While Julieta Venegas Readies New CD, She Gifts Us Her Top 20 Albums

Mexican chanteuse Julieta Venegas is getting a head start on 2010. She’s been busy putting the finishing touches on her upcoming album JV10, set for release in March. So far we know she enlisted Grammy-winner Cachorro López as producer (he also worked on her 2006 disc Limón Y Sal) and collaborated with Alejandro Sergi of the band Miranda and Adrian Dargelos from Babasónics on a few songs. While we wait to hear next year’s tunes, we can enjoy Venegas’s favorite albums of 2009. “These are the ones I listened to the most,” she wrote on her MySpace page about the list below. Enjoy!

1. Animal Collective: Merryweather Post Pavillion

2. Micachu and the shapes: Jewelery

3. Atlas Sound: Logos

4.The xx: The xx

5. Peter Bjorn and John: Living Thing

6. Natalia Lafourcade: Hu Hu Hu

7. Hello Seahorse!: Bestia

8. Emilio José: Chorando Aprendese

9. D.M. Stith: Heavy Ghost

10. Sin Fang Bous: Clangour

11. Wave Machines: Wave if You’re Really There

12. Jeremy Jay: Slow Dance

13. Regina Spektor: Far

14. Lisandro Aristimuño: Las Crónicas del Viento

15. Dead Man’s Bones: DMB

16. Dirty Projectors: Bitte Orca

17. Real Estate: Real Estate

18. La Bien Querida: Romancero

19. Circulatory System: Signal Morning

20. Grizzly Bear: Veckatimest