The onset of December means one thing: YEAR END LISTS! Every blog on the planet rolls out its list of top-whatever best/worst song/album and so on. Why? Because we, the American (and perhaps international) populace love lists. We love to quantify things that can't be quantified. We love neatly packaged bullet-form features that supersede the reading of unimpeded text blocks. *shudder*
Anyhow, gonna be a big month. I'll reprise all the Best of '09 lists and then add a few in the interest of providing more content. Here's how it's going to roll out:
- Features In Review: A wrap-up of the features presented throughout the year
- Maybe Next Year: 2010 releases I never got around to hearing.
- Late As Usual: Some pre-2010 releases I finally caught up with this year.
- Best Live Shows of the Year
- Disappointments of the Year: A few highly anticipated albums that didn't land. Last year this was titled "Worst of 2009", but I realized that's a bit of an exaggeration considering all the mainstream shlock that's released every week.
- Superlatives A: Some various accolades.
- Superlatives B: Some more various accolades.
- Best Songs of the Year 20-11
- Best Songs of the Year 10-1
- Best Albums of the Year 25-21
- Best Albums of the Year 20-16
- Best Albums of the Year 15-11
- Best Albums of the Year 10-6
- Best Albums of the Year 5-1
- Best Album of the Year Poll Results
FINALLY: Don't forget to vote on the poll at the right!