Amazon just published its annual Best of…….lists. There must be at least 25 lists as each genre has its own list. I am not sure why these lists were published before the holiday buying season, but perhaps it is a way to encourage more sales.
Since Clay Aiken did not release any new music this year, he is not included on any of the lists. From what Clay has said, that will be different next year and I assume that his name will be at the top of many lists.
It is interesting to see all the lists, however the most important lists are The Best Albums of 2009 and the Best-Selling Albums of 2009. The Best Albums list proves that my knowledge of music comes from a different background than the Amazon editors who picked their favorites. To be completely honest, I have never heard of most of the albums or artists.
I was more interested in seeing the list of the Best-Selling Albums. I actually have some of those albums and know many of the other artists.
I am only posting the top 5 Best Albums, but including the entire Top 25 Best-Selling list. To see all the lists, visit Amazon
Do you own any of these albums? Besides Clay Aiken music, what do you listen to?
Best Albums Of 2009 (Editors’ Picks)
1. Neko Case, Middle Cyclone
2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, It’s Blitz
3. Phoenix, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
4. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
5. The Avett Brothers, I And Love And You
Best-Selling Albums Of 2009 (Sales)
1. U2, No Line On The Horizon
2. Susan Boyle, I Dreamed A Dream
3. Diana Krall, Quiet Nights
4. Bruce Springsteen, Working On A Dream
5. Bob Dylan, Together Through Life
6. Green Day, 21st Century Breakdown
7. Dave Matthews Band, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King
8. Playing For Change, Songs Around The World
9. Michael Bublé, Crazy Love
10. Neko Case, Middle Cyclone
11. Chris Botti, Chris Botti In Boston
12. Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Night Castle
13. Kelly Clarkson, All I Ever Wanted
14. Whitney Houston, I Look To You
15. Van Morrison, Astral Weeks Live At The Hollywood Bowl
16. Hannah Montana: The Movie soundtrack
17. V/A, The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack
18. Leonard Cohen, Live In London
19. Daughtry, Leave This Town
20. Adam Lambert, For Your Entertainment
21. Wilco, Wilco (The Album)
22. Barbra Stresiand, Love Is The Answer
23. Maxwell, BLACKsummers’night
24. Eminem, Relapse
25. Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D.