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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 34,000 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:850 charts
Rank in 2009:1Rank Score:24,355
Rank in 2000s14Overall Rank:97
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,260 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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2.

HospiceUnited States The Antlers
Year of Release:2009Appears in:511 charts
Rank in 2009:2Rank Score:12,848
Rank in 2000s38Overall Rank:206
Average Rating:  83/100 (658 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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3.

xxUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2009Appears in:569 charts
Rank in 2009:3Rank Score:11,481
Rank in 2000s42Overall Rank:232
Average Rating:  78/100 (916 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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4.

VeckatimestUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2009Appears in:467 charts
Rank in 2009:4Rank Score:7,862
Rank in 2000s66Overall Rank:341
Average Rating:  80/100 (641 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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5.

Wolfgang Amadeus PhoenixFrance Phoenix
Year of Release:2009Appears in:453 charts
Rank in 2009:5Rank Score:7,356
Rank in 2000s71Overall Rank:357
Average Rating:  79/100 (719 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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6.

Sigh No MoreUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2009Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 2009:6Rank Score:6,412
Rank in 2000s75Overall Rank:397
Average Rating:  67/100 (617 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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7.

The ResistanceUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2009Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 2009:7Rank Score:6,287
Rank in 2000s79Overall Rank:402
Average Rating:  70/100 (862 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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8.

HumbugUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2009Appears in:280 charts
Rank in 2009:8Rank Score:4,777
Rank in 2000s99Overall Rank:528
Average Rating:  75/100 (702 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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9.

LungsUnited Kingdom Florence And The Machine
Year of Release:2009Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 2009:9Rank Score:4,451
Rank in 2000s106Overall Rank:557
Average Rating:  76/100 (493 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:3,754
Rank in 2000s123Overall Rank:651
Average Rating:  75/100 (354 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%
Mae 2 0%
Archive 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 493 49%
United Kingdom 184 18%
Canada 62 6%
Australia 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Sweden 20 2%
France 18 2%
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