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Best 2009 Indie and Alternative Albums

Middle Cyclone
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
 1.  Middle Cyclone by Neko Case
 2.  Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix
 3.  The Pains Of Being Pu... by The Pains Of Being Pu...
 4.  I And Love And You by The Avett Brothers
 5.  Album by Girls
 6.  Merriweather Post Pav... by Animal Collective
 7.  My Maudlin Career by Camera Obscura
 8.  Fantasies by Metric
 9.  Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear
10.  Crack The Skye by Mastodon

Best 2009 Pop Albums

Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future
La Roux (Amazon Exclusive Version)
 1.  Ray Guns Are Not Just... by The Bird And The Bee
 2.  La Roux (Amazon Exclu... by La Roux
 3.  Ellipse by Imogen Heap
 4.  It's Not Me, It's You... by Lily Allen
 5.  Wild Young Hearts by Noisettes
 6.  All I Ever Wanted by Kelly Clarkson
 7.  Lungs (Deluxe Version) by Florence + The Machine
 8.  Fortress 'round My Heart by Ida Maria
 9.  Heartbreak On Vinyl by Blake Lewis
10.  Bible Belt by Diane Birch

Best 2009 Country Albums

Townes
The Crow: New Songs for the Five String Banjo
 1.  Townes by Steve Earle
 2.  The Crow: New Songs f... by Steve Martin
 3.  Closer To The Bone by Kris Kristofferson
 4.  Lost Highway by Willie Nelson
 5.  Roadhouse Sun (Amazon... by Ryan Bingham
 6.  The List by Rosanne Cash
 7.  Here With Me by Holly Williams
 8.  Midnight at the Movies by Justin Townes Earle
 9.  American Saturday Night by Brad Paisley
10.  My Turn by Tanya Tucker

Best 2009 Classical Albums

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for alto
Bernstein, L.: Mass
 1.  J.S. Bach: Cantatas f... by Freiburger Barockorch...
 2.  Bernstein, L.: Mass by Marin Alsop
 3.  Song Of Songs by Stile Antico
 4.  Verdi: Requiem by Antonio Pappano
 5.  Shostakovich, D.: Sym... by Royal Liverpool Philh...
 6.  Bacewicz, G.: Violin ... by Joanna Kurkowicz
 7.  J.S. Bach: Partitas by András Schiff
 8.  Prokofiev: Piano Conc... by Evgeny Kissin
 9.  Bach: Partitas Nos. 1... by Murray Perahia
10.  Eccles, J.: Judgment ... by Christian Curnyn

Best 2009 Rap & Hip-Hop Albums

Troubadour (AmazonMP3 Exclusive Version) [Explicit]
The Blueprint 3 [Explicit]
 1.  Troubadour (AmazonMP3... by k'naan
 2.  The Blueprint 3 [Expl... by Jay-Z
 3.  Born Like This. [Expl... by Doom
 4.  Only Built 4 Cuban Li... by Raekwon
 5.  Man On The Moon: The ... by Kid Cudi
 6.  Never Better by P.O.S
 7.  UGK 4 Life [Explicit] by UGK (Underground Kingz)
 8.  Cassette City [Explicit] by Lushlife
 9.  Jay Stay Paid [Explicit] by J Dilla
10.  A Pipe Dream And A Pr... by Finale

Best 2009 R&B Albums

A Strange Arrangement [Explicit]
Blacksummers'Night
 1.  A Strange Arrangement... by Mayer Hawthorne
 2.  Blacksummers'Night by Maxwell
 3.  Nuclear Evolution: Th... by The Sa-Ra Creative Pa...
 4.  Tell 'Em What Your Na... by Black Joe Lewis & The...
 5.  So Far Gone (Explicit... by Drake
 6.  vosotros presents: th... by Years
 7.  Transition by Ryan Leslie
 8.  Turn Me Loose by Ledisi
 9.  Epiphany by Chrisette Michele
10.  In Love & War by Amerie

