10. Them Crooked Vultures – S/T
A band with this line up surely can’t fail, and this album proves that the band are the pure definition if the term ‘supergroup’.
9. Kid Cudi – Man On The Moon
Kid Cudi may be known for ‘Day ‘N Nite’ but this album is far more than that, a unique style and well produced sound that fills the best Hip Hop album of the year.
8. Antlers – Hospice
Hospice is a deep, emotional and harrowing album with a sentimental storyline. All told within 10 tracks that flow beautifully for a cohesive masterpiece.
7. Jack Penate – Everything is New
Although not a huge fan of his first, Penate’s latest was a great surprise, and a fantastic album with afrobeats and melodies ‘to die for’.
6. Jamie T. – Kings and Queens
Jamie T’s second offering carries the charisma and wit from his first with a tighter, more complete sound to make a great album.
5. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
Grizzly Bear gained wide acclaim for this album, filled with some incredible tracks that flow seamlessly throughout.
4. Maccabees – Wall of Arms
A much more concise album than their debut, these 11 tracks fit together brilliantly and create an incredible record, why aren’t they huge already?
3. The Horrors – Primary Colours
Incredible second album, with a change in style and a fistful of fantastic songs, The Horrors made themselves listenable to all.
2. The xx – S/T
An incredible breakthrough with track after track of tender and rich songs, that showcase a unique and brilliant sound.
1. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
Full of just amazing songs, this is an album that will go down in history as owning 09. Perfection from start to finish.
From the Sucking Lemons team.