Woah! It’s almost the end of 2009 – what the hell have I been listening to this year?

This post is more of a reminder to me to make a comprehensive review of books and music that did me right over the past twelve months.

The music part is easy, since most of the goods came on board over the past couple months.  In no particular order (yet…)

  1. Transatlantic – The Whirlwind
  2. Beardfish – Destined Solitaire
  3. Black Bonzo – Guillotine Drama
  4. Gungfly – Please Be Quiet
  5. Squarepusher – Solo Electric Bass
  6. Marillion – Less is More
  7. U2 – No Line On the Horizon
  8. Trilok Gurtu – Massical
  9. SBB – Iron Curtain
  10. Riverside Anno Domini High Definition
  11. Neil Young – Fork In The Road
  12. Joe Zawinul – 75
  13. Heartless Bastards – The Mountain
  14. Glenn Tilbrook – Pandemonium Ensues
  15. Flaming Lips – Embryonic
  16. Dream Theater – Black Clouds and Silver Linings
  17. The Decemberists – The Hazards of Love
  18. Chick COrea & John McLaughlin – 5 Peace Band
  19. Bruce Springsteen – Workin On A Dream
  20. Bob Dylan – Together Through Life
  21. Liam Finn – Champagne In Seashells
  22. Ronnie Earl – Living In The Light
  23. Duke Robillard – Stomp The Blues Tonight

I maybe wasn’t nuts for everything on this list, but that’s pretty much the new stuff I heard in 2009.  Rankings and capsule reviews to come later.  Just looking at the list, it was a pretty good year for music.

“We’re looking back.  We’re counting down.”   –every dopey radio DJ and TV host starting in about three weeks!