Quarterly report: My favorite albums of the past three months

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

As explained yesterday, I'm celebrating the first 25 percent of 2009 by rattling off my picks for the top albums and songs of January through March. Before I jump into the albums list, I thought I'd take a moment to mention how disappointed I am with the new Peter Bjorn and John album, Living Thing. In my quest to squeeze in some of the post-SXSW albums I hadn't yet surveyed, I was disgusted to discover that the Swedish trio followed up one of this decade's great pop-rock records, Writer's Block, with a scattershot set of half-baked, hamfisted monstrosities. Thankfully, we have these albums to listen to instead: