Consequence of Sound's Top 50 Albums of 2009

Consequence of Sound's Top 50 Albums of 2009

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50. The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns

The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns
July 7, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
75
7 reviews
User Score
79
14 reviews

49. Dinosaur Jr. - Farm

Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
June 23, 2009
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
77
23 reviews
User Score
82
33 reviews

48. Art Brut - Art Brut vs. Satan

Art Brut - Art Brut vs. Satan
April 21, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
73
20 reviews
User Score
74
5 reviews

47. Empire of The Sun - Walking On A Dream

Empire of The Sun - Walking On A Dream
April 21, 2009
Electronic
Critic Score
63
10 reviews
User Score
71
27 reviews

46. Richard Hawley - Truelove's Gutter

Richard Hawley - Truelove's Gutter
September 22, 2009
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
72
12 reviews
User Score
79
4 reviews

45. k-os - Yes!

k-os - Yes!
April 14, 2009
Hip Hop
Critic Score
73
3 reviews
User Score
74
1 review

44. Jonathan Johansson - En hand i himlen

Jonathan Johansson - En hand i himlen
March 1, 2009
Critic Score
77
2 reviews
User Score
73
1 review

43. Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse - Dark Night of the Soul

Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse - Dark Night of the Soul
June 2, 2009
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
79
21 reviews
User Score
78
12 reviews

42. Depeche Mode - Sounds Of The Universe

Depeche Mode - Sounds Of The Universe
April 21, 2009
Synthpop
Critic Score
69
14 reviews
User Score
69
31 reviews

41. Third Eye Blind - Ursa Major

Third Eye Blind - Ursa Major
August 18, 2009
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
64
5 reviews
User Score
65
5 reviews

40. Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown

Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown
May 15, 2009
Punk Rock
Critic Score
68
18 reviews
User Score
62
86 reviews

39. DOOM - Born Like This

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

38. Isis - Wavering Radiant

Isis - Wavering Radiant
May 5, 2009
Post-Metal
Critic Score
80
15 reviews
User Score
83
16 reviews

37. 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

36. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic

The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
October 13, 2009
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
77
21 reviews
User Score
83
135 reviews

35. Built to Spill - There is No Enemy

Built to Spill - There is No Enemy
October 6, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
75
21 reviews
User Score
79
18 reviews

34. Micachu and the Shapes - Jewellery

Micachu and the Shapes - Jewellery
March 9, 2009
Experimental
Critic Score
80
12 reviews
User Score
78
14 reviews

33. Monsters of Folk - Monsters of Folk

Monsters of Folk - Monsters of Folk
September 22, 2009
Folk
Critic Score
72
19 reviews
User Score
76
15 reviews

32. Wavves - Wavvves

Wavves - Wavvves
February 3, 2009
Lo-Fi
Critic Score
76
17 reviews
User Score
76
30 reviews

31. KISS - Sonic Boom

KISS - Sonic Boom
October 5, 2009
Hard Rock
Critic Score
71
6 reviews
User Score
36
4 reviews

30. Mastodon - Crack The Skye

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

29. A Place To Bury Strangers - Exploding Head

A Place To Bury Strangers - Exploding Head
October 6, 2009
Noise Rock
Critic Score
77
11 reviews
User Score
80
21 reviews

28. Pearl Jam - Backspacer

Pearl Jam - Backspacer
September 22, 2009
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
70
18 reviews
User Score
66
53 reviews

27. Mos Def - The Ecstatic

Mos Def - The Ecstatic
June 9, 2009
Hip Hop
Critic Score
78
22 reviews
User Score
81
35 reviews

26. Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures

Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures
November 17, 2009
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
73
17 reviews
User Score
77
41 reviews

25. Patrick Wolf - The Bachelor

Patrick Wolf - The Bachelor
June 2, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
73
19 reviews
User Score
68
5 reviews

24. David Thomas IV Owen - Solace My King

David Thomas IV Owen - Solace My King
July 14, 2009
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
NR

23. Bat For Lashes - Two Suns

Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
April 7, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
81
22 reviews
User Score
81
99 reviews

22. Röyksopp - Junior

Röyksopp - Junior
March 23, 2009
Electronic
Critic Score
76
16 reviews
User Score
80
29 reviews

21. Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young

Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young
November 3, 2009
Synthpop
Critic Score
71
21 reviews
User Score
73
39 reviews

20. Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem

Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem
August 18, 2009
Indie Folk
Critic Score
86
8 reviews
User Score
84
44 reviews

19. Discovery - LP

Discovery - LP
July 7, 2009
Electropop
Critic Score
61
18 reviews
User Score
74
9 reviews

18. The xx - xx

The xx - xx
October 6, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
86
19 reviews
User Score
83
534 reviews

In less than 40 minutes of music, The xx have managed to offer an unforgettable debut and an album that deserves recognition come time for 2009’s year-end lists.

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17. Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor

Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor
September 8, 2009
Experimental
Critic Score
86
7 reviews
User Score
80
12 reviews

16. The Thermals - Now We Can See

The Thermals - Now We Can See
April 7, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
19 reviews
User Score
74
7 reviews

15. Moby - Wait For Me

Moby - Wait For Me
June 30, 2009
Electronic
Critic Score
64
22 reviews
User Score
68
15 reviews

14. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

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

From its sharp cover to the very last note, the record never hits a dull moment ... In the end, I’d be shocked if there were a better album to come out this year.

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13. St. Vincent - Actor

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

12. 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

11. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

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

This is pop music at its finest ... here, in its grandiosity, Grizzly Bear has found a perfect balance and created an album well worth investing in.

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10. The Dead Weather - Horehound

The Dead Weather - Horehound
July 14, 2009
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
72
21 reviews
User Score
75
43 reviews

9. The Antlers - Hospice

The Antlers - Hospice
March 3, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
81
18 reviews
User Score
85
257 reviews

8. Wale - Attention Deficit

Wale - Attention Deficit
November 10, 2009
Hip Hop
Critic Score
75
14 reviews
User Score
72
16 reviews

7. Kittens Ablaze - The Monstrous Vanguard

Kittens Ablaze - The Monstrous Vanguard
February 10, 2009
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
NR

6. 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

5. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

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

4. The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love

The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love
March 24, 2009
Folk Rock
Critic Score
70
26 reviews
User Score
76
37 reviews

3. 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

2. Passion Pit - Manners

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

1. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

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

The boys of Animal Collective have mapped out some previously uncharted waters, producing a style of music that could belong to no one else; a distinctive, flawless fusion of the semi- automated and the wholly organic. 

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