Slant Magazine's 25 Best Albums of 2009

Slant Magazine's 25 Best Albums of 2009

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24.

January 12, 2009
Critic Score
83
19 reviews

23.

June 9, 2009
Critic Score
78
24 reviews

21.

Cazwell - Watch My Mouth
September 1, 2009
Critic Score
70
1 review

20.

Islands - Vapours
September 22, 2009
Critic Score
77
10 reviews

19.

November 17, 2009
Critic Score
76
11 reviews

18.

September 29, 2009
Critic Score
79
8 reviews

17.

May 26, 2009
Critic Score
75
8 reviews

16.

Little Boots - Hands
June 8, 2009
Critic Score
68
20 reviews

13.

January 20, 2009
Critic Score
72
19 reviews

12.

El Perro Del Mar - Love Is Not Pop
April 1, 2009
Critic Score
72
9 reviews

11.

October 6, 2009
Critic Score
85
23 reviews

The xx opts for an appealing middle ground between immediacy and ambiance, and the highly sophisticated results are all the more impressive for being delivered by a foursome of 20-year-olds who have somehow acquired a knack for the kind of quietly ambitious songcraft for which some bands strive for their entire careers.

10.

May 26, 2009
Critic Score
86
33 reviews

The album dips and tips and ultimately soars as a result, Rossen and company having turned near-disaster into sonic triumph.

5.

May 5, 2009
Critic Score
80
23 reviews

4.

April 7, 2009
Critic Score
79
28 reviews

1.

January 20, 2009
Critic Score
92
30 reviews

Soulful and almost structurally flawless, Merriweather finds one of the most talented, most creative pop bands finally and gloriously figuring it all out.

Original Source: https://www.slantmagazine.com/music/best-of-2009/
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