FACT Magazine's 40 Best Albums of 2009

FACT Magazine's 40 Best Albums of 2009

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40. The Horrors - Primary Colours

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

39. Subway - Subway II

Subway - Subway II
June 7, 2009
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

38. Black Meteoric Star - Black Meteoric Star

Black Meteoric Star - Black Meteoric Star
June 9, 2009
Critic Score
70
4 reviews
User Score
NR

37. Girls - Album

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

36. Major Lazer - Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do

Major Lazer - Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do
June 16, 2009
Dancehall
Critic Score
75
20 reviews
User Score
75
24 reviews

35. William Basinski - 92982

William Basinski - 92982
January 1, 2009
Critic Score
87
2 reviews
User Score
79
4 reviews

34. Paul White - The Strange Dreams of Paul White

Paul White - The Strange Dreams of Paul White
June 8, 2009
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

33. Jason Fine - Future Thought

Jason Fine - Future Thought
December 4, 2009
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

32. Hildur Guðnadóttir - Without Sinking

Hildur Guðnadóttir - Without Sinking
March 30, 2009
Critic Score
80
4 reviews
User Score
92
1 review

31. The Village Orchestra - I Can Hear The Sirens Singing Again

The Village Orchestra - I Can Hear The Sirens Singing Again
June 1, 2009
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
NR

30. Hudson Mohawke - Butter

Hudson Mohawke - Butter
October 26, 2009
Electronic
Critic Score
74
12 reviews
User Score
75
10 reviews

29. Legowelt - Amiga Railroad Adventures

Legowelt - Amiga Railroad Adventures
July 1, 2009
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

28. Silk Flowers - Silk Flowers

Silk Flowers - Silk Flowers
July 7, 2009
Critic Score
66
4 reviews
User Score
NR

27. 2562 - Unbalance

2562 - Unbalance
October 12, 2009
Dubstep
Critic Score
77
7 reviews
User Score
73
1 review

26. City Center - City Center

City Center - City Center
May 26, 2009
Critic Score
70
7 reviews
User Score
NR

25. SND - Atavism

SND - Atavism
May 12, 2009
Critic Score
78
5 reviews
User Score
NR

24. Atlas Sound - Logos

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

23. RSD - Good Energy

RSD - Good Energy
September 1, 2009
Critic Score
85
1 review
User Score
NR

22. Dâm-Funk - Toeachizown

Dâm-Funk - Toeachizown
October 20, 2009
Funk
Critic Score
81
5 reviews
User Score
84
3 reviews

21. Moritz Von Oswald Trio - Vertical Ascent

Moritz Von Oswald Trio - Vertical Ascent
July 21, 2009
Critic Score
78
8 reviews
User Score
84
1 review

20. Ducktails - Ducktails

Ducktails - Ducktails
May 11, 2009
Critic Score
70
1 review
User Score
67
1 review

19. 10-20 - 10-20

10-20 - 10-20
March 16, 2009
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

18. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

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

17. DJ Sprinkles - Midtown 120 Blues

DJ Sprinkles - Midtown 120 Blues
August 9, 2008
Deep House
Critic Score
87
6 reviews
User Score
86
18 reviews
Few people are able to deliver the social commentary dance music so desperately needs quite so elegantly as DJ Sprinkles.
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16. Shackleton - Three EPs

Shackleton - Three EPs
October 13, 2009
UK Bass
Critic Score
87
5 reviews
User Score
80
3 reviews

15. Blank Dogs - Under and Under

Blank Dogs - Under and Under
May 25, 2009
Art Punk
Critic Score
73
9 reviews
User Score
77
2 reviews

14. Desire - II

Desire - II
June 0, 2009
Synthpop
Critic Score
60
1 review
User Score
68
1 review

13. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
January 20, 2009
Experimental
Critic Score
92
28 reviews
User Score
88
599 reviews

12. Martyn - Great Lengths

Martyn - Great Lengths
April 20, 2009
Critic Score
84
5 reviews
User Score
84
1 review

11. Leyland Kirby - Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was

Leyland Kirby - Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was
September 1, 2009
Dark Ambient
Critic Score
77
5 reviews
User Score
NR

10. Micachu and the Shapes - Jewellery

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

9. Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor

Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor
September 8, 2009
Experimental
Critic Score
86
7 reviews
User Score
80
12 reviews

8. Bat For Lashes - Two Suns

Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
April 7, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
81
22 reviews
User Score
81
101 reviews

7. Zomby - One Foot Ahead of the Other

Zomby - One Foot Ahead of the Other
August 1, 2009
Critic Score
72
4 reviews
User Score
NR

6. Circlesquare - Songs About Dancing and Drugs

Circlesquare - Songs About Dancing and Drugs
January 27, 2009
Critic Score
75
3 reviews
User Score
NR

5. Discovery - LP

Discovery - LP
July 7, 2009
Electropop
Critic Score
61
18 reviews
User Score
75
10 reviews

4. Cold Cave - Love Comes Close

Cold Cave - Love Comes Close
November 3, 2009
New Wave
Critic Score
72
12 reviews
User Score
75
8 reviews

3. Omar S - Fabric 45

Omar S - Fabric 45
March 16, 2009
Critic Score
77
7 reviews
User Score
NR

2. Telepathe - Dance Mother

Telepathe - Dance Mother
April 14, 2009
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
69
15 reviews
User Score
70
3 reviews

1. The xx - xx

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

Listening to The xx’s debut album, it’s impossible not to be overcome by the sort of sublime sadness that feels like a rheumatoid ache in the heart area.

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Original Source: http://www.factmag.com/2009/12/09/40-best-albums-of-2009/

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