PopMatters's Highest Rated Albums of 2009

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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

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Brother Ali - Us
September 22, 2009
Hip Hop
Score
100

2. Pyramids with Nadja - Pyramids with Nadja

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Pyramids with Nadja - Pyramids with Nadja
November 23, 2009
Score
90

3. Real Estate - Real Estate

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Real Estate - Real Estate
November 17, 2009
Lo-Fi
Score
90

4. Oneohtrix Point Never - Rifts

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Oneohtrix Point Never - Rifts
November 16, 2009
Drone
Score
90

5. 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
90

6. Katatonia - Night Is the New Day

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Katatonia - Night Is the New Day
November 2, 2009
Score
90

7. Jesu - Opiate Sun

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Jesu - Opiate Sun
October 27, 2009
Shoegaze
Score
90

8. Pelican - What We All Come to Need

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Pelican - What We All Come to Need
October 27, 2009
Post-Metal
Score
90

9. Russian Circles - Geneva

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Russian Circles - Geneva
October 20, 2009
Post-Rock
Score
90

10. Converge - Axe To Fall

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Converge - Axe To Fall
October 20, 2009
Metalcore
Score
90

11. Vijay Iyer Trio - Historicity

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Vijay Iyer Trio - Historicity
October 13, 2009
Score
90

12. 2562 - Unbalance

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2562 - Unbalance
October 12, 2009
Dubstep
Score
90

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

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The Mountain Goats - The Life of the World to Come
October 6, 2009
Indie Rock
Score
90

14. Meshell Ndegeocello - Devil's Halo

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Meshell Ndegeocello - Devil's Halo
October 6, 2009
Soul
Score
90

15. The Clientele - Bonfires on the Heath

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The Clientele - Bonfires on the Heath
October 6, 2009
Indie Pop
Score
90

16. Madness - The Liberty Of Norton Folgate

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Madness - The Liberty Of Norton Folgate
September 29, 2009
Score
90

17. BLK JKS - After Robots

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BLK JKS - After Robots
September 8, 2009
Experimental
Score
90

18. Circulatory System - Signal Morning

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Circulatory System - Signal Morning
September 8, 2009
Psychedelic Rock
Score
90

19. Chuck Prophet - Let Freedom Ring

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Chuck Prophet - Let Freedom Ring
August 26, 2009
Score
90

20. Mungolian Jet Set - We Gave It All Away... Now We Are Taking It Back

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Mungolian Jet Set - We Gave It All Away... Now We Are Taking It Back
August 25, 2009
Score
90

21. The Cave Singers - Welcome Joy

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The Cave Singers - Welcome Joy
August 18, 2009
Folk
Score
90

22. Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem

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Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem
August 18, 2009
Indie Folk
Score
90

23. Reigning Sound - Love and Curses

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Reigning Sound - Love and Curses
August 11, 2009
Score
90

24. Eyedea & Abilities - By the Throat

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Eyedea & Abilities - By the Throat
July 21, 2009
Hip Hop
Score
90

25. The Minus 5 - Killingsworth

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The Minus 5 - Killingsworth
July 7, 2009
Alt-Country
Score
90
NOTE: This is not a year end list. This list is ordered by the ratings PopMatters awarded albums throughout 2009.


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