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OTR’s albums of the year – and the decade

Yes, it’s another blooming list. And why not? We all love a list and there is no better time than the end of a year – and a decade – to go list crazy. My Top 20 for 2009 and …

Fri, Dec 11, 2009, 09:38

   

Yes, it’s another blooming list. And why not? We all love a list and there is no better time than the end of a year – and a decade – to go list crazy. My Top 20 for 2009 and my Top 20 for the decade that was after the jump.

On The Record’s Top 20 albums of 2009

(1) Animal Collective “Merriweather Post Pavilion” (Domino)
(2) Florence & The Machine “Lungs” (Moshi Moshi)
(3) DM Stith “Heavy Ghost” (Asthmatic Kitty)
(4) Grizzly Bear “Veckatimest” (Warp)
(5) Fever Ray “Fever Ray” (Wichita)
(6) Yeah Yeah Yeahs “It’s Blitz” (Polydor)
(7) Raphael Saadiq “The Way I See It” (Columbia)
(8) Hypnotic Brass Ensemble “Hypnotic Brass Ensemble” (Honest Jons)
(9) The xx “xx” (XL)
(10) Dark Room Notes “We Love You Dark Matter” (Gonzo)
(11) Dirty Projectors “Bitte Orca” (Domino)
(12) Adrian Crowley “Season of the Sparks” (Tin Angel)
(13) Bibio “Ambivalence Avenue” (Warp)
(14) Here We Go Magic “Here We Go Magic” (Western Vinyl)
(15) Girls “Album” (Fantasy Trashcan)
(16) The Juan Maclean “The Future Will Come” (DFA)
(17) Tanya Morgan “Brooklynati” (Interdependent Media)
(18) Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics “Inspiration Information” (Strut)
(19) El Michels Affair “Enter the 37th Chamber” (Fat Beat)
(20) Dam-Funk “Toeachizon” (Stones Throw)

On The Record’s Top 20 albums of the decade

(1) Arcade Fire “Funeral” (Merge)
(2) The Avalanches “Since I Left You” (XL)
(3) The White Stripes “Elephant” (XL)
(4) LCD Soundsystem “Sounds Of Silver” (DFA)
(5) Panda Bear “Person Pitch” (Paw Tracks)
(6) Burial “Untrue” (Hyperdub)
(7) Kanye West “College Dropout” (Roc-A-Fella)
(8) Wilco “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot” (Nonesuch)
(9) Amy Winehouse “Back to Black” (Polydor)
(10) Justin Timberlake “Justified” (Jive)
(11) The Frames “For The Birds” (Plateau)
(12) Jay-Z “The Blueprint” (Roc-A-Fella)
(13) Antony & The Johnsons “I’m a Bird Now” (Rough Trade)
(14) Bon Iver “For Emma, Forever Ago” (Jagjaguwar)
(15) The Hold Steady “Boys & Girls In America” (Vagrant)
(16) Sigur Ros “Agaetis Byrjun” (Fat Cat)
(17) EST “Strange Place For Snow” (ACT)
(18) Arctic Monkeys “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” (Domino)
(19) The Immediate “In Towers & Clouds” (Fantastic Plastic)
(20) Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate “In The Heart of the Moon” (World Circuit)

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