MTV is all over the 2009 previewing game-- today they've listed their picks for the biggest rock albums coming out in 2009. MTV's definition of "rock" is pretty sketchy-- they include Lily Allen (not rock, but pop), Paramore (not rock, but awful), Green Day, Tokio Hotel (not rock, but chick-rock), Dave Matthews Band (not rock, but bro-rock) The Fray (not rock, but lame) U2, and Animal Collective.
I can't be mad at the Animal Collective, Antony and the Johnsons, Black Lips, and Franz Ferdinand inclusions, but the criteria for inclusion seems to be that the albums that qualify as "rock" aren't going to be in the Top 40, and don't feature Neptunes production. There's a Sway-led video about the big rock albums of '09 above, and you can read the full list here.
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