2009 in Music
7.5 01. Serena Ryder
5.8 02. David Gray
6.7 03. Snow Patrol
6 04. Chris Isaak
5.4 05. Howie Day
Stop All The World Now
Sound The Alarm
Seen live on: Aug 15 at Mountain Music Fest 2009
An electrifying live performer, which I discovered much to my surprise at the Mountain Music Fest. His new album was pathetic, processed to death in the studio, capturing none of the vitality of his live performances.
6.8 06. U2
Notable albums: No Line On The Horizon
What can I add about U2? Another good, if not great, album. Will see them live later this year in June. Should be a fantastic show from all accounts.
8 07. Florence And The Machine
Notable albums: Lungs
Discovered her on 'Later with Jools Holland' where she performed a fantastic live set. I wish she would tour in the US.
9 08. Jessica Lea Mayfield
Notable albums: With Blasphemy, So Heartfelt
Seen live on: July 11 at No Depression Music Festival
I was blown away listening to her live. She pours every dark feeling she's ever had into her songwriting (even though her real personality is quite perky) and combines it with post-grunge guitar dominated music. I bet she loves Kurt Cobain.
7.1 09. The Weepies
7.3 010. Pearl Jam