A-Z on our headphones: best out of town music

Why it sure is a big ole world out there. The best non-local music we're listening to in 2009


A Camp, Colonia

Animal Collective, Merriweather Post Pavilion

Antony & the Johnsons, Crying Light

Arctic Monkeys, Humbug


Band of Skulls, Baby Darling Doll Face Honey

Bell Orchestre, As Seen Through Windows

Andrew Bird, Noble Beast

The Black Crowes, Before the Frost... Until the Freeze

Black Feelings, Black Feelings

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Tell 'em What Your Name Is!


Bill Callahan, Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

Neko Case, Middle Cyclone

Vic Chesnutt, At the Cut

Clues, Clues


DD/MM/YYYY, Black Square

D-Sisive, Let the Children Die

Dan Deacon, Bromst

Dave Matthews Band, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King

The Dead Weather, Horehound

Deep Sleep, Paranoid Futures

Diemonds, In the Rough

Dirty Projectors, Bitte Orca

DOOM, Born Like This

Doves, Kingdom of Rust


Fever Ray, Fever Ray

GG King, GG King

Grass Widow, Grass Widow Handsome Furs, Face Control

Tim Hecker, Imaginary Country

Levon Helm, Electric Dirt

Hidden Cameras, Origin: Orphan

Hot Panda, Volcanobloody Volcano

Ian Hunter, Man Overboard


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Jay-Z, The Blueprint III

The King Khan & BBQ Show, Invisible Girl K'naan, Troubadour

Little Girls, Concepts

Lightning Dust, Infinite Light

Lover!, Worthless/Little Tramp


Malajube, Labyrinthes

Marvelous Darlings, The Only Ones For Miles

Metric, Fantasies

Micachu & the Shapes, Jewellery

Mishka, Above the Bones

Mos Def, The Ecstatic

John Mulaney, The Top Part

The Novaks, Things Fall Apart


Passion Pit, Manners

Pearl Jam, Backspacer

Peter Bjorn and John, Living Thing

Pony Up!, Stay Gold

Psyched to Die, Sterile Walls


Rick Ross, Deeper Than Rap

The Rural Alberta Advantage, Hometowns


Shotgun Jimmie, Still Jimmie

Sister Suvi, Now I Am Champion

Sonic Youth, Eternal

Soundtrack of Our Lives, Communion

Regina Spektor, Far Spiral Beach, The Only Really Thing

Charles Spearin, The Happiness Project

Tegan and Sara, Sainthood

Think About Life, Family

Timber Timbre, Timber Timbre

Tinariwen, Imidiwan: Companions

The Tragically Hip, We Are the Same

Tyvek, Tyvek


Valleys, Sometimes Water Kills People

Wavvves, Wavvves

Vivian Girls, Everything Goes Wrong

The Weather Station, The Line

The White Wires, The White Wires


Yeah Yeah Yeahs, It's Blitz!

Yo La Tengo, Popular Songs

The Yolks, The Yolks

You Say Party! We Say Die!, Xxxx

Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson, Breakup

Pete Yorn, Back and Fourth

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