NME and Clash Magazine's Best of 2009 have now been added to our year-end reckoning. So what's the 'Best Of' the 'Best Ofs'? Here's the updated ultimate, definitive and absolute (so far, anyway) Best Of 2009.
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Top 10 of the Top 10s
NME and Clash Magazine's albums of 09 are the latest to be added to the ADM definitive year-end reckoning.
And while it seems nothing short of a major revolution is going to dislodge Animal Collective from the top slot, it's good news for Grizzly Bear, the Fuck Buttons and Wild Beasts, who all head in a northerly direction, while the Yeah Yeah Yeahs consolidate their hold on the runners-up place.
And into the reckoning for the first time come The Big Pink, Jamie T, HEALTH, Noah and The Whale and Andy Weatherall (who could also claim to be represented higher in the rankings as the Fuck Buttons' producer).
We'll revisit the chart as the rest of the mags report on their 2009 favourites.
Comparing the Best Of the Best Ofs with the AnyDecentMusic scores below, there is definitely a more familiar look to the year-end ratings. One major anomaly is Madness, who scored well at the review stage with The Liberty Of Norton Folgate, but it barely scrapes into the Best Of list.
Top 10: Uncut, Mojo, Q, Music OMH, Clash, NME
(10 for 1st place, 9 for second etc)
- 53 Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
- 31 Yeah Yeah Yeahs It’s Blitz
- 25 Wild Beasts Two Dancers
- 24 Fuck Buttons Tarot Sport
- 24 The Horrors Primary Colours
- 22 The XX XX
- 16 Grizzly Bear Veckatimest
- 15 Florence & The Machine Lungs
- 12 Bob Dylan Together Through Life
- 10 Kasabian West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
- 09 Bill Callahan Sometimes I Wish We Were...
- 09 Super Furry Animals Dark Days/Light Years
- 08 Richard Hawley Truelove's Gutter
- 08 The Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca
- 08 Fever Ray Fever Ray
- 06 HEALTH Get Colour
- 06 Manic Street Preachers Journal For..
- 06 Tinariwen Imidiwn: Companions
- 05 Arctic Monkeys Humbug
- 04 The Big Pink A Brief History Of Love
- 04 The Hidden Cameras Origin: Orphan
- 04 Muse The Resistance
- 04 Wilco Wilco (The Album)
- 03 Lily Allen It's Not Me, It's You
- 03 Noah And The Whale The First Days Of Spring
- 02 Andrew Weatherall A Pox On The Pioneers
- 02 Madness The Liberty Of Norton Folgate
- 02 Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Pheonix
- 02 U2 No Line On The Horizon
- 01 Jamie T Kings And Queens
And how ADM sees it...
- 8.4 Animal Collective
- 8.3 Fuck Buttons
- 8.3 The XX
- 8.2 Grizzly Bear
- 8.2 Tinariwen
- 8.2 The Dirty Projectors
- 8.1 Yeah Yeah Yeahs
- 8.0 Fever Ray
- 8.0 Madness
- 7.9 The Hidden Cameras
- 7.9 Manic Street Preachers
- 7.8 HEALTH
- 7.7 Wilco
- 7.7 Wild Beasts
- 7.6 Jamie T
- 7.6 The Horrors
- 7.5 Bill Callahan
- 7.5 Phoenix
- 7.4 Arctic Monkeys
- 7.4 Florence & The Machine
- 7.4 Super Furry Animals
- 7.2 Richard Hawley
- 7.0 Bob Dylan
- 7.0 U2
- 6.9 Andrew Weatherall
- 6.9 The Big Pink
- 6.6 Lily Allen
- 6.6 Noah And The Whale
- 6.5 Muse
- 6.4 Kasabian