Alas, dear friends, for I fear little Phoenix may have squeezed into the mainstream. And Animal Collective? Really? Maybe we're safe for another year, I don't know. Anyway bonjour and welcome to le top 10 for 2009 as dictated by NMB. No Grizzly Bear, no thanks. No Kasabian, no thanks. Just pure 2009 style quality, a vintage year that competes strongly with 2008.
- Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
- Passion Pit - Manners
- Deadmau5 - For Lack of a Better Name
- Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion
- DM Stith - Heavy Ghost
- Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms
- Sally Shapiro - My Guilty Pleasure
- St Vincent - Actor
- Au Revoir Simone - Still Night, Still Light
- The Thermals - Now We Can See
And best music related video has to (by so far it's not even really fair) go to Spike Jonze and Kanye. Congratulations?