Albums of the Year: Part Two

Congrats to Ryan for our favorite answer in regards to Amie Street Giveaway #3. His copy will be gifted shortly. Stay tuned next week for our next giveaway.

Living in a list-loving society and it being nearly the half-way point of the year, lots of folks are listing the best records of the year so far. We’ve already done it here but I wanted to add my two cents to the so called best-of for 2009. So grab yourself a bunch of crap if you don’t already have it and enjoy.

Andy already mentioned Dirty Projectors, Animal Collective and Grizzly Bear. It’s all very preliminary and I haven’t thought about it much, but on my own personal list the Grizzly Bear record is high up there, M.P.P. probably isn’t that high up and I’m holding out for the time being on D.P.’s very recent release. Without over thinking it I would have to add the excellent Pains of Being Pure at Heart record to my list somewhere, along with the new Doves and Passion Pit. I’ve enjoyed several others I could add, but those three I felt were my necessary additions to the conversation, even if they don’t make my official year-end list.

So he are my favorites off those three ’09 records, along with an extra song off Veckatimest.

Passion Pit – Folds In Your Hands (mp3) from Manners

Grizzly Bear – Fine For Now (mp3) from Veckatimest

Doves – Kingdom Of Rust (mp3) from Kingdom of Rust

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Young Adult Friction (mp3) from The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

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