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In an unsurprising development, Spin has named Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion as its best album of 2009. As always, indie-rockers fair well on Spin's list, claiming the top six spots before anyone not on Warp or Matador picks up an inclusion (Mos Def's The Ecstatic ). Overall, Spin's list reads like a Blender list, whichis fitting I suppose, since Blender doesn't even exist any more.

There's the inclusion of pop-rap that critics can't ignore (Drake), emo (Paramore), butt rock (Wolfmother), a rap album that shouldn't be included (Rick Ross' Deeper Than Rap ) and an album no one, even the makers of said album, could possibly really like (Kiss' Sonic Boom ). Here's the full list: 40 Kiss - ....
1:38 a.m. Thursday 10th December 2009 EST
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