2009 favorites (best of)

Fever Ray - s/t
dark and beautiful synth electronica, electro nu-rock
Tribe - Rebirth
modern cosmic jazz groove, modern kozmigroov, jazz-n-groove
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
indie synth pop-rock
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz
nu-wave synth alt-pop, indie rock
The xx - xx
atmospheric moody indie rock
Silversun Pickups - Swoon
90's alt-rock, smashing pumpkins
Miike Snow - s/t
electro-pop, synth alt-pop
Mr. Chop - Lightworlds
fuzzed-out instrumental cosmic funk
Steven Wilson - Insurgentes
modern prog-rock
Moby - wait for me
ambient electronic bedroom chill
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Ashes Grammar
shoegazer, dreamy electronic rock, like SeeFeel meets My Bloody Valentine
Nosaj Thing- Drift
abstract instrumental electronic beatcraft, glich-hop, bedroom electronica
Cold Cave - Love Comes Close
nu-wave 80's revival, dark and fuzzy synth alt-pop, like a brighter later Joy Division
Iron and Wine - Around The Well
nu-folk, alt-folk, indie folk rock
The Whip - X Marks Destination
nu-wave 80's revival, synth dance-n-rock, like a heavy early New Order
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
nu-rock, modern beach boys, indie rock
The Horrors - Primary Colours
retro moody post-punk, Wedding Present-ish, indie rock
The Clonious - Between The Dots
electronic glich-hop groove, future glich jazz
Wolfmother - Cosmic Egg
70's heavy rock with modern production
Regal - Time Past
jazzy funky moody beatcraft
Engineers - Three Fact Fader
Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
hypnotic shoegaze electronica
Jon Hopkins - Insides
lush techno
Andrew Bird - Nobel Beast
nu-folk rock, indie rock
Tosca - no hassle
downtempo, smokey electronic chill
Martyn - Great Lengths
dark dub-step
Natural Self - My Heart Beats Like a Drum
warm and fuzzy atmospheric acid jazz, electronic funky fuzz groove
Volcano Choir - Unmap
avant-garde nu-folk, Bon Iver crossed with mid-90s Tortoise
Dorian Concept - When Planets Explode
abstract instrumental glich-hop, contemporary electronic beatcraft