Cokemachineglow's Top 50 Albums 2009

Cokemachineglow's Top 50 Albums 2009

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50. The Cool Kids - Gone Fishing

The Cool Kids - Gone Fishing
May 5, 2009
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

49. Way Out West - We Love Machine

Way Out West - We Love Machine
November 17, 2009
Critic Score
75
3 reviews
User Score
NR

48. 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
78
14 reviews

47. LSD March - Under Milk Wood

LSD March - Under Milk Wood
January 27, 2009
Critic Score
78
1 review
User Score
NR

46. Mountains - Choral

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

45. HEALTH - Get Color

HEALTH - Get Color
September 8, 2009
Noise Rock
Critic Score
77
17 reviews
User Score
79
18 reviews

44. Manic Street Preachers - Journal For Plague Lovers

Manic Street Preachers - Journal For Plague Lovers
May 19, 2009
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
81
16 reviews
User Score
79
21 reviews

43. Jermiside - Die Jerm Die

Jermiside - Die Jerm Die
October 20, 2009
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

42. Black Mold - Snow Blindness is Crystal Antz

Black Mold - Snow Blindness is Crystal Antz
August 11, 2009
Critic Score
65
5 reviews
User Score
NR

41. Nurses - Apple's Acre

Nurses - Apple's Acre
August 4, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
73
9 reviews
User Score
NR

40. Lokai - Transition

Lokai - Transition
August 18, 2009
Critic Score
78
3 reviews
User Score
NR

39. The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa

The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa
October 6, 2009
Electronic
Critic Score
80
13 reviews
User Score
73
4 reviews

38. G-Side - Huntsville International

G-Side - Huntsville International
November 18, 2009
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

37. 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
81
9 reviews

36. 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
50 reviews

35. Here We Go Magic - Here We Go Magic

Here We Go Magic - Here We Go Magic
February 24, 2009
Experimental
Critic Score
74
9 reviews
User Score
78
5 reviews

34. Zu - Carboniferous

Zu - Carboniferous
February 17, 2009
Experimental
Critic Score
80
6 reviews
User Score
76
4 reviews

33. Marissa Nadler - Little Hells

Marissa Nadler - Little Hells
March 3, 2009
Folk
Critic Score
77
9 reviews
User Score
78
13 reviews

32. Lee Fields & The Expressions - My World

Lee Fields & The Expressions - My World
June 2, 2009
Critic Score
78
4 reviews
User Score
85
1 review

31. Califone - All My Friends Are Funeral Singers

Califone - All My Friends Are Funeral Singers
October 6, 2009
Indie Folk
Critic Score
79
7 reviews
User Score
83
6 reviews

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

Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle
April 14, 2009
Folk
Critic Score
81
19 reviews
User Score
82
21 reviews

29. Blackout Beach - Skin of Evil

Blackout Beach - Skin of Evil
January 20, 2009
Critic Score
68
6 reviews
User Score
NR

28. Humcrush - Rest at Worlds End

Humcrush - Rest at Worlds End
January 12, 2009
Critic Score
78
3 reviews
User Score
NR

27. Lil Wayne - No Ceilings

Lil Wayne - No Ceilings
October 31, 2009
Hip Hop
Critic Score
74
5 reviews
User Score
68
20 reviews

26. Harlem Shakes - Technicolor Health

Harlem Shakes - Technicolor Health
March 24, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
66
7 reviews
User Score
72
2 reviews

25. The Intelligence - Fake Surfers

The Intelligence - Fake Surfers
May 26, 2009
Critic Score
74
3 reviews
User Score
NR

24. Do Make Say Think - Other Truths

Do Make Say Think - Other Truths
October 20, 2009
Post-Rock
Critic Score
74
8 reviews
User Score
81
9 reviews

23. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic

The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
October 13, 2009
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
77
21 reviews
User Score
83
135 reviews

22. Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions

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

21. St. Vincent - Actor

St. Vincent - Actor
May 5, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
80
20 reviews
User Score
83
202 reviews

20. Baroness - Blue Record

Baroness - Blue Record
October 13, 2009
Sludge Metal
Critic Score
86
5 reviews
User Score
82
38 reviews

19. Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics - Inspiration Information, Vol. 3

Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics - Inspiration Information, Vol. 3
April 14, 2009
Jazz
Critic Score
79
6 reviews
User Score
82
2 reviews

18. Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs

Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs
September 8, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
20 reviews
User Score
79
24 reviews

17. Wolves in the Throne Room - Black Cascade

Wolves in the Throne Room - Black Cascade
March 31, 2009
Black Metal
Critic Score
69
5 reviews
User Score
NR

16. The xx - xx

The xx - xx
October 6, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
86
19 reviews
User Score
83
534 reviews

The xx’s penchant for concision lends this material some seriously refreshing clarity, but it’d be a mistake to confuse their relative minimalism for some kind of aesthetic singularity.

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15. Circulatory System - Signal Morning

Circulatory System - Signal Morning
September 8, 2009
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
80
11 reviews
User Score
79
9 reviews

14. 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
76
17 reviews
User Score
80
74 reviews
The album’s accompanying trappings do little to dull its impressiveness or the band’s command of its lineage.
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13. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
June 9, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
86
29 reviews
User Score
84
226 reviews

12. Micachu and the Shapes - Jewellery

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

11. Emeralds - What Happened

Emeralds - What Happened
January 27, 2009
Critic Score
76
4 reviews
User Score
68
1 review

10. Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer

Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer
June 23, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
18 reviews
User Score
86
27 reviews

9. OOIOO - Armonico Hewa

OOIOO - Armonico Hewa
August 5, 2009
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
75
7 reviews
User Score
62
1 review

8. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
May 26, 2009
Psychedelic Folk
Critic Score
87
27 reviews
User Score
85
339 reviews

It’s a sophisticated work, delicately and meticulously crafted, and its effete pleasantness lends itself as well to Late Night performances as New Yorker coverage.

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7. Tim Hecker - An Imaginary Country

Tim Hecker - An Imaginary Country
March 10, 2009
Drone
Critic Score
74
8 reviews
User Score
79
17 reviews

6. Burial + Four Tet - Moth / Wolf Cub

Burial + Four Tet - Moth / Wolf Cub
May 1, 2009
Critic Score
70
2 reviews
User Score
82
5 reviews

5. 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
80
11 reviews

4. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
January 20, 2009
Experimental
Critic Score
92
28 reviews
User Score
89
589 reviews

If Merriweather Post Pavilion represents its progenitors’ conscious choice to replicate the live experience—or at least craft something monumental and loud enough to be worthy of an outdoor festival—on record, then this is an album which, like any good concert, must be felt.

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3. DOOM - Born Like This

DOOM - Born Like This
March 24, 2009
Hip Hop
Critic Score
74
16 reviews
User Score
79
36 reviews

2. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

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

1. 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
81
31 reviews
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