Best Of 2009

Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances
Rip roaring

The XX - XX
A late entry

John Frusciante - The Empyrean
Mr prolific returns

Doom - Born Like This
Quality in a struggling genre

Ian Brown - My Way
Despite his pedestrian lyrics still doing his own thing well.

Gig of the year (didn't go to enough)
Micah P Hinson - Zaragoza, Spain