Top Albums of 2009





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
180
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
2
211
The xx xx Dream Pop, Indie Pop
3
410
Grizzly Bear Veckatimest Indie Folk, Psychedelic Folk, Psychedelic Pop
4
540
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix Indie Pop
5
577
Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca Art Pop, Indie Pop, Progressive Pop
6
621
Fever Ray Fever Ray Art Pop, Electropop, Synthpop
7
700
The Horrors Primary Colours Post-Punk Revival, Shoegaze
8
735
Yeah Yeah Yeahs It's Blitz! Alternative Dance, Indie Pop, Indie Rock
9
852
Fuck Buttons Tarot Sport Electronic, Neo-Psychedelia
10
902
Bill Callahan Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle Alt-Country, Singer/Songwriter
11
919
Wild Beasts Two Dancers Art Rock, Indie Pop, Indie Rock
12
990
The Antlers Hospice Indie Rock
13
1015
The Flaming Lips Embryonic Experimental Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Noise Pop
14
1134
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt II Hardcore Hip Hop
15
1189
Girls Album Indie Pop, Indie Rock
16
1434
Florence + The Machine Lungs Art Pop, Indie Pop
17
1435
Arctic Monkeys Humbug Indie Rock
18
1571
Lady Gaga The Fame Monster Dance-Pop, Electropop
19
1626
Bat for Lashes Two Suns Art Pop
20
1726
St. Vincent Actor Indie Pop
21
1736
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Twee Pop
22
1755
Mastodon Crack the Skye Progressive Metal
23
1909
Mos Def The Ecstatic Hip Hop
24
1923
Peter Doherty Grace/Wastelands Acoustic Rock, Singer/Songwriter
25
1938
Wilco Wilco (The Album) Indie Pop, Indie Rock
26
2073
Antony and The Johnsons The Crying Light Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter
27
2074
Richard Hawley Truelove's Gutter Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter
28
2081
Sunn O))) Monoliths And Dimensions Drone, Drone Metal
29
2158
Japandroids Post-Nothing Indie Rock, Noise Rock
30
2170
Neko Case Middle Cyclone Alt-Country, Singer/Songwriter
31
2261
Manic Street Preachers Journal for Plague Lovers Alternative Rock
32
2282
Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures Alternative Rock, Hard Rock
33
2427
Passion Pit Manners Indie Pop, Indietronica
34
2574
Tinariwen Imidiwan: Companions Tishoumaren
35
2685
Atlas Sound Logos Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
36
2984
Sonic Youth The Eternal Alternative Rock
37
2992
Camera Obscura My Maudlin Career Twee Pop

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Monsters of Folk Monsters of Folk Folk Rock, Indie Folk
Leonard Cohen Live in London Singer/Songwriter
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
La Roux La Roux Electropop, Synthpop
Dead Weather Horehound Blues Rock, Garage Rock Revival
Andrew Bird Noble Beast Chamber Pop, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Bob Dylan Together Through Life Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Pearl Jam Backspacer Alternative Rock
Maxwell BLACKsummers'night Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul
White Denim Fits Psychedelic Rock
DM Stith Heavy Ghost Chamber Folk, Psychedelic Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Future of the Left Travels with Myself and Another Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore
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