BEST of the BEST Albums of 2009:

Ranked in order of how many times they showed up across 10 different “Best of 2009” lists

(non-weighted)

Spin, Billboard, AV Club, Rolling Stone, last.FM, Metromix, metacritic, NPR, AOL, BBC

 

 

ALBUM

ARTIST

10 listings:

Merriweather Post Pavilion

Animal Collective

9 listings:

Bitte Orca

Dirty Projectors

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Phoenix

It's Blitz!

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

7 listings:

Veckatimest

Grizzly Bear

Middle Cyclone

Neko Case

6 listings:

Embryonic

The Flaming Lips

Wilco [the album]

Wilco

5 listings:

Actor

St. Vincent

Hospice

The Antlers

Manners

Passion Pit

4 listings:

Post-Nothing

Japandroids

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart

Crack The Skye

Mastodon

Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II

Raekwon

I And Love And You

The Avett Brothers

xx

The XX

3 listings:

The Crying Light

Antony & The Johnsons

Album

Girls

Tarot Sport

Fuck Buttons

The Ecstatic

Mos Def

The Life Of The World To Come

The Mountain Goats

Two Suns

Bat For Lashes

Elvis Perkins In Dearland

Elvis Perkins In Dearland

Noble Beast

Andrew Bird

A Brief History Of Love

The Big Pink

Showed up at least twice:

Kingdom Of Rust

Doves

Miike Snow

Miike Snow

Them Crooked Vultures

Them Crooked Vultures

Welcome to Mali

Amadou & Mariam

Further Complications

Jarvis Cocker

Watch Me Fall

Jay Reatard

Horehound

The Dead Weather

Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free

Akron/Family

Phrazes For The Young

Julian Casablancas

Dragonslayer

Sunset Rubdown

Axe To Fall

Converge

Us

Brother Ali

Oh My God Charlie Darwin

The Low Anthem

My Maudlin Career

Camera Obscura

Know Better Learn Faster

Thao with The Get Down Stay Down

Dark Was The Night

Various Artists

The Blueprint 3

Jay-Z

BLACKsummers'night

Maxwell

Troubadour

K'naan

Fever Ray

Fever Ray

Real Estate

Real Estate

Popular Songs

Yo La Tengo

Farm

Dinosaur Jr.

Blue Record

Baroness

Why There Are Mountains

Cymbals Eat Guitars

Bromst

Dan Deacon

Catacombs

Cass McCombs

Songs of Shame

Woods