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The 60 Best Albums of 2009

PopMatters turns 20 years old this October and we're beginning to celebrate our history by taking you back in time a decade ago. Obama was in the White House and the musical times were very good indeed. Revisit 2009 through its best albums.

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Mount Eerie: A Crow Looked at Me

A Crow Looked at Me is a masterpiece in the manner of A Grief Observed and “She Will Find What is Lost”. These works create a special communion between creator and observer.

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Mount Eerie: Sauna

From beginning to end, Sauna reads its map upside down, but finds the destination all the same.

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Mount Eerie: New York - 24 September 2014

Phil Elverum brought minimalist arrangements of songs from upcoming Mount Eerie release Sauna to NYC's Le Poisson Rouge, along with plenty of mystery and endearing stage banter.

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Mount Eerie: Ocean Roar

Ocean Roar pretty much is a paean to existentialism. This is a lonely, harrowing, often scary album that belies the emotional state of its creator.

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Mount Eerie Release Their First Ever Video, "The Place Lives", and Announce Tour

Mount Eerie is releasing a new album, Ocean Roar on 4 September, but is still promoting the critically acclaimed Clear Moon from May. "The Place Lives" is their first ever video and tune is from that May release. Catch the band on the road beginning 25 August.

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Mount Eerie: Clear Moon

Mount Eerie's journeys into the sublime aren't just philosophical, because Clear Moon is about turning the possibility of new experiences into new realities.

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Mount Eerie: 8 November 2009 - Lakeshore Theatre, Chicago

Mount Eerie: 8 November 2009 - Lakeshore Theatre, Chicago / Words and Pictures by Kirstie Shanley

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Mount Eerie with Julie Doiron & Fred Squire: Lost Wisdom

These songs may be threadbare, but together Elverum and Doiron have made the most intimate and compelling Mount Eerie record to date.

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