2009 Year In Review: Best Major & Indie Albums

 The best major albums category has always been a major and contentious topic for Hip-Hop fans and critics. There are so many factors to consider, including sales, societal impact, artistic merits, among a plethora of other matters. And, the indies arguably have it worse. They dwell in a world where every fan is a rapper and downloading is like taking money from a person with $10. The art of the indie stands on its own two feet like any art. AllHipHop considers all there is to consider in the best album category and this year we extended the list to accommodate the number of quality albums that were released in 2009. As far as the majors, a lot of them were overlooked due to lack of music and video outlets, promotion, marketing and even apathy. Still these major  and indies releases are worthy of your time in our eyes and ears.Best Major Albums:RaekwonOnly Built for Cuban Linx 2 JadakissThe Last Kiss FabolousLoso’ Way Rick RossDeeper Than Rap  Jay-Z Blueprint 3 EminemRelapseWale Attention Deficit DrakeSo Far Gone EP UGKUGK 4 Life Asher RothAsleep in the Bread AisleKid CudiMan on the Moon: The End of Day Best Independent Albums: DOOMBorn Like This J DillaJay Stay Paid K’naanTroubadourTech N9neKOD dead prez Information Age SlaughterhouseSlaughterhouse DorroughDorrough Music Curren$yThis Ain’t No Mixtape KRS and Buckshot Survival Skills Masta Ace and Edo G Arts and Entertainment DJ SpinnaSonic Smash Slim ThugBoss of All Bosses Marco Polo and ToraeDouble BarrelSkyzoo The Salvation CormegaBorn & Raised ApathyWanna Snuggle? FashawnBoy Meets World Tiye Phoenix –  Half Woman Half Amazin Mos DefThe Ecstatic Brother AliThe Truth Is Here EP SlaughterhouseSlaughterhouse J Dilla Jay Stay Paid

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