Best of 2009.
This album is flat-out brilliant. There was a lot of great music released in 2009, but this one stands out for me as the best album overall. From the very first song, "Everyone Is Guilty", genius pours out of this album. This song may have the most rocking moment of the year. It's followed in turn by "River", a beautiful and triumphant love song rooted in repetition but layered over with arpeggiated guitar lines and gorgeous vocals. There's not a song that disappoints, and the ebb and flow of the album work perfectly from start to finish. Get this and listen intently, you'll not be disappointed.