Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Treehouse Staff Year-End "Best of" Lists

We're a little late on our staff "best of the year" lists for the year, but they are starting to trickle in. We'll post them here as they are submitted.

THE COMMANDER’S TOP 10 OF 2009

1. Death… For the Whole World to See (Drag City)

2. Doug Paisley – s/t (No Quarter)

3. Magnolia Electric Co.Josephine (Secretly Canadian)

4. Reigning SoundLove and Curses (In the Red)

5. The Evening RigIs Doin’ Stuff (Heart of a Champion)

6. Vic ChesnuttAt the Cut (Constellation)

7. The DexateensSinglewide (Skybucket)

8. ObitsI Blame You (Sub Pop)

9. Chooglin’Sweet Time (Big Legal Mess)

10. Eleni MandellArtificial Fire (Zedtone)


MOTOR’S TOP 9 OF 2009

1. Red PensReasons (Grain Belt)

2. Kurt VileChildish Prodigy (Matador)

3. The Big PinkA Brief History of Love (4AD)

4. The HeavyThe House That Dirt Built (Counter)

5. The DexateensSinglewide (Skybucket)

6. CalifoneAll My Friends Are Funeral Singers (Dead Oceans)

7. Gospel GossipDrift EP (Guilt Ridden Pop)

8. JapandroidsPost-Nothing (Polyvinyl)

9. Grizzly BearVeckatimest (Warp)

10. Chooglin’Sweet Time (Big Legal Mess)


THE PROFESSOR’S BEST OF 2009

Green Day21st Century Breakdown (Reprise)

Levon HelmElectric Dirt (Vanguard)

Death - …For the Whole World to See (Drag City)

Ian HunterMan Overboard (New West)

Bob DylanTogether Through Life (Columbia)

Bruce SpringsteenWorking on a Dream (Columbia)

Grant HartHot Wax (Con D’or)

Bob MouldLife and Times (Anti)

The Evening RigIs Doin’ Stuff (Heart of a Champion)

JayhawksMusic From the North Country (Legacy)

Brother AliUs (Rhymesayers)

The Red Fox ChasersI’m Going Down to North Carolina (Tompkins Square)

Chooglin’Sweet Time (Big Legal Mess)

L7-3 Men of Distinction (Garage D’or)

1 comment:

Kurt said...

Great lists!
I would like to add one to this list cause it's been awhile since I have heard a newer album that I liked so much.It is Judy Dyble's Talking with Strangers lp.
Co written with Tim Bowness (No-man) and Alistair Murphy (Cromer Museum) it features contributions from Robert Fripp, Ian MacDonald, Simon Nicol, Pat Mastelotto, Celia Humphris, Jacquie McShee, Julianne Regan and John Gillies, along with a supporting cast of many other talented musicians.
Available on Tonefloat records.First 500 copies come with a signed insert from Judy herself.
Highly recommended.