Pitchfork's Highest Rated Albums of 2009

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This is an ordered list of Pitchfork's highest rated albums of 2009. Check out Pitchfork's Year End List.

1. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

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Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
January 20, 2009
Experimental
Score
96

2. Blur - Midlife: A Beginner's Guide to Blur

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Blur - Midlife: A Beginner's Guide to Blur
July 28, 2009
Alternative Rock
Score
94

3. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

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Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
June 9, 2009
Indie Pop
Score
92

4. Girls - Album

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Girls - Album
September 22, 2009
Indie Pop
Score
91

5. Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport

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Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
October 20, 2009
Electronic
Score
90

6. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic

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The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
October 13, 2009
Alternative Rock
Score
90

7. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

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Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
May 26, 2009
Indie Folk
Score
90

8. Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind

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Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind
December 15, 2009
Experimental
Score
89

9. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II

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Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II
September 8, 2009
Hip Hop
Score
88

10. The xx - xx

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The xx - xx
October 6, 2009
Indie Pop
Score
87

11. William Basinski - 92982

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William Basinski - 92982
January 1, 2009
Score
87

12. Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms

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Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms
October 13, 2009
Chillwave
Score
86

13. The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa

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The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa
October 6, 2009
Electronic
Score
86

14. JJ - jj n° 2

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JJ - jj n° 2
July 1, 2009
Electronic
Score
86

15. Various Artists - Dark Was The Night

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Various Artists - Dark Was The Night
February 17, 2009
Score
86

16. Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light

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Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light
January 20, 2009
Chamber Pop
Score
86

17. Real Estate - Real Estate

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Real Estate - Real Estate
November 17, 2009
Lo-Fi
Score
85

18. Various Artists - Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Ghanaian Blue 1968-81

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Various Artists - Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Ghanaian Blue 1968-81
November 10, 2009
Score
85

19. Converge - Axe To Fall

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Converge - Axe To Fall
October 20, 2009
Metalcore
Score
85

20. Baroness - Blue Record

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Baroness - Blue Record
October 13, 2009
Sludge Metal
Score
85

21. Various Artists - Tumbélé! Biguine, Afro & Latin Sounds From the French Caribbean, 1963-74

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Various Artists - Tumbélé! Biguine, Afro & Latin Sounds From the French Caribbean, 1963-74
October 5, 2009
Score
85

22. YACHT - See Mystery Lights

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YACHT - See Mystery Lights
July 28, 2009
Electronic
Score
85

23. Dinosaur Jr. - Farm

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Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
June 23, 2009
Alternative Rock
Score
85

24. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

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Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
May 26, 2009
Indie Pop
Score
85

25. Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions

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Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions
May 26, 2009
Drone Metal
Score
85
NOTE: This is not a year end list. This list is ordered by the ratings Pitchfork awarded albums throughout 2009.


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