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

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

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22. Fall Out Boy - Folie A Deux

Fall Out Boy - Folie A Deux
December 16, 2008
Critic Score
72
12 reviews

20. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!

March 31, 2009
Critic Score
81
23 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
76
17 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
81
7 reviews

12. Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3

September 8, 2009
Critic Score
65
24 reviews

9. Brother Ali - Us

September 22, 2009
Critic Score
81
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
73
9 reviews

5. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

June 9, 2009
Critic Score
85
30 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
28 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
87
27 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
83
21 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.

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