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10.  Jay-Z Blueprint 3:  Jay-Z comes out of retirement a second time and delivers a solid effort.  It’s not Blueprint 2 but “Empire State of Mind” is worth the price of the album alone. 

9.   Norah Jones The Fall:  I don’t care what some of the internet trolls think; Norah Jones is the real deal.  She grows up on The Fall and delivers her most mature album to date.  There’s no sunshine on this record and that’s a good thing. 

8.  Nirvana Live At Reading:  Sometimes I need a reminder of why Nirvana was so important to music.  This came at a good time.  A popular bootleg gets released on CD/DVD at the peak of Nirvana’s career.  Classic live album. 

7.  Julian Casablancas Phrazes for the Young:  Strokes lead singer follows his band mates and goes solo.  The result is fresh and slightly experimental record with some great tracks on it (see “Out of the Blue” & “11th Dimension”).   

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I’ve tried and tried not to post anything Animal Collective related, but I can no longer hold back.  Their new album Merriweather Post Pavilion is going to be the album to beat in 2009.  It’s really really good.

I’ve dipped my toes into the proverbial Animal Collective pool a couple of times now (Strawberry Jam and Feels), but just didn’t get it.  And to be honest on my first listen of MPP I didn’t get it either.  Three listens later I’m hooked.  Here’s the video for “My Girls”.  Please enjoy.

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