I don't think I can post my own best of year list without it looking pale in comparison to Robert Christgau's list.
1. Because I can't find / buy all the records and
2. He has a lot more experience than me in this department although my tastes are pretty much on the exact same track.
So here we are, the best albums of 2009 by Robert Christgau:
I would copy & paste it here but the page there is easier to read and I don't know what kind of copyright laws I would be breaking! :p