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



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST
List Rating
82
188 ratings
Genre Breakdown
Indie Rock (6), Hip Hop (4), Indie Pop (3), Alt-Country (2), Indie Folk (2), Folk (1), Metalcore (1), Experimental (1), Experimental Rock (1), Garage Rock (1), Noise Rock (1), Chamber Pop (1), Alternative Rock (1)

1. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

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

2. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
May 26, 2009
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
88
17 reviews
USER SCORE
87
125 ratings

3. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
January 20, 2009
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
93
19 reviews
USER SCORE
90
180 ratings

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
83
16 reviews
USER SCORE
86
12 ratings

5. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

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

6. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone

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

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 ratings

8. Converge - Axe To Fall

Converge - Axe To Fall
October 20, 2009
Metalcore
CRITIC SCORE
87
6 reviews
USER SCORE
82
6 ratings

9. Brother Ali - Us

Brother Ali - Us
September 22, 2009
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
81
7 reviews
USER SCORE
75
3 ratings

10. Andrew Bird - Noble Beast

Andrew Bird - Noble Beast
January 20, 2009
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
74
9 reviews
USER SCORE
76
6 ratings

11. The Antlers - Hospice

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

12. Jay Z - The Blueprint 3

Jay Z - The Blueprint 3
September 8, 2009
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
63
16 reviews
USER SCORE
68
19 ratings

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
13 reviews
USER SCORE
85
13 ratings

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
5 ratings

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
72
3 ratings

16. St. Vincent - Actor

St. Vincent - Actor
May 5, 2009
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
83
16 reviews
USER SCORE
85
70 ratings

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 ratings

18. Lucero - 1372 Overton Park

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

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
11 reviews
USER SCORE
80
26 ratings

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
83
58 ratings

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 ratings

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
78
8 ratings

23. White Rabbits - It's Frightening

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

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
82
18 ratings

25. Japandroids - Post-Nothing

Japandroids - Post-Nothing
April 28, 2009
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
14 reviews
USER SCORE
84
46 ratings
Original Source: http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-top-25-albums-of-2009,35918/

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