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Q Magazine’s Top Albums of 2009

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The December issue of Q Magazine is an ‘Artists Of The Century’ special edition, covering all of the acts that the fine staff of the good ship Q feel are the most important of the century so far. As befitting a special edition of the UK best selling music monthly requires a special cover was commissioned world renowned photographer John Wright has spent over a year shooting 34 artists to fit on triple fold out cover.

The issue is packed to the gills with pieces written by Russell Brand on Noel Gallagher, Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis on Coldplay and Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme on The Arctic Monkeys. In addition it also includes exclusive interviews and photos from the likes of Amy Winehouse, Dizzee Rascal, U2, Dave Grohl, Lily Allen, Rihanna, Sir Paul McCartney, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Brandon Flowers from The Killers, Elbow’s Guy Garvey, Pink, Muse’s Matt Bellamy, Murdoc from Gorillaz, The Kings Of Leon, Mark Ronson, Mika, Nick Cave, Robert Plant, Florence Welch, Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol and Tom Chaplin of Keane.

What do you get when you throw Pitchfork’s favorite albums in a blender with NME’s? Q’s favorite albums of 2009 are (questionable & very UK-centric and) listed below..

Q Magazine’s Top 50 Albums of the Year
50. Jarvis Cocker – Further Complications
49. Bob Dylan – Together Through Life
48. Ian Brown – My Way
47. Madness – The Liberty of Norton Folgate
46. Golden Silvers – True Romance
45. Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band – Outer South
44. The View – Which Bitch?
43. Tinariwen – Imidiwan: Companions
42. Mariachi El Bronx – Mariachi El Bronx
41. Wild Beasts – Two Dancers
40. Cheryl Cole – 3 Words
39. The Horrors – Primary Colours
38. Richard Hawley – Truelove’s Gutter
37. Fuck Buttons – Tarot Sport
36. Sonic Youth – The Eternal
35. Pearl Jam – Backspacer
34. White Lies – To Lose My Life…
33. Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca
32. Paolo Nutini – Sunny Side Up
31. Biffy Clyro – Only Revolutions
30. La Roux – La Roux
29. Wilco – Wilco (The Album)
28. Bruce Springsteen – Working on a Dream
27. The Dead Weather – Horehound
26. Bat for Lashes – Two Suns
25. Noah and the Whale – The First Days of Spring
24. Mos Def – The Ecstatic
23. The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die
22. The Low Anthem – Oh My God, Charlie Darwin
21. Jamie T – Kings & Queens
20. Fever Ray – Fever Ray
19. Monsters of Folk – Monsters of Folk
18. Mika – The Boy Who Knew Too Much
17. Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown
16. Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream
15. Dizzee Rascal – Tongue N’ Cheek
14. Devendra Banhart – What Will We Be
13. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
12. Jack Penate – Everything is New
11. Doves – Kingdom of Rust
10. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
09. U2 – No Line on the Horizon
08. Lily Allen – It’s Not Me, It’s You
07. Muse – The Resistance
06. Arctic Monkeys – Humbug
05. Manic Street Preachers – Journal for Plague Lovers
04. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
03. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz!
02. Florence and the Machine – Lungs
01. Kasabian – West Rider Pauper Lunatic Asylum

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