Beats Per Minute's Top 50 Albums of 2009

Beats Per Minute's Top 50 Albums of 2009

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50.

June 9, 2009
Critic Score
78
24 reviews

49.

May 19, 2009
Critic Score
77
24 reviews

48.

October 13, 2009
Critic Score
75
8 reviews

47.

September 22, 2009
Critic Score
81
22 reviews

46.

March 3, 2009
Critic Score
67
26 reviews

45.

August 18, 2009
Critic Score
86
9 reviews

41.

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.

September 8, 2009
Critic Score
87
7 reviews

38.

September 8, 2009
Critic Score
82
22 reviews

37.

February 17, 2009
Critic Score
76
19 reviews

34.

April 7, 2009
Critic Score
75
22 reviews

33.

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.

April 7, 2009
Critic Score
79
28 reviews

30.

September 15, 2009
Critic Score
67
20 reviews

29.

September 22, 2009
Critic Score
72
22 reviews

26.

June 23, 2009
Critic Score
75
28 reviews

23.

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.

October 20, 2009
Critic Score
78
21 reviews

19.

August 25, 2009
Critic Score
79
21 reviews

18.

September 8, 2009
Critic Score
80
22 reviews

17.

January 12, 2009
Critic Score
83
19 reviews

16.

May 5, 2009
Critic Score
80
23 reviews

12.

September 22, 2009
Critic Score
75
12 reviews

5.

January 20, 2009
Critic Score
92
30 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.

May 26, 2009
Critic Score
86
33 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.

March 3, 2009
Critic Score
82
21 reviews
Original Source: https://beatsperminute.com/features/the-top-50-albums-of-2009/
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