Best Albums of 2009?

Yeah, it’s that time once again. Time to look back over the past year and see what stuck in your ears.

We want to know what Nippertown.com readers are listening to, so please send us your list of the Top 10 albums of 2009. Send your lists to greg@nippertown.com, we’ll publish as many of the lists as our little fingers can type. And one lucky entry – selected at random – will be awarded a package of CDs to keep your ears happy during the cold January snows.

Hear are 10 Top 10 lists that we offer for your perusal, just in case you need some suggestions. Come on, let’s hear from you:

Nirvana: Live at Reading

Nirvana: Live at Reading

METACRITIC.COM
10 The Antlers – “Hospice”
09 Tinariwen – “Imidiwan: Companions”
08 Amadou & Mariam – “Welcome To Mali”
07 Sunn O))) – “Monoliths & Dimensions”
06 Brad Paisley – “American Saturday Night”
05 Baroness – “Blue Record”
04 Raekwon – “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II”
03 Animal Collective – “Merriweather Post Pavilion”
02 Leonard Cohen – “Live In London”
01 Nirvana – “Live At Reading”

NME MAGAZINE
10 Jamie T – “Kings & Queens”
09 Fever Ray – “Fever Ray”
08 Fuck Buttons – “Tarolt Sport”
07 The Big Pink – “A Brief History of Love”
06 Grizzly Bear – “Veckatimest”
05 Animal Collective – “Merriweather Post Pavilion”
04 Wild Beast – “Two Dancers”
03 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “It’s Blitz”
02 The xx – “The xx”
01 The Horrors – “Primary Colours”

Fay Victor Ensemble: The FreeSong Suite

Fay Victor Ensemble: The FreeSong Suite

THEJAZZSESSION.COM
10 Kat Edmonson – “Take to the Sky”
09 Steve Lehman – “Travail, Transformation & Flow”
08 Terence Blanchard – “Choices”
07 Digital Primitives – “Hum Crackle & Pop”
06 Ted Sirota’s Rebel Souls – “Seize The Time”
05 The Respect Sextet – “Sirius Respect”
04 The Fully Celebrated – “Drunk On The Blood Of The Holy Ones”
03 Darius Jones – “Man’ish Boy”
02 Vijay Iyer – “Historicity”
01 Fay Victor – “The FreeSong Suite”

POPMATTERS.COM
10 Miranda Lambert – “Revolution”
09 Girls – “Album”
08 Mastodon – “Crack the Skye”
07 Raekwon – “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…Part II”
06 Neko Case – “Middle Cyclone”
05 Phoenix – “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix”
04 Dirty Projectors – “Bitte Orca”
03 The Avett Brothers – “I and Love and You”
02 Grizzly Bear – “Veckatimest”
01 Animal Collective – “Merriweather Post Pavilion”

Animal Collective: Merriweather Post Pavilion

Animal Collective: Merriweather Post Pavilion

SPIN MAGAZINE
10 The Dead Weather – “Horehound”
09 Drake – “So Far Gone”
08 Florence And The Machine – “Lungs”
07 Mos Def – “The Ecstatic”
06 Bat For Lashes – “Two Suns”
05 Girls – “Album”
04 Grizzly Bear – “Veckatimest”
03 Phoenix – “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix”
02 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “It’s Blitz”
01 Animal Collective – “Merriweather Post Pavilion”

Q MAGAZINE
10 Phoenix – “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix”
09 U2 – “No Line On The Horizon”
08 Lily Allen – “It’s Not Me, It’s You”
07 Muse – “The Resistance”
06 Arctic Monkeys – “Humbug”
05 Manic Street Preachers – “Journal For Plague Lovers”
04 Animal Collective – “Merriweather Post Pavillion”
03 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “It’s Blitz”
02 Florence And The Machine – “Lungs”
01 Kasabian – “West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum”

Baroness: The Blue Record

Baroness: The Blue Record

DECIBEL MAGAZINE
10 Isis – “Wavering Radiant”
09 Marduk – “Wormwood”
08 Tombs – “Winter Hours”
07 Slayer – “World Painted Blood”
06 Kylesa – “Static Tensions”
05 Cobalt – “Gin”
04 Napalm Death – “Time Waits No Slave”
03 Coalesce – “Ox”
02 Converge – “Axe To Fall”
01 Baroness – “The Blue Record”

STEREOGUM.COM READERS’ POLL
10 Neko Case – “Middle Cyclone”
09 Passion Pit – “Manners”
08 The Antlers – “Hospice”
07 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “It’s Blitz”
06 Girls – “Album”
05 The xx – “The xx”
04 Phoenix – “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix”
03 Dirty Projectors – “Bitte Orca”
02 Grizzly Bear – “Veckatimest”
01 Animal Collective – “Merriweather Post Pavilion”

St. Vincent: Actor

St. Vincent: Actor

CHICAGO TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER
10 Kid Sister – “Ultraviolet”
09 Japandroids – “Post-Nothing”
08 Rihanna – “Rated R”
07 Kid Cudi – “Man on the Moon: The End of Day”
06 Neko Case – “Middle Cyclone”
05 Phoenix – “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix”
04 The xx – “The xx”
03 Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Why There Are Mountains”
02 Blk Jks – “After Robots”
01 St. Vincent – “Actor”

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6 Responses to “Best Albums of 2009?”

  1. Sam says:

    What? No Swell Season? Strict Joy is awesome!

  2. Michael Eck says:

    So, what are the Nippertown faves?

  3. Well, Mister Eck, we’re still working that out. And what are your own picks?

  4. Matt Mac Haffie says:

    Dirty Projectors; dump the CD, keep the cover art!

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