Top Albums of 2009





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
193
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
2
226
The xx xx Dream Pop, Indie Pop
3
434
Grizzly Bear Veckatimest Indie Folk, Psychedelic Folk, Psychedelic Pop
4
576
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix Indie Pop
5
603
Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca Art Pop, Indie Pop, Progressive Pop
6
651
Fever Ray Fever Ray Art Pop, Electropop, Synthpop
7
722
The Horrors Primary Colours Post-Punk Revival, Shoegaze
8
776
Yeah Yeah Yeahs It's Blitz! Alternative Dance, Indie Pop, Indie Rock
9
886
Fuck Buttons Tarot Sport Electronic, Neo-Psychedelia
10
934
Bill Callahan Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle Alt-Country, Singer/Songwriter
11
952
Wild Beasts Two Dancers Art Rock, Indie Pop, Indie Rock
12
1022
The Antlers Hospice Indie Rock
13
1071
The Flaming Lips Embryonic Experimental Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Noise Pop
14
1183
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt II Hardcore Hip Hop
15
1273
Girls Album Indie Pop, Indie Rock
16
1493
Arctic Monkeys Humbug Indie Rock
17
1494
Florence + The Machine Lungs Art Pop, Indie Pop
18
1680
Lady Gaga The Fame Monster Dance-Pop, Electropop
19
1732
Bat for Lashes Two Suns Art Pop
20
1825
St. Vincent Actor Indie Pop
21
1852
Mastodon Crack the Skye Progressive Metal
22
1855
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Twee Pop
23
2017
Peter Doherty Grace/Wastelands Acoustic Rock, Singer/Songwriter
24
2057
Mos Def The Ecstatic Hip Hop
25
2099
Wilco Wilco (The Album) Indie Pop, Indie Rock
26
2160
Richard Hawley Truelove's Gutter Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter
27
2165
Sunn O))) Monoliths And Dimensions Drone, Drone Metal
28
2233
Antony and The Johnsons The Crying Light Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter
29
2270
Japandroids Post-Nothing Indie Rock, Noise Rock
30
2355
Manic Street Preachers Journal for Plague Lovers Alternative Rock
31
2374
Neko Case Middle Cyclone Alt-Country, Singer/Songwriter
32
2397
Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures Alternative Rock, Hard Rock
33
2645
Passion Pit Manners Indie Pop, Indietronica
34
2664
Tinariwen Imidiwan: Companions Tishoumaren
35
2915
Atlas Sound Logos Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Sonic Youth The Eternal Alternative Rock
Camera Obscura My Maudlin Career Twee Pop
Leonard Cohen Live in London Singer/Songwriter
Monsters of Folk Monsters of Folk Folk Rock, Indie Folk
HEALTH Get Color Experimental Rock, Noise Rock
Jay-Z The Blueprint 3 Hip Hop
Yo La Tengo Popular Songs Indie Pop, Indie Rock
Dinosaur Jr. Farm Indie Rock
The Avett Brothers I and Love and You Alt-Country, Americana, Folk Pop
Micachu Jewellery Art Pop, Indie Pop, Noise Pop
The Decemberists The Hazards of Love Indie Rock
Baroness Blue Record Progressive Metal, Sludge Metal
Converge Axe to Fall Metalcore
The Big Pink A Brief History of Love Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
The Dead Weather Horehound Blues Rock, Garage Rock Revival
La Roux La Roux Electropop, Synthpop
Andrew Bird Noble Beast Chamber Pop, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Bob Dylan Together Through Life Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
White Denim Fits Psychedelic Rock
Pearl Jam Backspacer Alternative Rock
DM Stith Heavy Ghost Chamber Folk, Psychedelic Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Future of the Left Travels with Myself and Another Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore
Maxwell BLACKsummers'night Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul
The Low Anthem Oh My God, Charlie Darwin Contemporary Folk
Super Furry Animals Dark Days/Light Years Indie Rock, Progressive Pop
Mount Eerie Wind's Poem Avant-Folk, Lo-Fi Indie, Singer/Songwriter
Allen Toussaint The Bright Mississippi Jazz, New Orleans R&B
Memory Tapes Seek Magic Chillwave
The Thermals Now We Can See Indie Rock, Punk Rock
Miranda Lambert Revolution Contemporary Country