17 Seconds Records’ Top 75 Albums Of the Year 2009

Well, here it is folks…my Top 75 albums of the year.

DISCLAIMER: Please note: due to having a)an opinion of my own; b) a limited number of hours in the day (still only 24, despite my requests for more) and c) having to do other things from time to time other than listening to music, it has not been possible to listen to every single album released this year. I have listened to about 180 plus compilations, re-issues etc..so I have done my best. By all means agree, disagree but be respectful.*

Top 75 albums of the year 2009

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1.Broken Records Until The Earth Begins To Part
2.Telefon Tel Aviv Immolate Yourself
3.The Very Best The Very Best
4.Luke Haines 21st Century Man
5.Mono Hymn To The Immortal Wind
6.Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
7.Darren Hayman & The Secondary Modern Pram Town
8.The Gothenburg Address The Gothenburg Address
9.There Will Be Fireworks There Will Be Fireworks
10.Fuck Buttons Tarot Sport
11.Blueflint High Bright Morning
12.The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
13.Paul Haig Relive
14.The Pastels/The Tenniscoats Two Sunsets
15.Phantom Band Checkmate Savage
16.The Horrors Primary Colours
17.Sonic Youth The Eternal
18.Nathan Fake Hard Islands
19.Money Can’t Buy Music The Universe For Beginners
20.St. Vincent Actor
21.Do Make Say Think Other Truths
22.King Creosote Flick The Vs
23.TV21 Forever 22
24.Sunn O ))) Monoliths & Dimensions
25.Super Furry Animals Dark Days/Light Years
26.Bike For Three More Heart Than Brains
27.James Yorkston Folk Songs
28.Horace Andy/Ashley Beedle Inspiration/Information 2
29.The B of the Bang Beginning. Middle. End
30.Girls Album
31.Six Organs Of Admittance Luminous Night
32.Cave Singers Welcome Joy
33.Cheval Sombre Cheval Sombre
34.Morrissey Years Of Refusal
35.Malcolm Middleton Waxing Gibbous
36.Zoey Van Goey The Cage Was Unlocked All Along
37.Times New Viking Born Again Revisited
38.Yo La Tengo Popular Songs
39.Jesus H. Foxx Matter
40.Malcolm Ross and the Low Miffs Malcolm Ross and the Low Miffs
41.Camera Obscura My Maudlin Career
42.Wake the President You Can’t Change That Boy
43.Franz Ferdinand Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
44.Bricolage Bricolage
45.Idlewild Post Electric Blues
46.Julian Plenti Julian Plenti is…Skyscraper
47.Wojtek Godzisz Wojtek Godzisz
48.Lord Cut-Glass Lord Cut-Glass
49.New Model Army Today Is A Good Day
50.Future Of the Left Curses!
51.Trashcan Sinatras In the Music
52.Raveonettes In and out of control
53.Muse The Resistance
54.Liam McKahey and the Bodies Lonely Road
55.Aidan Moffat and the Best-Ofs How To Get To Heaven From Scotland
56.Le Reno Amps Tear It Open
57.John Parish and PJ Harvey A Woman A Man Walked By
58.We Were Promised Jetpacks These Four Walls
59.Yeah Yeah Yeahs It’s Blitz!
60.Neon Indian Psychic Chasms
61.39 Steps Coming Clean
62.Brakes Rock Is Dojelick
63.Vivian Girls Everything Goes Wrong
64.HEALTH Get Color
65.Cuddly Shark Cuddly Shark
66.Zu Carboniferous
67.Placebo Battle For The Sun
68.Peaches I Feel Cream
69.Pet Shop Boys Yes
70.Flowers Of Hell Come Hell Or High Water
71.My Latest Novel Deaths and Entrances
72.George Pringle Salon Des Refus├ęs
73.Subway Subway II
74.Indigo Girls Poseidon and the Bitter Bug
75.Florence and the Machine Lungs

Re-issues and compilation chart to follow.

A selection of LEGAL mp3s relating to the album chart:

Broken Records -’If The News Makes You Sad, Don’t Watch It.’ mp3

Blueflint -’High Bright Morning.’ mp3

Jesus H. Foxx -’I'm Half The man You Were.’ mp3

St. Vincent -’Actor Out Of Work.’ mp3

Mono -’Follow the Map.’ mp3

Yo La Tengo -’Nothing To Hide.’ mp3

Vivian Girls -’Can’t Get Over You.’ mp3

HEALTH -’Die Slow.’ mp3

Neon Indian -’Should have Taken Acid With You.’ mp3

Camera Obscura -’French Navy.’ mp3

Girls -’Lust For Life.’ mp3

Money Can’t Buy Music -’Love Will Break Your Heart.’ mp3

* Frequent grumps…

Q: Why is there not any dance or electronica? It’s all indie!

A:Telefon Tel Aviv, Fuck Buttons and Animal Collective are in the Top 10 alone.

Q: Why is it all just British and American groups?

A: Bike for Three are a Belgian/Canadian collaboration, Mono and The Tenniscoats both come from Japan, Zu are Italian and The Raveonettes are Danish for starters…

Q: You’ve just focused on new bands – why have you forgotten about more established acts?

A: Franz Ferdinand, Morrissey, Horace Andy, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, PJ Harvey…

Q: Did you not hear the Grizzly Bear album, Vecktamest?

A: I did. I bought it. Played it a few times, including yesterday. There are at least eighty albums better than that this year.

Q: Why have you not supported scottish acts? You’re a scottish blog, after all…

A: Go back and check the list. Starting with the #1 album…

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