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The 2UpTop 2009 Review

"What we've liked in the world of music, comedy, tv, film and books......"

 

TOP 100 ALBUMS OF 2009

 

1 - img4  KASABIAN - WEST RYDER PAUPER LUNATIC ASYLUM

 

2 - img02  EDITORS - IN THIS LIGHT AND ON THIS EVENING

 

3 -  img03  DEPECHE MODE - SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE

 

4 - img13  HOWLING BELLS - RADIO WARS

 

5 - img5  YEAH YEAH YEAHS - IT'S BLITZ

 

6 - img3  DOVES - KINGDOM OF RUST

 

7 - img03  BATS FOR LASHES - TWO SUNS

 

8 - img8  IAN BROWN - MY WAY

 

 

9 - img9  MUSE - THE RESISTANCE

 

10 - img11 U2 - NO LINE ON THE HORIZON

 

11 - img11  FEVER RAY

 

12 - img12  PLACEBO - BATTLE FOR THE SUN

 

13 - img13  THE ENEMY - MUSIC FOR THE PEOPLE

 

14 - img14  PORCUPINE TREE - THE INCIDENT

 

15 - img15  KARNIVOOL - SOUND AWAKE

 

16 - img7  ARCTIC MONKEYS - HUMBUG

 

17 - img5  TEMPER TRAP - CONDITIONS

 

18 - img18  THE PRODIGY - INVADERS MUST DIE

 

19 - img190  MEW - NO MORE STORIES ARE TOLD TODAY, I'M SORRY THEY WASHED AWAY; NO MORE STORIES THE WORLD IS GREY, I'M TIRED LET'S WASH AWAY

 

20 - img20  MANIC STREET PREACHERS - JOURNAL FOR PLAGUE LOVERS

 

21 - img21  ALICE IN CHAINS - BLACK TURNS INTO BLUE

 

22 - XX  THE XX - XX

 

23 - img22  ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN - THE FOUNTAIN

 

24 - img23  AIR - LOVE2

 

25 - img24  FLORENCE & THE MACHINE - LUNGS

 

26 - img4  MARILLION - LESS IS MORE

 

27 - img26  MAPS - TURNING THE MIND

 

28 - img27  LA ROUX

 

29 - img28  SARAH BLASKO - AS DAY FOLLOWS NIGHT

 

30 - img3  DAPPLED CITIES - ZOUNDS

 

31 - img30  WHITE LIES - TO LOSE MY LIFE...

 

32 - img31  ENGINEERS - THREE FACT FADER

 

33 - img32  BIFFY CLYRO - ONLY REVOLUTIONS

 

34 - img33  PEARL JAM - BACKSPACER

 

35 - img15 PJ HARVEY & JOHN PARISH - A WOMAN a MAN WALKED BY

 

36 - THE VIEW - WHICH BITCH?

 

37 - img14  SONIC YOUTH - THE ETERNAL

 

38 - BOXER REBELLION - UNION

 

39 - img18  ...AND YOU'LL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF THE DEAD - THE CENTURY OF SELF

 

40 - THE HORRORS - PRIMARY COLOURS

 

41 - THE MIDDLE EAST - THE RECORDINGS OF THE MIDDLE EAST

 

42 - QUEENSRYCHE - AMERICAN SOLDIER

 

43 - img42  WOLFMOTHER - COSMIC EGG

 

44 - img43  STEREOPHONICS - KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON

 

45 - img44  RICHARD BARBIERI - STRANGER WITHIN

 

46 - img45  MONSTERS OF FOLK

 

47 - img46  THEM CROOKED VULTURES

 

48 - GRIZZLY BEAR - VECKATIMEST                              49 - JACK PENATE - EVERYTHING IS NEW

 

50 - img3  THE DEAD WEATHER - HOREHOUND

 

51 - WILD BEASTS - TWO DANCERS

 

52 - img51  MOBY - WAIT FOR ME

 

53 - img1  IDLEWILD - POST ELECTRIC BLUES

 

