Top Albums of 2009

Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
The xx xx Dream Pop, Indie Pop
Grizzly Bear Veckatimest Indie Folk, Psychedelic Folk, Psychedelic Pop
Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca Art Pop, Indie Pop, Progressive Pop
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix Indie Pop
Fever Ray Fever Ray Art Pop, Electropop, Synthpop
The Horrors Primary Colours Post-Punk Revival, Shoegaze
Yeah Yeah Yeahs It's Blitz! Alternative Dance, Indie Pop, Indie Rock
Bill Callahan Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle Alt-Country, Singer/Songwriter
Fuck Buttons Tarot Sport Electronic, Neo-Psychedelia
The Flaming Lips Embryonic Experimental Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Noise Pop
Wild Beasts Two Dancers Art Rock, Indie Pop, Indie Rock
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt II Hardcore Hip Hop
The Antlers Hospice Indie Rock
Benjamin Biolay La Superbe Chamber Pop, Nouvelle chanson française
Girls Album Indie Pop, Indie Rock
Lady Gaga The Fame Monster Dance-Pop, Electropop
Bat for Lashes Two Suns Art Pop
Florence + The Machine Lungs Art Pop, Indie Pop
Arctic Monkeys Humbug Indie Rock
St. Vincent Actor Indie Pop
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Twee Pop
Antony and The Johnsons The Crying Light Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Wilco Wilco (The Album) Indie Pop, Indie Rock
Mos Def The Ecstatic Hip Hop
Mastodon Crack the Skye Progressive Metal
Manic Street Preachers Journal for Plague Lovers Alternative Rock
Sunn O))) Monoliths And Dimensions Drone, Drone Metal
Neko Case Middle Cyclone Alt-Country, Singer/Songwriter
Peter Doherty Grace/Wastelands Acoustic Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Richard Hawley Truelove's Gutter Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Japandroids Post-Nothing Indie Rock, Noise Rock
Passion Pit Manners Indie Pop, Indietronica
Tinariwen Imidiwan: Companions Tishoumaren
Maxwell BLACKsummers'night Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul
Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures Alternative Rock, Hard Rock
Mumford & Sons Sigh No More Folk Pop, Indie Folk
Atlas Sound Logos Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Kid Cudi Man on the Moon: The End of Day Pop Rap
Sonic Youth The Eternal Alternative Rock
Camera Obscura My Maudlin Career Twee Pop
HEALTH Get Color Experimental Rock, Noise Rock
Baroness Blue Record Progressive Metal, Sludge Metal
Leonard Cohen Live in London Singer/Songwriter
Monsters of Folk Monsters of Folk Folk Rock, Indie Folk
Jay-Z The Blueprint 3 Hip Hop
Yo La Tengo Popular Songs Indie Pop, Indie Rock
Dan Auerbach Keep It Hid Blues, Blues Rock
Dominique A. La Musique/La Matière Nouvelle chanson française
The Avett Brothers I and Love and You Alt-Country, Americana, Folk Pop
Gossip Music for Men Dance-Punk
Sunset Rubdown Dragonslayer Indie Rock
Dinosaur Jr. Farm Indie Rock
Micachu Jewellery Art Pop, Indie Pop, Noise Pop
Major Lazer Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do Dancehall
Converge Axe to Fall Metalcore
The Decemberists The Hazards of Love Indie Rock
M. Ward Hold Time Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Muse The Resistance Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
Pearl Jam Backspacer Alternative Rock
Röyksopp “Junior“ Electropop
Metric Fantasies Post-Punk Revival
La Roux La Roux Electropop, Synthpop
Kasabian West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
The Big Pink A Brief History of Love Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
Cymbals Eat Guitars Why There Are Mountains Indie Rock
Editors In This Light and On This Evening Post-Punk Revival
Franz Ferdinand Tonight: Franz Ferdinand Indie Rock
Andrew Bird Noble Beast Chamber Pop, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Bob Dylan Together Through Life Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Lily Allen It's Not Me, It's You Synthpop
Future of the Left Travels with Myself and Another Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore
The Dead Weather Horehound Blues Rock, Garage Rock Revival
Super Furry Animals Dark Days/Light Years Indie Rock, Progressive Pop
Allen Toussaint The Bright Mississippi Jazz, New Orleans R&B
Local Natives Gorilla Manor Indie Rock
White Denim Fits Psychedelic Rock
DM Stith Heavy Ghost Chamber Folk, Psychedelic Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Soap&Skin Lovetune For Vacuum Art Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Lady Gaga The Fame Dance-Pop, Electropop
Melody Gardot My One and Only Thrill Vocal Jazz
Eels Hombre Lobo: 12 Songs of Desire Alternative Rock, Indie Pop
Nirvana Live at Reading Grunge
Mount Eerie Wind's Poem Avant-Folk, Lo-Fi / Slacker Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Speech Debelle Speech Therapy Jazz Rap, UK Hip Hop
Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics Inspiration Information Ethio-Jazz, Jazz-Funk
A Place to Bury Strangers Exploding Head Noise Rock, Post-Punk, Shoegaze
The Low Anthem Oh My God, Charlie Darwin Contemporary Folk
Jay Reatard Watch Me Fall Pop Punk, Power Pop
Memory Tapes Seek Magic Chillwave
Patrick Wolf The Bachelor Folktronica, Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter
