Category Archives: BEST OF 2009

Best Of 2009: Movies

10moviesMAGNET’s Pennsylvania/California-based odd couple, editor/publisher Eric T. Miller and contributing editor Jud Cost, probably go to see more movies than any non-critic you know. Between the two of them, they must have a somewhat comprehensive history of film locked behind their bloodshot eyes, with Miller’s field of expertise covering the past 20 years and Cost’s in everything before that. Who better, on the morning of the Oscar nominations, to sort the wheat from the other whole grains when it comes to the best films of 2009? And speaking of the Oscars, check out Miller’s predictions from last year; he did pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good.

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What Record Didn’t Deserve To Make Our Top 20 Albums Of 2009?

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MAGNET’s Top 20 Albums Of 2009

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Best Of 2009: Hidden Treasures

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What Was The Most Overrated Album Of 2009?

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Best Of 2009: Reissues/Collections

stonerosesMAGNET editor Eric T. Miller picks his favorite reissues and collections: the Stone Roses (pictured), Big Star, Radiohead, the Feelies, the Jesus Lizard, Nick Cave and more.

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Best Of 2009: Americana

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MAGNET’s Rome Clay picks his favorites of the year: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (pictured), Drive-By Truckers, the Avett Brothers, Neko Case, the Felice Brothers and more.

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Best Of 2009: Beats/Breaks

ChefMAGNET’s Corey duBrowa picks his favorite electronic/dance albums of 2009: Raekwon (pictured), Phoenix, the Field, the xx, Maxwell, DOOM, Q-Tip and more.

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Best Of 2009: Hard Rock

gljohnson2MAGNET’s Matt Ryan files his year-end report, weighing in on the hits from the loud-rock end of the spectrum: Nirvana, Mastodon, Baroness (pictured), Doomriders, Alexisonfire, Goatwhore, Rancid and Nothington.

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