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KEXP Adds music charts for 2009
Week: 12/04/2009 - 12/10/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Freelance WhalesWeathervanesSelf-released
Buy! Thee SatisfactionSnow MotionSelf-released
Buy! Library ScienceDolphinHappi Tyme
Buy! Twin TigersGray WavesOld Flame
Buy! Basement JaxxScarsXL
Buy! (Various)Strange Breaks & Mr. Thing IIBBE
Buy! Ernest GonzalesSelf Awakening EPFriends of Friends
Buy! Cedric Watson et Bijou CreoleL'Esprit CreoleValcour
Buy! (Various)Total 10Kompakt
Buy! Dear CityGlass VolcanoSelf-released
Buy! Molina and JohnsonMolina and JohnsonSecretly Canadian
Buy! Neil YoungDreamin' Man Live '92Reprise
Buy! Four TetLove Cry/Our BellsDomino


Week: 11/27/2009 - 12/03/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! NirvanaLive at ReadingGeffen
Buy! Los Campesinos!Romance Is BoringArts & Crafts
Buy! Tom WaitsGlitter and Doom LiveAnti-
Buy! Mary Anne HobbsWild AngelsPlanet Mu
Buy! SunsetGold Dissolves to GrayAutobus
Buy! Kasey AndersonNowhere NightsRed River
Buy! Trans AmWhat Day Is It Tonight?Thrill Jockey
Buy! MotoponyMotoponySelf-released
Buy! Tricky Meets South Rakkas CrewTricky Meets South Rakkas CrewDomino
Buy! Barton CarrollTogether You and ISkybucket
Buy! Mayer HawthorneA Strange ArrangementStones Throw
Buy! ClipseTil the Casket DropsColumbia
Buy! (Various)Dr. Boogie presents Heavy Jelly: Essential InstrumentalsSub Rosa
Buy! Kam MoyeSplitting ImageMYX
Buy! SpainI'm Still Free/Hang Your Head Down LowDiamond Soul
Buy! (Various)Nightmares on Wax presents Wax On Records Vol. 2Wax On
Buy! NeggheadScrambled NeggWax On
Buy! Gary HeffernConsolationdadastic!
Buy! The Natural Yogurt BandAway With MelancholyNow-Again
Buy! The FeeliesCrazy RhythmsBar/None
Buy! The FeeliesThe Good EarthBar/None


Week: 11/20/2009 - 11/26/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! BlakRocBlakRocBlakRoc
Buy! Animal CollectiveFall Be KindDomino
Buy! Feral ChildrenBrand New BloodSarathan
Buy! Dark Time SunshineBelieveyoumeFake Four
Buy! RooftopsA Forest of PolarityClickpop
Buy! (Various)Panama! 3Soundway
Buy! Q-TipKamaal the AbstractJive
Buy! Music Go MusicExpressionsSecretly Canadian
Buy! ChiefMighty ProudDomino
Buy! (Various)Shadow Music of ThailandSublime Frequencies
Buy! (Various)Siamese Soul: Thai Pop Spectacular Vol. 2 1960s-1980sSublime Frequencies
Buy! Lonesome Rhodes & the Good CompanyAdriftSelf-released


Week: 11/13/2009 - 11/19/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! (Various)GIVECaffe Vita
Buy! (Various)5 Years of HyperdubHyperdub
Buy! CFCFContinentalPaper Bag
Buy! Them Crooked VulturesThem Crooked VulturesDGC/Interscope
Buy! (Various)Can You Dig It? The Music and Politics of Black Action FilmsSoul Jazz
Buy! The Animals at NightCut To Chase Chorus and FadeSelf-released
Buy! WillowzEveryoneDim Mak/Downtown
Buy! Hallelujah the HillsColonial DronesMisra
Buy! (Various)Got No Chains: The Songs of the WalkaboutsGlitterhouse
Buy! The Slew100% (One Hundred Percent)Puget Sound
Buy! Kids and AnimalsKids and AnimalsSelf-released
Buy! NoddyA SeedSelf-released
Buy! Cold CaveLove Comes CloseMatador
Buy! Stripmall ArchitectureWe Were Flying KitesSelf-released
Buy! Hawnay TroofDaggers at the MoonRetard Disco/Vice
Buy! Little GirlsConceptsPaper Bag
Buy! Garage a TroisPower PatriotThe Royal Potato Family
Buy! DJ /rupture & Matt ShadetekSolar Life RaftThe Agriculture
Buy! Jimi Tenor / Tony AllenInspiration InformationStrut
Buy! Lymbyc SystemShutter ReleaseMush
Buy! Matias AguayoAy Ay AyKompakt


Week: 11/06/2009 - 11/12/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Laura VeirsJuly FlameRaven Marching Band
Buy! Heavy TrashMidnight Soul SerenadeYep Roc
Buy! (Various)Daptone GoldDaptone
Buy! Capgun CoupMaudlinTeam Love
Buy! Dave Rawlings MachineA Friend of a FriendAcony
Buy! King CoyaCumbias De Villa DondeNacional
Buy! (Various)Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Ghanian Blues 1968-81Soundway
Buy! Daniel JohnstonIs And Always Was Eternal Yip Eye
Buy! Pants Yell!Received PronunciationSlumberland
Buy! DOOMUnexpected GuestsGold Dust


Week: 10/30/2009 - 11/05/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Surfer BloodAstro CoastKanine
Buy! Gospel GossipDreamlandGuilt Ridden Pop
Buy! Spider BagsGoodbye Cruel World, Hello Crueler WorldBirdman
Buy! Virgin IslandsThe Age of Anxiety EPMt. Fuji
Buy! Fungi GirlsSeafaring PyramidsPlay Pinball
Buy! DopkweDopkweSelf-released
Buy! Systems OfficerUndersleptTemporary Residence Limited
Buy! Friday MileGood Luck StudioSelf-released
Buy! Diamond DistrictIn the RuffMello Music Group/Oddisee Music
Buy! Real EstateReal EstateWoodsist
Buy! Boston SpaceshipsZero to 99Guided By Voices Inc.
Buy! The Ghost Is DancingBattles OnSonic Unyon
Buy! Los LobosGoes DisneyDisney Sound
Buy! The Gift of GabEscape 2 MarsCornerstone RAS
Buy! Who KnewBits and Pieces of a Major SpectacleSelf-released
Buy! EspersIIIDrag City
Buy! The JackaTear GasSMC
Buy! Rita JArtist WorkshopAll Natural
Buy! Etienne JaumetNight MusicDomino
Buy! CaspaEverybody's Talking, Nobody's ListeningFabric/Sub Soldiers
Buy! Noah and the WhaleThe First Days of SpringCherrytree/Interscope
Buy! (Various)Things About Comin' My Way: A Tribute to the Music of the Mississippi SheiksBlack Hen
Buy! MapsTurning the MindMute
Buy! Alice RussellPot of Gold RemixesSix Degrees
Buy! Mulatu AstatkeThe Story of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975Strut


