Flashflooder’s Top 25 Album’s of 2009

Wow, the year seems to have just flown by just like that. It seems like only yesterday I was compiling this same list for 2008 while eagerly awaiting the release of Merriweather Post Pavilion and wondering what the rest of 2009 would hold.

Well, MPP didn’t disappoint but overall it’s hard to say whether it’s been a “good” or “bad” year for music. Nevertheless, I can say that there have been plenty of quality albums released in the past year that are worth your ears time. So if you’re looking for some records you might have missed in ’09 or just want some new music to listen to, go and buy some of these albums! Or at least, find some way to get them playing through your headphones and/or stereo.

So without further adieu, here are my picks for the top 25 albums of the year. Apologies to any other great albums that should have made this list that I didn’t listen to (I know there are some of you out there!). And if you are curious to see what albums topped other critic’s list for 2009, head over to metacritic’s best music of 2009 section and check out their summary of various critic’s lists towards the bottom of the page. Anyways, here goes:


25. Black Dice – Repo [Paw Tracks]


24. Built to Spill – There Is No Enemy [Warner Bros.]


23. DOOM – Born Like This [Lex]

22. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz! [Interscope]


21. DatA – Skywriter [Ekler’O’Shock/Naive]

20. The xx – xx [Young Turks]


19. Fuck Buttons – Tarot Sport [ATP]

18. St. Vincent – Actor [4AD]

17. The Mars Volta – Octahedron [Warner Bros.]

16. Phaseone – Thanks But No Thanks/White Collar Crime [Lefse]


15. Atlas Sound – Logos [Kranky]


14. Calvin Harris – Ready For The Weekend [Sony Music]

13. Girls – Album [True Panther/Matador]

12. Raekwon – Only Built For Cuban Linx…Pt. II [H20/EMI]


11. Vitalic – Flashmob [[PIAS] Recordings/Different]

10. Dan Deacon – Bromst [Carpark]


09. Tim Hecker – An Imaginary Country [Kranky]


08. Neon Indian – Psychic Chasms [Lefse]

07. Madlib – Beat Konducta Vol. 5 & 6 (Dil Cosby and Dil Withers Suite) [Stones Throw]


06. The Antlers – Hospice [French Kiss]

05. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest [Warp]

04. Bibio – Ambivalence Avenue [Warp]


03. The Bloody Beetroots – Romborama [Dim Mak]


02. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amaedus Phoenix [Loyauté/Glassnote]

01. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion/Fall Be Kind EP [Domino]

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