The Thermals Now We Can See Indie Rock, Punk Rock
Mew No More Stories… Indie Pop, Progressive Pop
Dan Deacon Bromst Indietronica, Neo-Psychedelia
Drake So Far Gone Contemporary R&B, Pop Rap
Lindstrøm & Christabelle Real Life is No Cool Electropop, Nu-Disco
Neon Indian Psychic Chasms Chillwave, Synthpop
Doom Born Like This Abstract Hip Hop
The-Dream Love vs Money Contemporary R&B
Miranda Lambert Revolution Contemporary Country
White Lies To Lose My Life… Post-Punk Revival
Zu Carboniferous Avant-Garde Metal, Math Rock, Noise Rock
Alice in Chains Black Gives Way to Blue Alternative Metal, Grunge
PJ Harvey & John Parish A Woman A Man Walked By Alternative Rock, Art Rock
Moderat Moderat IDM
Dâm-Funk Toeachizown Electro, Synth Funk
David Sylvian Manafon EAI, Reductionism, Singer/Songwriter
Doves Kingdom Of Rust Dream Pop
Jim O'Rourke The Visitor Chamber Folk
Miike Snow Miike Snow Electropop, Indietronica
Tom Waits Glitter and Doom Live Blues Rock, Singer/Songwriter
The Sa-Ra Creative Partners Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love Neo-Soul, Psychedelic Soul, Synth Funk
Madness The Liberty of Norton Folgate Pop Rock, Ska
Fanfarlo Reservoir Indie Pop
The Duckworth Lewis Method The Duckworth Lewis Method Baroque Pop
Real Estate Real Estate Indie Rock
jj n°2 Balearic Beat, Indie Pop
The Mountain Goats The Life of the World to Come Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Morrissey Years of Refusal Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
Jamie T Kings & Queens Indie Pop, Indie Rock
Vic Chesnutt At the Cut Singer/Songwriter, Slowcore
Leyland Kirby Sadly, the Future Is No Longer What It Was Dark Ambient
Prefab Sprout Let's Change The World With Music Art Pop, Sophisti-Pop
U2 No Line on the Horizon Pop Rock
The Very Best Warm Heart of Africa East African Music
Charlotte Gainsbourg IRM Art Pop, Indie Pop
Noah and the Whale The First Days of Spring Folk Pop, Indie Pop
The Leisure Society The Sleeper Folk Pop, Indie Folk, Indie Pop
Shackleton Three EPs Dubstep, UK Bass
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse Dark Night Of The Soul Indie Rock
Various Artists Dark Was The Night Folk Pop, Indie Folk, Indie Rock
Built to Spill There Is No Enemy Indie Rock
Julian Casablancas Phrazes For The Young Alternative Dance
Jarvis Cocker Further Complications Indie Rock
Mayer Hawthorne A Strange Arrangement Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Soul
The Field Yesterday and Today Minimal Techno
Circulatory System Signal Morning Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
Bibio Ambivalence Avenue Folktronica, Indietronica
David Bazan Curse Your Branches Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown Pop Punk
Mono Hymn to the Immortal Wind Post-Rock
Ben Frost By The Throat Dark Ambient, Electronic, Industrial
Cass McCombs Catacombs Alt-Country, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
YACHT See Mystery Lights Funktronica, Indietronica, Nu-Disco
Brother Ali Us Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop
The Raveonettes In And Out Of Control Indie Pop, Noise Pop
Pissed Jeans King Of Jeans Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore
Alela Diane To Be Still Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Kings of Convenience Declaration Of Dependence Indie Folk
Junior Boys Begone Dull Care Electropop, Synthpop
Broadcast and The Focus Group Broadcast and The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age Musique concrète, Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop, Sound Collage
The Swell Season Strict Joy Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Pet Shop Boys Yes Synthpop
Mountains Choral Ambient
Cold Cave Love Comes Close Synthpop
Elvis Perkins Elvis Perkins In Dearland Contemporary Folk, Folk Rock
Tim Hecker An Imaginary Country Ambient, Drone
Bruce Springsteen Working On A Dream Heartland Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Regina Spektor Far Art Pop, Chamber Pop, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
A Sunny Day in Glasgow Ashes Grammar Dream Pop, Shoegaze
The Maccabees Wall Of Arms Indie Rock
Gallows Grey Britain Hardcore Punk
The Twilight Sad Forget The Night Ahead Indie Rock, Post-Punk
Staff Benda Bilili Très très fort Soukous
Biffy Clyro Only Revolutions Alternative Rock
Isis Wavering Radiant Atmospheric Sludge Metal, Post-Metal
Silversun Pickups Swoon Indie Rock
Brand New Daisy Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore
Paramore Brand New Eyes Alternative Rock
Dead Man's Bones Dead Man's Bones Indie Pop, Psychedelic Folk
Timber Timbre Timber Timbre Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
The Prodigy Invaders Must Die Big Beat
Wolfmother Cosmic Egg Hard Rock
Kurt Vile Childish Prodigy Folk Rock, Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter
La Bien Querida Romancero Chamber Pop
And So I Watch You from Afar And So I Watch You From Afar Math Rock, Post-Rock
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba I Speak Fula Mande Music
Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything to Nothing Indie Rock
Kylesa Static Tensions Sludge Metal, Stoner Metal
Lee Fields & the Expressions My World Soul
Cobalt Gin Black Metal