2009 signified a changing of the guard amidst a domineering helping of throwback acts. Newly coined stars like The Killers, MIA, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Black Keys, Band of Horses and Fleet Foxes figured prominently into the lineup, but their presence was unnecessarily overshadowed by legacy acts like Paul McCartney, The Cure and Morrissey.
Reunited and it feels so good: Leonard Cohen, Paul Weller, X
Future BFD (Big Fucking Deal): Steve Aoki
Canada Represent: Leonard Cohen, Fucked Up, K’naan