The 11 Best Albums of 2009: 12-22 (Part 4)

I’ve noticed that my excitement for new releases is much lower than it used to be. When a new Pearl Jam album came out…I lined up at midnight at Tower Records just to be the first to buy it. I still go buy albums the day they come out…but it’s usually a Tuesday ritual rather than a special treat. But this year…there were a few albums that got my juices going. The 4 unreleased Beck albums were quite nice since they were unavailable in a store. But these were given away for free. So, as cool as they were…anyone could get them. But there was another unreleased album that I got fanatic over. That would be the Sparklehorse/DangerMouse album…why? Because it was never available anywhere. Not to download. Not to buy. Getting a copy wasn’t just exciting…it was like a treasure hunt. For those few days while I tracked down each song, I was excited over a new release since…as I had been when waiting in line at midnight.

New month means new $5 albums. Check out the store for the new Lady Gaga, 50 Cent, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Alec Ounsworth, Major Lazer, new Green Day, Wale, Dodos, My Morning Jacket, and a buttload of Christmas albums.

 Here is the 11 Best Albums of 2009: 12-22 (Part 4):
12. Grizzly BearVeckatimest
13. Deer TickBorn On Flag Day (Straight Into A Storm)
14. The Black CrowesBefore The Frost…Until the Freeze
15. The Dead WeatherHorehound
16. White RabbitsIt’s Frightening
17. Tegan and SaraSainthood
18. Regina SpektorFAR
19. Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse – Dark Night of the Soul (Revenge)
20. Pearl Jam – Backspacer
21. Depeche ModeSounds of the Universe
22. Magnolia Electric Co.Josephine (Little Sad Eyes)
If you haven’t added your picks for 2009…do so now!  Just put them in the comment section of the blog!