Best Albums of 2009

Listed below are the best albums of 2009 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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, Dirty Projectors and Kid Cudi.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 10 of 100

Best Albums of 2009 composition

Country Albums %


United States 475 48%
United Kingdom 193 19%
Canada 53 5%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Australia 31 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Germany 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 954 95%
Yes 46 5%
Live? Albums %
No 973 97%
Yes 27 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 7 1%
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