1. The Incident - Porcupine Tree. Favourite track: Time Flies
First I felt it was a bounch of loosely connected songs, but after a while I realised the strength of this suite.
2. Amor Vincit Omnia - Pure Reason Revolution. Favourite track: Deus Ex Machina
After 'Ambassadors' it is now 'Avalon' that connects the songs into a great album.
3. The Ichthyologist - Giant Squid. Favourite track: Sevengill (Notorynchus Cepedianus)
I don't think I ever looked forward to an album like I did with this one. I ordered a copy of the limited edition and waited. And waited. Finally number 747 arrived.
4. Crack the Skye - Mastodon. Favourite track: The Czar: I. Usurper - II. Escape - III. Martyr - IV. Spiral
Best part of any song of 2009 is when The Czar goes into III. Martyr at 7:43. Amazing.
5. Night is the New Day - Katatonia. Favourite track: Onward Into Battle
6. The Resistance - Muse. Favourite track: MK Ultra