What is your pick for new album of 2009?

What is your pick for <I>new</I> album of 2009?
Here it is
83% (63 votes)
Don't have one
17% (13 votes)
Total votes: 76

Distribution and format chaos may reign, but the music prevails. What is your pick for <I>new</I> album of 2009 (no reissues please)?

Drew, MI's picture

Leonard Cohen: Live in London

ty sproul's picture

That's easy, it's Jeff Beck Live at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club (on Blu-ray and CD)! Also, Keith Jarrett's Paris/London Testament is wonderful.

Bob Baird's picture

Leonard Cohen's Live London, either in CD or DVD format. If ineligible (issued 2008?), Dark Was the Night, a great compilation.

Marcia Martin's picture

Britten's Orchestra by the Kansas City Symphony.

pgaron's picture

String Quartets by Debussy, Ravel, and Fauré by Quatuor Ebene (Virgin Classics). Lovely music, fine performances, and excellent sonics.

tzed's picture

Black Moth Super Rainbow's Eating Us on Graveface Records.

Andy from Burlington's picture

Shelby Lynn's Just a Little Lovin'. Had never heard of her, but it was suggested by my ever-helpful vinyl guy.

Steven's picture

Lady Gaga: The Fame. Perhaps an unpopular choice in this forum, which is unfortunate. It is the only album to ever have four #1 singles in history and it is available on vinyl (the audiophile format of choice).

Steve in Pompton Lakes, NJ's picture

Porcupine Tree: The Incident. Prog-rock at its finest. The production is superb.

stephen w sweigart's picture

The Virtual Haydn (three Blu-ray discs of audio and one of video on Naxos).

Mike's picture

Porcupine Tree: The Incident

Nodaker's picture

Neko Case: Middle Cyclone, because I couldn't think of anything else. Not a great year for new music, if you ask me—and you did.

Pat Carroll's picture

Sunn o))): Monoliths & Dimensions (LP)

james's picture

Pissed Jeans' King of Jeans kicks ass.

Lars's picture

Would have to be Dirty Projector's Bitte Orca.

Janice Mancuso's picture

Allen Toussaint: The Bright Mississippi

RankStranger's picture

Between Neko Case's Middle Cyclone and Sonic Youth's The Eternal. Alright, I've listened to Middle Cyclone more, so it must be that. Or The Eternal. Or Middle Cyclone... Or... Damn it! Um... Both.

The Audio Dufus's picture

Allen Toussaint: The Bright Mississippi. Excellent performance and recording, but transferred to Sony Super Betamax with noted musical improvement.

Geordy Duncan's picture

Neko Case: Middle Cyclone

H.  Williams, Hollywood Hills's picture

Backspacer by Pearl Jam.

Joel's picture

Jewellery by Micachu.

Jers's picture

It seems odd even to me, but after looking through my CD racks I will go with The Black Crows' Before the Frost. Lots of layers, which I like, and very well-recorded. Second choice would be Pearl Jam's Back Spacer. With the biggest disappointment being Them Crooked Vulture—fine music poorly recorded.

K Podro's picture

Oh My God Charlie Darwin by The Low Anthem. Enjoyed it on Spotify, my iPod, and then on CD. I shall be buying the vinyl, too. Brilliant!

Rob's picture

Allen Toussaint: The Bright Mississippi

Adriaan's picture

Horehound by The Dead Weather.

Karl@puretoneaudio dot com's picture

Arbouretum: Song of the Pearl LP/CD (Thrill Jockey Records TJO212)

A-Chan Kashiyuka Nocchi's picture

Perfume's Triangle—number 20 on Japan's top 100 albums for 2009.

wb's picture

Lumpy Money by Frank Zappa.

Hector Acevedo's picture

William Fitzsimmons: The Sparrow And The Crow (Mercer Street Records-DWT70080). The unadorned sound of forgiveness, redemption, and acceptance wrapped in a beautiful, sparse atmosphere. The best album, song-for-song, I've heard in years. Pretty good recording to boot.

C.  King, Thousand Oaks, CA's picture

Animal Collective: Merriweather Post Pavilion.