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Best: TV and movie soundtracks
The one for "Twilight Saga: New Moon" -- with gorgeous cuts from Thom Yorke, Lykke Li and Bon Iver with St. Vincent -- rivaled Robert Pattinson's gorgeous scowl as a showstopper. Karen O and her companions put a bounce in the steps of monsters in "Where the Wild Things Are" with theirs. There would be no "Glee" without it.
We're talking about soundtracks, people, and 2009 was a strong year for 'em. Films like "(500) Days of Summer," "More Than a Game," "Pirate Radio" and "I Love You Man" all had beautiful compilations. "House," "Gossip Girl," "Yo Gabba Gabba," "Mad Men" and "Metalacalypse" continued their storied reputations for great tunes, while shows like "NCIS" and "So You Think You Can Dance" have really stepped up their game on air.