The biggest surprise for me was Bat for Lashes. I'd heard about Natasha and her band before but always thought they wouldn't bring anything new to my musical world. How wrong I was... And now Two Suns is one of my favorite albums this year. Sometimes change comes fast.
There were lots of new interesting things in general. It's all in my summary below. I hope your musical year 2009 was as good as mine. :)
A personal summary
Favorite albums of 2009
Tori Amos – Abnormally Attracted To Sin, Midwinter Graces
A Fine Frenzy – Bomb in a Birdcage
Florence + the Machine – Lungs