Damn! Only half-way through the year and so many great musicians have put out some killer albums! It was far too hard just to keep it at five albums, so I had to bump it to 10 and even that was tough. I can’t wait to see what the latter half of 2009 has in store for us. But for now, here’s GrimyGoods’ Top 10 Albums of the first half of 2009. Also check out 2008’s top ten!
Yeah Yeah Yeahs “It’s Blitz!” (Interscope)
Dan Auerbach “Keep It Hid” (Nonesuch)
Kasabian “West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum” (Red Inc)
Black Lips “200 Million Thousand” (Vice)
Bjork “Voltaic” (Nonesuch)
Metric “Fantasies” (Last Gang)
Jenny Owen Youngs “Transmitter Failure” (Nettwerk Records)
Mos Def “The Ecstatic” (Downtown)
The Dirty Projectors “Bitte Orca” (Domino)
Eels “Hombre Lobo” (Vagrant Records)
What albums are on your top for 2009?