This year, I have written monthly editions (except for a few months I missed) of my music reviews. Those reviews contain more detailed descriptions of the albums and many included mp3 downloads. To read them in more detail, see the Best Albums of 2009 monthly editions.
50. Dark was the Night (Red Hot Compilation)
49. Drew Danburry – Geraniums [EP]
48. Blue Scholars - OOF! [EP]
For our top album, I am actually pairing up both of J. Tillman's LP's that he released this year. They are VERY different, but I really think they are best digested when taken in tandem.
1. J. Tillman - Year in the Kingdom + J. Tillman - Vacilando Territory Blues