20 to 16: Top Albums of 2009
Words by Scenewave Oz - Published on January 7, 2010
20. The Juan Maclean – The Future Will Come
A fantastic album from a product of the James Murphy school of how to make awesome beats.
Standout track: One Day
19. Micachu – Jewellery
The masters of the unusual. Micachu have been known to create their own instruments, and on one track they even use a vacuum cleaner! A sound that, like Metronomy, will take a little while to catch on… but once it does, there’s no going back.
Standout track: Golden Phone
18. MSTRKRFT – Fist of God
All that’s great about 2009 electro-house music. Some killer tracks which brought MSTRKRFT well and truely into the mainstream. Not to mention a cameo from one John Legend.
Standout track: Heartbreaker
17. Local Natives – Gorilla Manor
A new release, and recent triple J feature album, Local Natives recieved rave reviews earlier in the year at a host of live gigs accross the US. An album sure to catch on in 2010, Local Natives have that ‘in’ sound, as Paul Lester from the guardian notes, “they’re the Weekend Foxes, A Fleet of Arcade Vampires On Fire”. Well Said.
Standout Track: Airplanes
16. Jack Penate – Everything Is New
One of a host of fantastic pop releases in 2009. Penate hit his stride in this sophmore release, receiving favourable reviews accross the board.
Standout track: Be The One