1. Dave Matthews Band - Big Whiskey & The GrooGrux King
  2. Mason Jennings - Blood Of Man
  3. Trevor Hall - Trevor Hall
  4. Angus & Julia Stone - A Book Like This
  5. Ben Harper & Relentless7 - White Lies For Dark Times
  6. Matt Hires - Take Us To The Start
  7. The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You
  8. John Mayer - Battle Studies
  9. State Radio - Let It Go
  10. Monsters Of Folk - Monsters Of Folk
  11. Phish - Joy
  12. Passion Pit - Manners
  13. Paper Route - Absence
  14. Mat McHugh - Seperatista!
  15. Sean Bones - Rings
  16. Will Hoge - The Wreckage
  17. Mat Kearney - City Of Black & White
  18. Pete Yorn - Back & Forth
  19. Crosby Loggins - Time To Move
  20. Carbon Leaf - Nothing Rhymes With Woman
  21. The Fray - The Fray
  22. Zee Avi - Zee Avi
  23. Dan Auerbach - Keep It Hid
  24. Ben Kweller - Changing Horses
  25. Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers - The Bear
  26. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
  27. Gregory Alan Isakov - This Empty Northern Hemisphere
  28. Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band - Outer South
  29. Tegan & Sara - Sainthood
  30. Norah Jones - The Fall
All of these albums can be purchased by clicking here.
If you are interested in seeing what albums make the top 30 in previous years click here for the archive. To purchase albums on previous top 30 lists click here.


Merry Christmas!

From all of us to all of you, wishing your the happiest holiday ever!


Stay tuned...

THISisMODERN.net is taking a break for the holidays. Stay tuned for this year's top albums list for 2009 to be posted on the last day of the year, New Year's Eve. Beginning in the new year, THISisMODERN.net is taking on a huge endeavor. A new album review will be posted every day for the entire year, making that 365 albums reviewed in 2010, more albums than have been reviewed on each incarnation of the site since it's beginning in 2000. Next year celebrates 10 years of THISisMODERN.net and it is only fitting that such an undertaking be completed in 2010. So have a great holiday season and rock on!


New Release Tuesday

New music out today that is worth checking out:
  • Eric Hutchinson - Sounds Like This Live 2
  • Pete Kilpatrick Band - Shapes & Sounds


NEW TUNES: Vanguard Records - Holiday Sampler 2009

Vanguard Records has put together a collection of tunes by a handful of great artists and they are giving it to you for free this Holiday Season. Just click here to download a bunch of great songs by Brett Dennen, Brandi Carlile, Needtobreathe, Josh Ritter, Joshua Radin, Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers, Greg Laswell, Meiko, and more. Happy holidays and enjoy!


BURN THIS / December 2009

  1. Mike Doughty "(You Should Be) Doubly (Gratified)
  2. Tim Williams "I Hit Another Wall"
  3. Elizabeth & The Catapult "Race You"
  4. Akiva "I Keep Calling You"
  5. Marie Moreshead (featuring Pete Kilpatrick) "Hello There"
  6. Bleu "Come 'N Go"
  7. Kris Allen "Red Guitar"
  8. Mat Kearney "All I Have"
  9. Whitley "Head, First, Down"
  10. Chris Velan "A Year Can Change A Lot"
  11. Newton Faulkner "If This Is It"
  12. Kings Of Convenience "Mrs. Cold"
  13. Ben Howard "The Wolves"
  14. Jon And Roy "Little Bit Of Love"
  15. The Avett Brothers "Kick Drum Heart"
  16. The Elms "Long Gone"
  17. Will Hoge "Favorite Waste Of Time"
  18. Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons "Angel Of Mine"
  19. Charlie Mars "Meet Me By The Backdoor"
  20. Monsters Of Folk "Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)"

New Release Tuesday

New music out today that is worth checking out:
  • The Bravery - Stir The Blood