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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 35,000 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 + The Machine and Kasabian.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Merriweather Post PavilionUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2009Appears in:871 charts
Rank in 2009:1Rank Score:24,823
Rank in 2000s14Overall Rank:99
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,283 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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2.

HospiceUnited States The Antlers
Year of Release:2009Appears in:517 charts
Rank in 2009:2Rank Score:13,033
Rank in 2000s38Overall Rank:207
Average Rating:  83/100 (666 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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3.

xxUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2009Appears in:571 charts
Rank in 2009:3Rank Score:11,486
Rank in 2000s42Overall Rank:235
Average Rating:  78/100 (924 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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4.

VeckatimestUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2009Appears in:476 charts
Rank in 2009:4Rank Score:8,036
Rank in 2000s67Overall Rank:341
Average Rating:  80/100 (651 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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5.

Wolfgang Amadeus PhoenixFrance Phoenix
Year of Release:2009Appears in:459 charts
Rank in 2009:5Rank Score:7,490
Rank in 2000s71Overall Rank:358
Average Rating:  79/100 (724 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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6.

Sigh No MoreUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2009Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 2009:6Rank Score:6,325
Rank in 2000s78Overall Rank:407
Average Rating:  67/100 (621 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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7.

The ResistanceUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2009Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 2009:7Rank Score:6,310
Rank in 2000s79Overall Rank:409
Average Rating:  70/100 (882 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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8.

HumbugUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2009Appears in:289 charts
Rank in 2009:8Rank Score:5,022
Rank in 2000s97Overall Rank:508
Average Rating:  75/100 (715 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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9.

LungsUnited Kingdom Florence + The Machine
Year of Release:2009Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 2009:9Rank Score:4,533
Rank in 2000s105Overall Rank:558
Average Rating:  76/100 (497 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic AsylumUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2009Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 2009:10Rank Score:3,765
Rank in 2000s125Overall Rank:657
Average Rating:  75/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of 2009 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Neil Young 3 0%
Morrissey 3 0%
Animal Collective 3 0%
Sonic Youth 2 0%
Bibio 2 0%
Oneohtrix Point Never 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 492 49%
United Kingdom 185 19%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 20 2%
France 18 2%
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