A.V. Club's Top 25 Albums of 2009



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST

List Rating: 82
Based on 188 album ratings

Genre Breakdown:
Indie Rock (6), Hip Hop (4), Indie Pop (3), Alt-Country (2), Indie Folk (2), Noise Rock (1), Chamber Pop (1), Alternative Rock (1), Folk (1), Metalcore (1), Experimental (1), Experimental Rock (1), Garage Rock (1)

1. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
May 26, 2009
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
86
14 reviews
USER SCORE
84

2. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
May 26, 2009
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
89
16 reviews
USER SCORE
87

3. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
January 20, 2009
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
94
16 reviews
USER SCORE
90

Merriweather's sound plays like both a summation and an expansion of everything Animal Collective has done so far, with a sharper focus on melody and more emboldened vocals that drive the songs.


4. Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer

Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer
June 23, 2009
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
15 reviews
USER SCORE
85

5. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
June 9, 2009
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
87
17 reviews
USER SCORE
86

6. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone

Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
March 3, 2009
Alt-Country
CRITIC SCORE
81
13 reviews
USER SCORE
79

7. P.O.S. - Never Better

P.O.S. - Never Better
February 3, 2009
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
73
7 reviews
USER SCORE
91

8. Converge - Axe To Fall

Converge - Axe To Fall
October 20, 2009
Metalcore
CRITIC SCORE
87
6 reviews
USER SCORE
80

9. Brother Ali - Us

Brother Ali - Us
September 22, 2009
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
81
7 reviews
USER SCORE
80

10. Andrew Bird - Noble Beast

Andrew Bird - Noble Beast
January 20, 2009
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
74
9 reviews
USER SCORE
72

11. The Antlers - Hospice

The Antlers - Hospice
March 3, 2009
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
85
14 reviews
USER SCORE
89

12. Jay Z - The Blueprint 3

Jay Z - The Blueprint 3
September 8, 2009
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
63
15 reviews
USER SCORE
70

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

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II
September 8, 2009
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
88
11 reviews
USER SCORE
87

14. 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
87
11 reviews
USER SCORE
83

15. Art Brut - Art Brut vs. Satan

Art Brut - Art Brut vs. Satan
April 21, 2009
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
74
12 reviews
USER SCORE
74

16. St. Vincent - Actor

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

17. Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle
April 14, 2009
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
79
12 reviews
USER SCORE
84

18. Lucero - 1372 Overton Park

Lucero - 1372 Overton Park
October 6, 2009
Alt-Country
CRITIC SCORE
81
6 reviews
USER SCORE
80

19. 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
79
10 reviews
USER SCORE
80

20. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
March 31, 2009
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
16 reviews
USER SCORE
84

21. 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

22. Fall Out Boy - Folie A Deux

Fall Out Boy - Folie A Deux
December 16, 2008
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
6 reviews
USER SCORE
76

23. White Rabbits - It's Frightening

White Rabbits - It's Frightening
May 19, 2009
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
71
9 reviews
USER SCORE
88

24. 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
83

25. Japandroids - Post-Nothing

Japandroids - Post-Nothing
April 28, 2009
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
13 reviews
USER SCORE
84

Original Source: http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-top-25-albums-of-2009,35918/

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