For the remainder of the year (save holidays and weekends, of course), we'll be sharing some additional lists of our favorites in music from 2009. To start things off, our list today consists of our favorite debut albums from the year. All of these are the artists' first full-lengths-- so we're not counting mixtapes or EPs, nor are we considering those who have recorded under another name previously (just for you, the reader's information).
Animal Noises is a blog about music, both old and new, and how it stands up in the current music scene. The staff-- John, the editor, with contributions from Matt-- uses their various music backgrounds to intelligently discuss artists and albums, focusing on the good, while not avoiding the bad. We focus on sub-genres of rock, electronic music and hip hop, but don't be surprised to see the occasional wildcard too.