You've got to be kidding me, 2009 sucked worse than 2008, which sucked worse than 2007, which sucked worse than 2006, which sucked worse than 2005, which sucked worse than 2004, but 2003 was alright.
There wasn't ANYTHING released this year that was decent outside of Daisy and Them Crooked Vultures. Unfortunately, I have the opportunity to listen to 8 hours of music a day at work, and I can tell you with full confidence 2009 sucked in music.
manchester orchestra- mean everything to nothing, monsters of folk- s/t, the decemberists- hazards of love, brand new- daisy, kid cudi- man on the moon, animal collective- merriweather post pavillion, modest mouse- no one's first and you're next (EP), grizzly bear- veckamist, thrice- beggars, m. ward- hold time, them crooked cultures- s/t.
just off the top of my head.