The best albums, that I'd listened in 2009:
Eternity by Askival
The best one. Great atmosphere and compisitions with some ambient tracks. 'Sorrow of the Sun' is awesome with its mix of male and female vocals. Just great.
Good Bye Lenin! by Yann Tiersen
...or maybe this one is better? The best soundtrack that I have ever listened! 23 songs on a piano, where simply Comptine D'un Autre Ete L'apres Midi the best one, used in 'Amazing short' film on YouTube. Beautiful and relaxing.
Konkurs by Lifelover
Psychodelic music with psychodelic vocalist straight from mental hospital. The best choice, when you're depressed or just bored.
The best songs, that you've got to listen:
Pearls of Light by Within Temptation
Simply description of a morning in a forest with simply part of guitar and Sharon's voice makes this song the greatest song of a year.
Before The Beginning by Johny Frusciante
A 9 minutes of very expressive guitar solo. Sounds like improvisation.