A.V. Club's Top 25 Albums of 2009

A.V. Club's Top 25 Albums of 2009

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25. Japandroids - Post-Nothing

April 28, 2009
Critic Score
80
18 reviews

23. White Rabbits - It's Frightening

White Rabbits - It's Frightening
May 19, 2009
Critic Score
70
18 reviews

22. Fall Out Boy - Folie A Deux

Fall Out Boy - Folie A Deux
December 16, 2008
Critic Score
70
13 reviews

20. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!

March 31, 2009
Critic Score
80
26 reviews

There’s very little of the old Yeah Yeah Yeahs skronk on the band’s third LP, It’s Blitz!, but the record still sounds not of this Earth.

19. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

February 3, 2009
Critic Score
75
18 reviews

In spite of that earnest, staunch reliance on its blueprint, TPOBPAH’s debut full-length is refreshingly watertight throughout.

18. Lucero - 1372 Overton Park

Lucero - 1372 Overton Park
October 6, 2009
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

16. St. Vincent - Actor

May 5, 2009
Critic Score
80
22 reviews

12. Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3

September 8, 2009
Critic Score
66
25 reviews

11. The Antlers - Hospice

March 3, 2009
Critic Score
82
20 reviews

9. Brother Ali - Us

September 22, 2009
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

8. Converge - Axe To Fall

October 20, 2009
Critic Score
86
8 reviews

7. P.O.S. - Never Better

P.O.S. - Never Better
February 3, 2009
Critic Score
74
9 reviews

5. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

June 9, 2009
Critic Score
85
32 reviews

Over nine indispensable tracks, Bitte Orca forges a more perfect union between eccentricity and accessibility.

3. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

January 20, 2009
Critic Score
92
29 reviews

Merriweather's sound plays like both a summation and an expansion of everything Animal Collective has done so far, with a sharper focus on melody and more emboldened vocals that drive the songs.

2. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

May 26, 2009
Critic Score
86
30 reviews

Veckatimest is more song-oriented than its predecessors without sacrificing any experimental tics, making for the band’s most satisfying record yet.

1. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

May 26, 2009
Critic Score
81
24 reviews

Laced throughout all of it are generous, wide-eyed melodies of a kind that makes for swooning sighs and curious feelings of instant nostalgia.

Original Source: http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-top-25-albums-of-2009,35918/
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