Week: 10/23/2009 - 10/29/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Julian CasablanacsPhrazes For the YoungRCA
Buy! The King Khan & BBQ ShowInvisible GirlIn the Red
Buy! Alec OunsworthMo BeautyAnti-
Buy! The Mary OnettesIslandsLabrador
Buy! Tegan and SaraSainthoodVapor/Sire
Buy! The Crayon FieldsAll the Pleasures of the WorldChapter Music
Buy! Fuck ButtonsTarot SportATP / R
Buy! JavelinJavelinThrill Jockey
Buy! The Almighty DefendersThe Almighty DefendersVice
Buy! Keith CanisiusWavesQuince
Buy! Thomas FunctionIn the Valley of SicknessFat Possum
Buy! AnnieDon't StopSmalltown Supersound
Buy! Kings of ConvenienceDeclaration of DependenceAstralwerks
Buy! WolfmotherCosmic EggDGC/Interscope/Modular
Buy! 2562 (Two-Five-Six-Two)UnbalanceTectonic
Buy! CastanetsTexas Rose, The Thaw & The BeastsAsthmatic Kitty
Buy! People Eating PeoplePeople Eating PeopleThe Control Group
Buy! Florene and the MachineLungsIsland
Buy! Think About LifeFamilyAlien8
Buy! Shabazz PalacesLive at KEXPKEXP


Week: 10/16/2009 - 10/22/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Neon IndianPsychic ChasmsLefse
Buy! PufferfishSwellSelf-released
Buy! Brilliant ColorsIntroducing Brilliant ColorsSlumberland
Buy! NirvanaBleach (Deluxe Edition)Sub Pop
Buy! Jay Farrar & Benjamin GibbardOne Fast Move Or I'm Gonef-Stop/Atlantic
Buy! (Soundtrack)New MoonSummit Ent/Chop Shop/Atlantic
Buy! Devendra BanhartWhat Will We BeWarner Bros
Buy! El Perro del MarLove Is Not PopThe Control Group
Buy! Dam-FunkToeachizownStones Throw
Buy! Minus the BearInto the MirrorSelf-released
Buy! BassnectarCozza FrenzyAmorphous Music/Child's Play
Buy! ZAZACameoKanine
Buy! Get Back Guinozzi!Carpet MadnessFatcat
Buy! JoggerThis Great PressureMagical Properties
Buy! SlaraffenlandWe're On Your SideHometapes
Buy! The CloniousBetween the DotsUbiquity
Buy! Levi FullerColossalSelf-released
Buy! The Black Heart ProcessionSixTemporary Residence Ltd.


Week: 10/09/2009 - 10/15/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! A Place to Bury StrangersExploding HeadMute
Buy! Slender MeansAdrift in the CosmosSelf-released
Buy! The TripwiresHouse to HouseSpark & Shine
Buy! Russian CirclesGenevaSuicide Squeeze
Buy! People Under the StairsCarried AwayOm
Buy! Chuck ProphetLet Freedom Ring!Yep Roc
Buy! Spanish for 100JezebelSelf-released
Buy! Curtains For YouWhat A Lovely Surprise To Wake Up HereSpark & Shine
Buy! Big Spider's BackWarped EPDisco Earth/Circle Into Square
Buy! Elvis Perkins in DearlandThe Doomsday EPXL
Buy! Karl BlauZebraK
Buy! LAKELet's Build A RoofK
Buy! Group BombinoGuitars From Agadez Vol. 2Sublime Frequencies
Buy! Circulatory SystemSignal MorningCloud Recordings
Buy! Memory TapesSeek MagicAcephale/Sincerely Yours/Something In Construction
Buy! Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de CotonouVolume Two: Echos HypnotiquesAnalog Africa
Buy! Dead Man's BonesDead Man's BonesAnti-
Buy! Boys NoizePowerLast Gang
Buy! Shawn Lee & Clutchy HopkinsFascinating FingersUbiquity
Buy! (Various)Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark MulcahyShout! Factory
Buy! Rosie FloresGirl of the CenturyBloodshot
Buy! (Various)All Killer: Mixed by The Gaslamp KillerB-Music


Week: 10/02/2009 - 10/08/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! The HeavyThe House That Dirt BuiltCounter
Buy! BK-One with BenzillaRadio Do CanibalRhymesayers
Buy! The Flaming LipsEmbryonicWarner Bros.
Buy! BOATSetting the PacesMagic Marker
Buy! Betsy OlsonLonely Woman BluesSelf-released
Buy! VitalicFlashmobDifferent/PIAS
Buy! Betty DavisIs It Love Or DesireLight in the Attic
Buy! Betty DavisNasty GalLight in the Attic
Buy! The Jet AgeIn LoveSonic Boomerang
Buy! Claude VonStrokeBird BrainDirtybird
Buy! White DenimFitsDowntown
Buy! SoulicoExotic on the SpeakerJdub
Buy! AirLove 2Astralwerks
Buy! HolopawOh, Glory. Oh, Wilderness.Bakery Outlet
Buy! Free EnergyFree EnergyDFA
Buy! Temper TrapConditionsLiberation/Glassnote
Buy! Flight of the ConchordsI Told You I Was FreakySub Pop


Week: 09/25/2009 - 10/01/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Built To SpillThere Is No EnemyWarner Bros
Buy! Spiral StairsThe Real FeelMatador
Buy! The Revelations featuring Tre' WilliamsThe Bleeding EdgeDecision
Buy! Kurt VileChildish ProdigyMatador
Buy! Atlas SoundLogosKranky
Buy! CalifoneAll My Friends Are Funeral SingersDead Oceans
Buy! Bebel GilbertoAll in OneVerve
Buy! jjJJ N°2Sincerely Yours
Buy! Pete BernhardStraight LineMilan
Buy! At DuskSmall LightSelf-released
Buy! PANTyRAiDThe SauceMarine Parade


Week: 09/18/2009 - 09/24/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! The Avett BrothersI and Love and YouAmerican
Buy! The Dutchess & the DukeSunset/SunriseHardly Art
Buy! Brother AliUsRhymesayers
Buy! Lucero1372 Overton ParkUniversal Republic
Buy! The ClienteleBonfires On the HeathMerge
Buy! Massive AttackSplitting the Atom EPVirgin
Buy! The Pains of Being Pure at HeartHigher Than the StarsSlumberland
Buy! BreakestraDusk Till DawnStrut
Buy! The Mountain GoatsThe Life of the World to Come4AD
Buy! Danny BarnesPizza BoxATO
Buy! Shafiq HusaynShafiq En' A-Free-KaPlug Research
Buy! Mission of BurmaThe Sound The Speed The LightMatador
Buy! The Shaky HandsLet It DieKill Rock Stars
Buy! Frank TurnerPoetry of the DeedEpitaph
Buy! Crown City RockersThe Day After ForeverGold Dust Media
Buy! Sleep WhaleHouseboatWestern Vinyl
Buy! Ancient AstronautsWe Are To AnswerESL
Buy! Pearl JamBackspacerMonkeywrench
Buy! Six Organs of AdmittanceLuminous NightDrag City
Buy! Times New VikingBorn Again RevisitedMatador
Buy! Volcano ChoirUnmapJagjaguwar
Buy! Thom YorkeFeeling Pulled Apart By Horses/The Hollow EarthW.A.S.T.E.
Buy! The Fresh & OnlysGrey-Eyed GirlsWoodsist
Buy! Jern EyeVisionMYX
Buy! Sea WolfWhite Water, White BloomDangerbird
Buy! Red Jacket MineLovers LookoutShowpony
Buy! Strawberry WhiplashPicture Perfect EPMatinee


