The 100 Best Albums of 2009

100. (t) Still Flyin- Never Gonna Touch The Ground
(t) Levon Helm- Electric Dirt
99. Eels- Hombre Lobo
98. Brother Ali- US
97. Fischerspooner- Entertainment
96. Zion I- The Takeover
95. Danger Mouse and Darkhorse- Dark Night of the Soul
94. Seeland- Tomorrow Today
93. Say Hi- Oohs and Aahs
92. 311- Uplifter
91. Arctic Monkeys- Humbug
90. k-os- Yes
89. The Dead Weather- Horehound
88. The Lonely Island- Incredibad
87. The Boy Least Likely To- The Law of the Playground
86. Eugene McGuiness- Eugene McGuiness
85. Bibio- Ambivalence Avenue
84. The Very Best- Warm Heart of Africa
83. Fruit Bats- The Ruminant Band
82. Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band- Outer South
81. The Juan Maclean- The Future Will Come
80. The Deep Dark Woods- Winter Hours
79. Monsters of Folk- Monsters of Folk
78. Brakes- Touchdown
77. Wu Tang Clan- Chamber Music
76. British Sea Power- Man of Aran

75. Julian Casablancas- Phrazes for the Young
74. The Juan Maclean- The Future Will Come
73. Cymbals Eat Guitars- Why There Are Mountains
72. God Help the Girl- God Help the Girl
71. Kasabian- The West Rider Pauper Lunatic Asylum
70. Lupe Fiasco- Enemy of the State: A Love Story
69. The Dutchess and the Duke- Sunrise/Sunset
68. Rock Plaza Central- At the Moment…
67. Kid Cudi- The Man on the Moon
66. Dan Deacon- Bromst
65. Islands- Vapours
64. Aidan Moffat & The Best-Ofs- How To Get To Heaven From Scotland
63. Malcolm Middleton- Waxing Gibbous
62. Franz Ferdinand- Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
61. (t) Jay-Z- The Blueprint III
(t) Gucci Mane- The State vs. Radric Davis
60. HEALTH- Get Color
59. Pictureplane- Dark Rift
58. Various Artists- Dark was the Night
57. jj- no. 2
56. Royksopp- Junior
55. J Dilla- Jay Stay Paid
54. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- It’s Blitz
53. Wilco- Wilco (The Album)
52. Yo La Tengo- Popular Songs
51. Little Dragon- Machine Dreams

50. Jupiter One- Sunshower
49. Dirty Projectors- Bitte Orca
48. Sunset Rubdown- Dragonslayer
47. Finale- A Pipe Dream and A Promise
46. Bat For Lashes- Two Suns
45. Portugal. The Man- The Satanic Satanist
44. (t) Noah and the Whale- The First Days of Spring
(t) Devendra Banhart- What Will We Be
43. Yo La Tengo- Popular Songs
42. Cold Cave- Love Comes Close
41. Wale- Back To The Feature Mixtape
40. Miike Snow- Miike Snow
39. Lake- Let’s Build a Roof
38. The Avett Brothers- I And Love And You
37. Discovery- LP
36. Peter Bjorn & John- Living Things
35. Lil Wayne- No Ceilings Mixtape
34. Matt & Kim- Grand
33. The Decemberists- The Hazards of Love
32. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart- The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
31. Freddie Gibbs- The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs Mixtape
30. Psapp- Camel’s Back
29. Here We Go Magic- Here We Go Magic
28. Starlight Mints- Change Remains
27. Great Lake Swimmers- Lost Channels
26. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone- Vs. Children

25. (t) Think About Life- Family
(t) The Phantom Band- Checkmate Savage
24. Kings of Convenience- Declaration of Dependence
23. Raekwon- Only Built for Cuban Linx II
22. Fever Ray- Fever Ray
21. Mos Def- The Ecstatic
20. The Big Pink- A Brief History of Love
19. St. Vincent- Actor
18. YACHT- See Mystery Lights
17. Memory Tapes- Seek Magic
16. Doves- Kingdom of Rust
15. The Whitest Boy Alive- Rules
14. Dead Man’s Bones- Dead Man’s Bones
13. Animal Collective- Merriweather Post Pavillion/ Fall Be Kind EP
12. Jonathan Johansson- En Hand I Himlen
11. Camera Obscura- My Maudlin Career

The Top Ten…


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