A few bits and pieces to mop up today, beginning with one last thankyou to everyone who has posted on the end of year blogs – or, come to that, who's commented on any of the things I’ve written in the past 12 months. It’s been a genuine pleasure to hear from almost all of you; and of course heartening to discover other people interested in the same music.

A few bits and pieces to mop up today, beginning with one last thankyou to everyone who has posted on the end of year blogs – or, come to that, who’s commented on any of the things I’ve written in the past 12 months. It’s been a genuine pleasure to hear from almost all of you; and of course heartening to discover other people interested in the same music.



To save any latecomers clicking through all the pages I rather cynically spread the 2009 Top 100 over, I’ve collated them all here. Apologies, too, to Babe, Terror, who I really should have squeezed in there. And a mention for two records from other years, Brightblack Morning Light’s “Motion To Rejoin” and Terry Riley’s “Persian Surgery Dervishes”, which provided significant inspiration and consolation in 2009.

Anyhow, let me direct you to www.myspace.com/moonduo , where you’ll be able to find a token Christmas tune (there’s a widget under band members) from Moon Duo, the pretty cool Wooden Shjips side project.

And to quote Sun Araw’s Cameron Stallones (thanks, Cameron), “MIND PSALM GET ON IT”…

100. Sunn 0))): “Monoliths And Dimensions”

99. The Dead Weather: “Horehound”

98. Adam Payne: “Organ”

97. Shrinebuilder: “Shrinebuilder”

96. OOIOO: “Armonico Hewa”

95. Black Sheep: “Kiss My Sweet Apocalypse”

94. Madness: “The Liberty Of Norton Folgate”

93. Condo Fucks: “Fuckbook”

92. Peaches: “I Feel Cream”

91. White Rainbow: “New Clouds”

90. Nick Jonah Davis: “Guitar Recordings Vol 1”

89. Blues Control: “Local Flavor”

88. Jarvis Cocker: “Further Complications”

87. Flower-Corsano Duo: “The Four Aims”

86. Tim Hecker: “An Imaginary Country”

85. Bob Dylan: “Together Through Life”

84. The Rakes: “Klang!”

83. PJ Harvey & John Parish: “A Woman A Man Walked By”

82. Eagles Of Death Metal: “Heart On”

81. Neko Case: Middle Cyclone

80. MV & EE: “Barn Nova”

79. Bruce Springsteen: “Working On A Dream”

78. Lightning Bolt: “Earthly Delights”

77. Flaming Lips: “Embryonic”

76. Mamer: “Eagle”

75. Alela Diane: “To Be Still”

74. Neil Young: “Fork In The Road”

73. Pocahaunted: “Passage”

72. Wavves: “Wavvves”

71. James Yorkston & The Big Eyes Family Players: “Folk Songs”

70. Cornershop: “Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast”

69. Andrew WK: “55 Cadillac”

68. Peter Walker: “Spanish Guitar”

67. Dirty Projectors: “Bitte Orca”

66 Ben Reynolds: “How Day Earnt Its Night”

65. Alasdair Roberts: “Spoils”

64. DOOM: “BORN LIKE THIS”

63. The Lemonheads: “Varshons”

62. Sir Richard Bishop: “The Freak Of Araby”

61. Mark Kozelek: “Lost Verses – Live

60. Os Mutantes: “Haih”

59. Matias Aguayo: “Ay Ay Ay”

58. Richard Swift: “The Atlantic Ocean”

57. Liam Hayes & Plush: “Bright Penny”

56. Om: “God Is Good”

55. Sonic Youth: “The Eternal”

54. Dinosaur Jr: “Farm”

53. Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound: “When Sweet Sleep Returned”

52. Ducktails: “Ducktails”

51. The Fiery Furnaces: “I’m Going Away”

50. Magik Markers: “Balf Quarry”

49. Jack Rose And The Black Twig Pickers: “Jack Rose And The Black Twig Pickers”

48. Obits: “I Blame You”

47. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy: “Beware”

46. Volcano Choir: “Unmap”

45. Beak>: “Beak>”

44. On Fillmore: “Extended Vacation”

43. Hush Arbors: “Yankee Reality”

42. Arctic Monkeys: “Humbug”

41. Yo La Tengo: “Popular Songs”

40. The xx: “xx”

39. Espers: “III”

38. The Unthanks: “Here’s The Tender Coming”

37. Leonard Cohen: “Live In London”

36. Them Crooked Vultures: “Them Crooked Vultures”

35. Sufjan Stevens: “The BQE”

34. Califone: “All My Friends Are Funeral Singers”

33. The Field: “Yesterday And Today”

32. Sleepy Sun: “Embrace”

31. Tim Buckley: “Live At The Folklore Center, NYC – March 6, 1967”

30. Broadcast And The Focus Group: “Broadcast And The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age”

29. Glass Rock: “Tall Firs Meet Soft Location”

28. Ganglians: “Monster Head Room”

27. Kurt Vile: “Childish Prodigy”

26. Super Furry Animals: “Dark Days/ Light Years”

25. The Necks: “Silverwater”

24. Real Estate: “Real Estate”

23. Trembling Bells: “Carbeth”

22. Raphael Saadiq: “The Way I See It”

21. Reigning Sound: “Love And Curses”

20. Etienne Jaumet: “Night Music”

19. Fever Ray: “Fever Ray”

18. Fuck Buttons: “Tarot Sport”

17. Wooden Shjips: “Dos”

16. Tinariwen: “Imidiwan: Companions”

15. Wilco: “Wilco (The Album)”

14. James Blackshaw: “The Glass Bead Game”

13. Mountains: “Choral”

12. Death: “. . . For The Whole World To See”

11. Arbouretum: “Song Of The Pearl”

10. Boredoms: “Super Roots 10”

9. White Denim: “Fits”

8. Bill Callahan: “Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle”

7. Mountains: “Etching”

6. Sun Araw: “Heavy Deeds”

5. Wild Beasts: “Two Dancers”

4. Jim O’Rourke: “The Visitor”

3. Animal Collective: “Merriweather Post Pavilion”

2. Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas; “II”

1. Grizzly Bear: “Veckatimest”