Best 2009 Christian Albums

Awake (Deluxe)
Church Music [+digital booklet]
 1.  Awake (Deluxe) by Skillet
 2.  Church Music [+digita... by David Crowder*Band
 3.  In The Hands Of God [... by Newsboys
 4.  The Outsiders [+digit... by NEEDTOBREATHE
 5.  Life Light Up by Christy Nockels
 6.  Live Life Loud [+digi... by Hawk Nelson
 7.  Innocence & Instinct by Red
 8.  Stop & Listen by Bethany Dillon
 9.  It Is Well by Kutless
10.  We Shall Not Be Shake... by Matt Redman

Best 2009 Gospel Albums

Unspoken
Still
 1.  Unspoken by Tonéx
 2.  Still by BeBe & CeCe Winans
 3.  The Big Picture by Da T.R.U.T.H.
 4.  Just James by J Moss
 5.  Love Unstoppable by Fred Hammond
 6.  The Dash by John Wells - The Tonic
 7.  The Lula Lee Project by Ann Nesby
 8.  Identity Crisis by Tedashii
 9.  How I Got Over by Vickie Winans
10.  Access Granted by The Anointed Pace Sis...

Best 2009 Dance & Electronic Albums

Manners
Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do [Explicit]
 1.  Manners by Passion Pit
 2.  Guns Don't Kill Peopl... by Major Lazer
 3.  Divided By Night by The Crystal Method
 4.  Amatoria by Federico Aubele
 5.  When Machines Exceed ... by Harmonic 313
 6.  Fist of God by Mstrkrft
 7.  For Lack Of A Better ... by deadmau5
 8.  Antique Soul by Smoove & Turrell
 9.  Power by Boys Noize
10.  Junior by Röyksopp

Best 2009 Latin Albums

La Revolucion
Compréndeme
 1.  La Revolucion by Wisin & Yandel
 2.  Compréndeme by Germán Montero
 3.  Sin Frenos by La 5a Estacion
 4.  Necesito Más De Ti by Duelo
 5.  iDon by Don Omar
 6.  La Granja by Los Tigres Del Norte
 7.  Más Adelante by La Arrolladora Banda ...
 8.  La Luz Del Ritmo by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
 9.  Yo No Canto, Pero Lo ... by Espinoza Paz
10.  Sin Mirar Atrás (Delu... by David Bisbal

Best 2009 Soundtracks Albums

Where The Wild Things Are Motion Picture Soundtrack: Original Songs By Karen O And The Kids
The Twilight Saga: New Moon Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [+digital booklet]
 1.  Where The Wild Things... by Karen O And The Kids
 2.  The Twilight Saga: Ne... by The Twilight Saga: Ne...
 3.  Away We Go Original M... by Various Artists
 4.  [500] Days Of Summer ... by [500] Days Of Summer ...
 5.  More Than A Game (Exp... by Various artists
 6.  Glee: The Music, Volu... by Glee Cast
 7.  Whip It [Music From T... by Various artists
 8.  Yo Gabba Gabba! Music... by Yo Gabba Gabba!
 9.  Jennifer's Body (Musi... by Jennifer's Body Music...
10.  Hannah Montana The Movie by Various

Best 2009 Comedy Albums

Incredibad
My Weakness Is Strong (DMD Album) [Explicit]
 1.  Incredibad by The Lonely Island
 2.  My Weakness Is Strong... by Patton Oswalt
 3.  Unbalanced Load [Expl... by Doug Benson
 4.  I Told You I Was Freaky by Flight Of The Conchords
 5.  God Is A Twelve-Year-... by Eugene Mirman
 6.  Let Me Put My Thought... by Dana Gould
 7.  Unwanted Thoughts Syn... by Maria Bamford
 8.  King Baby by Jim Gaffigan
 9.  Seriously, Who Farted... by Nick Swardson
10.  Christmas In The Heart by Bob Dylan

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