54 - img53  ANGE TAKATS - ANISEED TEA

 

55 - ANIMAL COLLECTIVE - MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILLION

 

56 - img55  THE MARS VOLTA - OCTACHEDRON

 

57 - WILCO - WILCO

 

58 - img12  EMPIRE OF THE SUN - WALKING ON A DREAM

 

59 - img58  THE HOURS - SEE THE LIGHT

 

60 - GREEN DAY - 21st CENTURY BREAKDOWN

 

61 - img60  THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES - COMMUNION

 

62 - img61  MADNESS - THE LIBERTY OF NORTON FOLGATE

 

63 - THE CRIBS - IGNORE THE IGNORANT                               64 - JET - SHAKA ROCK

 

65 - img64  GIN - HOLY SMOKE

 

66 - img65  THE DEVOTED FEW - BABY YOU'RE A VAMPIRE

 

67 - img66  WHEEZER - RATITUDE

 

68 - SUBWAY - SUBWAY II

 

69 - img17  PURE REASON REVOLUTION - AMOR VINCIT OMNIA

 

70 - img69  LILY ALLEN - IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU

 

71 - ROYKSOPP - JUNIOR

 

72 - img71  ATHLETE - BLACK SWAN

 

73 - PHOENIX - WOLFGANG AMADEUS PHOENIX

 

74 - BROKEN RECORDS - UNTIL THE EARTH BEGINS TO PART

 

75 - THE DECEMBERISTS - THE HAZARDS OF LOVE

 

76 - img75  BADLY DRAWN BOY - IS THERE NOTHING WE COULD DO?

 

77 - img76  NOISETTES - WILD YOUNG HEARTS

 

78 - MUMFORD & SONS - SIGH NO MORE

 

79 - NOAH AND THE WHALE - THE FIRST DAYS OF SPRING           80 - JONSI & ALEX - RICEBOY SLEEPS

 

81 - img79  GALLOWS - GREY BRITAIN

 

82 - DEVENDRA BANHART - WHAT WILL BE WILL BE

 

83 - JARVIS COCKER - FURTHER COMPLICATIONS

 

84 - THE RUMBLE STRIPS - WELCOME TO THE WALK ALONE

 

85 - ENTER SHIKARI - COMMON DREADS 

 

86 - RICHARD HAWLEY - TRUELOVE'S GUTTER                         

 

87 - DIZZEE RASCAL - TONGUE N' CHEEK                             88 - MIKA - THE BOY WHO KNEW TOO MUCH

 

89 - img87  ESKIMO JOE - INSHALLA

 

90 - JAMIE T - KINGS & QUEENS                                91 - FUCK BUTTONS - TAROT SPORT

 

92 - GOLDEN SILVERS - TRUE ROMANCE

 

93 - img91  THE MISERS - AMPLIFIED LIFE STORIES

 

94 - img92  PARAMORE - BRAND NEW EYES

 

95 - img93  THE FLAMING LIPS - EMBRYONIC

 

96 - PETER DOHERTY - GRACE/WASTELANDS               97 - PREFAB SPROUT - LET'S CHANGE THE WORLD WITH MUSIC

 

98 - img97  LADY GAGA - THE FAME MONSTER

 

99 - TINARIWEN - IMIDIWAN COMPANIONS            100 - CONOR OBERST AND THE MYSTIC VALLEY BAND - OUTER SOUTH

 

 

TOP 100 FILMS OF 2009

 

1 - img3  DISTRICT 9

 

2 - img2  LOOKING FOR ERIC

 

3 - img3  THE BOX

 

4 - balibo BALIBO 

                                 

5 - paranormal_activity PARANORMAL ACTIVITY

 

6 - img6  HARRY BROWN

 

7 - img7  THE DAMNED UNITED

 

8 - powder_blue POWDER BLUE

 

9 - img9  SHERLOCK HOLMES

 

10 -  img35  INGLORIOUS BASTERDS

 

11 - img10  VALKYRIE

 

12 - img11  LE DONK AND SCOR ZAY-ZEE

 

