No Ripcord's Top 50 Albums of 2009



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST
List Rating
81
453 ratings
Genre Breakdown
Indie Rock (11), Indie Pop (6), Alternative Rock (6), Experimental (5), Electronic (3), Hip Hop (3), Shoegaze (2), Indie Folk (2), Garage Rock (2), Drone (1), Alt-Country (1), Post-Punk (1), Noise Rock (1), Folk Rock (1), Experimental Rock (1), Lo-Fi (1), Chamber Pop (1), Ambient (1), Progressive Metal (1)

1. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
January 20, 2009
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
92
19 reviews
USER SCORE
90
187 ratings

MPP is a dense studio record with a prominent synthetic pulse, but AC does not jettison warmth by leaning ‘lectronic, instead defying the sterility associated with its own techniques. 

2. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
May 26, 2009
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
87
17 reviews
USER SCORE
86
128 ratings

3. Japandroids - Post-Nothing

Japandroids - Post-Nothing
April 28, 2009
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
14 reviews
USER SCORE
83
48 ratings

4. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
May 26, 2009
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
85
14 reviews
USER SCORE
84
114 ratings

5. 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
78
11 reviews
USER SCORE
80
26 ratings

6. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
June 9, 2009
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
86
17 reviews
USER SCORE
85
95 ratings

7. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic

The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
October 13, 2009
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
16 reviews
USER SCORE
85
52 ratings

8. The Thermals - Now We Can See

The Thermals - Now We Can See
April 7, 2009
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
12 reviews
USER SCORE
74
4 ratings

9. The Mountain Goats - The Life of the World to Come

The Mountain Goats - The Life of the World to Come
October 6, 2009
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
9 reviews
USER SCORE
75
5 ratings

10. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers

Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
September 8, 2009
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
10 reviews
USER SCORE
85
35 ratings

11. Dinosaur Jr. - Farm

Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
June 23, 2009
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
14 reviews
USER SCORE
83
10 ratings

12. The Horrors - Primary Colours

The Horrors - Primary Colours
May 5, 2009
Post-Punk
CRITIC SCORE
79
12 reviews
USER SCORE
85
36 ratings

13. Sonic Youth - The Eternal

Sonic Youth - The Eternal
June 9, 2009
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
13 reviews
USER SCORE
81
10 ratings

14. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone

Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
March 3, 2009
Alt-Country
CRITIC SCORE
80
13 reviews
USER SCORE
79
15 ratings

15. Girls - Album

Girls - Album
September 22, 2009
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
82
11 reviews
USER SCORE
84
54 ratings

16. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II
September 8, 2009
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
88
13 reviews
USER SCORE
85
13 ratings

17. St. Vincent - Actor

St. Vincent - Actor
May 5, 2009
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
82
16 reviews
USER SCORE
85
73 ratings

18. Future of the Left - Travels with Myself and Another

Future of the Left - Travels with Myself and Another
June 23, 2009
Noise Rock
CRITIC SCORE
86
11 reviews
USER SCORE
82
6 ratings

19. Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career

Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
April 21, 2009
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
80
14 reviews
USER SCORE
80
14 ratings

20. Wilco - Wilco (The Album)

Wilco - Wilco (The Album)
June 30, 2009
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
73
13 reviews
USER SCORE
75
14 ratings

21. Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer

Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer
June 23, 2009
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
16 reviews
USER SCORE
86
12 ratings

22. Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem

Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem
August 18, 2009
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
87
7 reviews
USER SCORE
86
10 ratings

23. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
March 31, 2009
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
16 reviews
USER SCORE
83
59 ratings

24. Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions

Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions
May 26, 2009
Drone
CRITIC SCORE
85
8 reviews
USER SCORE
87
13 ratings

25. The xx - xx

The xx - xx
October 6, 2009
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
87
12 reviews
USER SCORE
85
180 ratings

26. Dan Deacon - Bromst

Dan Deacon - Bromst
March 24, 2009
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
85
11 reviews
USER SCORE
82
19 ratings

