Bill's Favorite Album of the Year 2009

The criteria I use for this tradition is simple: When I think back to 2009, what is the album that I will remember listening to and liking the most. This “award” is not an endorsement of superiority per se but a snapshot of what I enjoyed at this point in time.

This year’s winner is:
Flyleaf - Memento Mori

And the runner up is:
Third Eye Blind - Ursa Major

Picking my favorite album of the year on my birthday is a tradition I started last year. I noticed that I’d selected a favorite album around my birthday a few non-consecutive years in the past.