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The Only 2009 Chart That Really Counts: Your Own

December 30th, 2009 | 3 Comments | Categories: Music News · Musing on Music |

Time for some end-of-year bloggage – I’m going to do a round-up of my favourite blog-posts on here from the year in a bit, so if you have any that were particularly useful to you, please do let me know via twitter or email or a comment here…

But first, my own chart of music listening for the year. This is taken from my last.fm account, so is a pretty accurate list of what I’ve been listening to (there’s no much of my listening that doesn’t get scrobbled to Last.fm…)

I’ll add some notes into the list… (the numbers after each name are the number of plays in the year) My Top 50 most-listened artists of 2009:

1 Ryan Scott [315]
found out about this album (and artist) in the summer. Have listened to it almost every day since. Proper awesome.
2 Bruce Cockburn [303]
3 David Torn [281]
– two great albums from DT in my listening this year – Prezens, and the Lars And The Real Girl Soundtrack. Will always be remembered as the music playing when flapjack was born.
4 James Taylor [273]
5 The Blue Nile [254]
6 The Cure [227]
– The Cure were gig of the year… well, them and The Pixies. Joint gig of the year :)
7 Imogen Heap [216]
Imogen’s new album, Ellipse, was definitely one of the musical events of the year for me.
8 Tracy Chapman [198]
9 Alan Pasqua [176]
10 Pixies [174]
11 Paul Simon [167]
12 Bill Frisell [156]
13 Jonatha Brooke [153]
14 Anouar Brahem [123]
15 Pat Metheny [121]
16 Andy Palacio [108]
– found out about Andy when we were in Belize in the summer. A proper music legend there. Sadly died a few years back.
17 Robert Mitchell 3io [106]
– truly remarkable jazz trio. I bought a lot of jazz records by ‘legends’ this year. Very few got close to the awesomeness of this.
18 Rob Szabo [105]
19 King’s X [103]
20 Rob Ickes [102]
21 Jim Lampi & Michael Manring [100]
– really beautiful Stick/Bass duo album, very difficult to find. Stick it on Bandcamp, someone!
21 Pierce Pettis [100]
23 Prefab Sprout [98]
24 Kenny Wheeler [95]
25 Erin McKeown [90]
25 Jeff Coffin & Charlie Peacock [90]
27 Miriam Jones [89]
28 Joni Mitchell [84]
29 Bill Withers [83]
30 Eg & Alice [81]
31 Iain Archer [79]
32 iwrestledabearonce [78]
– album of the year? Quite possibly :)
32 Throwing Muses [78]
32 Yvonne Lyon [78]
35 Rosie Thomas [76]
35 The Smiths [76]
35 Steve Lawson/Theo Travis [76]
– baby flapjack loves listening to this one
35 Terje Rypdal [76]
39Travis & Fripp [75]
39 The Police [75]
39 Stevie Wonder [75]
42 Ron Sexsmith [72]
43 Antônio Carlos Jobim [70]
44 50 Foot Wave [68]
44 Lloyd Davis [68]
Lloyd will make an album in 2010, I’ll make sure of it.
44 disinterested [68]
44 Kristin Hersh [68]
– 50 Foot Wave & Throwing Muses are also Kristin, so combined, she featured heavily in my year’s listening.
48 Tanya Donelly [66]
49 Sugar [64]
49 Julie Lee [64]
49 Rickie Lee Jones [64]

Feel free to post a link to your own end of year list on last.fm, if you have one, with whatever notes you want to add to it.

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