2009 roundup

Here are the top songs I was listening to last year, according to, iTunes, and my own memory, which alternates between being more and less reliable than the previous two sources:

  • Ain't No Rest for the Wicked - Cage the Elephant, Cage the Elephant
  • 'Cross the Green Mountain - Bob Dylan, Tell Tale Signs
  • Dancing the Manta Ray - Pixies, Doolittle Live
  • La Femme Chinoise - Yellow Magic Orchestra, Yellow Magic Orchestra
  • Heaven and Hell - The Who, Live at Leeds
  • Heroin - The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground and Nico
  • I Can't Explain - The Who, The Ultimate Collection
  • I'm a Pilot - Fanfarlo, Reservoir
  • My Patch - Jim Noir, Tower of Love
  • Sea and Sand - The Who, Quadrophenia
  • Sphinx - Tomoyasu Hotei, Guitarhythm II
  • U・T - Yellow Magic Orchestra, BGM

I didn't listen to a whole lot of new music last year. I did pick up a lot of Who albums though, and the release of the Guitarhythm box set allowed me to round out my early Hotei library. Consequently, they both dominate my top albums list:

  • 13 - Blur
  • Chill'em All - Champion
  • Guitarhythm II - Tomoyasu Hotei
  • Guitarhythm III - Tomoyasu Hotei
  • Guitarhythm IV - Tomoyasu Hotei
  • Gunstar Heroes Sound Collection - Norio Hanzawa
  • King & Queen - Tomoyasu Hotei
  • Live at Leeds - The Who
  • Oh Mercy - Bob Dylan
  • Quadrophenia - The Who
  • Reservoir - Fanfarlo
  • Mirror's Edge - Solar Fields
  • Tell Tale Signs: the Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Bob Dylan
  • The Ultimate Collection - The Who
  • The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground
  • Yellow Magic Orchestra - Yellow Magic Orchestra

Here's to more new music (and good, old music) in 2010!