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The Best Indie Rock Albums of 2009

1. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers

Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
September 8, 2009
Critic Score
82
22 reviews

2. The Antlers - Hospice

The Antlers - Hospice
March 3, 2009
Critic Score
82
21 reviews

3. King Creosote - Flick the Vs

King Creosote - Flick the Vs
April 20, 2009
Critic Score
81
5 reviews

4. David Bazan - Curse Your Branches

David Bazan - Curse Your Branches
September 1, 2009
Critic Score
81
10 reviews

5. Girls - Album

Girls - Album
September 22, 2009
Critic Score
81
22 reviews

6. Grammatics - Grammatics

Grammatics - Grammatics
March 23, 2009
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

7. Destroyer - Bay of Pigs

Destroyer - Bay of Pigs
August 18, 2009
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

8. Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs

Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs
September 8, 2009
Critic Score
80
22 reviews

9. Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer

Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer
June 23, 2009
Critic Score
80
19 reviews

10. Deerhunter - Rainwater Cassette Exchange

Deerhunter - Rainwater Cassette Exchange
May 18, 2009
Critic Score
80
11 reviews

11. The Phantom Band - Checkmate Savage

The Phantom Band - Checkmate Savage
January 26, 2009
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

12. Cymbals Eat Guitars - Why There Are Mountains

Cymbals Eat Guitars - Why There Are Mountains
January 20, 2009
Critic Score
80
12 reviews

13. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
March 31, 2009
Critic Score
80
27 reviews

15. Super Furry Animals - Dark Days / Light Years

Super Furry Animals - Dark Days / Light Years
April 13, 2009
Critic Score
79
20 reviews

16. Dananananaykroyd - Hey Everyone

Dananananaykroyd - Hey Everyone
April 6, 2009
Critic Score
79
11 reviews

18. Various Artists - Dark Was The Night

Various Artists - Dark Was The Night
February 17, 2009
Critic Score
79
11 reviews

19. No Age - Losing Feeling

No Age - Losing Feeling
October 6, 2009
Critic Score
78
8 reviews

20. Malcolm Middleton - Waxing Gibbous

Malcolm Middleton - Waxing Gibbous
June 1, 2009
Critic Score
78
6 reviews

21. The Thermals - Now We Can See

The Thermals - Now We Can See
April 7, 2009
Critic Score
78
20 reviews

22. The Fiery Furnaces - I'm Going Away

The Fiery Furnaces - I'm Going Away
July 21, 2009
Critic Score
77
25 reviews

23. Ramona Falls - Intuit

Ramona Falls - Intuit
August 18, 2009
Critic Score
77
10 reviews

24. Idlewild - Post Electric Blues

Idlewild - Post Electric Blues
October 5, 2009
Critic Score
77
8 reviews

25. The Temper Trap - Conditions

The Temper Trap - Conditions
October 13, 2009
Critic Score
77
11 reviews
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