Week: 09/11/2009 - 09/17/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! The Big PinkA Brief History of Love4AD
Buy! VisqueenMessage To GarciaLocal 638
Buy! Thao with the Get Down Stay DownKnow Better Learn FasterKill Rock Stars
Buy! The BlakesSouvenirWe Are OK
Buy! GrayskulGrayMakerTaxidermy
Buy! Turbo FruitsEcho KidFat Possum
Buy! IslandsVapoursAnti-
Buy! The RaveonettesIn and Out of ControlVice
Buy! HelladopeReturn to Planet RockSelf-released
Buy! Rain MachineRain MachineAnti-
Buy! Sissy WishBeauties Never DieAfternoon
Buy! Wild BeastsTwo DancersDomino
Buy! A Sunny Day in GlasgowAshes GrammarMis Ojos Discos
Buy! Wax TailorIn the Mood for LifeLe Plan
Buy! No AgeLosing FeelingSub Pop
Buy! Forro in the DarkLight a CandleNublu/National Geographic
Buy! MumSing Along to Songs You Don't KnowEuphono
Buy! Richard HawleyTruelove's GutterMute
Buy! Antipop ConsortiumFluorescent BlackBig Dada
Buy! Lou BarlowGoodnight UnknownMerge
Buy! Little PiecesVampires Fill Their Waterbeds With BloodSelf-released
Buy! JoakimMilky Ways!K7
Buy! Blank DogsUnder and UnderIn the Red
Buy! Joy OrbisonHyph Mngo/Wet LookHotflush
Buy! Floating PointsJ & W Beat / Love Me Like ThisPlanet Mu / R2
Buy! 14KTThe Golden HourA-Side Worldwide
Buy! Sam Russell & the HarborratsThe Blue Moon Bible Vol. 3: The Salted Caramel SinnerKMV London
Buy! Zony MashLet's Get Mashed: The Best of Zony MashSelf-released


Week: 09/04/2009 - 09/10/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! GirlsAlbumFantasy Trashcan/True Panther
Buy! The Twilight SadForget the Night AheadFatcat
Buy! Vivian GirlsEverything Goes WrongIn the Red
Buy! Port O'BrienThreadbaretbd
Buy! Black WhalesOriginsMt. Fuji
Buy! The DrumsSummertime!TwentySeven
Buy! Le LoupFamilyHardly Art
Buy! Why?Eskimo SnowAnticon
Buy! DownpilotThey Kind of ShineTapete
Buy! The EttesDo You Want PowerTake Root
Buy! Codes in the CloudsPaper CanyonErased Tapes
Buy! Lord Newborn & the Mgic SkullsLord Newborn & the Magic SkullsUbiquity
Buy! Final SpinsCity Of…Self-released
Buy! CougarPatriotCounter
Buy! Blk JksAfter RobotsSecretly Canadian
Buy! Larytta & BauchampFriends of Friends Volume 2FoF


Week: 08/28/2009 - 09/03/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! The Scotland Yard Gospel Choirand the horse you rode in onBloodshot
Buy! The xxxxYoung Turks
Buy! Simian Mobile DiscoTemporary PleasureWichita
Buy! U.S.E.LoveworldSelf-released
Buy! Mason JenningsBlood of ManBrushfire
Buy! LusineA Certain DistanceGhostly International
Buy! Monsters of FolkMonsters of FolkShangri-La
Buy! BrownoutAguilas and CobrasSix Degrees
Buy! A Place to Bury StrangersIn Your HeartMute
Buy! RadioheadHarry Patch (In Memory Of)Self-released
Buy! Fitz & the TantrumsSongs for a Breakup Vol. 1Self-released
Buy! YACHTSee Mystery LightsDFA
Buy! (Various)Rocksteady: The Roots of ReggaeMoll-Selekta
Buy! InfThe Go RoundBeats Broke
Buy! The Oregon DonorA Pageant's EndBurning Building
Buy! (Various)Crayon Angel: A Tribute to the Music of Judee SillAmerican Dust
Buy! The HeavyHow You Like Me Now?Counter/+1
Buy! Sub SwaraCoup d'YahLow Motion
Buy! Rainbow ArabiaKabukimonoManimal Vinyl
Buy! Hope Sandoval & the Warm InventionsThrough the Devil Softly Nettwerk
Buy! Puetro PlataCasita de CampoiASO
Buy! tUnE-yArDsBiRd-BrAiNs4AD
Buy! EmeraldsSerpent BodiessGGNZLA
Buy! M. BisonM. BisonSelf-released
Buy! The Sea NavyMemory MatchesSelf-released


Week: 08/14/2009 - 08/20/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! David BazanCurse Your BranchesBarsuk
Buy! PolvoIn PrismMerge
Buy! SoulsaversBrokenColumbia
Buy! Jemina PearlBreak It UpUniversal Motown
Buy! Choir of Young BelieversThis Is For the White In Your EyesGhostly International
Buy! Drive-By TruckersThe Fine PrintNew West
Buy! GossipMusic For MenColumbia
Buy! Speech DebelleSpeech TherapyBig Dada
Buy! DodosTime To DieFrenchkiss
Buy! To Kill A Petty BourgeoisieMarloneKranky
Buy! Desolation WildernessNew UniverseK
Buy! The AntlersHospiceFrenchkiss
Buy! ChoklateTo Whom It May ConcernSelf-released
Buy! Arctic MonkeysCrying LightningDomino
Buy! Hello Seahorse!BestiaNacional
Buy! Geoff Muldaur & the Texas SheiksGeoff Muldaur & the Texas SheiksT&M
Buy! NudgeAs Good As GoneKranky
Buy! Local NativesEPSelf-released
Buy! (Various)7 x 7 Beat SeriesAll City
Buy! (Various)Twisted Nerve: 10th AnniversaryB-Music


Week: 08/07/2009 - 08/13/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! (Various)Live at KEXP Volume FiveKEXP
Buy! The Fucking EaglesMidnight SourGaptooth Jukebox
Buy! Wheedle's GrooveKearney BartonLight in the Attic
Buy! Jay ReatardWatch Me FallMatador
Buy! Reigning SoundLove and CursesIn the Red
Buy! Sondre LercheHeartbeat RadioRounder
Buy! Lightning DustInfinite LightJagjaguwar
Buy! Sleepy Eyes of DeathDark Signals (Remixed)massmvmnt
Buy! Robert PollardElephant JokesGuided By Voices, Inc.
Buy! HEALTHGet ColorLovepump United
Buy! BowerbirdsUpper AirDead Oceans
Buy! (Various)Loving Takes This Course: A Tribute to the Songs of Kath BloomChapter
Buy! Slow SkatePast the Whole ParadeSelf-released


Week: 07/31/2009 - 08/06/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! The MaldivesListen to the ThunderMt. Fuji
Buy! Amanda BlankI Love YouDowntown
Buy! The PurrsAmused, Confused & More Bad NewsSelf-released
Buy! Julian PlentiJulian Plenti Is… SkyscraperMatador
Buy! These United StatesEverything Touches EverythingUnited Interests
Buy! MegafaunGather, Form & FlyHometapes
Buy! Jack PenateEverything Is NewXL
Buy! Still Life StillGirls Come TooArts & Crafts
Buy! Patrick WolfThe BachelorNylon
Buy! Harvey DangerDead Sea ScrollsPhonographic
Buy! Shir KhanExploitedExploited
Buy! Blitzen TrapperBlack River KillerSub Pop
Buy! ElbaDon't Be Discouraged, Little SparrowTindrum
Buy! Yim YamesTribute ToATO
Buy! Blue ScholarsHI-808Duck Down
Buy! (Various)Om 15: Celebrating 15 Years of Om RecordsOm
Buy! LushlifeCassette CityRapster
Buy! Pixie CarnationFresh Poems EPSelf-released
Buy! Timber TimbreTimber TimbreArts & Crafts
Buy! The Gaslamp KillerMy Troubled MindBrainfeeder/Alpha Pup
Buy! Friday MileLives of StrangersSelf-released
Buy! Antony & the JohnsonsAeon/Crazy in LoveSecretly Canadian


