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2009 Wrap-Up: The Year in Concerts

One last list…and here we go. I saw a few shows in 2009, not as many as the previous year, but don’t think I wasn’t tempted. I still say Detroit has better overall venues, but Atlanta draws better names (1st Quarter of 2010 looks ridiculous too). Below are 4 shows I saw worth writing about […]

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2009 Wrap-Up: Music Purchase Summary

Similar to last year, this may only interest me, but maybe I’ll look at these lists years from now and say one of these things: A)You were ahead of your time in purchasing “XX” album B)What a waste of money C)You used to buy compact discs? Either way, the record companies can’t say I don’t […]

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2009 Wrap-Up: Top Hip-Hop 13 Tracks of 2009

I probably shouldn’t even list these as “top hip-hop tracks” because I really haven’t heard everything in the world of hip-hop this year. Drake caused every rapper to want to do a decent mixtape, or put out a song a week or whatever. There were a lot of new artists in the rap game this […]

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2009 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of the Year #11 to #1

11. Jack Penate – Pull My Heart Away Penate’s crooning seriously sounds like his heart it being physically ripped out on this track. This pained approach is even more appropriate given the nostalgic guitar riffs and heartbeat-like drums. I don’t know what the guitar technique is thats used on this song, but it would sound […]

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2009 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of the Year #21 to #12

Always a tough list to craft. I think my use of the Hype Machine, combined with the growing number of blogs I check daily and Amazon’s mp3 album deals, have nearly doubled my music listening from last year. Here are the top 21 tracks I loved in 2009. 21. The Babies – Meet Me In […]

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2009 Wrap-Up: Top Hip-Hop Albums #5 to #1

You’ll notice Kid Cudi and K’Naan made both lists, but couldn’t land the top spot here because Raekwon stuck to his hip-hop roots. As an overall album, I like Cudi’s better, but Raekwon owned this list from a hip-hop perspective. 5. Drake – So Far Gone Mixtape Arguably one of the most successful mixtapes in […]

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2009 Wrap-Up: Top Albums #4 to #1

The conclusion of my top albums of 2009. These four shuffled order constantly during the last week. Feedback is welcome below. 4. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix I avoided this album for a few weeks just because the title annoyed me. After I got over my stubbornness, I was relieved to see Phoenix matched (if […]