by / December 18th, 2009 /

Best of Lists: State’s albums of 2009 – 75 to 51

Monday will see the start of our countdown of the top fifty albums of the year, as voted for by State’s esteemed team of writers and photographers. In the meantime, however, we’ll whet your appetite with a brief rundown of the twenty five albums that didn’t quite make that half century. Make your howls of protestation below and see you after the weekend for the real action….
75-51 | 50-41 | 40-31 | 30-21 | 20-1

75. Wild Beasts- Two Dancers
74. Noah and the Whale – The First Days Of Spring
73. Lily Allen – It’s Not Me, It’s You


Lily Allen – Who’d Have Known on MUZU

72. Clues – Clues
71. The Thermals – Now We Can See
70. Mos Def – The Ecstatic
69. Bats- Red In Tooth And Claw
68. Antony & the Johnsons – The Crying Light
67. Thee Oh Sees – Help
66. The Horrors – Primary Colours
65. David Kitt – The Nightsaver
64. Cold Cave – Love Comes Close
63. Raekwon – Built For Cuban Linx 2
62. Local Natives – Gorilla Manor

61. Manic Street Preachers – Journal For Plague Lovers
60. Jim O’Rourke- The Visitor
59. Shackleton – EPs
58. Monsters Of Folk – Monsters Of Folk

57. Major Lazer – Guns Don’t Kill People Lazers Do
56. Little Boots – Hands
55. Fanfarlo – Reservoir
54. Bill Callahan – Sometimes I Wish I Were An Eagle
53. Soap & Skin – Lovetune For Vacuum
52. Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard – ‘Em Are I
51. Editors – In This Light And On This Evening


EDITORS – Papillon on MUZU

  • Raekwon at 63. Cripes.

  • Homer

    Not one to say that a poll is “wrong” but Primary Colours that Low on the list – shame on yourselves.

  • Hil

    Indeed. If the Horrors haven’t even made the top 50, then… gulp.