)

1. "My Girls" Animal Collective
2. "Two Weeks" Grizzly Bear
3. "Blood Bank" Bon Iver
4. "The Rake's Song" The Decemberists
5. "Lisztomania" Phoenix
6. "Zero" Yeah Yeah Yeahs
7. "This Tornado Loves You" Neko Case
8. "Sleepyhead" Passion Pit
9. "Laughing With" Regina Spektor
10. "The Wanting Comes In Waves/Repaid" The Decemberists
11. "Train Song" Feist and Ben Gibbard
12. "Knotty Pine" David Byrne & Dirty Projectors
13. "Daniel" Bat For Lashes
14. "Summertime Clothes" Animal Collective
15. "One Wing" Wilco
16. "The Fear" Lily Allen
17. "Heads Will Roll" Yeah Yeah Yeahs
18. "Wilco (The Song)" Wilco
19. "Stillness Is The Move" Dirty Projectors
20. "Help, I'm Alive" Metric
21. "Anonanimal" Andrew Bird
22. "On No" Andrew Bird
23. "No You Girls" Franz Ferdinand
24. "I And Love And You" The Avett Brothers
25. "French Navy" Camera Obscura
26. "Magpie To The Morning" Neko Case
27. "Woods" Bon Iver
28. "Black Hearted Love" PJ Harvey and John Parish
29. "While You Wait For The Others" Grizzly Bear
30. "Panic Switch" Silversun Pickups

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Best Albums of 2009 (so far)

01.
Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective

02.
The Hazards of Love by The Decemberists

03.
Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear

04.
Middle Cyclone by Neko Case

05.
Wilco (The Album) by Wilco

06.
Noble Beast by Andrew Bird

07.
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix

08.
It's Blitz! by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

09.
Dark Was The Night by Various Artists

10.
Bitte Orca by Dirty Projectors

11.
Far by Regina Spektor

12.
Actor by St. Vincent

13.
Manners by Passion Pit

14.
Hold Time by M. Ward

15.
Reservoir by Fanfarlo

16.
Fever Ray by Fever Ray

17.
Fantasies by Metric

18.
Two Suns by Bat for Lashes

19.
My Maudlin Career by Camera Obscura

20.
Dark Night of the Soul by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse

21.
The Crying Light by Antony & The Johnsons

22.
The Eternal by Sonic Youth

23.
The Ecstatic by Mos Def

24.
Outer South by Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band

25.
Swoon by Silversun Pickups

26.
Together Through Life by Bob Dylan

27.
No Line on the Horizon by U2

28.
March of the Zapotec by Beirut

29.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

30.
The Mountain by Heartless Bastards

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