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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 33,000 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:841 charts
Rank in 2009:1Rank Score:24,154
Rank in 2000s14Overall Rank:99
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,251 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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2.

HospiceUnited States The Antlers
Year of Release:2009Appears in:504 charts
Rank in 2009:2Rank Score:12,699
Rank in 2000s40Overall Rank:210
Average Rating:  83/100 (652 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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3.

xxUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2009Appears in:566 charts
Rank in 2009:3Rank Score:11,506
Rank in 2000s42Overall Rank:230
Average Rating:  78/100 (911 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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4.

VeckatimestUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2009Appears in:457 charts
Rank in 2009:4Rank Score:7,890
Rank in 2000s64Overall Rank:336
Average Rating:  80/100 (633 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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5.

Wolfgang Amadeus PhoenixFrance Phoenix
Year of Release:2009Appears in:448 charts
Rank in 2009:5Rank Score:7,331
Rank in 2000s71Overall Rank:356
Average Rating:  79/100 (716 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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6.

Sigh No MoreUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2009Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 2009:6Rank Score:6,386
Rank in 2000s75Overall Rank:395
Average Rating:  67/100 (612 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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7.

The ResistanceUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2009Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 2009:7Rank Score:6,267
Rank in 2000s77Overall Rank:399
Average Rating:  70/100 (854 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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8.

HumbugUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2009Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 2009:8Rank Score:4,738
Rank in 2000s98Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  75/100 (696 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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9.

LungsUnited Kingdom Florence And The Machine
Year of Release:2009Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 2009:9Rank Score:4,439
Rank in 2000s106Overall Rank:556
Average Rating:  76/100 (488 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic AsylumUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2009Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 2009:10Rank Score:3,759
Rank in 2000s122Overall Rank:643
Average Rating:  75/100 (350 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%
Mulatu Astatke 2 0%
Armia 2 0%
Sonic Youth 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 493 49%
United Kingdom 187 19%
Canada 62 6%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Sweden 20 2%
France 18 2%
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