The Line of Best Fit's Albums of 2009

The Line of Best Fit's Albums of 2009

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50. Why? - Eskimo Snow

Why? - Eskimo Snow
September 22, 2009
Hip Hop
Critic Score
73
13 reviews
User Score
75
14 reviews

49. There Will Be Fireworks - There Will Be Fireworks

There Will Be Fireworks - There Will Be Fireworks
July 1, 2009
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

48. Teeth of the Sea - Orphaned by the Ocean

Teeth of the Sea - Orphaned by the Ocean
January 19, 2009
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

47. Sufjan Stevens - The BQE

Sufjan Stevens - The BQE
October 20, 2009
Modern Classical
Critic Score
74
15 reviews
User Score
70
12 reviews

46. Steven R. Smith - Cities

Steven R. Smith - Cities
May 31, 2009
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

45. Slow Club - Yeah So

Slow Club - Yeah So
July 14, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
76
9 reviews
User Score
69
7 reviews

44. Pink Mountaintops - Outside Love

Pink Mountaintops - Outside Love
May 5, 2009
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
73
13 reviews
User Score
69
2 reviews

43. Noah and The Whale - The First Days Of Spring

Noah and The Whale - The First Days Of Spring
October 6, 2009
Indie Folk
Critic Score
64
14 reviews
User Score
80
17 reviews

42. My Latest Novel - Deaths and Entrances

My Latest Novel - Deaths and Entrances
May 18, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
69
7 reviews
User Score
NR

41. Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem

Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem
August 18, 2009
Indie Folk
Critic Score
86
8 reviews
User Score
84
44 reviews

40. Micachu and the Shapes - Jewellery

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

39. Mew - No More Stories...

Mew - No More Stories...
August 25, 2009
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
80
19 reviews
User Score
79
20 reviews

38. Grammatics - Grammatics

Grammatics - Grammatics
March 23, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
6 reviews
User Score
78
2 reviews

37. Florence + The Machine - Lungs

Florence + The Machine - Lungs
July 6, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
79
20 reviews
User Score
80
203 reviews

36. David Sylvian - Manafon

David Sylvian - Manafon
September 14, 2009
Critic Score
68
6 reviews
User Score
NR

35. 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

34. 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

33. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
March 31, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
81
23 reviews
User Score
81
136 reviews

32. St. Vincent - Actor

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

31. 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

30. Loney Dear - Dear John

Loney Dear - Dear John
January 27, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
71
5 reviews
User Score
78
2 reviews

29. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic

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

28. Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career

Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
April 21, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
79
19 reviews
User Score
82
30 reviews

27. Andrew Bird - Noble Beast

Andrew Bird - Noble Beast
January 20, 2009
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
74
22 reviews
User Score
79
22 reviews

26. Russian Circles - Geneva

Russian Circles - Geneva
October 20, 2009
Post-Rock
Critic Score
77
6 reviews
User Score
75
10 reviews

25. 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
83
17 reviews
User Score
81
15 reviews

24. We Were Promised Jetpacks - These Four Walls

We Were Promised Jetpacks - These Four Walls
June 15, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
74
12 reviews
User Score
77
12 reviews

23. 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

22. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More

Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
February 16, 2010
Folk
Critic Score
66
16 reviews
User Score
66
108 reviews

21. The Leisure Society - The Sleeper

The Leisure Society - The Sleeper
March 30, 2009
Critic Score
NR
User Score
85
1 review

20. The Horrors - Primary Colours

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

19. Girls - Album

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

18. Fanfarlo - Reservoir

Fanfarlo - Reservoir
October 13, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
76
8 reviews
User Score
80
9 reviews

17. 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

16. Bat For Lashes - Two Suns

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

15. Wilco - Wilco (The Album)

Wilco - Wilco (The Album)
June 30, 2009
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
74
22 reviews
User Score
74
60 reviews

14. Volcano Choir - Unmap

Volcano Choir - Unmap
September 22, 2009
Experimental
Critic Score
73
12 reviews
User Score
76
26 reviews

13. The Antlers - Hospice

The Antlers - Hospice
March 3, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
81
18 reviews
User Score
85
257 reviews

12. Fontän - Winterhwila

Fontän - Winterhwila
August 24, 2009
Critic Score
95
1 review
User Score
40
1 review

11. Atlas Sound - Logos

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

10. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers

Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
September 8, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
18 reviews
User Score
83
81 reviews

9. Japandroids - Post-Nothing

Japandroids - Post-Nothing
April 28, 2009
Garage Rock
Critic Score
82
16 reviews
User Score
81
108 reviews

8. Fever Ray - Fever Ray

Fever Ray - Fever Ray
January 13, 2009
Electropop
Critic Score
83
17 reviews
User Score
85
158 reviews

7. The Twilight Sad - Forget the Night Ahead

The Twilight Sad - Forget the Night Ahead
September 22, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
71
16 reviews
User Score
78
6 reviews

6. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

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

5. Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport

Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
October 20, 2009
Electronic
Critic Score
81
21 reviews
User Score
84
79 reviews

4. The xx - xx

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

The band’s resounding achievement ... is to infuse their music with melancholy without letting it lose buoyancy.

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3. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

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

2. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

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

1. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

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

Veckatimest is deep, it’s rich, it’s soulful and on more than enough occasions it’s just good, old-fashioned, spine-shudderingly beautiful.

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Original Source: https://www.thelineofbestfit.com/features/articles/tlobf-albums-of-2009-22689

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