Best Rock Albums Of 2009

Best Rock Albums Of 2009

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Our Best Rock Albums of 2009 list presents a year of rock albums that saw the premier of Chickenfoot and a stunning debut by singer Diane Birch. Coming out of nowhere, singer and songwriter Diane Birch released an album of songs that echoed the sound and spirit of 1960s r&b classics with the heart of an early 70s singer-songwriter. And speaking of singer-songwriters, Bruce Springsteen continued his string of amazing 21st-century albums with the release of his stunning Working On A Dream album. Standing right beside him was Bob Dylan proving that there was no stopping him from continuing to release album after album of new classics.  Also on board was another killer album by Ireland’s famed U2 band.

One of our favorite albums of the year was released by New York’s own Willie Nile with his exhilarating House Of A Thousand Guitars record. New albums were also released by more of the old guard with Neil Young releasing his yearly new album alongside new records by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick and John Fogerty. Classic rock artists just kept on rocking!

# 50 – Crack the SkyeMastodon

# 49 – Shallow LifeLacuna Coil

# 48 – The LatestCheap Trick

# 47 – MetamorphosisPapa Roach

# 46 – The Chair in the DoorwayLiving Colour

# 45 –  MudvayneMudvayne

# 44 – Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate – Puddle of Mudd

# 43 – The CircleBon Jovi

# 42 – Speed of LifeNitty Gritty Dirt Band

# 41 – RaditudeWeezer

# 40 – Somewhere on the Other Side of Nowhere – Powerman 5000

# 39 – The High End of LowMarilyn Manson

# 38 – We Are the SameThe Tragically Hip

# 37 – The Fall – Norah Jones

# 36 – The Hazards of Love – The Decemberists

# 35 – Sigh No More – Mumford & Sons

# 34 – Can’t Slow DownForeigner

# 33 – Secret, Profane & SugarcaneElvis Costello

# 32 – American SoldierQueensrÿche

# 31 –  Humbug – Arctic Monkeys

# 30 –  Noble Beast – Andrew Bird

# 29 – Mr. LuckyChris Isaak

# 28 – Approaching NormalBlue October

# 27 – Far – Regina Spektor

# 26 –Evangelion – Behemoth

# 25 – Before the Frost…Until the FreezeThe Black Crowes

# 24 – JoyPhish

# 23 – God & GunsLynyrd Skynyrd

# 22 – The IncidentPorcupine Tree

# 21 – Fork in the RoadNeil Young

# 20 – Crossing the Rubicon – The Sounds

# 19 – Abnormally Attracted to Sin Tori Amos

# 18 – The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again – John Fogerty

# 17 -The Resistance – Muse

# 16 – Colour Me Free!Joss Stone

# 15 – Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King – Dave Matthew Band

# 14 -Backspacer – Pearl Jam

# 13 – The Eternal – Sonic Youth

# 12 – Battle Studies – John Mayer

# 11 –  Cosmic EggWolfmother

# 10 – 21st Century Breakdown – Green Day

# 9 – Brand New Eyes – Paramore

# 8 – Together Through Life – Bob Dylan

# 7 – Black Gives Way to Blue – Alice in Chains

# 6 – Lungs – Florence + the Machine

# 5 – House of a Thousand GuitarsWillie Nile

# 4 – Chickenfoot – Chickenfoot

# 3 –Working on a DreamBruce Springsteen

# 2 – No Line on the Horizon – U2

# 1 – Bible Belt – Diane Birch

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