Week: 07/24/2009 - 07/30/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! The Cave SingersWelcome JoyMatador
Buy! Langhorne SlimBe Set FreeKemado
Buy! The PlastiscinesAbout LoveNylon
Buy! Grand HallwayPromenadeSelf-released
Buy! Modest MouseNo One's First, And You're NextEpic
Buy! Gregory Alan IsakovThis Empty Northern HemisphereSelf-released
Buy! The Redwood PlanMovers Shakers Makers EPSelf-released
Buy! A Hawk and a HacksawDelivranceLeaf
Buy! The Entrance BandThe Entrance BandEcstatic Peace!/Universal Motown
Buy! (Various)Panama! 2Soundway
Buy! Bobby Bare Jr.American BreadSelf-released
Buy! Gabriel TeodrosMe & YouSelf-released
Buy! Joe PerniceIt Feels So Good When I StopAshmont


Week: 07/17/2009 - 07/23/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Throw Me the StatueCreaturesqueSecretly Canadian
Buy! YppahThey Know What Ghost KnowNinja Tune
Buy! The Bottle RocketsLean ForwardBloodshot
Buy! Ramona FallsIntuitBarsuk
Buy! Fruit BatsThe Ruminant BandSub Pop
Buy! Summer CatsSongs for TuesdaysSlumberland
Buy! Wye OakThe KnotMerge
Buy! Pissed JeansKing of JeansSub Pop
Buy! Joe HenryBlood From StarsAnti-
Buy! ZeusSounds Like ZeusArts & Crafts
Buy! J. TillmanYear in the KingdomWestern Vinyl
Buy! (Various)The Sound of Wonder!B-Music
Buy! Modest MousePerpetual Motion MachineEpic
Buy! Kimi DjabateKaramCumbancha
Buy! Wildbirds & PeacedrumsThe SnakeThe Control Group
Buy! Patrick WolfThe BachelorBloody Chamber/Nylon
Buy! Eyedea & AbilitiesBy the ThroatRhymesayers
Buy! (Various)Manoeuvres 3: A Collection of BC ElectronicaSo Called Recordings


Week: 07/10/2009 - 07/16/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! KleerupKleerupAstralwerks
Buy! Malcolm MiddletonWaxing GibbousFull Time Hobby
Buy! IAMEI Am My EnemyHeaven Noise
Buy! Paul BurchStill Your ManRamseur
Buy! Or, The WhaleOr, The WhaleSeany
Buy! The JayhawksMusic From the North Country: The Jayhawks AnthologyAmerican


Week: 07/03/2009 - 07/09/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Discovery LPXL
Buy! We Were Promised JetpacksThese Four WallsFatcat
Buy! The Dead WeatherHorehoundThird Man/Warner Bros
Buy! Dyme DefEP-1: PanicSelf-released
Buy! The PhysicsHigh SocietySelf-released
Buy! GrynchChemistry EPSelf-released
Buy! Soft BlackThe Earth is BlackPlays With Dolls
Buy! The Rural Alberta AdvantageHometownsSaddle Creek
Buy! Cats on FireOur Temperance MovementMatinee
Buy! DeloreanAyton Senna EPFool House
Buy! Talbot TagoraLessons in the Woods or a CityHardly Art
Buy! Zoe Muth & the Lost High RollersZoe Muth & the Lost High RollersSelf-released
Buy! ClarkTotems FlareWarp
Buy! GenerationalsCon LawPark the Van
Buy! ShadThe Old PrinceBlack Box Recordings
Buy! The HeavySixteen/No TimeCounter
Buy! (Various)PDX Pop Now! 2009PDX Pop Now!
Buy! (Various)Six Degrees Of: The Middle EastSix Degrees
Buy! Cass McCombsCatacombsDomino
Buy! MewNo More Stories EPColumbia


Week: 06/26/2009 - 07/02/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Future of the LeftTravels With Myself and Another4AD
Buy! RubikDada BanditsPaper Tiger AV/Fullsteam
Buy! The Fiery FurnacesI'm Going AwayThrill Jockey
Buy! The SA-RA Creative PartnersNuclear Evolution: The Age of LoveUbiquity
Buy! The MaldivesTequila/Someday EPMt. Fuji
Buy! CeuVagarosaSix Degrees
Buy! Magnolia Electric Co.JosephineSecretly Canadian
Buy! Rock Plaza CentralAt the Moment Of Our Most NeedingPaper Bag
Buy! The Young RepublicBalletesqueSelf-released
Buy! (Various)Well Hung: 20 Funk-Rock Eruptions From Beneath Communist Hungary Vol. 1B-Music
Buy! Chali 2naFish Outta WaterDecon
Buy! Modest MouseAutumn BedsEpic
Buy! SpoonGot NuffinMerge
Buy! ScribesSummertime Sampler 2009Self-released


Week: 06/19/2009 - 06/25/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Wilco(the album)Nonesuch
Buy! CapsulaRising MountainsBcore
Buy! MobyWait For MeMute/Little Idiot
Buy! Bomba EstereoBlow UpNacional
Buy! NursesApple's AcreDead Oceans
Buy! PhantogramEPCD
Buy! The Minus 5KillingsworthYep Roc
Buy! Young Fresh FellowsI Think This IsYep Roc
Buy! MaktubFiveKufala
Buy! The Pine Hill HaintsTo Win or To LoseK


Week: 06/12/2009 - 06/18/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Justin Adams & Juldeh CamaraTell No LiesReal World
Buy! Regina SpektorFarSire
Buy! Willie IszGeorgiavaniaLex
Buy! Throw Me the StatueCreatueresqueSecretly Canadian
Buy! Major LazerGuns Don't Kill People… Lazers DoDowntown
Buy! BibioAmbivalence AvenueWarp
Buy! MadrasoVan HornePseudo
Buy! The Raggedy AnnsThe Raggedy AnnsSelf-released
Buy! Magic MagicMagic MagicSelf-released
Buy! God Help the GirlGod Help the GirlMatador
Buy! Shugo TokumaruRum Hee EPBlues Interactions, Inc.
Buy! Tiny VipersLife on EarthSub Pop
Buy! Charles Leo Gebhardt IVUnfaithfulggnzla
Buy! Todd SniderThe Excitement PlanYep Roc
Buy! CluesCluesConstellation
Buy! Black Nite Crash/The TambourinesThe Story of Me & You/Sonic ButterfliesCustom Made
Buy! Open Choir FireDirt Bathed and QuiltedSelf-released
Buy! Rockwell Powers & Ill PillKids in the BackHome Skillet
Buy! Universal Studios FloridaOcean SunbirdsLittle Fury Things
Buy! Still Life StillPastel EPArts & Crafts
Buy! Big World BreaksBeep BeepSelf-released


