10 Best Albums 2009
With all the different music genres in the world, it would be hard to get total agreement on the ten best albums 2009. By comparing the "best albums 2009" lists of critics such as Spin Magazine, the Chicago Tribune and MTV, it's easy to see which albums are consistently make the top ten.
- “Merriweather Post Pavilion” This ninth album by Animal Collective combines a range of musical influences including pop, African tribal chants, minimal techno and psychedelia. Even without huge album sales, this one made it into many “best albums 2009” lists.
- “Veckatimest” Grizzly Bear’s psychedelic-folk-rock melodies are a favorite with the critics. This smooth album is Grizzly Bear’s third.
- “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix” Phoenix earns a solid third place in best albums 2009 with this pop-infused collection of upbeat melodies and playful lyrics.
- “It’s Blitz!” This third album by Yeah Yeah Yeahs shows that Karen O knows how to do alternative pop, and the critics loved it.
- “xx” This is the debut album by The xx. The simple pop-rock melodies proved to be a favorite with critics and fans.
- “Album” This debut album by Girls was often selected as one of the best albums 2009. The indie-rock duo recorded the tracks in rehearsal studios and bedrooms.
- “It’s Not Me, It’s You” This follow up to Lily Allen’s debut album showed she was more than a one-hit-wonder.
- “The Ecstatic” Mos Def managed to take time out from his acting and activism to create this hip-hop album. Although “The Ecstatic” is not in all the best albums 2009 lists, there was still enough critical praise to garner a spot in many of the lists.
- “Bitte Orca” This album by Dirty Projectors has an eclectic style that would make David Byrne proud.
- “Embryonic” The Flaming Lips closes out the best albums 2009 with their alternative rock album, “Embryonic.” Although they’re coming in at number 10 with this list, it certainly doesn’t make them last. The Flaming Lips have consistently placed in “best of” lists for all of their albums.