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PopMatters's Highest Rated Albums of 2009


BY YEAR:
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This is an ordered list of PopMatters's highest rated albums of 2009. Check out PopMatters's Year End List.

1. Brother Ali - Us

Brother Ali - Us
September 22, 2009
Hip Hop
10
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



2. Real Estate - Real Estate

Real Estate - Real Estate
November 17, 2009
Lo-Fi
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



3. Oneohtrix Point Never - Rifts

Oneohtrix Point Never - Rifts
November 16, 2009
Drone
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



4. Jesu - Opiate Sun

Jesu - Opiate Sun
October 27, 2009
Shoegaze
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



5. Pelican - What We All Come to Need

Pelican - What We All Come to Need
October 27, 2009
Post-Metal
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



6. Russian Circles - Geneva

Russian Circles - Geneva
October 20, 2009
Post-Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



7. Converge - Axe To Fall

Converge - Axe To Fall
October 20, 2009
Metalcore
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



8. Sufjan Stevens - The BQE

Sufjan Stevens - The BQE
October 20, 2009
Modern Classical
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



9. Vijay Iyer Trio - Historicity

Vijay Iyer Trio - Historicity
October 13, 2009
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



10. 2562 - Unbalance

2562 - Unbalance
October 12, 2009
Dubstep
9
iTunes
Amazon
Rdio



11. Meshell Ndegeocello - Devil's Halo

Meshell Ndegeocello - Devil's Halo
October 6, 2009
Soul
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



12. The Clientele - Bonfires on the Heath

The Clientele - Bonfires on the Heath
October 6, 2009
Indie Pop
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



13. The Mountain Goats - The Life of the World to Come

The Mountain Goats - The Life of the World to Come
October 6, 2009
Indie Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



14. Madness - The Liberty Of Norton Folgate

Madness - The Liberty Of Norton Folgate
September 29, 2009
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



15. BLK JKS - After Robots

BLK JKS - After Robots
September 8, 2009
Experimental
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



16. Circulatory System - Signal Morning

Circulatory System - Signal Morning
September 8, 2009
Psychedelic Rock
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



17. Chuck Prophet - Let Freedom Ring

Chuck Prophet - Let Freedom Ring
August 26, 2009
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



18. The Cave Singers - Welcome Joy

The Cave Singers - Welcome Joy
August 18, 2009
Folk
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



19. Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem

Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem
August 18, 2009
Indie Folk
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



20. Reigning Sound - Love and Curses

Reigning Sound - Love and Curses
August 11, 2009
9
Amazon
Rdio



21. The Minus 5 - Killingsworth

The Minus 5 - Killingsworth
July 7, 2009
Alt-Country
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



22. Maxwell - BLACKsummers'night

Maxwell - BLACKsummers'night
July 7, 2009
Soul
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



23. Florence + The Machine - Lungs

Florence + The Machine - Lungs
July 6, 2009
Indie Pop
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



24. Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer

Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer
June 23, 2009
Indie Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



25. Rhett Miller - Rhett Miller

Rhett Miller - Rhett Miller
June 9, 2009
Alt-Country
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



NOTE: This is not a year end list. This list is ordered by the ratings PopMatters awarded albums throughout 2009.


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