Week: 06/05/2009 - 06/11/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Dinosaur Jr.FarmJagjaguwar
Buy! Sunset RubdownDragonslayerJagjaguwar
Buy! Those DarlinsThose DarlinsOh Wow Dang
Buy! Foreign BornPerson to PersonSecretly Canadian
Buy! Oumou SangareSeyaWorld Circuit/Nonesuch
Buy! The Phenomenal Handclap BandThe Phenomenal Handclap BandFriendly Fire
Buy! Levon HelmElectric DirtDirt Farmer/Vanguard
Buy! Hypnotic Brass EnsembleHypnotic Brass EnsembleHonest Jon's
Buy! The LemonheadsVarshonsThe End
Buy! (Various)ZZK Sound Vol. 2Nacional
Buy! The Fiery FurnacesThe End Is NearThrill Jockey
Buy! ZwickerSongs of Lucid DreamsCompost
Buy! (Various)Black Rio 2: Original Samba Soul 1971-1980Strut
Buy! The Starlight MintsChange RemainsBarsuk
Buy! The Royal PawnsRoyallyRolled Up
Buy! Peter ProjectPeter ProjectFuzzy Logic
Buy! The Sweet VandalsLove LiteUnique
Buy! (Various)Summer 2009 ExclusivesUbiquity
Buy! Thunderbird MotelRockit Til the Wheels Fall OffSelf-released
Buy! The Latin ProjectMusica De La NocheTLP Musicia


Week: 05/29/2009 - 06/04/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Sonic YouthThe EternalMatador
Buy! Dirty ProjectorsBitte OrcaDomino
Buy! Mos DefThe EcstaticDowntown
Buy! RancidLet the Dominoes FallEpitaph
Buy! Deer TickBorn On Flag DayPartisan
Buy! The Revelations featuring Tre WilliamsDeep SoulDecision
Buy! Miike SnowMiike SnowDowntown
Buy! TortoiseBeacons of AncestorshipThrill Jockey
Buy! Ocote Soul Sounds & Adrian QuesadaCoconut RockESL
Buy! Ha Ha TonkaNovel Sounds of the Nouveau SouthBloodshot
Buy! MochipetBunnies & MuffinsDaly City
Buy! Lindstrom & Prins ThomasIIEskimo
Buy! WispThe Shimmering HourRephlex
Buy! Neon IndianPsychic Chasms EPdemo
Buy! Vince MiraVince MiraLucky Rebel
Buy! Abstract RudeRejuvenationRhymesayers
Buy! RubiesExplode from the CenterTelle
Buy! City CenterCity CenterType
Buy! Tom BrosseauPosthumous SuccessFatcat
Buy! Naomi Shelton and the Gospel QueensWhat Have You Don, My Brother?Daptone


Week: 05/22/2009 - 05/28/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! DeastroMoondaggerGhostly International
Buy! So Many DynamosThe Loud WarsVagrant
Buy! EelsHombre LoboVagrant
Buy! Son VoltAmerican Central DustRounder
Buy! DeerhunterRainwater Cassette ExchangeKranky/4AD
Buy! Bike For Three!More Heart Than BrainsAnticon
Buy! Madera LimpiaLa CoronaOut Here
Buy! HallwaysGhostsSelf-released
Buy! Magic WandsMagic Love & Dreams EPBright Antenna


Week: 05/15/2009 - 05/21/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Grizzly BearVeckatimestWarp
Buy! Fresh EspressoGlamourOut For Stardom
Buy! Patterson HoodMurdering Oscar (and other love songs)Ruth St.
Buy! The Builders and the ButchersSalvation Is A Deep Dark WellGigantic
Buy! Nino MoschellaBoom ShadowUbiquity
Buy! The LegendsOver and OverLabrador
Buy! Au Revoir SimoneStill Night, Still LightOur Secret Record Company
Buy! NickodemusSun PeopleEighteenth Street Lounge
Buy! Star Lake DrowningsStar Lake DrowningsSelf-released
Buy! Elvis CostelloSecret, Profane & SugarcaneHear Music
Buy! Shuta HasunumaPop Ooga PlusWestern Vinyl
Buy! The ChurchUntitled #23Second Motion
Buy! DreamdatePatienceSkywriting
Buy! Los Amigos InvisiblesCommercialNacional
Buy! Modest MouseSatellite SkinEpic


Week: 05/08/2009 - 05/14/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! PhoenixWolfgang Amadeus PhoenixGlassnote
Buy! The FieldYesterday and TodayKompakt/Anti-
Buy! Black Moth Super RainbowEating UsGraveface
Buy! LiechtensteinSurvival Strategies In A Modern WorldSlumberland
Buy! Viva VoceRose CityBarsuk
Buy! Final SpinsThis Is Then/That Was NowSelf-released
Buy! Vieux Farka ToureFondoSix Degrees
Buy! BricolageBricolageSlumberland
Buy! The Lonely HConcrete ClassThe Control Group
Buy! (Various)Not Given LightlyMorr
Buy! KhingzFrom Slaveships to SpaceshipsSelf-released
Buy! (Various)Man of Somebody's Dreams: A Tribute to Chris GaffneyYep Roc
Buy! Dave Alvin and the Guilty WomenDave Alvin and the Guilty WomenYep Roc
Buy! Ronnie FaussNew Songs for the Old Frontier Volume 1Self-released
Buy! Machine GunWant to 1 2?Nomrex
Buy! Ear PwrSuper Animal Brothers IIICarpark
Buy! Burial & Four TetMoth/Wolf CubText
Buy! DJ VadimU Can't Lurn ImaginashunBBE
Buy! Beyond the Wizard's SleeveRe-Animations Vol. 1New State Recordings


Week: 05/01/2009 - 05/07/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Red CollarPilgrimSelf-released
Buy! Shane TutmarcShouting At A Silent SkyInverness
Buy! Mr. LifI Heard It TodayBloodbot Tactical Enterprises
Buy! Scott H. BiramSomething's Wrong/Lost ForeverBloodshot
Buy! The NightgownsSing SomethingSelf-released
Buy! Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley BandOuter SouthMerge
Buy! The Juan MacLeanThe Future Will ComeDFA
Buy! Steve EarleTownesNew West
Buy! Iron and WineAround the WellSub Pop
Buy! Marcio LocalSays Don Day Don Dree Don DonLuaka Bop
Buy! (Various)Causes 2Waxploitation
Buy! Wake the PresidentYou Can't Change That BoyMagic Marker
Buy! Casiotone for the Painfully AloneVs. ChildrenTomlab
Buy! Winter GlovesAbout A GirlPaper Bag
Buy! Abigail Washburn and the Shanghai Restoration ProjectAfterquakeSelf-released
Buy! LouderbachAutumnMinus
Buy! Mighty TigerWestern TheaterSelf-released
Buy! No-Fi Soul RebellionOh Please Please PleaseSelf-released
Buy! SweetLouThe Year of the RockSelf-released
Buy! TrackademicksEnjoy What You Do/Topsidin'Fool's Gold
Buy! Major LazerHold the LineDowntown/Mad Decent
Buy! Polly ScattergoodPlease Don't TouchMute


Week: 04/24/2009 - 04/30/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Erik BloodThe Way We LiveSelf-released
Buy! Passion PitMannersColumbia
Buy! SuckersSuckersIAMSOUND
Buy! JapandroidsPost-NothingUnfamiliar
Buy! PeachesI Feel CreamXL
Buy! FanfarloReservoirFanfarlo
Buy! Staff Benda BililiTres Tres FortCrammed
Buy! Pink MountaintopsOutside LoveJagjaguwar
Buy! WoodsSongs of ShameShrimper
Buy! The DronesHavilahATP
Buy! Apostle of HustleEats DarknessArts & Crafts
Buy! JoakimMy Best RemixesTigersushi
Buy! Federico AubeleAmatoriaEighteenth Street Lounge
Buy! Ben Harper and Relentless 7White Lies for Dark TimesVirgin
Buy! Jon HopkinsInsidesDomino
Buy! (Soundtrack)Rudo y CursiNacional
Buy! The Green PajamasPoison in the Russian RoomA Hidden Agenda
Buy! Comet GainBroken Records PrayersWhat's Your Rupture?
Buy! The Wooden BirdsMagnoliaBarsuk
Buy! BullionYoung Heartache EPOne-Handed Music
Buy! Headless HeroesThe Silence of LoveWorld's Fair
Buy! The Curious MysteryRotting SlowlyK
Buy! Shout Out Out Out OutReintegration TimeNormals Welcome
Buy! Hey ChampCold Dust GirlFNF


