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The Phantom Tollbooth 2009 Top 10 Albums 
The Phantom Tollbooth 2009 Top 10 Albums

The Phantom Tollbooth readers have selected our favorite albums from 2009, and there are some familiar names here! Perennial favorites Jars of Clay leads the pack with The Long Fall Back to Earth, which edged out Bruce Cockburn's Slice O' Life by one single vote! Following are Church Music by the David Crowder Band, Mike Farris' Shout! Live and long-time Phantom Tollbooth favorite, U2, with No Line on the Horizon. Buddy and Julie Miller and Future of Forestry return to the Top 10, and in the middle of the pack are albums by Dream Theater, David Bazand and Muse. All five of the runners-up are familiar to the survey, either monthly or yearly. Here are the results of The Phantom Tollbooth's favorite albums of 2009.

1. Jars of Clay - The Long Fall Back to Earth
2. Bruce Cockburn - Slice O' Life
3. David Crowder Band - Church Music
3. Mike Farris - Shout! Live
5. U2 - No Line on the Horizon
6. Dream Theater - Black Clouds and Silver Linings
7. David Bazan - Curse Your Branches
8. Muse - The Resistance
9. Buddy and Julie Miller - Written in Chalk
9. Future of Forestry - Travel II

1. Over the Rhine - Live from Nowhere, Volume IV
2. MeWithout You - It's All Crazy
3. Transatlantic - The Whirlwind Special
4. Bob Dylan - Together Through Time
5. Grammatrain - Kneeling Between Shields EP

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