The X-Ray Top 50 for 2009

Wednesday, January 27 2010 @ 06:38 am CST

Contributed by: Dave

Sorry for the delay, but I'm supposed to be on vacation & relaxing. haha. Same as always these should be viewed as in no particular order. Minutes, days, weeks after I post this I realize I've missed something great, but here it goes anyway. I hope you find it to be of interest. This list does not represent what was popular in terms of sales at X-Ray (even though many were), simply what I listened to a lot in 2009. Comments welcome & I'd be happy to see your list if you made one.


Tosca- No Hassle

Magnolia Electric Co.- Josephine

Adam Franklin- Spent Bullets

Wayne Hancock- Viper Of Melody

Bibio- Ambivalence Avenue

Bill Callahan- I Wish We Were An Eagle

The Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound- Ekranoplan

Bonnie "Prince" Billy- Beware

Frightened Rabbit- Quietly Now

Tom Russell- Blood & Candle Smoke

Rick White- 137

Darker My Love- 2

The Daysleepers- Drowned In a Sea of Sound

The Deep Dark Woods- Winter Hours

Dinosaur Jr- Farm

Faunts- Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.

Future Of The Left- Curses!

Gutbucket- Modest Proposal

Handsome Furs- Face Control

Junior Boys- Begone Dull Care

The Horrors- Primary Colors

Nebula- Heavy Psych

Obits- I Blame You

Pontiak- Maker

Robyn Hitchcock- Goodnight Oslo

Marble Sheep- Green

Steven Wilson- Insurgentes

Polvo- In Prism

The Clean- Mister Pop

Freedom Hawk- Sunlight

Imaad Wasif- The Voidist

The Big Pink- A Brief History Of Love

The Mountain Goats- The Life Of The World To Come

The XX- XX

Porcupine Tree- The Incident

Built to Spill- There Is No Enemy

Dan Auerbach- Keep It Hid

Antony & The Johnsons- The Crying Light

Patrick Wolf- The Bachelor

YOB- The Great Cessation

Yo La Tengo- Popular Songs

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart- S/T

Neon Indian- Psychic Chasms

Radio Moscow- Brain Cycles

A Place To Bury Strangers- Exploding Head

Magnetic Morning- A.M.

Health- Get Color

Elder- S/T

King Crimson- Lizard (2009 reissue with bonus songs & new 5.1 mix)

Gov't Mule- By A Thread


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