My Personal Faves For 2009

The Mantles – all (especially the Siltbreeze LP)
Mayyors – Deads EP (Mt. St. Mtn.)
Billy Bao – May 08 (Parts Unknown) and Sacrilege (Afterburn)
Twin Stumps – self titled 12" (Dais)
Wizard Smoke – Live Rock In Hell (
H•O•F – Gay Witch Abortion Demos (AmRep)
Home Blitz – Out of Phase (Ritchie)
Double Dagger – More (Thrill Jockey)
Om – Live Conference (Important)
Baroness – Blue Record (Relapse)
White Wires – reissue (Douchemaster)
Hex Dispensers – Winchester Mystery House (Douchemaster)
Pride ParadeDose (self released)
Polvo – In Prism (Merge)
Cheap Trick – The Latest (self released)
Part Chimp – Thriller (Rock Action)
Circulatory System – Signal Morning (Cloud)
Shit and Shine – Girls Against Shit (Riot Season)
Obits – I Blame You (Sub Pop)
Drunkdriver – Knife Day (Fan Death)
Pigeon Religion – all
Wooden Shjips – all
The Fresh & Onlys – all
Ty Segall – all
anything on Captured Tracks, Trouble in Mind, Douchemaster and Siltbreeze

…..stone cold “classic”

Big StarKeep An Eye On The Sky (Rhino)
The Jesus LizardAll (T&G)
The Ex30 (Ex)
Sun RaR&B reissues (Norton)
Chris BellI Am The Cosmos (Rhino)
JawboxFor Your Own Special Sweetheart (DeSoto)
Volcano Suns – both reissues (Merge)
Chomp (DFA)
Feelies – reissues (Bar/None)
Bleach (Sub Pop)
DeathFor The Whole World To See (Drag City)
Bill FoxShelter From The Smoke (Scat)
Betty Davisall (Light In The Attic)

Guaranteed to be in the Best of 2010:
Major StarsReturn To Form (Drag City)

Masterpiece? I think so.

Hipsters, Fuck Off With Your Sub-Par Predictable Rehash Bullshit Muzak Already:
Dirty Projectors
Grizzly Bear
Bear In Heaven
The XX
The Horrors
Passion Pit
Any group of dudes under 25 with beards