Following that I've shared a list of albums entirely worthy of anyone's time, that didn't quite merit a "best of" designation.
And finally, a new segment: music I discovered in 2009 which was released prior, whether it's last year or 40 years ago. Listen to everything on this list to enrich your life.
BEST OF 2009:
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
I don't ascribe to revisionist history. You probably went apeshit for this album in January but talk shit now that your kid brother likes 'em. This is a great psychedelic pop album.
Bullion - Young Heartache