Top 10 Debut Albums of 2009

2009 has been quite the year for debut albums! With bands like The Big Pink and The XX taking the world by storm on just the first lick, they’ve left a lot of hope and inspiration for other up-and-coming bands. After talking to the Grimygoods contributors, friends and fellow music snobs, here’s our list of the Top 10 Debut Albums of 2009! (Three are from LA!)

What were you favorite debut albums?

The Big Pink
A Brief History of Love
(4ad Records)
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The XX
XX
(Xl Recordings)
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Local Natives
Gorilla Manor
(Infectious) UK release/Frenchkiss Records)
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Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Up From Below
(Vagrant Records)
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Fanfarlo
Reservoir
(Atlantic / Wea)
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Strange Boys
The Strange Boys and Girls Club
(In the Red Records/Rough Trade)
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Fool’s Gold
Fool’s Gold
(Iamsound)
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Those Darlins
Those Darlins
(Thirty Tigers)
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Girls
Girls
(True Panther)
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Freelance Whales
Weathervanes
(Frenchkiss Records)
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Honorable Mentions:
Both of these bands are obviously amazing. And although debut albums, they’re supergroups! I don’t think it’d be fair when to truly consider them a “debut.”

The Dead WeatherHorehoud (WEA/Reprise
Monsters of FolkMonsters of Folk (Shangri-La)

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  6. Natti Lebose

    It’s so cool that u made a top 10 list for new bands. Fuck that MTV lady gaga, Miley Cyrus crap!!!!!

  7. Sandy Post author

    I do enjoy Passion Pit, but they’re just a lil too happy-go-lucky-candy-corn for me to put above the other electro bands I have on the list.

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