27. The Antlers - Hospice

The Antlers - Hospice
March 3, 2009
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
14 reviews
USER SCORE
89
89 ratings

28. A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Ashes Grammar

A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Ashes Grammar
September 15, 2009
Shoegaze
CRITIC SCORE
79
9 reviews
USER SCORE
74
3 ratings

29. Mos Def - The Ecstatic

Mos Def - The Ecstatic
June 9, 2009
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
76
8 reviews
USER SCORE
84
12 ratings

30. Cymbals Eat Guitars - Why There Are Mountains

Cymbals Eat Guitars - Why There Are Mountains
January 20, 2009
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
11 reviews
USER SCORE
80
17 ratings

31. Atlas Sound - Logos

Atlas Sound - Logos
October 20, 2009
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
80
13 reviews
USER SCORE
83
36 ratings

32. The Fiery Furnaces - I'm Going Away

The Fiery Furnaces - I'm Going Away
July 21, 2009
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
78
13 reviews
USER SCORE
74
2 ratings

33. Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light

Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light
January 20, 2009
Chamber Pop
CRITIC SCORE
84
14 reviews
USER SCORE
82
19 ratings

34. Built to Spill - There is No Enemy

Built to Spill - There is No Enemy
October 6, 2009
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
15 reviews
USER SCORE
79
4 ratings

35. YACHT - See Mystery Lights

YACHT - See Mystery Lights
July 28, 2009
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
72
11 reviews
USER SCORE
76
2 ratings

36. The Field - Yesterday and Today

The Field - Yesterday and Today
May 19, 2009
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
81
11 reviews
USER SCORE
80
8 ratings

37. Jay Reatard - Watch Me Fall

Jay Reatard - Watch Me Fall
August 18, 2009
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
12 reviews
USER SCORE
77
5 ratings

38. Super Furry Animals - Dark Days / Light Years

Super Furry Animals - Dark Days / Light Years
April 13, 2009
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
11 reviews
USER SCORE
83
5 ratings

39. The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love

The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love
March 24, 2009
Folk Rock
CRITIC SCORE
75
13 reviews
USER SCORE
82
15 ratings

40. Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures

Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures
November 17, 2009
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
74
10 reviews
USER SCORE
80
10 ratings

41. Arctic Monkeys - Humbug

Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
August 25, 2009
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
17 reviews
USER SCORE
80
72 ratings

42. Mastodon - Crack The Skye

Mastodon - Crack The Skye
March 24, 2009
Progressive Metal
CRITIC SCORE
83
13 reviews
USER SCORE
83
20 ratings

43. The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns

The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns
July 7, 2009
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
74
3 reviews
USER SCORE
79
8 ratings

44. Polvo - In Prism

Polvo - In Prism
September 8, 2009
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
8 reviews
USER SCORE
80
1 rating

45. Various Artists - Dark Was The Night

Various Artists - Dark Was The Night
February 17, 2009
CRITIC SCORE
80
9 reviews
USER SCORE
85
6 ratings

46. Wavves - Wavves

Wavves - Wavves
March 17, 2009
Lo-Fi
CRITIC SCORE
71
6 reviews
USER SCORE
76
9 ratings

47. Mountains - Choral

Mountains - Choral
February 17, 2009
Ambient
CRITIC SCORE
76
6 reviews
USER SCORE
87
1 rating

48. Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue

Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue
June 23, 2009
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
77
9 reviews
USER SCORE
86
17 ratings

49. Micachu and the Shapes - Jewellery

Micachu and the Shapes - Jewellery
March 9, 2009
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
80
7 reviews
USER SCORE
82
4 ratings

50. DOOM - Born Like This

DOOM - Born Like This
March 24, 2009
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
73
10 reviews
USER SCORE
79
7 ratings
Original Source: http://www.noripcord.com/features/top-50-albums-2009-part-one

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