20 Best* Albums of 2009

*favorite, with a very slight edge given to originality.
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20) The Dodos – Time to Die
19) Various Artists – Dark Was the Night
18) Passion Pit –
Manners
17) Bibio – Ambivalence Avenue
16) Wild Beasts – Two Dancers

15) Ramona Falls – Intuit
14) Sunset Rubdown – Dragonslayer
13) The xx – xx
12) Wilco – Wilco (The Album)
11) Neko Case – Middle Cyclone

10) Dan Deacon – Bromst

9) The Rural Alberta Advantage – Hometowns

8) Tyondai Braxton Central Market

7) St Vincent Actor

6) Animal CollectiveFall Be Kind

5) Dirty ProjectorsBitte Orca*

4) The Antlers Hospice*


3) Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix*


2) Grizzly Bear –
Veckatimest*

1) Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavillion

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*Almost put it at #1.

Favorites of 2008.
Favorites of 2007.

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2 responses to “20 Best* Albums of 2009

  1. would like to know in what realm antlers>prjktrz.

    also wheres real estatetoro y moi. or cass mcbros or dead weather, or YYYz.. I want to go on the record and say I hate ‘girlz’. Girlz<wavves

    • Toro y Moi’s album comes out in 2010, and everyone else got a mention (except YYYs, whom admittedly I always forget to listen to via skepticism about SPIN-core).

      Yes The Antlers probably aren’t better than The Dirty Projectors, but Hospice might be more of an album than Bitte Orca. That said I can think of arguments for putting any of my top five at #1.

      And yes, Girls are overrated. At least I didn’t put them at #3:
      http://www.albumoftheyear.org/ratings/1-pitchfork-highest-rated/2009/1

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