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Top 10 of the Top 10s 2009

Top 10 of the Top 10s 2009

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)

  1. 53 Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
  2. 31 Yeah Yeah Yeahs It's Blitz
  3. 25 Wild Beasts Two Dancers
  4. 24 Fuck Buttons Tarot Sport
  5. 24 The Horrors Primary Colours
  6. 22 The XX XX
  7. 16 Grizzly Bear Veckatimest
  8. 15 Florence & The Machine Lungs
  9. 12 Bob Dylan Together Through Life
  10. 10 Kasabian West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
  11. 09 Bill Callahan Sometimes I Wish We Were...
  12. 09 Super Furry Animals Dark Days/Light Years
  13. 08 Richard Hawley Truelove's Gutter
  14. 08 The Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca
  15. 08 Fever Ray Fever Ray
  16. 06 HEALTH Get Colour
  17. 06 Manic Street Preachers Journal For..
  18. 06 Tinariwen Imidiwn: Companions
  19. 05 Arctic Monkeys Humbug
  20. 04 The Big Pink A Brief History Of Love
  21. 04 The Hidden Cameras Origin: Orphan
  22. 04 Muse The Resistance
  23. 04 Wilco Wilco (The Album)
  24. 03 Lily Allen It's Not Me, It's You
  25. 03 Noah And The Whale The First Days Of Spring
  26. 02 Andrew Weatherall A Pox On The Pioneers
  27. 02 Madness The Liberty Of Norton Folgate
  28. 02 Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Pheonix
  29. 02 U2 No Line On The Horizon
  30. 01 Jamie T Kings And Queens

And how ADM sees it...

  1. 8.4 Animal Collective
  2. 8.3 Fuck Buttons
  3. 8.3 The XX
  4. 8.2 Grizzly Bear
  5. 8.2 Tinariwen
  6. 8.2 The Dirty Projectors
  7. 8.1 Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  8. 8.0 Fever Ray
  9. 8.0 Madness
  10. 7.9 The Hidden Cameras
  11. 7.9 Manic Street Preachers
  12. 7.8 HEALTH
  13. 7.7 Wilco
  14. 7.7 Wild Beasts
  15. 7.6 Jamie T
  16. 7.6 The Horrors
  17. 7.5 Bill Callahan
  18. 7.5 Phoenix
  19. 7.4 Arctic Monkeys
  20. 7.4 Florence & The Machine
  21. 7.4 Super Furry Animals
  22. 7.2 Richard Hawley
  23. 7.0 Bob Dylan
  24. 7.0 U2
  25. 6.9 Andrew Weatherall
  26. 6.9 The Big Pink
  27. 6.6 Lily Allen
  28. 6.6 Noah And The Whale
  29. 6.5 Muse
  30. 6.4 Kasabian
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