Top 20 Albums of 2009

What a fuckin year! 2009 was candy to our ears! It’s always tough picking a certain amount of albums to represent the year’s best, because there’s always so many damn good ones and everyone has their own opinion. This year Grimy Goods features four debut albums on their Top 20 Albums of 2009 list, in addition to 16 other knock out albums! Below is our list starting with #20! What albums were your favorite for 2009?

20. Jenny Owen Youngs
Transmitter Failure
(Nettwerk Records)
19. Kasabian
West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
(Red Inc.)
18. The Dodos
Time to Die
Frenchkiss Records
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17. The Horrors
Primary Colours
(XL Recordings)
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16. Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
(Glass Note)

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15. Yo La Tengo
Popular Songs
(Matador)
14. Girls
Girls
(True Panther)
13. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Up From Below
(Vagrant Records)
12. The Dead Weather
Horehound
(WEA/Reprise)
11. Black Lips
200 Million Thousand
(Vice)
10. Mos Def
The Ecstatic
(Downtown)
9. Eels
Hombre Lobo
(Vagrant Records)
8. The XX
XX
(Xl Recordings)
7. Metric
Fantasies
(Last Gang)
6. The Dirty Projectors
Bitte Orca
(Domino)
5. Dan Auerbach
Keep it Hid
(Nonesuch)
4. Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest
(Warp Records)
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3. The Big Pink
A Brief History of Love
(4ad Records)
2. Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavillion
(Domino)
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1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
It’s Blitz!
(Interscope)

10 thoughts on “Top 20 Albums of 2009

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  3. Olivia Zhou

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  5. Kara

    Great list! Some of these I forgot about and you reminded me of the cute Dodos drummer that smiled at me when I was photogging them a few months back.

  6. Alex

    Now that’s a proper list. No paid “put me on your lists” here like some of them big music mags! Won’t mention any names.

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