I don’t quite know why, but I actually still care about the NME end of year lists, even though I stopped buying the magazine regularly sometime in 2000. Anyway, here’s their take on the year 2009:

NME’s 50 best albums of 2009

NME’s 50 best tracks of 2009

And if you can’t be bothered with looking at those, the number one’s are Horrors – Primary Colours & Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Zero. Not bad choices all up