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

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

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1. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
May 26, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
85
15 reviews
User Score
83
121 reviews

2. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
May 26, 2009
Indie Folk
Critic Score
87
17 reviews
User Score
86
132 reviews

3. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

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

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
82
16 reviews
User Score
86
12 reviews

5. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

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

6. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone

Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
March 3, 2009
Alt-Country
Critic Score
80
13 reviews
User Score
79
15 reviews

7. P.O.S. - Never Better

P.O.S. - Never Better
February 3, 2009
Hip Hop
Critic Score
74
8 reviews
User Score
91
2 reviews

8. Converge - Axe To Fall

Converge - Axe To Fall
October 20, 2009
Metalcore
Critic Score
87
6 reviews
User Score
82
6 reviews

9. Brother Ali - Us

Brother Ali - Us
September 22, 2009
Hip Hop
Critic Score
81
7 reviews
User Score
75
3 reviews

10. Andrew Bird - Noble Beast

Andrew Bird - Noble Beast
January 20, 2009
Indie Folk
Critic Score
74
9 reviews
User Score
77
6 reviews

11. The Antlers - Hospice

The Antlers - Hospice
March 3, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
84
14 reviews
User Score
88
98 reviews

12. Jay Z - The Blueprint 3

Jay Z - The Blueprint 3
September 8, 2009
Hip Hop
Critic Score
62
17 reviews
User Score
68
24 reviews

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
14 reviews
User Score
85
14 reviews

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
86
11 reviews
User Score
81
7 reviews

15. Art Brut - Art Brut vs. Satan

Art Brut - Art Brut vs. Satan
April 21, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
72
13 reviews
User Score
72
3 reviews

16. St. Vincent - Actor

St. Vincent - Actor
May 5, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
82
18 reviews
User Score
85
76 reviews

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
83
8 reviews

18. Lucero - 1372 Overton Park

Lucero - 1372 Overton Park
October 6, 2009
Alt-Country
Critic Score
80
6 reviews
User Score
80
1 review

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
78
12 reviews
User Score
81
28 reviews

20. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
March 31, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
17 reviews
User Score
83
63 reviews

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
4 reviews

22. Fall Out Boy - Folie A Deux

Fall Out Boy - Folie A Deux
December 16, 2008
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
75
8 reviews
User Score
77
9 reviews

23. White Rabbits - It's Frightening

White Rabbits - It's Frightening
May 19, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
69
10 reviews
User Score
88
1 review

24. Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light

Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light
January 20, 2009
Chamber Pop
Critic Score
83
15 reviews
User Score
82
20 reviews

25. Japandroids - Post-Nothing

Japandroids - Post-Nothing
April 28, 2009
Garage Rock
Critic Score
82
15 reviews
User Score
83
51 reviews
Original Source: http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-top-25-albums-of-2009,35918/

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