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Best Indie Album of 2009

What Is the Best Indie Album of 2009?

Some of these gifted artists may be bigger than what you consider "indie," but they all captured the spirit of the genre in '09. It's hard to pinpoint why they're just so cool, but they make it seem effortless. Personally speaking, I've been listening to Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix and It's Blitz! by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on a repeat loop, but there were plenty of other albums to choose from. Which one is your favorite?

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dani19 dani19 7 years
animal collective ! but this was a pretty difficult chose. the YYY and grizzly bears and passion pit all had pretty good albums
kellylouise kellylouise 7 years
They're all pretty rad albums but the best is undoubtedly Grizzly Bear.
beingtazim beingtazim 7 years
definitely Neko Case!
beingtazim beingtazim 7 years
definitely Neko Case!
clippershipcapt clippershipcapt 7 years
I. Love. Grizzly Bear.
clippershipcapt clippershipcapt 7 years
I. Love. Grizzly Bear.
moonwater moonwater 7 years
The Dead Weather! Jack White is a genius.
Advah Advah 7 years
YYY. I can't explain how in love I am with that album.
ineedcaffeine ineedcaffeine 7 years
I chose Phoenix because it was my favorite album of the year, but can they really be considered indie now that they sold out, and sold "1901" to Cadillac for a commericla?
amybdk amybdk 7 years
Veckatimist by Grizzly Bear, followed closely by Merriweather Post Pavilion, Animal Collective.
kimretta kimretta 7 years
I went with Neko, but I really love so many of these!
Vixen41686 Vixen41686 7 years
i had to choose iron & wine over grizzly bear. i wish i could have chosen both :(
myfairlady93 myfairlady93 7 years
YYYs...It's Blitz is an amazing album.
Allyace Allyace 7 years
YYYs...I could listen to that album over and over.
fribblesandyoko fribblesandyoko 7 years
O wow... It's really a split for me between Phoenix, the Decemberists & YYYs... so I went with YYYs for my vote, because I've loved them since I was younger & It's Blitz! has rocked my socks...
runnerjenn827 runnerjenn827 7 years
Grizzly Bear!
runnerjenn827 runnerjenn827 7 years
Grizzly Bear!
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