Week: 04/17/2009 - 04/23/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! WussyWussyShake It
Buy! Bill CallahanSometimes I Wish We Were An EagleDrag City
Buy! The HorrorsPrimary ColoursXL
Buy! Bob DylanTogether Through LifeColumbia
Buy! St. VincentActor4AD
Buy! Art BrutArt Brut vs. SatanDowntown
Buy! DOOMBorn Like ThisLex
Buy! Akron/FamilySet 'em Wild, Set 'em FreeDead Oceans
Buy! Jeremy EnigkOK BearLewis Hollow
Buy! Tim EastonPorcupineNew West
Buy! StarfuckerJupiterBadman
Buy! Jason LytleYours Truly, the CommuterAnti-
Buy! Wooden ShjipsDosHoly Mountain
Buy! John VandersliceRomanian NamesDead Oceans
Buy! NOMOInvisible CitiesUbiquity
Buy! Louis La RocheMe & Her EPEver After
Buy! (Various)Dr. Boogie presents 26 Deranged and Smokin' Cool CatsSub Rosa
Buy! ModeratModeratBpitch Control
Buy! The Grouch & ElighSay G&E!Legendary Music
Buy! Rhett MillerRhett MillerShout! Factory
Buy! Magic ArmOutdoor Games EPSwitch Flicker/Peacefrog
Buy! Magic ArmBootsy Bootsy EPSwitch Flicker/Peacefrog
Buy! ChineseThe Conquest of Tomorrow TodayWhoa Boat
Buy! RadioheadOK Computer: Collector's EditionCapitol
Buy! The VaselinesEnter the Vaselines: Deluxe EditionSub Pop
Buy! RodriguezComing From RealityLight in the Attic
Buy! The MoondoggiesThe MoondoggiesHardly Art


Week: 04/10/2009 - 04/16/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Silversun PickupsSwoonDangerbird
Buy! BrakesBrakesBrakesTouchdownFatcat
Buy! White RabbitsIt's Frighteningtbd
Buy! Super Furry AnimalsDark Days/Light YearsRough Trade
Buy! CrocodilesSummer of HateFat Possum
Buy! SpokesPeople Like People Like YouCounter
Buy! James YuillTurning Down Water For AirNettwerk
Buy! Los StraitjacketsThe Further Adventures of Los StraitjacketsYep Roc
Buy! PapercutsYou Can Have What You WantGnomonsong
Buy! Manooghi HiManooghi HiSelf-released
Buy! U.S.E.All the WorldSelf-released
Buy! Shinichi OsawaThe OneDim Mak/Downtown
Buy! Navigator vs. NavigatorNavigator vs. NavigatorSelf-released
Buy! Clutchy Hopkins Meets Lord KenjaminMusic Is My MedicineUbiquity
Buy! Ida MariaFortress Round My HeartFontana
Buy! Karli FairbanksThe Breaking Of Our DaysSelf-released
Buy! ToscaNo Hassle!K7
Buy! Empire of the SunWalking on a DreamAstralwerks
Buy! RadioheadThe Bends (Collectors Edition)Capitol


Week: 04/09/2009 - 04/13/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Camera ObscuraMy Maudlin Career4AD
Buy! Two FingersTwo FingersPaper Bag
Buy! Harlem ShakesTechnicolor HealthGigantic
Buy! Jason LytleYours Truly, The CommuterAnti-
Buy! Eilen JewellSea of TearsSignature Sounds
Buy! Wow & FlutterGolden TouchJealous Butcher
Buy! The MonksBlack Monk TimeLight in the Attic
Buy! King Khan & the ShrinesWhat Is?!Vice
Buy! The EttesDanger Is EPTake Root
Buy! Hatcham SocialYou Dig the Tunnel, I'll Hide the SoilFierce Panda
Buy! The OmensSend Black FlowersHipsville
Buy! MicachuJewelleryRough Trade
Buy! Anni RossiRockwell4AD
Buy! The Coathangers ScrambleSuicide Squeeze
Buy! Danny MassurePut It On OnSpring Strut
Buy! The ThoughtsConsider the BearSelf-released


Week: 03/27/2009 - 04/02/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Cymbals Eat GuitarsWhy There Are MountainsSelf-released
Buy! Junior BoysBegone Dull CareDomino
Buy! Born AnchorsSprezzaturaSteer Clear
Buy! (Various)Score! 20 Years of Merge Records: The Covers!Merge
Buy! PJ Harvey & John ParishA Woman A Man Walked ByIsland
Buy! The Soft PackThe Muslims EPNineteen Twenty-Eight (1928)
Buy! Fresh EspressoGlamourdemo
Buy! SuperchunkLeaves in the Gutter EPMerge
Buy! Bat For LashesTwo SunsAstralwerks
Buy! (Soundtrack)Sleepwalking Through the MekongM80
Buy! PotatofingerFutzingPleasure Boat
Buy! OdawasThe Blue DepthsJagjaguwar
Buy! Leonard CohenLive in LondonColumbia
Buy! MetricFantasiesMetric Productions
Buy! PomegranatesEverybody, Come Outside!Lujo
Buy! The Devil Makes ThreeDo Wrong RightMilan
Buy! Bob Dylan"Beyond Here Lies Nothin'"Columbia
Buy! (Various)Satanic SambaNacopajaz
Buy! I Was A KingI Was A KingThe Control Group
Buy! (Various)Eccentric Soul: Smart's PalaceThe Numero Group
Buy! Wayne HancockViper of MelodyBloodshot
Buy! CFCFPanesian NightsPaper Bag
Buy! The Flatlanders Hills and ValleysNew West
Buy! Mexican Institute of SoundSoy SauceNacional
Buy! (Various)1970's Algerian Proto-Rai UndergroundSublime Frequencies


Week: 03/20/2009 - 03/26/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! The ThermalsNow We Can SeeKill Rock Stars
Buy! The VeilsSun GangsRough Trade
Buy! Star Anna & the Laughing DogsThe Only Thing That MattersBig Bubba Dog
Buy! Crystal AntlersTentaclesTouch and Go
Buy! Tea CoziesHot ProbsSo Hard
Buy! Common MarketThe Winter's End EPHyena
Buy! The Broken KnivesThe Broken KnivesSelf-released
Buy! Peter Bjorn and JohnLiving ThingStar Time
Buy! Telefon Tel AvivImmolate YourselfBpitch Control
Buy! YonluA Society In Which No Tear Is Shed Is Inconceivably MediocreLuaka Bop
Buy! Boy in StaticCandy CigaretteFake Four Inc
Buy! DM StithHeavy GhostAsthmatic Kitty
Buy! Red FangRed FangSargent House
Buy! Skeletons With Flesh On ThemAll the Other AnimalsSelf-released
Buy! Black Eyes & Neckties / The RussiansBlack Eyes & Neckties / The RussiansKrazy Keith
Buy! (Various)Nigeria 70: The Definitive Story of 1970s Funky LagosStrut
Buy! Mux MoolJust Saying Is All EPMoodgadget
Buy! Culture Musical ClubShime!World Village


