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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

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
January 20, 2009
Experimental
9.6
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2. Blur - Midlife: A Beginner's Guide to Blur

Blur - Midlife: A Beginner's Guide to Blur
July 28, 2009
Alternative Rock
9.4
Amazon
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3. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
June 9, 2009
Experimental Rock
9.2
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4. Girls - Album

Girls - Album
September 22, 2009
Indie Pop
9.1
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5. Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport

Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
October 20, 2009
Electronic
9.0
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6. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic

The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
October 13, 2009
Alternative Rock
9.0
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7. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
May 26, 2009
Indie Folk
9.0
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8. Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind EP

Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind EP
December 15, 2009
Experimental
8.9
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9. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II
September 8, 2009
Hip Hop
8.8
Amazon
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10. The xx - xx

The xx - xx
October 6, 2009
Indie Pop
8.7
iTunes
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11. Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms

Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms
October 13, 2009
Chillwave
8.6
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12. The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa

The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa
October 6, 2009
Electronic
8.6
Amazon
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13. jj - jj n° 2

jj - jj n° 2
July 1, 2009
Electronic
8.6
Amazon
Spotify
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14. Various Artists - Dark Was The Night

Various Artists - Dark Was The Night
February 17, 2009
8.6
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15. Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light

Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light
January 20, 2009
Chamber Pop
8.6
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16. Real Estate - Real Estate

Real Estate - Real Estate
November 17, 2009
Lo-Fi
8.5
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17. Converge - Axe To Fall

Converge - Axe To Fall
October 20, 2009
Metalcore
8.5
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18. Baroness - Blue Record

Baroness - Blue Record
October 13, 2009
Sludge Metal
8.5
Amazon
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19. YACHT - See Mystery Lights

YACHT - See Mystery Lights
July 28, 2009
Electronic
8.5
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20. Dinosaur Jr. - Farm

Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
June 23, 2009
Alternative Rock
8.5
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21. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
May 26, 2009
Indie Pop
8.5
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22. Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions

Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions
May 26, 2009
Drone
8.5
Amazon
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23. St. Vincent - Actor

St. Vincent - Actor
May 5, 2009
Indie Pop
8.5
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Amazon
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24. Isis - Wavering Radiant

Isis - Wavering Radiant
May 5, 2009
Post-Metal
8.5
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25. Bat For Lashes - Two Suns

Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
April 7, 2009
Indie Pop
8.5
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
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NOTE: This is not a year end list. This list is ordered by the ratings Pitchfork awarded albums throughout 2009.


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