Amazon's Best Albums Of 2009
2009-11-04 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 41 Comments

Amazon's editors have posted their list of the 2009 best albums of 2009, with Neko Case's Middle Cyclones ruling the roost ahead of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.

The 100 top-selling Amazon MP3 albums so far this year can also been seen - U2's No Line On The Horizon topped that list.






Amazon's Top 20 Albums of 2009:

1. Middle Cyclone by Neko Case
2. It's Blitz! by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
3. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix
4. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart by The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
5. I And Love And You by The Avett Brothers
6. Album by Girls
7. Merriweather Post Pavillion by Animal Collective
8. Troubadour by k'naan
9. The Blueprint 3 by Jay-Z
10. My Maudlin Career by Camera Obscura
11. Fantasies by Metric
12. Wilco [The Album] by Wilco
13. Manners by Passion Pit
14. Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear
15. Strict Joy by The Swell Season
16. Townes by Steve Earle
17. Song Up In Her Head by Sarah Jarosz
18. Welcome to Mali by Amadou & Mariam
19. Live In London by Leonard Cohen
20. Primary Colours by The Horrors


Full list: http://tinyurl.com/yegkpfp

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random
November 4th 2009

2243 Comments


I love Amazon. Best site for buying albums IMO.

kingsoby1
Emeritus
November 4th 2009

4830 Comments


that k'naan record was outright terrible, and BP3 has no business being on any top of anything lists. otherwise, this seems fine i guess.

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theacademy
November 4th 2009

27672 Comments


list is incredibly crappy except for 11

mutatedfreek
November 4th 2009

7351 Comments


...and 7.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
November 4th 2009

30297 Comments


There's some alright stuff on here, agree with kingsoby on BP3

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FreePizzaDay
November 4th 2009

1526 Comments


I've bought albums on Amazon for eighty two cents. They can give Aiden AotY and I wouldn't care.

hykudos
November 4th 2009

458 Comments


not. even. close.

mvdu
November 4th 2009

595 Comments


Having Fantasties so high is a big plus in my book.

Fort23
November 4th 2009

2469 Comments


nice to see girl's love.

March_Of_Sand
November 4th 2009

784 Comments


I love Amazon also. I buy most of my cds from Amazon. I've been able to get two cds before for a penny each.

CradleofMILF
November 4th 2009

158 Comments


Wow this list makes me want to stop listening to music altogether. (yeah right)

PietroCrespi
November 4th 2009

105 Comments


I'm glad to see The Pains of Being Pure at Heart getting some love outside of hipster lists. Such a grade-A album in my opinion.

Ghostechoes
November 4th 2009

1353 Comments


Some albums in the list are decent, but Girls and Passion Pit are perfect examples of mediocre, extremely overestimated bands. Thanks Pitchfork!

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
November 4th 2009

3752 Comments


List ain't half bad, I'm surprised Middle Cyclone took first though, it's good, but it ain't that good.

And Passion Pit was doing the hype train long before Pitchfork - in fact Manners didn't even make their best new music section. Girls though... ek.

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tripleb2k
November 4th 2009

217 Comments


best of lists already?...

oh yeah, this list sucks

Ghostechoes
November 4th 2009

1353 Comments


Yeah, I guess the whole music-related blogsphere can be more influential than any particular website.

tomr4
November 5th 2009

191 Comments


garbage.

jcfiasco
November 5th 2009

465 Comments


lol kingsoby you said exactly what I was thinking. BP3 doesn't even make top 20 hip-hop cds of 09 let alone all albums.

How the hell did they not put Cudi on there?

Bfhurricane
November 5th 2009

6194 Comments


I haven't listened to any of these... I feel like I've let this year's new releases slip right by.

fromtheinside
November 5th 2009

16385 Comments


do people think they still get cred for putting Jay-Z albums in their list?

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Satellite
November 5th 2009

19845 Comments


Not good by any means, but I was expecting far worse.

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Unskathed123
November 5th 2009

368 Comments


No The Dear Hunter
No Converge
No Strung Out
All fail.

klap
Staff Reviewer
November 5th 2009

10000 Comments


fuck you guys middle cyclone is fucking awesome. although not #1 awesome

XulOnerom
November 5th 2009

1817 Comments


I love the list since it doesn't have either Converge or BTBAM

TakeWarning
November 5th 2009

24 Comments


The Pains of Being Pure At Heart's album is great

Jayright
November 5th 2009

58 Comments


about 90% trash.

AggravatedYeti
November 5th 2009

7684 Comments


pretty good.

TheAbstruseMeaning
November 5th 2009

36 Comments


eh the list is crap but I buy almost all my music on amazon. Just got a cd for a penny. It depends on the band but there are usually great deals to be had there.

Titan50
November 5th 2009

4588 Comments


The 100 top-selling Amazon MP3 albums so far this year can also been seen - U2's No Line On The Horizon topped that list.


STILL NOT SELLING ENOUGH

Swingfinger
November 5th 2009

100 Comments


This list has a lot of great music but as a best of isn't accurate.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
November 5th 2009

1918 Comments


Least metal Death album ever.

SatoIsNotPlace
November 5th 2009

99 Comments


This (actually) isn't an awful list..

DiceMan
November 5th 2009

7068 Comments


This list kind of takes the big one. But whatever.

witchxrapist
November 5th 2009

10733 Comments


I like Passion Pit, but this list is pretty lame. Oh wait its by a major company, no wonder.

Wizard
November 5th 2009

18773 Comments


These lists make no sense. It's not even December for fucks sake. List is void.

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Regulator
November 5th 2009

594 Comments


steve earle is about the only person i like on that list.

klap
Staff Reviewer
November 5th 2009

10000 Comments


lol a major company? the majority of the artists on this list are hardly what i would call mainstream acts, so i'm not sure what the correlation is between amazon being a major corporation and these artists

kingsoby1
Emeritus
November 5th 2009

4830 Comments


yeah amazon editors know what they're talking about for the most part.

witchxrapist
November 6th 2009

10733 Comments


lol a major company? the majority of the artists on this list are hardly what i would call mainstream acts, so i'm not sure what the correlation is between amazon being a major corporation and these artists


because fuck capitalism

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
November 6th 2009

3752 Comments


Yea they fit the whole collage mainstream-indie blogger type, they're into their music.

klap
Staff Reviewer
November 6th 2009

10000 Comments


that doesn't make any sense witch



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