Uncut's 50 Best Albums of 2009

50. Kurt Vile - Childish Prodigy

October 6, 2009
Critic Score
73
8 reviews

49. Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3

September 8, 2009
Critic Score
66
25 reviews

48. Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It

Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It
September 16, 2008
Critic Score
79
11 reviews

47. Alasdair Roberts - Spoils

May 5, 2009
Critic Score
75
12 reviews

44. Reigning Sound - Love and Curses

Reigning Sound - Love and Curses
August 11, 2009
Critic Score
82
8 reviews

39. Cornershop - Judy Sucks a Lemon For Breakfast

Cornershop - Judy Sucks a Lemon For Breakfast
July 27, 2009
Critic Score
72
8 reviews

37. Dinosaur Jr. - Farm

June 23, 2009
Critic Score
75
26 reviews

36. Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport

October 20, 2009
Critic Score
81
22 reviews

34. Trembling Bells - Carbeth

Trembling Bells - Carbeth
April 14, 2009
Critic Score
67
3 reviews

33. The Duke & The King - Nothing Gold Can Stay

The Duke & The King - Nothing Gold Can Stay
August 4, 2009
Critic Score
71
6 reviews

32. Iggy Pop - Preliminaires

June 2, 2009
Critic Score
58
18 reviews

30. Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor

September 8, 2009
Critic Score
87
7 reviews

28. Madness - The Liberty Of Norton Folgate

September 29, 2009
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

27. Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs

September 8, 2009
Critic Score
80
21 reviews

26. The Unthanks - Here's The Tender Coming

The Unthanks - Here's The Tender Coming
September 14, 2009
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

22. Alela Diane - To Be Still

February 17, 2009
Critic Score
80
15 reviews

18. Graham Coxon - The Spinning Top

Graham Coxon - The Spinning Top
May 11, 2009
Critic Score
72
11 reviews

13. White Denim - Fits

June 22, 2009
Critic Score
78
15 reviews

12. Fever Ray - Fever Ray

January 12, 2009
Critic Score
83
19 reviews

8. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

May 26, 2009
Critic Score
86
30 reviews

While I’m not sure Veckatimest is the huge improvement on Yellow House that some blogs claim it to be, it’s unquestionably a lovely record and it deserves to be heard on land, sea, indoors and out.

6. The xx - xx

October 6, 2009
Critic Score
85
23 reviews

5. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers

September 8, 2009
Critic Score
81
20 reviews

1. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

January 20, 2009
Critic Score
92
29 reviews

It’s a rare contemporary album that sounds like it couldn't have been made at any other time or by any other band.

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