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Top Albums of 2009: 21-30

December is the worst. I hate that it’s dark when I get to work and dark when I get home. I despise wearing socks. Digging my car out from its icy tomb makes me want to take hostages. And if Silent Night were a person I’d punch him in his glasses.

But there is one thing that makes me giddy for this time of year – top album lists! They’re such a great way to be a lazy researcher.. just let everyone else sift through the crap and present the gems. With that said, here’s some of what I was left with after my yearly sift. Starting at 30 and working backwards…

Also I’d love to hear what albums you were crazy for this year!

#30 The RaveonettesIn and Out of Control

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#29 TelepatheDance Mother

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#28 Portugal. The ManThe Satanic Satanist

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#27 Flaming LipsEmbryonic

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#26 Washed OutLife of Leisure

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#25 Fever RayFever Ray

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#24 The ShiversIn the Morning

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#23 Matt and KimGrand

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#22 CrocodilesSummer of Hate

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#21 Smith WesternsSmith Westerns

(#20-#11 next week…)


Portugal. The Man

I’m not going to pretend that I have any musical expertise or even that my taste is all that great. But! I do love to search for new music and share it.


The members of Portugal. The Man hail from the Northwest, but I would have never guessed it. It’s difficult for me to place them in a genre. But I can say that whether a particular song is steeped in classic rock or jazz, it is always soulful. Plus, they get points from me for speaking out on their site against that impostor, Sarah Palin, back in September.

According to their myspace page, you can catch them in Salt Lake on March 11th @ The Urban Lounge.

And I


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