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While we are over halfway I would hate to miss the opportunity to take a look back at my favorite records of 2009 so far. I would love to hear from readers regarding their top records for 2009. Maybe I can find some records I haven't listened to yet. Check out the list.

Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Miike Snow - Miike Snow
The Gaslamp Killer - My Troubled Mind
Tosca - No Hassle
DJ Quick and Kurupt - Blaqkout
Lindstrom and Prins Thomas - Lindstrom and Prins Thomas II
Mos Def - The Ecstatic
Mayer Hawthorne - A Strange Arrangement
Junior Boys - Be Gone Dull Care
Tanya Morgan - Broolynati
Burial and Four Tet - Black Moth
The Emperor Machine - Space Beyond the Egg
Nosaj Thing - Drift
Dam-Funk - Toeachizown Vol. 1: Latrik

Still waiting for...
Clipse - Till the Casket Drops
Kanye West - Good A** Job
Lupe Fiasco - LupEND
Wale - Attention: Deficit
Daft Punk - Tron: Legacy Soundtrack

photo of Chicago's "L" by Rach

6 interested person(s)

Chris said... @ 8/14/2009 10:37:00 PM

nice list man, i need to check some of these out for sure. glad to see mos def here, that's my favorite hip-hop album so far this year by a pretty wide margin.

k. said... @ 8/15/2009 09:44:00 AM

hip hop albums of the last decade is coming soon. probably on passion of the weiss but i am putting together a submission check it out chris if you get the opportunity.

virushaus said... @ 8/16/2009 09:38:00 AM

not listened too much of '09 productions so far but here's a few i really dig:

Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics - Inspiration Information Vol. 3
CunninLynguists - Strange Journey Volume One
N.A.S.A. - The Spirit Of Apollo
Themselves - TheFREEhoudini
Soap&Skin - Lovetune For Vacuum
The Dead Weather - Horehound

and a big disappointment to me:
Dälek - Gutter Tactics

k. said... @ 8/16/2009 01:13:00 PM

Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics - Inspiration Information Vol. 3 is a great record enjoy that one forgot to mention it.

virushaus said... @ 8/17/2009 08:09:00 AM

Inspiration Information Vol. 3 is my no 1 so far:)

but i also forgot to mention a very nice album:

Speech Debelle - Speech Therapy

Alex said... @ 8/21/2009 02:52:00 AM

bibio's 'ambivalence avenue' takes the cake for me so far...

i'd also add:

animal collective
passion pit
gui boratto
fever ray
grizzly bear
dirty projectors

seattle pride:
universal studios florida - ocean sunbirds
fresh espresso - glamour
big spider's back - warped
sleepy eyes of death - dark signals (remixed)
dyme def - panic

...as other records of solid quality.

nice to see gaslamp killer, mos def, phoenix, nosaj thing, miike snow, and lindstrom/prins thomas getting love.

looks like i need to catch up on a few...

thanks for the love of lists and solid updates!

-alex, kexp (seattle)

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