No Ripcord's Top 50 Albums of 2009

No Ripcord's Top 50 Albums of 2009

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50. DOOM - Born Like This

March 24, 2009
Critic Score
74
16 reviews

47. Mountains - Choral

February 17, 2009
Critic Score
77
7 reviews

46. Wavves - Wavvves

February 3, 2009
Critic Score
76
17 reviews

44. Polvo - In Prism

Polvo - In Prism
September 8, 2009
Critic Score
76
8 reviews

31. Atlas Sound - Logos

October 20, 2009
Critic Score
79
19 reviews

26. Dan Deacon - Bromst

March 24, 2009
Critic Score
82
18 reviews

25. The xx - xx

October 6, 2009
Critic Score
86
19 reviews

xx is a fantastically innovative album, and this band is exploring new territory.

15. Girls - Album

September 22, 2009
Critic Score
84
19 reviews

10. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers

September 8, 2009
Critic Score
80
18 reviews

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

February 3, 2009
Critic Score
76
17 reviews

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart can easily be at the forefront of this scene because, simply put, they have the best hooks.

2. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

May 26, 2009
Critic Score
87
27 reviews

The first two songs are the most accessible work Grizzly Bear’s ever done, and those tracks alone are enough to make Veckatimest worth several listens. Most of this album, though, is going to take way more effort to get into.

1. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

January 20, 2009
Critic Score
92
28 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. 

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