13 - img4  AN EDUCATION

 

14 - img14  KATYN

 

15 - img15  ANGELS & DEMONS

 

16 - img16  THE HANGOVER

 

17 - in_the_loop IN THE LOOP

                     

18 - anvil ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL                     

 

19 - moon MOON 

                  

20 - the_firm THE FIRM

                   

21 - STATE OF PLAY                    22 - GRAND TORINO    

 

23 - img20  AWAYDAYS

 

24 - THE BOAT THAT ROCKED

 

25 - img22  KNOWING

 

26 - img23  THE SOLOIST

 

27 - GOMORRAH                              28 - DEFIANCE                              29 - (500) DAYS OF SUMMER

 

30 - img27  WINGED CREATURES

 

31 - DISGRACE                       32 - UP IN THE AIR                    33 - THE BOYS ARE BACK                   

 

34 - img28 STORAGE

 

35 - FISH TANK                    36 - VAN DIEMEN'S LAND

 

37 - img33  LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS

 

38 - THE COMBINATION                       39 - SAMSON & DELILAH

 

40 - img36  PUBLIC ENEMIES

 

41 - ELEGY                    42 - EDEN IS WEST

 

43 - img39  FLIGHT 666

 

44 - NOODLE                    45 - INVICTUS

 

46 - img43  TYSON

 

47 - img44  NOWHERE BOY

 

48 - IS ANYBODY THERE?                    49 - BRONSON                       50 - THE HURT LOCKER

 

51 - img40  BRUNO

 

52 - img147  THE INVENTION OF LYING

 

53 - THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS                       54 - LET THE RIGHT ONE IN                    55 - SHIFTY

 

56 - img53  THE INFORMANT

 

57 - THE ROAD

 

58 - img55  BUNNY AND THE BULL

 

59 - img56  ADVENTURELAND

 

60 - THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED                      61 - NICK & NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST                   

 

62 - IMG59  MY SISTER'S KEEPER

 

63 - DEPARTURES

 

64 - img61  ADAM

 

65 - DRAG ME TO HELL            66 - ZOMBIELAND            67 - STAR TREK

 

68 - THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS                    69 - WATCHMEN

 

70 - THE ARMY OF CRIME            71 - THE LOVELY BONES            72 - ANTICHRIST

 

73 - img70  TAKING OF PELHAM 123

 

74 - UP            75 - WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE            76 - SIN NOMBRE

 

77 - THE END OF THE LINE            78 - MACHAN            79 - FIFTY DEAD MEN WALKING

 

80 - JOHNNY MAD DOG            81 - THE HORSEMAN            82 - MESRINE: KILLER INSTINCT

 

83 - IMG80  A SERIOUS MAN

 

84 - NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 2                  85 - A CHRISTMAS CAROL                   86 - THE FANTASTIC MR FOX

 

87 - img84  CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS

 

88 - THE RED SHOES                                                 89 - ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD         

 

90 - THE TIME TRAVELLERS'S WIFE

 

91 - THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE            92 - THE COVE            93 - CORALINE

 

94 - img38  35 SHOTS OF RUM

 

95 - THE CLASS          96 - II DIVO          97 - CHERRY BLOSSOMS          98 - RED CLIFF          

 

99 - img9 NINE

 

100 - img36  BIRDWATCHERS                                

 

 

TOP 20 NOVELS OF 2009

 

1 - img8  THE DEATH OF BUNNY MUNRO by NICK CAVE

 

2 - img37  THE PRICE IF DARKNESS - GRAHAM HURLEY

 

3 - img10  THE HIPPOPOTAMUS by STEPHEN FRY

 

4 - img3  THE COMPLAINTS by IAN RANKIN

 

5 - img30  THE ENEMY by CHARLIE HIGSON

 

6 - img31  JULIET, NAKED by NICK HORNBY

 

7 - img39  IMPERIUM - ROBERT HARRIS

 

8 - img23  ZEITOUN by DAVE EGGERS

 

9 - img3  BIG MACHINE by VICTOR LA VALLE

 

