The list author says: "2009 has been a mixed year for music. World music has been recognized at the Academy Awards. Putumayo has released another Asian compilation (FINALLY!!!) Playing for Change is a surprising success. It's the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. At the same time, there have been the tragic deaths of Michael Jackson and Les Paul."
"An excellent CD/DVD set that brings musicians from around the world together! It's got U2's Bono, Israel's David Broza, a Protestant/Catholic choir from Ireland, Native American drummers from New Mexico, and the late Bob Marley himself. Can be called the Best of 2009."