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

Crack the Skye - Mastodon

# 49 – Shallow LifeLacuna Coil

Shallow Life - Lacuna Coil

# 48 – The LatestCheap Trick

The Latest - Cheap Trick

# 47 – MetamorphosisPapa Roach

Metamorphosis - Papa Roach

# 46 – The Chair in the DoorwayLiving Colour

he Chair in the Doorway - Living Colour

# 45 –  MudvayneMudvayne

Mudvayne - Mudvayne

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

Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate - Puddle of Mudd

# 43 – The CircleBon Jovi

The Circle - Bon Jovi

# 42 – Speed of LifeNitty Gritty Dirt Band

# 41 – RaditudeWeezer

Raditude - Weezer

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

Somewhere on the Other Side of Nowhere - Powerman 5000

# 39 – The High End of LowMarilyn Manson

The High End of Low - Marilyn Manson

# 38 – We Are the SameThe Tragically Hip

We Are the Same - The Tragically Hip

# 37 – The Fall – Norah Jones

The Fall - Norah Jones

# 36 – The Hazards of Love – The Decemberists

The Hazards of Love - The Decemberists

# 35 – Sigh No More – Mumford & Sons

Sigh No More - Mumford & Sons

# 34 – Can’t Slow DownForeigner

Can't Slow Down - Foreigner

# 33 – Secret, Profane & SugarcaneElvis Costello

Secret, Profane & Sugarcane - Elvis Costello

# 32 – American SoldierQueensrÿche

American Soldier - Queensrÿche

# 31 –  Humbug – Arctic Monkeys

Humbug - Arctic Monkeys

# 30 –  Noble Beast – Andrew Bird

Noble Beast - Andrew Bird

# 29 – Mr. LuckyChris Isaak

Mr. Lucky - Chris Isaak

# 28 – Approaching NormalBlue October

Approaching Normal - Blue October

# 27 – Far – Regina Spektor

Far - Regina Spektor

# 26 –Evangelion – Behemoth

Evangelion - Behemoth

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

Before the Frost...Until the Freeze - The Black Crowes

# 24 – JoyPhish

Joy - Phish

# 23 – God & GunsLynyrd Skynyrd

# 22 – The IncidentPorcupine Tree

The Incident - Porcupine Tree

# 21 – Fork in the RoadNeil Young

Fork in the Road - Neil Young

# 20 – Crossing the RubiconThe Sounds

Crossing the Rubicon - The Sounds

# 19 – Abnormally Attracted to Sin Tori Amos

Abnormally Attracted to Sin - Tori Amos

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

The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again - John Fogerty

# 17 -The Resistance – Muse

The Resistance - Muse

# 16 – Colour Me Free!Joss Stone

Colour Me Free! - Joss Stone

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

Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King - Dave Matthew Band

# 14 -Backspacer – Pearl Jam

Backspacer - Pearl Jam

# 13 – The Eternal – Sonic Youth

The Eternal - Sonic Youth

# 12 – Battle Studies – John Mayer

Battle Studies - John Mayer

# 11 –  Cosmic EggWolfmother

Cosmic Egg - Wolfmother

# 10 – 21st Century Breakdown – Green Day

21st Century Breakdown - Green Day

# 9 – Brand New Eyes – Paramore

Brand New Eyes - Paramore

# 8 – Together Through Life – Bob Dylan

Together Through Life - Bob Dylan

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

Black Gives Way to Blue - Alice in Chains

# 6 – Lungs – Florence + the Machine

Lungs - Florence + the Machine

# 5 – House of a Thousand GuitarsWillie Nile

House of a Thousand Guitars - Willie Nile

# 4 – Chickenfoot – Chickenfoot

Chickenfoot - Chickenfoot

# 3 –Working on a DreamBruce Springsteen

Working on a Dream - Bruce Springsteen

# 2 – No Line on the Horizon – U2

No Line on the Horizon - U2

# 1 – Bible Belt – Diane Birch

Bible Belt - Diane Birch

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