Beats Per Minute's Top 50 Albums of 2009

Beats Per Minute's Top 50 Albums of 2009

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50. Mos Def - The Ecstatic

June 9, 2009
Critic Score
78
24 reviews

49. Passion Pit - Manners

May 19, 2009
Critic Score
77
24 reviews

48. Fanfarlo - Reservoir

October 13, 2009
Critic Score
75
8 reviews

47. Girls - Album

September 22, 2009
Critic Score
81
22 reviews

46. U2 - No Line on the Horizon

March 3, 2009
Critic Score
67
26 reviews

45. Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem

August 18, 2009
Critic Score
86
9 reviews

41. The xx - xx

October 6, 2009
Critic Score
85
23 reviews

The band isn’t playing catch-up against a nonexistent reputation; they expect the record to speak for itself. And it certainly does. Every song is catchy and immediately enjoyable while not noisy.

40. Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor

September 8, 2009
Critic Score
87
7 reviews

38. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers

September 8, 2009
Critic Score
81
20 reviews

37. M. Ward - Hold Time

February 17, 2009
Critic Score
76
19 reviews

34. Metric - Fantasies

April 7, 2009
Critic Score
75
21 reviews

33. Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster

November 23, 2009
Critic Score
72
14 reviews

Yes, Lady Gaga’s music as presented on The Fame Monster is still “unoriginal,” but it’s no longer uninspiring. It is a facsimile of various trends and sounds in popular music, from the ’80s to 2009, sometimes even stretching all the way back to the ’60s. But pop music isn’t about originality.

32. Bat For Lashes - Two Suns

April 7, 2009
Critic Score
80
24 reviews

30. Muse - The Resistance

September 15, 2009
Critic Score
67
18 reviews

29. Monsters of Folk - Monsters of Folk

September 22, 2009
Critic Score
72
21 reviews

26. Dinosaur Jr. - Farm

June 23, 2009
Critic Score
75
26 reviews

23. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

June 9, 2009
Critic Score
85
32 reviews

Longstreth is not a brilliant visionary, but he has created a masterpiece to the extent that he is capable. Bitte Orca is either deliberately frustrating or frustratingly deliberate, but in any case, it’s worth a listen. Or two. Or three.

20. Atlas Sound - Logos

October 20, 2009
Critic Score
78
21 reviews

19. Mew - No More Stories...

August 25, 2009
Critic Score
79
21 reviews

18. Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs

September 8, 2009
Critic Score
80
21 reviews

17. Fever Ray - Fever Ray

January 12, 2009
Critic Score
83
19 reviews

16. St. Vincent - Actor

May 5, 2009
Critic Score
80
22 reviews

12. Brand New - Daisy

September 22, 2009
Critic Score
75
12 reviews

5. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

January 20, 2009
Critic Score
92
29 reviews

This is a band at the heights of its powers, fully in command of its sound and its creative process, unafraid to try basically anything.

2. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

May 26, 2009
Critic Score
86
30 reviews

Everything on Veckatimest, from the loftiest harmony to the subtlest string pluck, serves a purpose, even if there’s room for a little more.

1. The Antlers - Hospice

March 3, 2009
Critic Score
82
20 reviews
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