The Avett Brothers' acclaimed I & LOVE & YOU has topped U.S. music bible Paste's Best Albums list for 2009.
The release has beaten Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion and Elvis Perkins in Dearland to lead the albums of the year.
Also making the top 10 are The Low Anthem's Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, David Bazan's Curse Your Branches and Give Up The Ghost by Brandi Carlile.
Meanwhile, animated movie Up was named the publication's top film of the year, ahead of In the Loop and That Evening Sun.