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Lists: Music editor Joe Heim's top albums of 2009

MikaThe "superpop" of Mika's "The Boy Who Knew Too Much" was a highlight of 2009.

Washington Post music editor Joe Heim is a man of few words, thoughtful and succinct. Here he offers up his favorite albums of 2009 and provides a two-word description for each. Good stuff.

Visqueen, “Message To Garcia
Message delivered.

Mika, “The Boy Who Knew Too Much”
Rufus-y superpop.

Darlings, “Yeah I Know”
Velvety goodness.

K’naan, “Troubadour”
Truerapport.

Girls, “Album”
Not generic.

Bob Dylan, “Together Through Life
Old faithful.

(The rest of the list, after the jump.)

Double Dagger, “More”
Rock rage.

Them Crooked Vultures, “Them Crooked Vultures”
Stars power.

Mos Def, “The Ecstatic”
No static.

Brad Paisley, “American Saturday Night
Country’s Springsteen.

And two others I also loved:

The Swell Season, “Strict Joy”

John Fogerty, “The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again”

By David Malitz  |  December 31, 2009; 1:00 PM ET
Categories:  Lists  | Tags: Bob Dylan, Brad Paisley, Darlings, Double Dagger, Girls, John Fogerty, K'naan, Mika, Mos Def, Swell Season, Them Crooked Vultures, Visqueen  
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