I voted in triple j's Hottest 100, have YOU?

Traditionally I’ve done a bit of a spiel on my predictions for triple j’s Hottest 100 Countdown. I even had one ready to go for this year, to be held on Tuesday. And then some poor ABC Shop online employee went and leaked the winner of the annual music countdown. If you’ve somehow managed to miss the kerfuffle that ensued and don’t want to be spoiled, DO NOT READ ON! In fact, what are you even doing on the internet? Go back under that rock you’ve been hiding under, and don’t come out until Tuesday.
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The Albums of 2009

December 30, 2009

It’s the end of the year, which means there has been a veritable smorgasbord of countdowns flooding the internets. And what a year it has been! 2009 has seen the likes of Michael Jackson’s untimely death, infamous outbursts from Kanye West, and Susan Boyle. And that’s just the highlights (I use the term loosely). Fortunately though, the last year of the noughties has produced some excellent albums. So here’s my two cents: my favourite 10 albums of 2009.

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It’s fairly easy to see that there will be two types of reactions to the New Moon soundtrack. One one hand you have the ‘mainstream’ media that will probably rate it highly, calling it something along the lines of ‘a great collection songs from of up-and-coming artists’. Then there’ll be the more indie crowd, who will undoubtedly slam it for encouraging screaming teenage girls to listen to the likes of Thom Yorke, Grizzly Bear and Muse, thereby destroying any credibility these artists ever had in the process. But while it is very, very tempting to just scream ‘sellout!’, after a proper listen the soundtrack actually is…good. Shock horror!

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