Clash's Top 40 Albums of 2009

Clash's Top 40 Albums of 2009

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40. Dizzee Rascal - Tongue N' Cheek

Dizzee Rascal - Tongue N' Cheek
September 21, 2009
Grime
Critic Score
71
11 reviews
User Score
66
10 reviews

39. Crocodiles - Summer of Hate

Crocodiles - Summer of Hate
April 28, 2009
Shoegaze
Critic Score
65
9 reviews
User Score
70
4 reviews

38. Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue

Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue
June 23, 2009
Experimental
Critic Score
76
12 reviews
User Score
84
36 reviews

37. Jamie T - Kings & Queens

Jamie T - Kings & Queens
October 6, 2009
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
74
9 reviews
User Score
75
16 reviews

36. The Maccabees - Wall of Arms

The Maccabees - Wall of Arms
May 4, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
73
11 reviews
User Score
72
11 reviews

35. Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Through the Devil Softly

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - Through the Devil Softly
September 28, 2009
Critic Score
70
8 reviews
User Score
75
1 review

34. Dananananaykroyd - Hey Everyone

Dananananaykroyd - Hey Everyone
April 6, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
11 reviews
User Score
74
2 reviews

33. The Dead Weather - Horehound

The Dead Weather - Horehound
July 14, 2009
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
72
21 reviews
User Score
75
43 reviews

32. 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

31. Gossip - Music For Men

Gossip - Music For Men
June 23, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
69
15 reviews
User Score
74
13 reviews

30. 2562 - Unbalance

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

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. Devendra Banhart - What Will We Be

Devendra Banhart - What Will We Be
October 27, 2009
Folk
Critic Score
66
20 reviews
User Score
77
12 reviews

27. Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve - Re-Animations Vol. 1

Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve - Re-Animations Vol. 1
March 2, 2009
Critic Score
75
2 reviews
User Score
NR

26. Woodpigeon - Treasury Library Canada

Woodpigeon - Treasury Library Canada
February 9, 2009
Critic Score
75
4 reviews
User Score
NR

25. 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

24. Passion Pit - Manners

Passion Pit - Manners
May 19, 2009
Electronic
Critic Score
75
22 reviews
User Score
79
92 reviews

23. DM Stith - Heavy Ghost

DM Stith - Heavy Ghost
March 10, 2009
Indie Folk
Critic Score
78
7 reviews
User Score
82
2 reviews

22. Anathallo - Canopy Glow

Anathallo - Canopy Glow
November 18, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
66
11 reviews
User Score
73
4 reviews

21. Moderat - Moderat

Moderat - Moderat
April 28, 2009
Electronic
Critic Score
70
8 reviews
User Score
80
40 reviews

20. 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

19. 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

18. Arctic Monkeys - Humbug

Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
August 25, 2009
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
76
28 reviews
User Score
77
239 reviews

17. Nathan Fake - Hard Islands

Nathan Fake - Hard Islands
May 18, 2009
IDM
Critic Score
68
10 reviews
User Score
80
1 review

16. Lusine - A Certain Distance

Lusine - A Certain Distance
September 8, 2009
Critic Score
70
2 reviews
User Score
82
1 review

15. Luke Vibert - We Hear You

Luke Vibert - We Hear You
August 10, 2009
Critic Score
NR
User Score
81
1 review

14. Monsters of Folk - Monsters of Folk

Monsters of Folk - Monsters of Folk
September 22, 2009
Folk
Critic Score
72
19 reviews
User Score
76
15 reviews

13. Florence + The Machine - Lungs

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

12. YACHT - See Mystery Lights

YACHT - See Mystery Lights
July 28, 2009
Electronic
Critic Score
71
22 reviews
User Score
80
9 reviews

11. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

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

10. Fever Ray - Fever Ray

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

9. Andrew Weatherall - A Pox on the Pioneers

Andrew Weatherall - A Pox on the Pioneers
September 25, 2009
Critic Score
60
1 review
User Score
NR

8. 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

7. The Horrors - Primary Colours

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

6. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers

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

5. HEALTH - Get Color

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

4. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

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

‘Veckatimest’ is not only the highest water mark in its makers’ careers to date, but also perhaps the finest record of its kind released so far this year.

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3. 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

2. Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport

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

1. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
January 20, 2009
Experimental
Critic Score
92
28 reviews
User Score
89
589 reviews
Original Source: http://www.clashmusic.com/features/top-40-albums-of-2009-pt5

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