50 Unheralded Albums from 2009

Honorable mentions

The Bastard Noise: Rogue Astronaut (Gravity, 1/13/09)

Gutbucket: A Modest Proposal (Cuneiform, 1/20/09)

Ephel Duath: Through My Dog’s Eyes (Earache, 1/26/09)

Jamie Saft: Black Shabbis (Tzadik, 1/27/09)

Harmonic 313: When Machines Exceed Human Intelligence (Warp, 2/2/09)

Irepress: Sol Eye Sea I (Translation Loss, 2/17/09)

Powersolo: Bloodskinbones (Crunchy Frog, 3/3/09)

Soap & Skin: Lovetune for Vacuum (PIAS UK, 3/16/09)

Fever Ray: s/t (Mute, 3/24/09)

Bob Log III: My Shit is Perfect (Birdman, 3/31/09)

JG Thirlwell: The Venture Bros.: The Music of JG Thirlwell (Williams Street, 4/7/09)

Isis: Wavering Radiant (Ipecac, 5/5/09)

Nomo: Invisible Cities (Ubiquity, 5/5/09)

Upsilon Acrux: Radian Futura (Cuneiform, 5/19/09)

Busdriver: Jhelli Beam (Anti-, 6/9/09)

Tortoise: Beacons of Ancestorship (Thrill Jockey, 6/9/09)

Dave Douglas & Brass Ecstasy: Spirit Moves (Greenleaf Music, 6/16/09)

Dysrhythmia: Psychic Maps (Relapse, 7/7/09)

Eyedea & Abilities: By the Throat (Rhymesayers, 7/21/09)

Squarepusher: Solo Electric Bass 1 (Warp, 8/17/09)

Cougar: Patriot (Ninja Tune, 9/1/09)

Rodrigo y Gabriela: 11:11 (ATO, 9/8/09)

Polvo: In Prism (Merge, 9/8/09)

End: The Dangerous Class (Hymen, 9/15/09)

Ahleuchatistas: Of the Body Prone (Tzadik, 9/29/09)

Air: Love 2 (Astralwerks, 10/16/09)

Shrinebuilder: s/t (Neurot, 10/20/09)

Ben Frost: By the Throat (Bedroom Community, 11/10/09)

Raise the Red Lantern: s/t (At A Loss, 11/3/09)

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