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Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, The xx: ...

Pitchfork has finished its countdown of the best albums of 2009, and there are few surprises in the top 10. Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion snagged the #1 slot, with Dirty Projectors’ Bitte Orca and the eponymous debut from The xx following in second and third respectively. Anyone suffering from list fatigue won’t find much to prick their interest here—Raekwon is the token hip-hop album in the top 10, the genial pop of Girls, Phoenix and Bat for Lashes feature prominently, and there are now so many lists that look so similar that the Pitchfork chart ultimately just feels like all the rest.

Pitchfork’s Top 10 albums of 2009: 01. Animal Collective: Merriweather Post Pavilion 02. Dirty Projectors: Bitte Orca ....

11:22 p.m. Friday 18th December 2009 EST
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