My Top 11 Favorite Albums of 2009:
11. Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
Easily the most frenzied and chaotic live band I’ve seen this year.
Essential Tracks: French Navy, The Sweetest Thing
10. NOFX - Coaster
Wasn’t expecting much, but they did far better than their two main 1990's California punk contemporaries that released records this year (Green Day and Rancid). My Orphan Year is absolutely heartbreaking and will go down as one of the all time great NOFX songs (if it hasn’t already).
Essential Tracks: My Orphan Year, Eddie, Bruce, And Paul
9. Lucero – 1372 Overton Park
The horns are a bit jarring at first and there’s a…