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Music Blog Zeitgeist 2009

Top 50 Artists of 2009 Top 50 Albums of 2009 Top Songs of 2009

The Top 50 Albums of 2009 sourced from 550 bloggers personal Top 10 lists weighted according to their ranking.
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TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2009 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1

Download the entire show as an MP3 or stream: Hype Machine's Radio Show presents the Top 10 Albums of 2009 featuring songs & interviews with Stereogum, CreamTeam, The Culture Of Me, Brooklyn Vegan, Sound Bites, Quick Before It Melts.

  1. 10Girls • Album

    “The combo of a really messed up childhood and copious amounts of pills tends to lead to two things: death and superior albums.” — Quick! Start the reactor!

  2. 9Fever Ray • Fever Ray

    “Soaring synths and spectacular vocals with a minimal flair firmly establish Andersson as an entity separate from The Knife.” — Take A Beating

  3. 8Antlers • Hospice

    “Vocalist Peter Silberman's harrowing tale of losing a loved one to cancer is heart-rendering and his delicate voice perfectly narrates the ordeal.” — Skinny Ankles

  4. 7Passion Pit • Manners

    “...all handclaps and high notes and g.d. great times.” — Movies of Myself

  5. 6Yeah Yeah Yeahs • It's Blitz!

    “Equal parts finesse and grind like only the YYY's can do. It's intimate but it's glamorous. It's dancy but it's badass. It's so Karen O.” — For Amusement Only

  6. 5The XX • XX

    “There's such a sense of honest expression of affection and companionship to the record that it piques my curiosity to hear it again and listen more closely each time. ” — bigmouth strikes again

  7. 4Dirty Projectors • Bitte Orca

    “These oddly gorgeous compositions blend folk and funk and R&B styles to generate songs that are difficult to classify but very satisfying to the ear.” — Faronheit

  8. 3Phoenix • Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

    “This is pop of not only the catchiest variety, but of the most Populist order. In other words, this is Pop the way it should be.” — So This Is What The Volume Knob's For

  9. 2Grizzly Bear • Veckatimest

    “This is not rocking out music. This is listening music. This is art. This is stop you in your headspace and make you be quiet rock.” — Complicated Game

  10. 1Animal Collective • Merriweather Post Pavilion

    “It really wasn't even a contest for number one this year. Merriweather pretty much blew everything else away in my book.” — A VC

Creative Commons License The Music Blog Zeitgeist data is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. It was compiled from 551 lists. You can also download the data used to prepare these lists here: raw data, compiled data.

MON, JAN 4 TUE, JAN 5 WED, JAN 6 THU, JAN 7 FRI, JAN 8
50 ALBUMS 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1



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