Best Albums of 2009

Listed below are the best albums of 2009 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 greatest album charts.

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2009 year summaryThe best artists of 2009 were Animal Collective, The Antlers, The xx, Grizzly Bear, Phoenix (FR), Muse, Florence + The Machine, Arctic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons and Dirty Projectors.
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15,938
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3,147
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Best Albums of 2009 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 1%
Morrissey 3 0%
James Ferraro 3 0%
Animal Collective 3 0%
Neil Young 3 0%
Tom Waits 2 0%
Lil B 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 475 48%
United Kingdom 188 19%
Canada 54 5%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 24 2%
France 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 962 96%
Yes 38 4%
Live? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Kid A by Radiohead
6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
7. In Rainbows by Radiohead
8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
9. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
10. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
11. Funeral by Arcade Fire
12. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
13. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
14. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
15. Nevermind by Nirvana
16. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
17. Doolittle by Pixies
18. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
19. London Calling by The Clash
20. The Bends by Radiohead
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