Want to get an idea of which albums I will be reviewing and which bands I will be seeing live? Check out the list of anticipated albums of 2010 compiled by one of my favorite music blogs, Stereogum. My favorites? Vampire Weekend, Spoon, MGMT, Los Campesinos!, LCD Soundsystem, Panda Bear, Frightened Rabbit, Arcade Fire, No Age, She & Him, of Montreal, Dum Dum Girls, Wavves, Band of Horses, The Thermals, The Walkmen, Gorillaz, Born Ruffians, OutKast, and James Mercer & Dangermouse to name a few... Well, to name all of them really.
And what do I have to say about 2009? Well, it was an interesting year for music. I believe the bands who were just a blip everyone's radar in 2008 were thrust into the spotlight in 2009. And for bands such as Passion Pit and Phoenix, who had been making music throughout 2008 and released extraordinary records during the summer of 2009, and many others, the spotlight is well deserved. But for me, 2009 was the year for wild and ridiculous pop music, and I think this video sums it up.
To bring us back to the present though, may the new year make our ears happy. I hope music lovers everywhere had a fantastic holiday season and I hope they have an even better 2010. Make sure to keep checking Bona Fide With Headphones often in the new year... !