You may have already read about my Top 10 albums list for 2009 published online in the Pazz & Jop Critics’ Poll in the recent issue of the Village Voice. As a bonus, I am including video clips for each release, in case you want to get better acquainted with the artists and albums I selected. Three of the videos below are live performances as no official clips for those songs are available.
1. APOPTYGMA BERZERK “Apollo (Live On Your TV)” from Rocket Science.
2. FAITH AND THE MUSE “Battle Hymn” from :ankoku butoh:.
3. EMILIE AUTUMN “Misery Loves Company” from Opheliac.
4. JOHN GORKA “Where No Monument Stands” from So Dark You See.
5. LEAVES’ EYES “My Destiny” from Njord.
6. MUSE “Uprising” from The Resistance.
7. KRISTEEN YOUNG “The Depression Contest” from Music for Strippers, Hookers, and the Odd On-Looker.
8. COLLIDE “Comfortably Numb” from These Eyes Before.
9. DEAD BY SUNRISE “Let Down” from Out Of Ashes.
10. STEVEN WILSON “Harmony Korine” from Insurgentes.