- Summary: The latest album for the rock band features guest appearances by MGMT, the Yeah Yeah Yeah's Karen O, and German mathematician, Dr. Thorsten Wormann.
- Record Label: WEA/Reprise
- Genre(s): Rock, Alternative, Experimental
- More Details and Credits »
Positive: 25 out of 25
Mixed: 0 out of 25
Negative: 0 out of 25
MikehOct 15, 2009Hands down the album of the year unless someone delives a miracle by NYE. The vitality and energy here is shocking. This is a truly great rock band, and this is a truly great experimental record that takes tremendous risks.… Expand
raeltOct 13, 2009Since when the observer, guardian and rolling stones understand REAL music? this should be album of the year, period. Metacritic better weight better the real critics with the lousy, mainstream ones.… Expand
panopticonOct 19, 2009This gives Grizzly Bear a real competitor for Album of 2009.
AlBOct 14, 2009Superb - back to their psych roots and loving it! One of the best albums of the year and their career.
JoeyBlowOct 15, 2009Weirdly fantastic. Early Floyd meets John Cage.
GTOct 17, 2009All of the songs are just jams. That's really cool and all, but none of the songs have a real backbone. Just some drum beat with a bass line and weird noises with Wayne "singing".… Expand
Published: December 29, 2009We recap the best-reviewed albums of 2009 and collect dozens of music critic top ten lists to determine the best album of the year. While the results point to a clear winner, you can listen to songs from the top 50 albums to help you find your own favorites.
|Sound System [Box Set] - The Clash|
|Lucinda Williams [Reissue] - Lucinda Williams|
|American Radical Patriot [Box Set] - Woody Guthrie|
|The Satanist - Behemoth|
|Live at the Academy of Music 1971 - The Band|
|The Island Years [Box Set] - John Martyn|
|The Finer Things - The State Champs|
|In Utero [20th Anniversary Edition] - Nirvana|
|St. Vincent - St. Vincent|
|Spaces - Nils Frahm|
|No Depression [Legacy Edition] - Uncle Tupelo|
|High Land, Hard Rain [30th Anniversary Edition] - Aztec Camera|
|Moondance [Deluxe Edition] - Van Morrison|
|Bottle Rockets/The Brooklyn Side [Reissue] - The Bottle Rockets|
|12 Stories - Brandy Clark|
|There's a Dream I've Been Saving: 1966-1971 - Lee Hazlewood|
|Memorial - Russian Circles|
|Haiti Direct: Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds, 1960-1978 - Various Artists|
|The River & the Thread - Rosanne Cash|
|Virgins - Tim Hecker|