Week: 03/13/2009 - 03/19/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! The DecemberistsThe Hazards of LoveCapitol
Buy! DovesKingdom of RustAstralwerks/Heavenly
Buy! Strange BoysAnd Girls ClubIn the Red
Buy! Bob MouldLife and TimesAnti-
Buy! Slaid CleavesEverything You Love Will Be Taken AwayMusic Road
Buy! ThunderheistThunderheistBig Dada
Buy! RoyksoppJuniorAstralwerks
Buy! TelekinesisTelekinesis!Merge
Buy! GlissDevotion ImpossibleCordless
Buy! Travis DeVriesDeath to GodNoise on Noise
Buy! Booker T.Potato HoleAnti-
Buy! Swan LakeEnemy MineJagjaguwar
Buy! Nite ClubMy TronicTape Theory
Buy! John Doe & the SadiesCountry ClubYep Roc
Buy! TammarTammarSt. Ives
Buy! Jeremy JaySlow DanceK
Buy! Kinetic StereokidsKid MovesOverdraft
Buy! Exile RadioPlug Research
Buy! The Arch CupcakeBox of BeesPatriatch
Buy! (Various)Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug SahmVanguard
Buy! Scott MillerFor Crying Out LoudF.A.Y.
Buy! CirclesquareSongs About Dancing and Drugs!K7
Buy! The Felice BrothersYonder is the ClockTeam Love
Buy! The One and Only True MessiahHappy EndingSelf-released


Week: 03/06/2009 - 03/12/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Yeah Yeah YeahsIt's Blitz!Interscope
Buy! The IroncladsSpace Between the MapsSelf-released
Buy! Ramblin' Jack ElliottA Stranger HereAnti-
Buy! Dan DeaconBromstCarpark
Buy! Amadou & MariamWelcome To MaliBecause/Nonesuch
Buy! Black Joe Lewis & the HoneybearsTell 'Em What Your Name Is!Lost Highway
Buy! Condo FucksFuckbookMatador
Buy! Serge GainsbourgHistorie De Melody NelsonLight in the Attic
Buy! Keelay & ZaireRidin HighMYX
Buy! The Boy Least Likely ToThe Law of the PlaygroundPlus 1 (+1)
Buy! An HorseRearrange BedsMom & Pop
Buy! The Whitest Boy AliveRulesBubbles
Buy! Bishop AllenGrrr…Dead Oceans
Buy! Shawn LeeSoul in the HoleUbiquity
Buy! Bio RitmoBionicoLocutor
Buy! Ill PillTime Slips AwaySelf-released


Week: 02/27/2009 - 03/05/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! ObitsI Blame YouSub Pop
Buy! Marianne FaithfullEasy Come Easy GoDecca
Buy! Buraka Som SistemaBlack DiamondFabric
Buy! Lotus PlazaThe Floodlight CollectiveKranky
Buy! BLK JKSMysterySecretly Canadian
Buy! ViolensVStatic Recital/Cantora
Buy! And You Will Knows Us By the Trail of DeadThe Century of SelfJustice/Richter Scale
Buy! Speck MountainSome Sweet ReliefCarrot Top
Buy! Alela DianeTo Be StillRough Trade
Buy! Lady SovereignJigsawMidget
Buy! CursiveMama, I'm SwollenSaddle Creek
Buy! The Beautiful ConfusionThe Beautiful ConfusionSelf-released
Buy! Daedelus/JoggerFriends of Friends Volume 1FoF
Buy! Blue HornsBlue HornsSelf-released
Buy! Madeleine PeyrouxBare BonesRounder
Buy! The Bitter TearsJam Tarts in the JakehouseCarrot Top
Buy! Dizzee RascalDance Wiv MeMinistry of Sound


Week: 02/20/2009 - 02/26/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Handsome FursFace ControlSub Pop
Buy! Elvis Perkins in DearlandElvis Perkins in DearlandXL
Buy! Bonnie 'Prince' BillyBewareDrag City
Buy! Mt. St. Helens Vietnam BandMt. St. Helens Vietnam BandDead Oceans
Buy! MalajubeLabyrinthesDare to Care
Buy! Dyme DefOuttakesSelf-released
Buy! The Beats, ManFreepeeSelf-released
Buy! Black Lips200 Million ThousandVice
Buy! El Ten ElevenThese Promises Are Being VideotapedBar/None
Buy! BeadsNo One KnowsSelf-released
Buy! The Bran FlakesI Have HandsIllegal Art
Buy! PontiakMakerThrill Jockey
Buy! Julie DoironI Can Wonder What You Did With Your DayJagjaguwar
Buy! Zion IThe TakeOverGold Dust
Buy! AnavanCover StorySlanty Shanty
Buy! PsappThe Camel's BackDomino
Buy! Harmonic 313When Machines Exceed Human IntelligenceWarp
Buy! Chin ChinThe Flashing, The FancingDefinitive Jux
Buy! Ursula 1000MysticsEighteenth Street Lounge
Buy! (Various)HabitatAsthmatic Kitty
Buy! Fol ChenPart 1: John Sade, Your Fortune's MadeAsthmatic Kitty
Buy! La StradaLa StradaErnest Jenning Record Co.
Buy! Bell OrchestreAs Seen Through WindowsArts & Crafts
Buy! Tussle Cream CutsSmalltown Supersound
Buy! ElksElksdemo
Buy! The Lonely ForestWe Sing the Body Electric!Burning Building
Buy! Smile BrigadeEering, Creaky EPTilton House


Week: 02/13/2009 - 02/19/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Neko CaseMiddle CycloneAnit-
Buy! Gui BorattoTake My Breath AwayKompakt
Buy! TelepatheDance MotherIamsound
Buy! Mirah(a)speraK
Buy! (Various)War Child presents HeroesAstralwerks
Buy! Say HiOohs & AahsBarsuk
Buy! The Low Frequency in StereoFutureRune Grammofon
Buy! (Various)Fly Girls!Soul Jazz
Buy! Marissa NadlerLittle HellsKemado
Buy! (Various)08/09 XLXL
Buy! Justin Townes EarleMidnight at the MoviesBloodshot
Buy! WavvesWavvvesFat Possum
Buy! The Invisible SurfersTill That DayGo-Kustom
Buy! Katharine Hepburn's VoiceStand UpSelf-released
Buy! I Was A KingIt's All You / Norman BleikHype City/Morningside
Buy! Port O'BrienWinterSelf-released


Week: 02/06/2009 - 02/12/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! MorrisseyYears of RefusalLost Highway
Buy! M. WardHold TimeMerge
Buy! Police TeethReal Size Monster SeriesBlood City
Buy! ArbouretumSong of the PearlThrill Jockey
Buy! See Me RiverThe Great UnwashedAviation/Don't Stop Believin'
Buy! Riverboat GamblersUnderneath the OwlVolcom
Buy! Ladyfinger (ne)DuskSaddle Creek
Buy! Abe VigodaReviverPPM
Buy! The Golden FilterDemos + Remixesdemo
Buy! Spook the HorseScarlettSelf-released
Buy! The NaturebotThe SchneblyPleasure Boat
Buy! Bosque BrownBabyBurnt Toast Vinyl
Buy! (Various)Freshly Composted Vol. 3: Compost DreihundertCompost
Buy! Nat King Cole / (Various)Re: GenerationsCapitol
Buy! Hudson MohawkePolyfolk Dance EPWarp
Buy! SpacemanThis Is That FireSportn' Life
Buy! Chris JossSticksEighteenth Street Lounge
Buy! PeasantOn the GroundPaper Garden
Buy! Freddie McGregorMr. McGregorVP
Buy! Architecture in HelsinkiThat BeepPolyvinyl


