My Year in Music 2009

My Top Ten Albums of 2009 are.....

10) Doves - Kingdom of Rust

fave track - Kingdom of Rust

9) Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

fave track - Faith/Void

8) Fanfarlo - Reservoir

fave track - The Walls are Coming Down

7) Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 - Goodnight Oslo

fave track - Up To Our Nex

6) Madness - The Liberty of Norton Folgate

fave track - NW5

5) Wilco - Wilco (the album)

fave track - Bull Black Nova

4) Monsters of Folk

fave track - Whole Lotta Losin

3) Super Furry Animals - Dark Days/Light Years

fave track - Helium Hearts

2) The Duckworth Lewis Method

fave track - Gentlemen and Players

1) Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

fave track - 1901

Artwork of the Year: Empire of the Sun - Walking On A Dream

Runner Up: Wilco (the album)

Gig of the Year: blur @ Hyde Park
Runner Up: Monsters of Folk (Troxy, London) , Wilco (2 nights @ Vicar Street)

Surprises of the Year:
Madness making their best album in their thirtieth year.
Really enjoying an Arctic Monkey's album.
Purchasing a Paolo Nutini Album.
Still not having listened to new Flaming Lips album.
REM Live at the Olympia making me emotional .
David Kitt joining Tindersticks.

Old stuff I got into in a big way:
France Gall
Ernie Graham
Kevin Ayers
Lesley Gore's "Maybe I Know"

Happy New Year!