Instead I’m linking to the one done by Ian Rogers: http://www.fistfulayen.com/blog/?p=599
Ian Rogers is a year older than me and has already accomplished more than I’m likely to in my lifetime. He’s worked closely with the Beastie Boys, been GM of Yahoo, and has launched Topspin Media which is an online marketing platform for bands. The Everybody, the band recently launched by Joey Santiago and David Lovering of The Pixies, use Topspin’s platform to sell and market their new album (which I bought on the day of its release). So ya, this guy gets to work with members of the Pixies and the Beastie Boys.
I ran across his blog a while ago and have been an avid reader ever since. He’s got a good head for what’s happening in the music business and has launched his company to take advantage of the new paradigm of marketing music in the online world.
At any rate, he’s in tune with the new music so his 2009 list is worth checking out; however, the real treasure in that post is the link to his daughter’s MIT radio show where she goes through her best of 2009 music. Scroll to the bottom of Ian’s blog post to get a streaming copy of Zoe’s radio show.