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Grizzly Bear vs Animal Collective, NPR (Best Albums of 2009) vs Stereogum (results of the 2009 Gummy Awards)

Grizzly Bear and Animal Collective

NPR and Stereogum both posted results of listener/reader polls. At Stereogum the contest is known as the Gummy Awards (an annual event). NPR titles it, “All Songs Considered Listeners Pick The Best Music Of 2009“. Both lists rank “Best Album of 2009″. Both ended up with Grizzly Bear and Animal Collective in the top two spots, but AC took #1 at Stereogum while GB triumphed at NPR. Both lists below…

Gummy Awards – Best Album of 2009
50. Antony And The Johnsons – The Crying Light [Secretly Canadian]
49. Mos Def – The Ecstatic [Downtown]
48. Silversun Pickups – Swoon [Dangerbird]
47. jj – n° 2 [Sincerely Yours]
46. Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II [Loud/RCA/BMG]
45. Regina Spektor – Far [Sire]
44. The Rural Alberta Advantage – Hometowns [Saddle Creek]
43. Mastodon – Crack The Skye [Reprise]
42. The Dead Weather – Horehound [Third Man]
41. Them Crooked Vultures – Them Crooked Vultures [DGC/Interscope]
40. Neon Indian – Psychic Chasms [Lefse]
39. Brand New – Daisy [Interscope]
38. Bill Callahan – Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle [Drag City]
37. Cymbals Eat Guitars – Why There Are Mountains [Self-Released]
36. The Horrors – Primary Colours [XL]
35. Tegan And Sara – Sainthood [Vapor]
34. Fuck Buttons – Tarot Sport [ATP]
33. Florence & The Machine – Lungs [Island]
32. Dinosaur Jr. – Farm [Jagjaguwar]
31. The Mountain Goats – The Life Of The World To Come [4AD]
30. Dan Deacon – Bromst [Carpark]
29. Camera Obscura – My Maudlin Career [4AD]
28. Wild Beasts – Two Dancers [Domino]
27. Julian Casablancas – Phrazes For The Young [Cult/RCA]
26. Metric – Fantasies [Metric Music International]
25. Andrew Bird – Noble Beast [Fat Possum]
24. Arctic Monkeys – Humbug [Domino]
23. Monsters Of Folk – Monsters Of Folk [Shangri-La]
22. The Avett Brothers – I And Love And You [Sony]
21. Japandroids – Post-Nothing [Polyvinyl]
20. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart [Slumberland]
19. Atlas Sound – Logos [Kranky]
18. Wilco – Wilco (The Album) [Nonesuch]
17. Various Artists – Dark Was The Night [4AD]
16. The Decemberists – The Hazards Of Love [Capitol]
15. Bat For Lashes – Two Suns [Astralwerks]
14. Fever Ray – Fever Ray [Mute]
13. Sunset Rubdown – Dragonslayer [Jagjaguwar]
12. St. Vincent – Actor [4AD]
11. The Flaming Lips – Embryonic [Warner Bros.]
10. Neko Case – Middle Cyclone [Anti-]
09. Passion Pit – Manners [Frenchkiss]
08. The Antlers – Hospice [Frenchkiss]
07. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz [Interscope]
06. Girls – Album [True Panther]
05. The XX – XX [Young Turks/XL]
04. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix [Glassnote]
03. Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca [Domino]
02. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest [Warp]
01. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion [Domino]

NPR Best Albums of 2009
1. Grizzly Bear: Veckatimest
2. Animal Collective: Merriweather Post Pavilion
3. Phoenix: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
4. Neko Case: Middle Cyclone
5. Andrew Bird: Noble Beast
6. The Decemberists: Hazzards of Love
7. Wilco: Wilco (The Album)
8. Bon Iver: Blood Bank
9. The Avett Brothers: I And Love And You
10. St. Vincent: Actor
11. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: It’s Blitz!
12. Regina Spektor: Far
13. M. Ward: Hold Time
14. The Swell Season: Strict Joy
15. Monsters of Folk: Monsters of Folk
16. The Dirty Projectors: Bitte Orca
17. Passion Pit: Manners
18. Various: Dark Was The Night
19. Camera Obscura: My Maudlin Career
20. Metric: Fantasies
21. Beirut: March of the Zapotec
22. The xx: XX
23. Bat For Lashes: Two Suns
24. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: Up From Below
25. Modest Mouse: No One’s First, And You’re Next

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