No Ripcord's Top 50 Albums of 2009

No Ripcord's Top 50 Albums of 2009

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1. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
January 20, 2009
Experimental
Critic Score
92
23 reviews
User Score
90
292 reviews

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
23 reviews
User Score
86
189 reviews

3. Japandroids - Post-Nothing

Japandroids - Post-Nothing
April 28, 2009
Garage Rock
Critic Score
82
16 reviews
User Score
82
66 reviews

4. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
May 26, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
83
20 reviews
User Score
83
169 reviews

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
76
14 reviews
User Score
81
38 reviews

6. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
June 9, 2009
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
86
26 reviews
User Score
85
130 reviews

7. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic

The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
October 13, 2009
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
77
20 reviews
User Score
84
73 reviews

8. The Thermals - Now We Can See

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

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
80
15 reviews
User Score
77
10 reviews

10. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers

Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
September 8, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
18 reviews
User Score
84
46 reviews

11. Dinosaur Jr. - Farm

Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
June 23, 2009
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
75
21 reviews
User Score
84
16 reviews

12. The Horrors - Primary Colours

The Horrors - Primary Colours
May 5, 2009
Post-Punk
Critic Score
78
17 reviews
User Score
84
49 reviews

13. Sonic Youth - The Eternal

Sonic Youth - The Eternal
June 9, 2009
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
73
20 reviews
User Score
79
19 reviews

14. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone

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

15. Girls - Album

Girls - Album
September 22, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
83
16 reviews
User Score
84
82 reviews

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

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II
September 8, 2009
Hip Hop
Critic Score
87
16 reviews
User Score
86
20 reviews

17. St. Vincent - Actor

St. Vincent - Actor
May 5, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
80
20 reviews
User Score
84
102 reviews

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
83
17 reviews
User Score
80
8 reviews

19. Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career

Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
April 21, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
79
18 reviews
User Score
80
20 reviews

20. Wilco - Wilco (The Album)

Wilco - Wilco (The Album)
June 30, 2009
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
73
20 reviews
User Score
75
36 reviews

21. Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer

Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer
June 23, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
83
17 reviews
User Score
86
15 reviews

22. Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem

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

23. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!

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

24. Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions

Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions
May 26, 2009
Drone
Critic Score
85
10 reviews
User Score
83
19 reviews

25. The xx - xx

The xx - xx
October 6, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
86
19 reviews
User Score
84
275 reviews

26. Dan Deacon - Bromst

Dan Deacon - Bromst
March 24, 2009
Indietronica
Critic Score
83
14 reviews
User Score
83
29 reviews

27. The Antlers - Hospice

The Antlers - Hospice
March 3, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
81
16 reviews
User Score
88
147 reviews

28. A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Ashes Grammar

A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Ashes Grammar
September 15, 2009
Shoegaze
Critic Score
77
10 reviews
User Score
76
4 reviews

29. Mos Def - The Ecstatic

Mos Def - The Ecstatic
June 9, 2009
Hip Hop
Critic Score
77
19 reviews
User Score
83
20 reviews

30. Cymbals Eat Guitars - Why There Are Mountains

Cymbals Eat Guitars - Why There Are Mountains
January 20, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
81
11 reviews
User Score
80
24 reviews

31. Atlas Sound - Logos

Atlas Sound - Logos
October 20, 2009
Experimental
Critic Score
80
18 reviews
User Score
82
52 reviews

32. The Fiery Furnaces - I'm Going Away

The Fiery Furnaces - I'm Going Away
July 21, 2009
Experimental
Critic Score
78
21 reviews
User Score
77
4 reviews

33. Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light

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

34. Built to Spill - There is No Enemy

Built to Spill - There is No Enemy
October 6, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
75
20 reviews
User Score
77
14 reviews

35. YACHT - See Mystery Lights

YACHT - See Mystery Lights
July 28, 2009
Electronic
Critic Score
72
19 reviews
User Score
80
7 reviews

36. The Field - Yesterday and Today

The Field - Yesterday and Today
May 19, 2009
Electronic
Critic Score
78
14 reviews
User Score
79
10 reviews

37. Jay Reatard - Watch Me Fall

Jay Reatard - Watch Me Fall
August 18, 2009
Garage Rock
Critic Score
80
21 reviews
User Score
77
8 reviews

38. Super Furry Animals - Dark Days / Light Years

Super Furry Animals - Dark Days / Light Years
April 13, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
77
17 reviews
User Score
82
7 reviews

39. The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love

The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love
March 24, 2009
Folk Rock
Critic Score
70
25 reviews
User Score
79
25 reviews

40. Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures

Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures
November 17, 2009
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
73
10 reviews
User Score
80
18 reviews

41. Arctic Monkeys - Humbug

Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
August 25, 2009
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
75
24 reviews
User Score
79
118 reviews

42. Mastodon - Crack The Skye

Mastodon - Crack The Skye
March 24, 2009
Progressive Metal
Critic Score
82
17 reviews
User Score
83
30 reviews

43. The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns

The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns
July 7, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
75
7 reviews
User Score
80
10 reviews

44. Polvo - In Prism

Polvo - In Prism
September 8, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
76
8 reviews
User Score
80
2 reviews

45. Various Artists - Dark Was The Night

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

46. Wavves - Wavvves

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

47. Mountains - Choral

Mountains - Choral
February 17, 2009
Ambient
Critic Score
77
7 reviews
User Score
87
1 review

48. Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue

Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue
June 23, 2009
Experimental
Critic Score
76
11 reviews
User Score
84
22 reviews

49. Micachu and the Shapes - Jewellery

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

50. DOOM - Born Like This

DOOM - Born Like This
March 24, 2009
Hip Hop
Critic Score
74
12 reviews
User Score
80
16 reviews
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