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Best Albums of 2009

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 2009 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 25,000 greatest album charts.

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2009 year summaryThe best artists of 2009 were Animal Collective, The Antlers, The xx, Grizzly Bear, Phoenix, Mumford & Sons, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Florence And The Machine and Kasabian.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Merriweather Post PavilionUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2009Appears in:692 charts
Rank in 2009:1Rank Score:20,821
Rank in 2000s14Overall Rank:97
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,024 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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2.

HospiceUnited States The Antlers
Year of Release:2009Appears in:413 charts
Rank in 2009:2Rank Score:11,232
Rank in 2000s38Overall Rank:196
Average Rating:  83/100 (532 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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3.

xxUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2009Appears in:464 charts
Rank in 2009:3Rank Score:10,378
Rank in 2000s41Overall Rank:218
Average Rating:  79/100 (743 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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4.

VeckatimestUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2009Appears in:391 charts
Rank in 2009:4Rank Score:7,118
Rank in 2000s59Overall Rank:304
Average Rating:  80/100 (544 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

Wolfgang Amadeus PhoenixFrance Phoenix
Year of Release:2009Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 2009:5Rank Score:6,161
Rank in 2000s72Overall Rank:346
Average Rating:  78/100 (601 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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6.

Sigh No MoreUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2009Appears in:261 charts
Rank in 2009:6Rank Score:5,973
Rank in 2000s73Overall Rank:355
Average Rating:  67/100 (529 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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7.

The ResistanceUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2009Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 2009:7Rank Score:5,933
Rank in 2000s76Overall Rank:359
Average Rating:  70/100 (728 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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8.

HumbugUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2009Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 2009:8Rank Score:4,047
Rank in 2000s101Overall Rank:508
Average Rating:  75/100 (566 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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9.

LungsUnited Kingdom Florence And The Machine
Year of Release:2009Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 2009:9Rank Score:3,779
Rank in 2000s104Overall Rank:535
Average Rating:  76/100 (415 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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10.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic AsylumUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2009Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 2009:10Rank Score:3,341
Rank in 2000s124Overall Rank:608
Average Rating:  75/100 (302 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 2009 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Neil Young 3 0%
Boston Spaceships 2 0%
Tom Waits 2 0%
The Flaming Lips 2 0%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Drake 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 494 49%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Sweden 21 2%
France 17 2%
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