The Best Leftover Albums of 2009

Ok, so of course there were many many albums that did not grace my Top 25 Albums of 2009 list. While some barely missed the mark, others suffered from the honest fact that I simply didn’t listen to them (or even know they were released in a few cases…yikes!).

Well, thanks to friends, critics, and the internet (who have all informed me of quality releases I missed), I have decided to give some of these other records their fair due (instead of retroactively changing my “Best of 09” list, which would set a precedent I don’t want to follow).

Call them leftovers, honorable mentions, or whatever you like, but these 2009 albums are also all worthy of your ears time, so go and check them out!

Oh No – Dr. No’s Ethiopium [Stones Throw]

Nosaj Thing – Drift [Alpha Pup]

Hudson Mohawke – Butter [Warp]

Miike Snow – Miike Snow [Downtown]

Wild Beasts – Two Dancers [Domino]

A Sunny Day In Glasgow – Ashes Grammar [Mis Ojos Discos]

Odd Nosdam – T.I.M.E. Soundtrack [Anticon]

Tortoise – Beacons of Ancestorship [Thrill Jockey]

The Slew – 100% [Ninja Tune]

Blockhead – The Music Scene [Ninja Tune]

Little Dragon – Machine Dreams [Peacefrog]

The Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca [Domino]

MSTRKRFT – Fist of God [Dim Mak]

Bear In Heaven – Beast Rest Forth Mouth [Hometapes]


Junior Boys – Begone Dull Care [Domino]


The Flaming Lips – Embryonic [Warner Bros]

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