Top 60 Albums of 2009 (60-41)

<div> <a href="features/features/top_60_albums_of_2009_%2860-41%29/" target="_self"><img src="https://www.qromag.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/top60albumsof2009header.jpg" alt="QRO Magazine Top 60 Albums of 2009" /> </a> </div> <div>   </div> <div> Wow what a year.  Here are the first twenty...
QRO Magazine Top 60 Albums of 2009
60 White Rabbits
It’s Frightening

The rhythm’s right as Brooklyn kids jump right to being experienced artists.
Full review
It's Frightening
     
59 Arctic Monkeys
Humbug

Instant internet fame doesn’t mean instant internet death.
Full review
Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
     
58 Bishop Allen
Grrr…

One of those albums that you could play on repeat for months and still not get tired of.
Full review
Grrr...
     
57 Drug Rug
Paint the Fence Invisible

Sonny and Cher’s contractually obligated offspring show the indie world how duets are done.
Full review
Drug Rug
     
56 Doves
Kingdom of Rust

Another edition of beautifully dark, complex rock.
Full review
Doves
     
55 Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

The greatest alt-reunion of the twenty-first century, putting out some of their best records ever.
Full review
Farm
     
54 Taken By Trees
East of Eden

Tender and inventive like nothing else.
Full review
Taken By Trees
     
53 Norah Jones
The Fall

Add to Jones’ storied career: a more cautious, more complete, and more transformed album.
Full review
Norah Jones
     
52 Pearl Jam
Backspacer

The greatest living grunge band are back again and prove you’re never too old to truly rock.
Pearl Jam
     
51 múm
Sing Along to Songs You Don’t Know

Bringing back 70’s horror with each lullaby.
mum
     
50 Paper Route
Absence

Bombastic rock mixed with the perfect amount of electronics.  Truly inspired.
Full review
Paper Route
     
49 We Were Promised Jetpacks
These Four Walls

The Scottish moors give birth to another sweeping, tragic-yet-intimate act.
Full review
WWPJ
     
48

Yo La Tengo
Popular Songs

Critical favorite is also a Popular one.
Full review

Yo La Tengo
     
47 Noah & The Whale
The First Days of Spring

Beautifully, meticulously produced endeavor.  Has an uplifting buoyancy to it, whilst navigating even the most sombre seas.
Full review
Noah & The Whale
     
46 Black Moth Super Rainbow
Eating Us

Swirling psychedelia at its finest.
Full review
BMSR
     
45 Laura Gibson
Beast of the Season

Your next favorite alt-folk female.
Laura Gibson
     
44 The Lemonheads
Varshons

Alt-icon Evan Dando goes alt-country with alt-covers.
Full review
The Lemonheads
     
43 The Dead Weather
Horehound

An excellent record from a group of excellent musicians, retaining a natural, authentic, completely honest and un-commercial feel.
Full review
The Dead Weather
     
42 The Seedy Seeds
Count the Days

Folk-rock plugged in and burning brightly in Cincinnati.
Full review
The Seedy Seeds
     
41 stellastarr*
Civilized

The dark, grand, emotional alt-rock of early Lower East Side breakthroughs is finally back.
Full review
stellastarr*
     

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