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SoundsXP Writers Poll 2009 - Best Album, Single and Live Act

Article written by Paul M - Dec 26, 2009

Best of 2009
Best of 2009
Once again our writers have delved back through the hazy mists of their befuddled minds and delivered their verdict on the year just gone to conjure up a list of the very best.

The outcome proves to be a collective mark of appreciation to the scuzzy guitar hounds from NYC, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, winners of the album and singles of the year awards and also top three in the live act category.

Anyway, enough of the wibble, here's the results:

Albums

1. Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Pains of Being Pure at Heart
2. Grizzly Bear – Vecktamist
3. Micachu - Jewellery
4. The Horrors - Primary Colours
5. The XX - XX
6. Port O’Brien – Threadbare
7. Fanfarlo - Reservoir
8. Let’s Wrestle - In the Court of the Wrestling Let’s
9. Future of the Left – Travels With Myself and Another
10. Mumford and Sons - Sigh No More
11. Sin Fang Bous - Clangour
12. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
13. Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
14. Darren Hayman and the Secondary Modern - Pram Town
15. Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances
16. Cate Le Bon - Me Oh My
17. Manic Street Preachers – Journal for Plague Lovers
18. 6 Day Riot - 6 Day Riot Have A Plan
19. Tyvek - s/t
20. God Help The Girl - God Help The Girl

Singles

1. Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Young Adult Fiction
2. The Humms – Are You Dead?
3. Mumford and Sons – Little Lion Man
4. The Rayographs - Francis
5. Fergus & Geronimo - Harder Than It’s Ever Been
6. Hockey - Too Fake
7. The Magic Kids - Hey Boy
8. God Help The Girl – Come Monday Night
9. Exlovers - Photobooth
10. Allo, Darlin' - Henry Rollins Don't Dance
11. Passion Pit – Chunk of Change EP
12. Betty and the Werewolves - David Cassidy
13. Animal Collective - My Girls
14. The Horrors - Sea Within A Sea
15. The School - And Suddenly
16. Wavves – So Bored
17. Nodzzz - Is She There
18. Micachu & the Shapes – Lips
19. Race Horses - Cake
20. The Breeders - Fate Not Fatal

Live Acts

1. Mumford & Sons
2. Screaming Tea Party
3. Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
4. Specific Heats
5. Pete & the Pirates
6. Future of the Left
7. Darren Hayman
8. The Gories
9. Standard Fare
10. Titus Andronicus
11. Port O'Brien
12. Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards
13. Art Brut
14. Smoke Fairies
15. The Broken Family Band
16. Beth Jeans Houghton
17. Richard Hawley
18. Shrag
19. Herman Dune
20. Of Montreal

Comps/Re-issues

1. Various Artists - Dark Was The Night
2. Hefner – We Love The City
3. Various Artists – Songs for the Dog & Duck
4. Billy Childish - Archives From 1959: The Billy Childish Story
5. The Manhattan Love Suicides - The Manhattan Love Suicides
6. Various Artists - Play Some Pool, Skip Some School, Act Real Cool – A Global Pop 7. Tribute to Bruce Springsteen
7. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
8. Various Artists - Destroy That Boy! More Girls With Guitars
9. Monks - Black Monk Time
10. Various artists - Indietracks - an indiepop compilation

Links:
http://www.thepainsofbeingpureatheart.com
http://www.mumfordandsons.com

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