10 - img4  AWAIT YOUR REPLY by DAN CHAON

 

11 - img1  JEFF IN VENICE, DEATH IN VARANASI by GEOFF DYER

 

12 - img5  TALES FROM OUTER SUBURBIA by SHAUN TAN

 

13 - img7  THE BOAT by NAM LE

 

14 - img6  THIS IS HOW by MARIE HYLAND

 

15 - img13  THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST by STIEG LARSSON

 

16 - img32  SIREN by TARA MOSS

 

17 - img20  88 LINES ABOUT 44 WOMEN by STEVEN LANG

 

18 - img24  GHOSTS & LIGHTNING by TREVOR BYRNE

 

19 - img3  HOLLYWOOD by CHARLES BUKOWSKI

 

20 - img2  IN OTHER ROOMS, OTHER WONDERS by DANIYAL MUEENUDDIN

 

 

TOP 20 AUTOBIOGRAPHIES/BIOGRAPHIES OF 2009

 

1 - img17  CHEEVER by BLAKE BAILEY                    2 - img11  OPEN - ANDRE AGASSI

 

3 - img14  THE LAST FIGHTING TOMMY            4 - img4  BEYOND THE BOOT CAMP - STEVE CLARIDGE

 

5 - img15  DAVE GAHAN by TREVOR BAKER                    6 - img14  THANKS FOR NOTHING - JACK DEE

 

7 - img7  FROM RIGHT-WING TO B-WING - MARK WARD    8 - img13  MY BOOKY WOOK - RUSSELL BRAND

 

9 - img9  39 DAYS OF GAZZA by STEVE PITTS          10 - img19  THE HACIENDA by PETER HOOK

 

11 - img9  I AM OZZY - OZZY OSBOURNE      12 - img16  MY SHIT LIFE SO FAR - FRANKIE BOYLE

 

13 - img1  MY FAVOURITE PEOPLE & ME - ALAN DAVIES    14 - img5  BIG MAN - CLARENCE CLEMONS & DON REO

 

15 - img7  DEMONS AND COCKTAILS - STUART CABLE    16 - img33  SATURDAY NIGHT PETER - PETER KAYE

 

17 - IMG5 BORN TO SCORE - DWIGHT YORKE      18 -  img12  DEAR FATTY - DAWN FRENCH

 

19 - img16  MOZIPEDIA: THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MORRISSEY AND THE SMITHS by SIMON GODDARD

 

- 20 - img3  ROUTE 19 REVISITED by MARCUS GRAY  img4 NO SMOKE, NO FIRE - DAVE JONES

 

 

TOP 5 TV COMEDY DRAMAS OF 2009

 

1 - img500  BEING HUMAN

 

2 - img58  BOY MEETS GIRL

 

3 - img57  SHAMELESS SERIES 6

 

4 - img59  TAKING THE FLAK

 

5 - img48  BENIDORM SERIES 3

 

 

TOP 20 TV SITCOMS OF 2009

 

1 - img505  PSYCHOVILLE

 

2 - img01  PEEP SHOW SERIES 6

 

3 - img49  THE INBETWEENERS

 

4 -  img30  HOW NOT TO LIVE A LIFE SERIES 2

 

5 - IMG503  THE IT CROWD SERIES 3

 

6 - IMG502  NO HEROICS

 

7 - img37  CHANDON PICTURES SERIES 2

 

8 -   img501  FM

 

9 - img26  FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS SERIES 2

 

10 - img50  PLUS ONE

 

11 - IMG504  FREE AGENTS

 

12 - img43  GAVIN AND STACEY SERIES 3

 

13 - img61  THE LIBRARIANS SERIES 2

 

14 - img26  GETTING ON

 

15 - img47  IDEAL SERIES 5

 

16 - img46  MOVING WALLPAPER SERIES 2

 

17 - img45  BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE SERIES 2

 

18 - img54  THE OLD GUYS

 

19 - img27  NOT GOING OUT SERIES 3

 

20 - img44