The Year End List, Part 3: Honorable Mentions, The Worst Albums of 2009

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There’s always those albums that you really want to include on your list, but just can’t find enough love for them to work them into the top ten position. I found a lot of these on-the-fence albums this year; I knew they weren’t top ten material, but they were close. So, in no particular order, here are the other albums I was digging this year.

The Honorable Mentions

Ahab – The Divinity of Oceans

Russian Circles – Geneva

Daïtro – Y

Extreme Noise Terror – Law of Retaliation

Baroness – Blue Record

Native – Wrestling Moves

Irepress – Sol Eye Sea I

Paria – The Barnacle Cordious

The Red Chord – Fed Through the Teeth Machine

The Appleseed Cast – Sagarmatha

The Number Twelve Looks Like You – Worse Than Alone

Between the Buried & Me – The Great Misdirect

The Worst Albums of 2009

1. I See Stars – 3D

2. Atreyu – Congregation of the Damned

3. The Devil Wears Prada – With Roots Above and Branches Below

The Big Three – Dirty Projectors vs. Grizzly Bear vs. Animal Collective?

1. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest

2. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion

3. Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca

That’s it! The end of 2009. As I write this, the first day of 2010 has almost passed. I hope you have a great year and live life to the fullest in this new year.

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