December 7, 2009

Top 10 Portland Albums from 2009

This was an insanely good year for Portland bands. Narrowing it down to just 10 albums is just stupid, but I am doing it anyway. Although some of these bands are obvious transplants, I considered them a Portland band if they self-identified as such on their MySpace page. Apologies to Hockey, whose Mind Chaos I still love, but it came out locally and topped the list last year.
  1. Portugal. The Man - The Satanic Satanist
  2. The Builders And The Butchers - Salvation Is A Deep Dark Well
  3. Nurses - Apple's Acre
  4. The Mint Chicks - Screens
  5. The Thermals - Now We Can See
  6. Paula Sinclair - Steady Girl
  7. M. Ward - Hold Time
  8. New York Rifles - Make A Wish
  9. Panther - Entropy
  10. Scotland Barr & The Slow Drags - We Will Be Forgotten EP


Mona said...

The Builders and The Butchers should pay you a commission for the amount of press you give them! :)

awmercy said...

Ha! I'll admit being a fan, but I think they deserve it. Their album and live show are both great.

Nightrain said...

I too endorse TBATB hype.

Lisa Lepine ProMotion Queen said...

it is nice to see scotland barr & the slowdrags honored here. scotland passed away this fall and yet his music lives on. scotland barr WILL NOT be forgotten!

awmercy said...

I agree completely.

awmercy said...

Apparently, Panther is now breaking up. So sad. Guess I'll have to catch their final show at Rontoms on Sunday.