Tiny Mix Tapes' Favorite 50 Albums of 2009

Tiny Mix Tapes' Favorite 50 Albums of 2009

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48. The xx - xx

October 6, 2009
Critic Score
86
19 reviews

46. Ducktails - Landscapes

Ducktails - Landscapes
August 6, 2009
Critic Score
72
2 reviews

45. HEALTH - Get Color

September 8, 2009
Critic Score
77
17 reviews

44. Sun Araw - Heavy Deeds

Sun Araw - Heavy Deeds
August 4, 2009
Critic Score
80
1 review

37. Real Estate - Real Estate

November 17, 2009
Critic Score
79
10 reviews

33. Social Junk - Born Into It

Social Junk - Born Into It
January 1, 2009
Critic Score
80
1 review

30. Black to Comm - Alphabet 1968

Black to Comm - Alphabet 1968
October 26, 2009
Critic Score
76
4 reviews

29. Jon Hopkins - Insides

Jon Hopkins - Insides
May 5, 2009
Critic Score
79
8 reviews

28. John Wiese - Circle Snare

John Wiese - Circle Snare
June 9, 2009
Critic Score
80
1 review

27. Wolf Eyes - Always Wrong

Wolf Eyes - Always Wrong
May 11, 2009
Critic Score
74
1 review

25. Fever Ray - Fever Ray

January 12, 2009
Critic Score
83
18 reviews

23. Julian Lynch - Orange You Glad

Julian Lynch - Orange You Glad
August 1, 2009
Critic Score
68
1 review

22. Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor

September 8, 2009
Critic Score
86
7 reviews

21. DOOM - Born Like This

March 24, 2009
Critic Score
74
16 reviews

19. Girls - Album

September 22, 2009
Critic Score
84
19 reviews

16. The Antlers - Hospice

March 3, 2009
Critic Score
81
18 reviews

Hospice is a work of rare beauty and a watershed moment in The Antlers’ career. 

15. Dan Deacon - Bromst

March 24, 2009
Critic Score
82
18 reviews

13. Zu - Carboniferous

February 17, 2009
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

Mongrel means one of mixed ancestry. Usually used in reference to canines, the word describes those whose parentage is unknown and who lack traits specific to one single breed. Instead, a melange of genetic influences create a creature who typically displays what is known as hybrid vigor, the opposite of the classic problem of pure-breed genetic defects, such as hip dysplasia. There is certainly the possibility that a hybrid will inherit mostly undesirable traits from its pare nts — known as outbreeding depression — but it is more likely that the mongrel will show traits consistent with outbreeding enhancement, taking desirable traits from the parents and producing a more robust and long-lasting creature.

12. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

May 26, 2009
Critic Score
87
27 reviews

A piece of art that had too much pressure ascribed to it, that found its creators trying too hard to make a masterpiece when they could have followed a more natural progression.

11. Emeralds - What Happened

January 27, 2009
Critic Score
76
4 reviews

10. Kurt Vile - Childish Prodigy

October 6, 2009
Critic Score
72
8 reviews

8. Atlas Sound - Logos

October 20, 2009
Critic Score
79
19 reviews

1. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

January 20, 2009
Critic Score
92
28 reviews

On Merriweather, their art reminds us that immersion in Western tropes need not be met with scorn, that not all of its idioms have yet been exhausted, that embracing optimism and melody can still be so relevant -- and it aches in the most soulful of ways.

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