Check out Best of 2009 lists from members of Less Than Jake, Hot Water Music, Rehasher and more here: Best Of 2009 Lists.
Nate Gangelhoff of Off with Their Heads/Banner PilotDear Landlord - Dream Homes
Little Lungs - Hoist Me Up!
New Creases - Self Titled
Tegan and Sara - Sainthood
House Boat - The Delaware Octopus
Teenage Bottlerocket - They Came From the Shadows
The Menzingers - Hold on Dodge
Ringers - Hurry Up and Wait
Frank Turner - Poetry of the Deed
Dead to Me - African Elephants
Matt Sweeting of Assholeparadeit was hard this year to keep it down to ten..
best record of the year was paintbox-trip trance travelling damn it rules form beginning to end..
-reigning sound- love and curses lp
-obits- i blame you lp
-slayer--world painted blood lp
-the bomb-speed is everything lp
-religious as fuck/american cheeseburger lp
-diet coke heads- Jons 7" and the live tape
-mourne-untold wait lp
-morepheme/D clone 7"
best live bands: cult ritual, antimaster, masshysteri, no friends, nuclear death terror and the AP set of best friends day that was really cool
Ben Thorne of Low Red LandHere's my best of the year:
Pissed Jeans - King of Jeans
Polvo - In Prism
Saviours - Accelerated Living
Tartufi - Nests of Wave and Wire
Birds & Batteries - Up to No Good EP
Coalesce - OX
Burnt by the Sun - Heart of Darkness
Yob - The Great Cessation
Kowloon Walled City - Gambling on the Richter Scale
Cave In - Planets of Old EP
Finn Riggins - Vs. Wilderness
Future of the Left - Travels with Myself and Another
The Jesus Lizard and Black Elk @ the Fillmore
Shellac and Arcwelder @ the Great American Music Hall
Liquid Limbs, Averkiou, Prize Country, Planes Mistaken for Stars reunion, Jared Grabb, City of Ships, and a bunch of other bands @ the Fest 8
Kaci Garcia of Dirtnap Records
Goodnight Loving - Arcobaleno
Box Elders- Alice and Friends
Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Primary Colours
White Wires- Self Titled
Thomas Function- In The Valley of Sickness
King Khan and BBQ Show- Invisible Girl
The Spits- School's Out
Mean Jeans- Are You Serious?
Ace Frehley- Anomaly