Week: 01/30/2009 - 02/05/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! (Various)Dark Was the Night4AD
Buy! N.A.S.A.The Spirit of ApolloAnti-
Buy! IranDissolverNarnack
Buy! Gun OutfitDim LightPPM
Buy! Eleni MandellArtificial FireZedtone
Buy! HotelsWhere Hearts Go BrokeHidden Shoal
Buy! The Redwood PlanThe Redwood PlanFish the Cat
Buy! Asobi SeksuHushPolyvinyl
Buy! Mad RadWhite GoldSelf-released
Buy! SholiSholiQuarterstick
Buy! WidowerWidowerEminence
Buy! The Von BondiesLove Hate and Then There's YouMajordomo
Buy! Extra GoldenThank You Very QuicklyThrill Jockey
Buy! Lily AllenIt's Not Me, It's YouCapitol
Buy! Mr. ScruffNinja TunaNinja Tune
Buy! TrentalangeAwakening, Level OneCoco Tauro
Buy! PufferfishLollygag demosdemo
Buy! The Fascination MovementZero Point Five (0.5)Aube
Buy! Ladyfinger (ne)DuskSaddle Creek
Buy! BalmorheaAll Is Wild, All Is SilentWestern Vinyl
Buy! Hello Seahorse!Hoy A Las OchoMagic Marker
Buy! That GhostYoung Fridaystwosyllable
Buy! Doug PaisleyDoug PaisleyNo Quarter
Buy! Shahrokh Sound of K.Dripping PointCompost
Buy! VetiverTight KnitSub Pop
Buy! Dent MayThe Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent UkulelePaw Tracks
Buy! Colossal YesCharlemagne's Big ThawBa Da Bing


Week: 01/23/2009 - 01/29/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! The Love LanguageThe Love LanguageBladen Country
Buy! Dan AuerbachKeep It HidNonesuch
Buy! The FauntsFeel.Love.Thinking.Of.Friendly Fire
Buy! Bon IverBlood BankJagjaguwar
Buy! The BanyansThe BanyansSelf-released
Buy! Black Joe Lewis & the HoneybearsBlack Joe Lewis & the HoneybearsLost Highway
Buy! FilastineDirty BombSoot/Post-World Industries
Buy! Dex Romweber DuoRuins of BerlinBloodshot
Buy! The Guild LeageSpeak UpMatinee
Buy! Wheels on FireGet Famous!Big Legal Mess
Buy! KinkyBarracudaNettwerk
Buy! Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3Goodnight OsloYep Roc
Buy! El GoodoCoyoteGrease
Buy! Painted HillsMagnoliaSelf-released
Buy! Bubblegum LemonadeDoubleplusgoodMatinee
Buy! Latvian RadioSeven Layers of Self-DefenseBelpid
Buy! The Hermit CrabsCorrespondence CourseMatinee
Buy! (Various)Free Yr Radio 2008 BenefitFree Yr Radio
Buy! The I Love MyselfsShow StopperUnsmashable


Week: 01/16/2009 - 01/22/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Fever RayFever RayMute
Buy! William Elliott WhitmoreAnimals in the DarkAnti-
Buy! Antony and the JohnsonsThe Crying LightSecretly Canadian
Buy! Beirut // RealpeopleMarch of the Zapotec // HollandBa Da Bing
Buy! Late of the PierFantasy Black ChannelAstralwerks
Buy! PhosphorescentTo WillieDead Oceans
Buy! Jason Isbell and the 400 UnitJason Isbell and the 400 UnitLightning Rod
Buy! Franz FerdinandTonight: Franz FerdinandDomino
Buy! P.O.S.Never BetterRhymesayers
Buy! Eastern GripGriptheriaSelf-released
Buy! The Gift MachineGood Bye Good Luckknw-yr-own
Buy! Dept of EnergyFasterRoam
Buy! They Live!The Drobots SagaSelf-released
Buy! PickwickPickwickDemo
Buy! The RaconteursTop YourselfThird Man/Warner Bros.
Buy! DJ SunPara EPSoular Grooves


Week: 01/09/2009 - 01/15/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! The Pains of Being Pure at HeartThe Pains of Being Pure at HeartSlumberland
Buy! Titus AndronicusThe Airing of GrievancesXL
Buy! Andrew BirdNoble BeastFat Possum
Buy! Surf CitySurf CityMorr
Buy! Matt & KimGrandFader
Buy! Cotton JonesParanoid CocoonSuicide Squeeze
Buy! Panda & AngelDemosself-released
Buy! A.C. NewmanGet GuiltyMatador
Buy! J. TillmanVacilando Territory BluesWestern Vinyl
Buy! The GourdsHaymaker!Yep Roc
Buy! (Various)SweetheartStarbucks Entertainment
Buy! Mark Olson & Gary LourisReady for the FloodNew West
Buy! Kurt VileConstant HitmakerGulcher
Buy! GlasvegasGlasvegasColumbia
Buy! Kaylee ColeWe're Still Here Missing Youself-released
Buy! JusticeA Cross the UniverseBecause/Ed Banger/Atlantic
Buy! Loney DearDear JohnPolyvinyl
Buy! Neko CasePeople Gotta Lotta NerveAnti-
Buy! M. WardNever Had Nobody Like YouMerge
Buy! Split Lip RayfieldI'll Be Aroundself-released
Buy! PPPAbundanceUbiquity
Buy! Beausoliel avec Michael DoucetAlligator PurseYep Roc


Week: 01/04/2009 - 01/08/2009
Rank Artist Album Label
Buy! Animal CollectiveMerriweather Post PavilionDomino
Buy! ThreatmanticsUpbeat LoveDomino
Buy! NovalimaCoba CobaCumbancha
Buy! The FeaturesSome Kind of SalvationSelf-Released
Buy! Alice RussellPot of GoldSix Degrees
Buy! Sleepy Eyes of DeathDark SignalsMass Mvmnt/ Sleep Capsule
Buy! Rokia TraoreTchamantcheNonesuch
Buy! Branden Daniel & Everybody Gets Laid"Self-Titled"Flotation
Buy! DJ SignifyOf CitiesBully
Buy! North TwinStronger at the Broken PlacesSelf-Released
Buy! KJ SawkaUndefined ConnectivitySelf-Released
Buy! Deer CityStrawberry DollsSelf-Released
Buy! Robert PollardThe Crawling DistanceGuided by Voices Inc.
Buy! (Various)No New Enemies, Vol. 1Moongadget
Buy! SideshowSideshow presents Admit OneAus
Buy! Radio SoulwaxPart of the Weekend Never DiesPIAS
Buy! We Wrote the Book on ConnectorsRide It Out Like a Turbo HorseSelf-Released
Buy! Sin Fang BousClangourMorr
Buy! Andrew BirdFitz and the DizzyspellsFat Possum
Buy! MorriseyI'm Throwing My Arms Around ParisLost Highway
Buy! A.C. NewmanThe Palace at 4 a.m.Matador
Buy! LevatorThe Biggest Waves Come at NightSelf-Released
Buy! Minotaur ShockAmateur DramaticsAudio Dregs
Buy! Jose GonzalezLive at Park Ave: 01 March 2008Imperial/ Mute



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