Albums of 2009.

Here’s a Spotify playlist, containing a sample track from 33 of these albums.

1. Live In London – Leonard Cohen
2. Vertical Ascent – Moritz von Oswald Trio
3. Here’s The Tender Coming – The Unthanks
4. Tres Tres Fort – Staff Benda Bilili
5. The xx – The xx
6. Bitte Orca – Dirty Projectors
7. Warm Heart Of Africa – The Very Best
8. II – Lindstrom & Prins Thomas
9. BLACKsummers’night – Maxwell
10. Le Suivant – Smith & Mudd
11. Origin:Orphan – Hidden Cameras
12. Arc Light – Lau
13. Checkmate Savage – The Phantom Band
14. Yesterday And Today – The Field
15. Tarot Sport – Fuck Buttons
16. Merriweather Post Pavillion – Animal Collective
17. Troyka – Troyka
18. La Roux – La Roux
19. The Fame Monster – Lady GaGa
20. My Maudlin Career – Camera Obscura
21. The Glare – McAlmont & Nyman
22. The Middle Way – Keaver & Brause
23. Imidiwan: Companions – Tinariwen
24. Two Suns – Bat For Lashes
25. Inspiration Information – Mulatu Astatke & the Heliocentrics
26. 2032 – Gong
27. The Future Will Come – The Juan Maclean
28. Two Dancers – Wild Beasts
29. Vagarosa – CéU
30. Ready For The Weekend – Calvin Harris
31. Hands – Little Boots
32. Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast – Cornershop
33. JJ N° 2 – JJ
34. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix – Phoenix
35. Fever Ray – Fever Ray
36. Party Hard – Donae’o
37. See Mystery Lights – YACHT
38. Real Life Is No Cool – Lindstrom & Christabelle
39. The Glass Bead Game – James Blackshaw
40. It’s Not Me, It’s You – Lily Allen

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Gigs of 2009.

Reviews of most of these can be found on my freelance blog.

1. Beyonce
2. Gong
3. Cliff Richard & the Shadows
4. Crystal Stilts, Wet Paint, Manhattan Love Suicides
5. The Unthanks
6. The Specials
7. Neil Young
8. Elbow, The Acorn
9. Gary Numan
10. Lau
11. Late Of The Pier
12. Bat For Lashes, Yeasayer
13. Eurovision Preview Night
14. Lionel Richie
15. Dizzee Rascal
16. Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast
17. White Denim
18. David Byrne
19. Telepathe, Times New Viking, Rainbow Arabia, Icy Demons
20. White Lies
21. Unicorn Kid
22. The Nolans
23. La Roux, Heartbeat, Magistrates, The Chapman Family
24. Basement Jaxx
25. Fuck Buttons, Zun Zun Egui
26. Melanie Safka
27. Buzzcocks
28. Rhydian
29. The Phantom Band
30. Slaid Cleaves
31. Ungdomskulen
32. V Festival: Oasis, Lady GaGa, Athlete, Human League, Joe Lean, Miike Snow, Proclaimers, Bjorn Again
33. Glasvegas, Friendly Fires, White Lies, Florence & the Machine
34. Doves
35. Tinchy Stryder
36. Animal Collective
37. Frankmusik
38. VV Brown
39. Easy Star All-Stars
40. Okkervil River, Dawn Landes
41. Portico Quartet, Red, Natalie Duncan
42. The Magic Numbers
43. Alabama 3
44. Keane, Frankmusik
45. La Roux
46. Maximo Park, Bombay Bicycle Club
47. Kaiser Chiefs, Black Kids, Esser
48. Alesha Dixon