BUST’s best music picks for 2009

by Laurie Henzel

It’s the end of the decade, (or thank god this year is over). Here is BUST’s wrap up of 2009’s best music releases.

Music Editor Laurie’s list:

1. Fever Ray  Fever Ray (Mute)

2. Gemma Ray Lights Out, Zoltar! (Bronzerat)

3. Neko Case  Middle Cyclone (Anti)

4. Deradoorian  High Road (love pump united)

5. Grizzly Bear Veckatimest (Warp)

6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs  it’s blitz (interscope)

7. Devendra Banhart  What will be (warner bros)

8. St. Vincent  Actor (4AD)

9. Jarvis Cocker Further Complications (Rough Trade)

10. Dead Weather Horehound (Third Man)



Associate Music editor Kelly McClure’s list:

1. Julian Plenti  Julian Plenti Is Skyscraper (Matador)

2. Jemina Pearl  Break it Up (Universal/Ecstatic Peace)

3. Mount Eerie  Wind’s Poem (P.W. Elverum & Sun)

4. Volcano Choir  Unmap (Jagjaguar)

5. Dirty Projectors  Bitte Orca (Domino)

6. M. Ward  Hold Time (Merge)

7. Thao w/the Get Down Stay Down  Know Better/Learn Faster (kill rock stars)

8. Yeah Yeah Yeahs  Its Blitz (Interscope)

9. Fever Ray  Fever Ray (mute)

10. Pine Hill Haints  To Win or To Lose (K)

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