I got all self-important on myself and started whoring around my website's writers' top 50 albums of the year. And we just revealed the number one.
If you would like a gander, you are best advised to have a look at these:
Notes on how we formulated the top 50: http://musosguide.com/the-best-albums-of-2009-a-pre-amble/8641
*drum roll* 3-1: http://musosguide.com/the-best-albums-of-2009-3-1/8543
And now I can go to Butlins while you ruminate.