Top 5 Pop Albums of 2009


As picked by CD Baby Pop Editor, Chris.

1. Royal Wood – The Lost and Found EP
With a round, effortless voice and beautifully understated piano skills, Royal Wood wins your heart and then breaks it.

2. Aaron Booth – Back Stories
These 10 breezy tunes, chiming with jangly guitars, awash in reverb and waves of Beach Boys harmonies, form the perfect life soundtrack for sun-drenched souls who are dreading the end of summer.

3. Hanne Hukkelberg – Rykestrasse 68
Hanne Hukkelberg’s newest, brooding chamber-pop masterwork explores the spin and grit of Berlin.

4. Mike Coykendall – hello hello hello
The frontman for the Old Joe Clarks (and M. Ward producer/band member) steps out on his own with this moody, psych-tinged Americana pop masterpiece.

5. Jackdaw4 – Bipolar Diversions

Expertly crafted power-pop that draws from ELO, Jellyfish, The Beatles, Bowie, and Oasis.