- Dan DiDio has no shame and plans to continue to make me spend money as DC’s Blackest Night segues into Brightest Day.
- Sade has a new music video for “Solider of Love.” Unfortunately, you can only see it on Amazon for now.
- Even though Spider-Man 3 sucked, I can’t help but be excited by John Malkovich playing the Vulture in Spider-Man 4.
- ABC’s considering ways to keep the Lost brand going? I can’t think of a more horrible idea.
- Karen takes my Top Five Dream Jobs list to the next level.
- Shock surprise #1: Glee renewed for a second season.
- Method Man, Raekwon and Ghostface need help naming their group.
- Shock surprise #2: Mark McGwire comes clean about his steroid use.
I had a tough time with the order of the top three. At any given moment, any of them could be number one. Again, I emphasize that these are in the order of my favorite albums of the year not the best.
15. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavillion
14. Tanya Morgan – Brooklynati
13. Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3
12. The Swell Season – Strict Joy
11. St. Vincent – Actor
10. Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx PT II
9. The Gossip – Music for Men
8. Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca
7. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
6. The Temper Trap – Conditions
5. Me’Shell Ndegéocello – Devil’s Halo
4. Tegan and Sara – Sainthood
3. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz!
1. Metric – Fantasies
I’m going to revive the Mixtape For No One to showcase some of my favorite songs of 2009. These are the hip-hop/R&B tracks.
- “Never Forget You” by Noisettes (Wild Young Hearts)
- “The Power That Kisses Hold” by Eric Roberson (Music Fan First)
- “Cold” by Maxwell (BLACKsummersnight)
- “Fortune” by Little Dragon (Machine Dreams)
- “Successful” (Featuring Trey Songz And Lil’ Wayne) by Drake (So Far Gone)
- “Lola” by Me’Shell Ndegéocello (Devil’s Halo)
- “Kinda Like A Big Deal” (feat. Kanye West) by Clipse (Til The Casket Drops)
- “Casa Bey” by Mos Def (The Ecstatic)
- “House Of Flying Daggers” (feat. Inspectah Deck, Ghostface & Method Man) by Raekwon (Only Built 4 Cuban Linx PT II)
- “Maybach Music 2″ (feat. T-Pain, Lil Wayne & Kanye West) by Rick Ross (Deeper Than Rap)
- “Errbody Scream” (Featuring Keith Murray) by Method Man & Redman (Blackout! 2)
- “Tour Stories” by Souls Of Mischief (Montezuma’s Revenge)
- “So Damn Down” by Tanya Morgan (Brooklynati)
- “Thank You” by Jay-Z (The Blueprint 3)