Amazon Editors' Top 50 Albums of 2009

50. The Lonely Island - Incredibad

The Lonely Island - Incredibad
February 10, 2009
Comedy
Critic Score
69
5 reviews
User Score
75
8 reviews

49. Rodrigo y Gabriela - 11:11

Rodrigo y Gabriela - 11:11
September 8, 2009
World
Critic Score
70
6 reviews
User Score
40
1 review

48. Thao & the Get Down Stay Down - Know Better Learn Faster

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down - Know Better Learn Faster
October 13, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
76
9 reviews
User Score
78
5 reviews

47. Mayer Hawthorne - A Strange Arrangement

Mayer Hawthorne - A Strange Arrangement
September 8, 2009
Soul
Critic Score
73
6 reviews
User Score
74
10 reviews

46. Noisettes - Wild Young Hearts

Noisettes - Wild Young Hearts
April 20, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
70
12 reviews
User Score
72
6 reviews

45. DOOM - Born Like This

DOOM - Born Like This
March 24, 2009
Hip Hop
Critic Score
74
16 reviews
User Score
79
36 reviews

44. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Beware

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Beware
March 17, 2009
Folk
Critic Score
72
22 reviews
User Score
75
5 reviews

43. Throw Me the Statue - Creaturesque

Throw Me the Statue - Creaturesque
August 4, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
68
9 reviews
User Score
78
1 review

42. Lily Allen - It's Not Me, It's You

Lily Allen - It's Not Me, It's You
February 10, 2009
Pop
Critic Score
67
25 reviews
User Score
76
81 reviews

41. Vieux Farka Touré - Fondo

Vieux Farka Touré - Fondo
May 26, 2009
World
Critic Score
83
4 reviews
User Score
79
2 reviews

40. St. Vincent - Actor

St. Vincent - Actor
May 5, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
80
20 reviews
User Score
83
202 reviews

39. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
June 9, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
86
29 reviews
User Score
84
226 reviews

38. Silversun Pickups - Swoon

Silversun Pickups - Swoon
April 14, 2009
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
66
18 reviews
User Score
75
16 reviews

37. Cass McCombs - Catacombs

Cass McCombs - Catacombs
June 2, 2009
Folk
Critic Score
76
9 reviews
User Score
80
5 reviews

36. Bob Dylan - Together Through Life

Bob Dylan - Together Through Life
April 28, 2009
Folk
Critic Score
71
20 reviews
User Score
70
31 reviews

35. Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light

Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light
January 20, 2009
Chamber Pop
Critic Score
81
24 reviews
User Score
81
50 reviews

34. Iggy Pop - Preliminaires

Iggy Pop - Preliminaires
June 2, 2009
Punk Rock
Critic Score
60
16 reviews
User Score
56
6 reviews

33. Julian Plenti - Julian Plenti is... Skyscraper

Julian Plenti - Julian Plenti is... Skyscraper
August 4, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
65
21 reviews
User Score
68
11 reviews

32. A.C. Newman - Get Guilty

A.C. Newman - Get Guilty
January 20, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
74
16 reviews
User Score
69
5 reviews

31. U2 - No Line on the Horizon

U2 - No Line on the Horizon
March 3, 2009
Rock
Critic Score
64
23 reviews
User Score
64
56 reviews

30. Imogen Heap - Ellipse

Imogen Heap - Ellipse
August 25, 2009
Electronic
Critic Score
69
9 reviews
User Score
82
5 reviews

29. The Cave Singers - Welcome Joy

The Cave Singers - Welcome Joy
August 18, 2009
Folk
Critic Score
67
11 reviews
User Score
81
2 reviews

28. La Roux - La Roux

La Roux - La Roux
September 29, 2009
Electropop
Critic Score
77
13 reviews
User Score
79
48 reviews

27. Yusuf - Roadsinger (To Warm You Through The Night)

Yusuf - Roadsinger (To Warm You Through The Night)
May 5, 2009
Critic Score
72
7 reviews
User Score
74
1 review

26. Mark Knopfler - Get Lucky

Mark Knopfler - Get Lucky
September 15, 2009
Rock
Critic Score
73
3 reviews
User Score
64
3 reviews

25. Steve Martin - The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo

Steve Martin - The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo
May 19, 2009
Bluegrass
Critic Score
78
2 reviews
User Score
NR

24. The Bird and the Bee - Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future

The Bird and the Bee - Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future
January 27, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
67
16 reviews
User Score
77
3 reviews

23. Various Artists - Dark Was The Night

Various Artists - Dark Was The Night
February 17, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
10 reviews
User Score
84
11 reviews

22. Iron & Wine - Around The Well

Iron & Wine - Around The Well
May 19, 2009
Folk
Critic Score
73
14 reviews
User Score
85
8 reviews

21. Mastodon - Crack The Skye

Mastodon - Crack The Skye
March 24, 2009
Progressive Metal
Critic Score
82
18 reviews
User Score
82
55 reviews

20. The Horrors - Primary Colours

The Horrors - Primary Colours
May 5, 2009
Post-Punk
Critic Score
78
17 reviews
User Score
83
74 reviews

19. Leonard Cohen - Live in London

Leonard Cohen - Live in London
March 31, 2009
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
81
7 reviews
User Score
85
5 reviews

18. Amadou & Mariam - Welcome to Mali

Amadou & Mariam - Welcome to Mali
November 17, 2008
World
Critic Score
83
12 reviews
User Score
80
3 reviews

17. Sarah Jarosz - Song Up In Her Head

Sarah Jarosz - Song Up In Her Head
June 16, 2009
Folk
Critic Score
72
5 reviews
User Score
73
2 reviews

16. Steve Earle - Townes

Steve Earle - Townes
May 12, 2009
Country
Critic Score
74
9 reviews
User Score
72
2 reviews

15. The Swell Season - Strict Joy

The Swell Season - Strict Joy
October 27, 2009
Indie Folk
Critic Score
74
8 reviews
User Score
76
4 reviews

14. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
May 26, 2009
Psychedelic Folk
Critic Score
87
27 reviews
User Score
85
339 reviews

13. Passion Pit - Manners

Passion Pit - Manners
May 19, 2009
Electronic
Critic Score
75
22 reviews
User Score
79
92 reviews

12. Wilco - Wilco (The Album)

Wilco - Wilco (The Album)
June 30, 2009
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
74
22 reviews
User Score
74
60 reviews

11. Metric - Fantasies

Metric - Fantasies
April 7, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
74
19 reviews
User Score
78
43 reviews

10. Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career

Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
April 21, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
79
19 reviews
User Score
82
30 reviews

9. Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3

Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3
September 8, 2009
Hip Hop
Critic Score
65
24 reviews
User Score
66
69 reviews

8. K'Naan - Troubadour

K'Naan - Troubadour
February 24, 2009
Hip Hop
Critic Score
74
5 reviews
User Score
73
5 reviews

7. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
January 20, 2009
Experimental
Critic Score
92
28 reviews
User Score
89
588 reviews

6. Girls - Album

Girls - Album
September 22, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
84
19 reviews
User Score
83
156 reviews

5. The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You

The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You
September 29, 2009
Americana
Critic Score
74
14 reviews
User Score
84
21 reviews

4. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
February 3, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
76
17 reviews
User Score
80
74 reviews

3. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
May 26, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
83
21 reviews
User Score
83
287 reviews

2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
March 31, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
81
23 reviews
User Score
81
136 reviews

1. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone

Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
March 3, 2009
Alt-Country
Critic Score
81
22 reviews
User Score
79
27 reviews

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