Best Music of 2009

I collected over 27 lists of “Best Music of 2009” and combined them into one list.  The results are below – every recording that was on 4 or more of the original source lists.  The numbers in bold and underlined indicate the number of lists the recording was on; an asterisk means I own it.

On 27 Lists
PhoenixWolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

On 23 Lists
Grizzly BearVeckatimest*

On 19 Lists
Neko CaseMiddle Cyclone* 

On 18 Lists
Animal CollectiveMerriweather Post Pavillion*

On 17 Lists
Dirty ProjectorsBitte Orca*

On 16 Lists
Yeah Yeah YeahsIt’s Blitz!*

On 14 Lists
RaekwonOnly Built 4 Cuban Linx … Pt. II 

On 12 Lists
Wilco Wilco (The Album)

On 11 Lists
MastodonCrack the Skye
Mos DefThe Ecstatic

On 10 Lists
Jay-ZThe Blueprint 3
Sonic YouthThe Eternal

On 9 Lists
Antony & the JohnsonsThe Crying Light
Bat For LashesTwo Suns
Andrew BirdNoble Beast*
The Flaming LipsEmbryonic*
Fever RayFever Ray
Passion Pit Manners*
St. VincentActor* 

On 8 Lists
Bill CallahanSometimes I Wish I Were An Eagle*
Green Day21st Century Breakdown
The Pains of Being Pure At HeartThe Pains of Being Pure At Heart

On 7 Lists
The AntlersHospice
The Avett Brothers I and Love and You*
The DecemberistsThe Hazards of Love*
Drake So Far Gone
Florence And The MachineLungs
Japandroids Post-Nothing
Micachu & the ShapesJewellery
U2No Line On The Horizon
Wild BeastsTwo Dancers

On 6 Lists
The Dead WeatherHorehound
Bob DylanTogether Through Life
The HorrorsPrimary Colours
The Low AnthemOh My God, Charlie Darwin
Yo La TengoPopular Songs 

On 5 Lists
Arctic MonkeysHumbug
Atlas SoundLogos
BLK JKSAfter Robots
Camera ObscuraMy Maudlin Career*
ConvergeAxe to Fall
Dan DeaconBromst
Dinosaur Jr.Farm
DOOMBorn Like This
Fuck ButtonsTarot Sport
Future of the LeftTravels with Myself and Another
Miranda LambertRevolution
Manic Street PreachersJournal For Plague Lovers
Metric Fantasies
Monsters of FolkMonsters of Folk
Bruce SpringsteenWalking On A Dream
Sunn O)))Monoliths & Diamonds

On 4 Lists
Amadou & MariamWelcome to Mali
Art BrutArt Brut vs. Satan
Julian CasablancasPhrazes for the Young
The Black CrowesBefore the Frost…Until the Freeze
Cymbals Eat GuitarsWhy There Are Mountains
Doves Kingdom Of Rust
The DreamLove vs. Money
Richard HawleyTruelove’s Gutter
Vijay IyerHistoricity*
Lucero 1372 Overton Park
MadnessThe Liberty Of Norton Folgate
Matt & KimGrand
Maxwell BLACKsummers’night
A.C. Newman Get Guilty
Pearl JamBackspacer
Jay ReatardWatch Me Fall
Oumou SangaréSeya
Them Crooked VulturesThem Crooked Vultures
TinariwenImidiwen Companions*
Various ArtistsDark Was The Night*

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