What's your pick for top album of 2009?

Q has been counting down our picks for the top-20 albums of 2009. The final 5 will be revealed throughout the week next week. (And you can check back right here at 3 p.m. ET on January 1, 2010, for the complete Q Top Twenty Albums of the Year.) Until then... you can find picks #20 through #6 below. And tell us what your picks for the top spots of the year are: What's your top song, album or overall cultural moment of 2009? Or if you really want to challenge yourself -- what would you stand behind as the most influential cultural moment of the decade?

Q TOP TWENTY ALBUMS OF 2009 -- NUMBERS 6 through 20!

6. Manic Street Preachers - Journal for Plague Lovers
7. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion
8. Rosanne Cash - The List
9. Patrick Watson - Wooden Arms*
10. Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3
11. Handsome Furs - Face Control*
12. Steve Earle - Townes
13. Tegan and Sara - Sainthood*
14. Brandi Carlile - Give Up The Ghost
15. Blue Rodeo - The Things We Left Behind*
16. Joel Plaskett - Three*
17. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
18. Regina Spektor - Far
19. The Tragically Hip - We Are the Same*
20. Ohbijou - Beacons*

*Canadian!

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