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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

DOOM - Born Like This
March 24, 2009
Hip Hop
Critic Score
74
16 reviews
User Score
78
26 reviews

49. Micachu and the Shapes - Jewellery

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

48. Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue

Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue
June 23, 2009
Experimental
Critic Score
76
12 reviews
User Score
84
33 reviews

47. Mountains - Choral

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

46. Wavves - Wavvves

Wavves - Wavvves
February 3, 2009
Lo-Fi
Critic Score
76
17 reviews
User Score
75
27 reviews

45. Various Artists - Dark Was The Night

Various Artists - Dark Was The Night
February 17, 2009
Critic Score
79
10 reviews
User Score
83
9 reviews

44. Polvo - In Prism

Polvo - In Prism
September 8, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
76
8 reviews
User Score
81
3 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

42. Mastodon - Crack The Skye

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

41. Arctic Monkeys - Humbug

Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
August 25, 2009
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
75
26 reviews
User Score
78
192 reviews

40. Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures

Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures
November 17, 2009
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
73
17 reviews
User Score
78
30 reviews

39. The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love

The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love
March 24, 2009
Folk Rock
Critic Score
70
26 reviews
User Score
78
33 reviews

38. Super Furry Animals - Dark Days / Light Years

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

37. Jay Reatard - Watch Me Fall

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

36. The Field - Yesterday and Today

The Field - Yesterday and Today
May 19, 2009
Electronic
Critic Score
79
16 reviews
User Score
79
13 reviews

35. YACHT - See Mystery Lights

YACHT - See Mystery Lights
July 28, 2009
Electronic
Critic Score
71
22 reviews
User Score
80
9 reviews

34. 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
78
19 reviews

33. Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light

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

32. The Fiery Furnaces - I'm Going Away

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

31. Atlas Sound - Logos

Atlas Sound - Logos
October 20, 2009
Experimental
Critic Score
79
19 reviews
User Score
82
70 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
30 reviews

29. Mos Def - The Ecstatic

Mos Def - The Ecstatic
June 9, 2009
Hip Hop
Critic Score
78
22 reviews
User Score
82
27 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
81
6 reviews

27. The Antlers - Hospice

The Antlers - Hospice
March 3, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
81
18 reviews
User Score
86
207 reviews

26. Dan Deacon - Bromst

Dan Deacon - Bromst
March 24, 2009
Indietronica
Critic Score
82
18 reviews
User Score
82
37 reviews

25. The xx - xx

The xx - xx
October 6, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
86
20 reviews
User Score
84
410 reviews

24. Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions

Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions
May 26, 2009
Drone Metal
Critic Score
85
12 reviews
User Score
86
29 reviews

23. 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
117 reviews

22. Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem

Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem
August 18, 2009
Indie Folk
Critic Score
86
8 reviews
User Score
85
25 reviews

21. Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer

Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer
June 23, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
18 reviews
User Score
85
20 reviews

20. Wilco - Wilco (The Album)

Wilco - Wilco (The Album)
June 30, 2009
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
74
22 reviews
User Score
75
51 reviews

19. Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career

Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
April 21, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
79
19 reviews
User Score
81
24 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
82
15 reviews

17. St. Vincent - Actor

St. Vincent - Actor
May 5, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
80
20 reviews
User Score
83
161 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
86
17 reviews
User Score
82
27 reviews

15. Girls - Album

Girls - Album
September 22, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
84
19 reviews
User Score
83
129 reviews

14. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone

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

13. Sonic Youth - The Eternal

Sonic Youth - The Eternal
June 9, 2009
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
73
21 reviews
User Score
76
27 reviews

12. The Horrors - Primary Colours

The Horrors - Primary Colours
May 5, 2009
Post-Punk
Critic Score
78
17 reviews
User Score
83
66 reviews

11. Dinosaur Jr. - Farm

Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
June 23, 2009
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
76
22 reviews
User Score
82
27 reviews

10. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers

Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
September 8, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
18 reviews
User Score
83
71 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
16 reviews
User Score
77
11 reviews

8. 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

7. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic

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

6. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
June 9, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
86
29 reviews
User Score
84
188 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
77
15 reviews
User Score
81
59 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.

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4. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

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

3. Japandroids - Post-Nothing

Japandroids - Post-Nothing
April 28, 2009
Garage Rock
Critic Score
82
16 reviews
User Score
81
91 reviews

2. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
May 26, 2009
Indie Folk
Critic Score
86
24 reviews
User Score
86
271 reviews

1. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
January 20, 2009
Experimental
Critic Score
91
27 reviews
User Score
89
495 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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