Over at The Singles Jukebox, we’re mired in our 2009 Best-Off, which is amusing and yet taking longer than any of us anticipated. Thankfully, this gives me the opportunity to finally update with the rest of my year’s blurbs.
As usual, I’m at my most embarrassing and sophomoric when it comes to music I unabashedly love (see: Campesinos, Marina) than I am with that which I like with reservations or that unexpectedly grew on me. Work in progress, as always. The Annie one is another low point…the song hit my pleasure centre as a kiss-off in the style of Lily’s ‘Knock ‘Em Out’, and I somehow ended up coming off as an uncritical pusher of pop. One day I will figure out how to do this.
2010. Clean slate, rededication to thoughtfulness, less intellectual laziness and short-cuts, hopefully.
Los Campesinos! – There Are Listed Buildings 
Little Boots – Earthquake 
John Mayers – Who Says 
Marina & the Diamonds – Mowgli’s Road 
Annie – I Don’t Like Your Band 
Roisin Murphy – Orally Fixated 
Florence + the Machine – You’ve Got the Love 
Lady GaGa – Dance in the Dark 
Kid Sister – Right Hand Hi 
Rihanna – Wait Your Turn 
Leighton Meester ft. Robin Thicke – Somebody to Love 
Taylor Swift – Jump Then Fall 
Mark Mallman – White Leather Days 
The Cast of Glee – Don’t Stop Believing 
Busy Signal – Da Style Deh