Music Highlights of 2009

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Gen 1 2010, 9:57

In 2009 I saw 95 bands play 118 sets on 52 days of the year. 44 sets were at 4 festivals over 7 days, 44 were by headliners and 30 were support bands.

Top 10 Headlining Sets:
1 - Crystal Castles @ Billboard, Melbourne
2 - Ben Folds @ The Palais, St. Kilda
3 - Pearl Jam @ Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
4 - Chris Cheney, Josh Pyke, Phil Jamieson & Tim Rogers @ The White Album Concert - Hamer Hall, Melbourne
5 - Little Birdy @ The Old Melbourne Gaol, Melbourne
6 - Gomez @ The Hi-Fi, Melbourne
7 - Fleet Foxes @ The Tivoli, Brisbane
8 - Does It Offend You, Yeah? @ Billboard, Melbourne
9 - Sia @ The Corner Hotel, Richmond
10 - Gin @ East Brunswick Club, East Brunswick

Top 5 Support Acts:
1 - Magic Dirt @ The Corner Hotel, Richmond (You Am I)
2 - Hungry Kids of Hungary @ The Tote, Collingwood (The Boat People)
3 - Washington @ The Forum, Melbourne (Sia)
4 - Baseball @ The Corner Hotel, Richmond (Throwing Muses)
5 - Dr. Dog @ The Arena, Brisbane (Black Keys)

Top 10 Festival Sets:
1 - Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Falls Festival, Lorne
2 - The Kills @ V Festival, Melbourne
3 - Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Falls Festival, Lorne
4 - Emilíana Torrini @ Falls Festival, Lorne
5 - Split Enz @ Sound Relief, Melbourne
6 - The Dø @ V Festival, Melbourne
7 - Datarock @ Falls Festival, Lorne
8 - Franz Ferdinand @ Sunset Sounds, Brisbane
9 - Midnight Oil @ Sound Relief, Melbourne
10 - Seasick Steve @ Falls Festival, Lorne

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Unlike JJJ, only songs that were released in 2009 were considered. Songs that were released previously aren't considered, even if JJJ only just caught on and started playing them in 2009. Live versions, remixes and any other ploy that JJJ use to get that Wolfmother, Foo Fighters, Muse, etc. song into the list are out, as are singles released in 2009 that were released on an album before 2009.
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In all, 1093 songs from my collection were considered and these are my favourites (in order).


1 - Dirty Projectors - Useful Chamber
2 - Matt & Kim - Daylight
3 - The Decemberists - The Rake's Song
4 - Golden Silvers - Arrows Of Eros
5 - Gomez - Airstream Driver
6 - Delorean - Big Dipper
7 - Philadelphia Grand Jury - I'm Going To Kill You
8 - Röyksopp - Happy Up Here
9 - Washington - Cement
10 - Sarah Blasko - Hold on My Heart
11 - Pearl Jam - Just Breathe
12 - Gin - One Last Look
13 - The Dead Weather - Treat Me Like Your Mother
14 - Dirty Projectors - Stillness Is the Move
15 - PJ Harvey & John Parish - Black Hearted Love
16 - Little Birdy - Hairdo
17 - The Temper Trap - Down River
18 - Esser - Braveface
19 - YACHT - The Afterlife
20 - Florence + the Machine - Hurricane Drunk

To round out my thoughts on 2009 in music, here's what I think were the stand out albums of the year. 87 albums (excluding EPs) released in 2009 were deemed worthy to stay in my collection, but several others were deleted because they were rubbish.

Firstly, some EPs I enjoyed:

Delorean - Ayrton Senna
Hungry Kids of Hungary - Mega Mountain
Washington - How To Tame Lions

Special mention for those that just missed out on the top 10:

Cass McCombs - Catacombs
The Dead Weather - Horehound
Eels - Hombre Lobo
Esser - Braveface
I Heart Hiroshima - The Rip
Tegan & Sara - Sainthood

My top 10 albums of 2009:

1 - Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
Key Songs: Stillness Is the Move; Two Doves

2 - The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love
Key Songs: Won't Want for Love (Margaret in the Taiga); The Rake's Song

3 - Gin - Holy Smoke
Key Songs: Don't Stop; One Last Look

4 - The Von Bondies - Love, Hate And Then There's You
Key Songs: This Is Our Perfect Crime; Only To Haunt You

5 - Pearl Jam - Backspacer
Key Songs: The Fixer; Just Breathe

6 - Philadelphia Grand Jury - Hope Is For Hopers
Key Songs: I'm Going To Kill You; The Good News

7 - Florence + the Machine - Lungs
Key Songs: Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up); Hurricane Drunk

8 - Sarah Blasko - As Day Follows Night
Key Songs: All I Want; Hold on My Heart

9 - Wilco - Wilco (The Album)
Key Songs: Wilco (The Song); You Never Know

10 - Little Birdy - Confetti
Key Songs: Summarize; Hairdo

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