BEST OF 2009: Small Brown Bike, Johnny B (Side One Dummy), Sean Morris (Runner Up Records)

Folks from your favorite bands and labels keep sending us Best of 2009 lists, and in an extreme display of benevolence we're going to continue sharing them with you. Today we've got lists from 3/4 of Small Brown Bike, Johnny B of Side One Dummy Records and Sean Morris of Runner Up Records.

Check out Best of 2009 lists from members of Less Than Jake, Hot Water Music, Rehasher and more here: Best Of 2009 Lists. Also, don't forget to check out our staff reviewers' lists, and be sure to come back on Tuesday (that's tomorrow) for lists from the editors.

Small Brown Bike

Small Brown Bike


Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures
Bowerbirds - Upper Air
Mew - No More Stories…
Glorytellers - Atone
Coalesce - OX + OXEP
Mike Hale - Lives Like Mine
Cheap Girls - My Roaring 20's
Obits - I Blame You
Cursive - Mama, I'm Swollen
The Antlers - Hospice



The Paper Chase - Someday This Could All Be Yours
Zu - Carboniferous
Dead Man's Bones - Dead Man's Bones
Beirut - March of the Zapotec
The Black Heart Procession - Six
Be My Weapon - Be My Weapon
Cursive - Mama, I'm Swollen
Julian Plenti - Julian Plenti Is…Skyscraper
Soulsavers - Broken
Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures



1. Dead Man’s Bones "ST"
2. Grizzly Bear "Veckatimest"
3. Amanda Blank "I Love You"
4. Animal Collective "Merriweather Post Pavilion"
5. Swan Lake "Enemy Mine"
6. Bon Iver "Blood Bank"
7. Cheap Girls "My Roaring 20’s"
8. The Lonely Island "Incredibad"
9. Dark Was The Night "Compilation"
10. Blackout Beach "Skin of Evil"

Johnny B of Side One Dummy Records

(In no particular order)

1. NOFX Backstage Passport DVD (Fat Wreck Chords)
2. Fake Problems "It's Great to Be Alive" (SideOneDummy)
3. Mariachi El Bronx "Mariachi El Bronx" (Swami)
4. David Bazan "Curse Your Branches" (Barsuk Records)
5. Broadway Calls "Good Views, Bad News" (SideOneDummy)
6. Bruce Springsteen's guest appearance with the Gaslight Anthem at Hard Rock Calling in London
7. Jay Z- Blue Print 3 (Roc Nation)
8. The Thermals "Now We Can See" (Kill Rock Stars)
9. Pearl Jam "Backspacer" (Monkeywrench Records)
10. Dear Landlord "Dream Homes" (No Idea)
11. Chuck Ragan "Gold Country" (SideOneDummy)
12. The Avett Brothers "I and Love and You" (American)
13. The Menzingers "Hold On Dodge" (Red Scare)
14. Propaghandi "Supporting Caste" (Smallman)
15. Jimmy Eat World "Clarity 10x Tour"

Sean Morris of Runner Up Records

1. slingshot dakota - demo #3 (best band on duh earth)
2. dave house - intersections
3. iron chic - shitty rambo
4. paint it black - amnesia
5. bangers / break the habit - split
6. mighty mighty bosstones - pin points and gin joints
7. the bomb - the bomb
8. rvivr - life moves
9. shook ones - unquotable amh
10. end of a year - end of a year