Matt’s Year in Review 2009

Articles | By on Dec 24th, 2009

Matt's Year in Review 2009

It’s that time of year for everyone to reflect on 2009, and look back at what was great and what wasn’t. Now, it’s my turn. You may see some similarities in lists but whatever, I tried to switch it up. I didn’t get in depth as much as Bryan or Tom’s List but this is what I thought stood out for me in this roller coaster of a year. Have a look at my list, after the jump!

Music

My Top 20 Favorite Albums of 2009:

1. Green Day- 21st Century Breakdown

Choice Cuts: !Viva La Gloria, Before The Lobotomy, Peacemaker, The Static Age

2. Muse- The Resistance

Choice Cuts: Uprising, United States of Eurasia, Undisclosed Desires, Guiding Light

3. Franz Ferdinand- Tonight:Franz Ferdinand

Choice Cuts: Can’t Stop Feeling, No You Girls, Twilight Omens

4. Carbon Leaf- Nothing Rhymes With Woman

Choice Cuts: Lake of Silver Bells, Miss Hollywood, Snowfall Music, Mexico

5. Stereophonics- Keep Calm and Carry On

Choice Cuts: Innocent, 100mph, Stuck in a Rut, Wonder, Uppercut

6. The Rifles- Great Escape

Choice Cuts: Great Escape, Science in Violence, Out in the Past, The General, Sometimes

7. The Alternate Routes- A Sucker’s Dream

Choice Cuts: The Future’s Nothing New, Toe The Line, On and On We Whisper, Just A Dream

8. Great Lake Swimmers- Lost Channels

Choice Cuts: Palmistry, Pulling on a Line, She Comes To Me In Dreams, Still

9. Bouncing Souls- Ghosts on the Boardwalk

Technically a 2010 release, but all the songs on this record have been released in 2009.
Choice Cuts: Gasoline, Ghosts on the Boardwalk, I think That The World, Airport Security

10. The Levellers- Live at Royal Albert Hall

Choice Cuts: Edge of the World, No Change, Before The End, Hope Street, This Garden

11. Young Dubliners- Saints and Sinners

Choice Cuts: In The End, Howaya Girls, Saints and Sinners, Rosie, Chance

12. Babylon Circus- La Belle Etoile

Choice Cuts: Des Fois, La Cigarette, Perdu, L’Envol

13. Pearl Jam- Backspacer

Choice Cuts: The Fixer, Amongst The Waves, Got Some, Supersonic

14. New Model Army- Today’s a Good Day

Choice Cuts: Arm Yourselves And Run, Autumn, Today’s a Good Day, Ocean Rising, States Radio

15. Flight of the Conchords- I Told You I Was Freaky

Choice Cuts: Hurt Feelings, Suga Lumps, Fashion is Danger, Carol Brown, I Told You I Was Freaky

16. Julian Marley- Awake

Choice Cuts: Awake, Boom Draw, On The Floor, Little Too Late

17. Hatebreed- For The Lions

Choice Cuts: Hatebreeders, Set It Off, Escape, Refuse/Resist,

18. The Generators- Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea

Choice Cuts: Sound Off the Alarms, Smoke and Mirrors

19. Buju Banton- Rasta Got Soul

Choice Cuts: Hurt Us No More, A Little Bit of Sorry, I Wonder

20. Mighty Mighty Bosstones- Pin Points & Gin Joints

Choice Cuts: Graffiti Worth Reading, Too Many Stars, Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah, I Wrote It

Movies

Top 10 Favorite Movies Of The Year:

1. District 9

2. The Hangover

3. Star Trek

4. Zombieland

5. Up

6. Inglorious Basterds

7. Angels and Demons

8. I Love You Man

9. Pirate Radio a/k/a The Boat That Rocked

10. Boondock Saints II

Top 5 Movie Scores:

1. Avatar- James Horner

2. Angels & Demons- Hans Zimmer

3. District 9- Clinton Shorter

4. Star Trek- Michael Giacchino

5. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen- Steve Jablonsky

TV

Top 15 TV Shows

1. Lost

2. Chuck

3. Dexter


4. Modern Family

5. Fringe

6. Rescue Me


7. Lie to Me

8. 24

9. Curb Your Enthusiasm

10. How I Met Your Mother

11. Castle

12. Flash Forward

13. Californication

14. The Office

15. Family Guy

Top 10 Favorite Shows of 2009:
1. Green Day/Kaiser Chiefs- Madison Square Garden, NYC 07/09
2. The Levellers- Shepherds Bush Empire, London UK – 11/09
3. Band of Horses- Carnegie Hall, NYC 06/09
4. Carbon Leaf- Highline Ballroom, NYC 05/09
5. The Rifles- Mercury Lounge, NYC 09/09
6. Flight of the Conchords- Radio City Music Hall, NYC 4/09
7. Young Dubliners- Gramercy Theater, NYC 09/09
8. English Beat/Bad Manners, Fillmore at Irving Plaza, NYC 02/09
9. Franz Ferdinand- Roseland, NYC 04/09
10. Glasvegas- Webster Hall, NYC 03/09

Most Overhyped/Boring Act Live of the Year
Kings of Leon at Izod Center, East Rutherford NJ 09/09

Miscellaneous


People/Groups/Phrases/Various Things That Need to GO AWAY in 2010:

1. Jon and Kate
2. Heidi and Spencer
3. “FAIL!”
4. “OMG”
5. “… in this Economy!?”
6. “Bank Fail”
7. “Like”
8. “Bailout”
9. The Cable News Media
10. Annoying Facebook Polls, Friend Requests, “Someone sent you a shit sandwich” , etc

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