The Not So Best of 2009


My latest Buzz Report is now live.

You'll find recent albums by Wilco and the Arctic Monkeys on there, even if I wasn't completely overwhelmed by them.

The latest Buzz Report — which I compile quarterly to gauge some of the best albums released during the period — makes one thing clear: 2009 has been a pretty shitty year for music.

Right now, I'm not sure I could come up with a solid Top 10.

I'm really digging Miranda Lambert's new CD, which has a really good chance of making my year-end list. But off the top of my head, I can't say there's much else getting repeated listens these days.

Am I missing something? Are there some great albums out there I overlooked or should give a second chance? Or am I just a grumpy, hard-to-please critic? —Michael Gallucci

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