Monday, January 11, 2010

Top Albums of 2009, Part 1

The results are in.  My cloud has determined the top 10 albums (actually 12, since the last 4 tied) of 2009.  Ignore all other top 10 lists (except maybe Metacritic's, which actually shows you everyone's list) and only pay attention to this one.

Each participant submitted a personal top 10 list, and I aggregated them using a 10-to-1 point system to generate the list below.   Here's the list of critics:
Brian George
Christy Cronin
James Kolpack
Jason White
Obi Orjih
Robert Schwartz

Since there are 6 individual lists, the maximum possible number of points for a single album is 60 points (if it was number 1 on everybody's list).  Without further ado, here are the top albums:

1. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix [35 points, 5 lists]


2. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion [24 points, 3 lists]


3. Mew - No More Stories... [20 points, 2 lists]


4. Metric - Fantasies [18 points, 3 lists]


5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz! [17 points, 2 lists]


6. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest [16 points, 4 lists]


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7. Manchester Orchestra - Mean Everything to Nothing [16 points, 2 lists]


8. Converge - Axe to Fall [10 points, 1 list]



9 (tie). The Juan MacLean - The Future Will Come [9 points, 1 list]


   Regina Spektor - Far [9 points, 1 list]


   Atlas Sound - Logos [9 points, 1 list]


   Wilco - Wilco (The Album) [9 points, 1 list]


Check out Part 2 for each critic's individual list.

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