2009 CD ACQUISITIONS OF THE YEAR

The star rating system takes into account that these were all "Acquisitions Of The Year" to warrant inclusion here. Therefore * represents 50-60%, ** is 60-70%, *** is 70-80%, **** is 80-90% and ***** is 90-99.9% (we're talking Pet Sounds, Blood On The Tracks or Forever Changes here). The pricing and packaging etc. are not relevant to the rating

Although I have listened to tracks from every CD here, only those in bold have been played in full. Subsequently some of these have been given a star rating. Notes of generally available CDs are written up only after the CD has been fully investigated, indexed and given at least one star to qualify. Click on the links to see what I found out about them.

JANUARY
28/1/2009 Shop Assistants
Will Anything Happen
(38.21)***

MARCH
21/3/09 Gordon Gano
Hitting The Ground
(32.17)*

MAY
14/5/09 Doors
The Doors (40th Anniversary)
(52.08)***
14/5/09 Primal Scream
Beautiful Future
(47.01)*
23/5/09 Compilation
Destroy That Boy! - More Girls With Guitars
(60.17)***
23/5/09 Gene Vincent
Gene Vincent And His Blue Cats
(39.17/47.14)***
25/5/09 Carla Bruni
No Promises
(34.45)*
25/5/09 Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers
Bongos Over Balham
(37.02)*
25/5/09 Compilation
Rough Trade Shops: Counter Culture 06 CD2
(69.44)*
25/5/09 Four Seasons
The Very Best Of The Four Seasons
(57.09)**
25/5/09 Camille
Le Fil/Bout De Fil
(71.31/11.18)**
25/5/09 Parenthetical Girls
Entanglements
(32.46)*
25/5/09 Fleetwood Mac
The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac
(77.11)**
25/5/09 Laurie Anderson
Bright Red
(52.28)*
25/5/09 Laurie Anderson
Life On A String
(44.22)**
28/5/09 Laurie Anderson
Mister Heartbreak
(40.10)***
29/5/09 Spiritualized
Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space
(70.00)***
29/5/09 Spiritualized
Let It Come Down
(63.06)**
30/5/09 White Stripes
Icky Thump
(48.21)**

JUNE
17/6/09 Morrissey
Morrissey: Live At Earls Court
(74.10)**
27/6/09 Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins
Rabbit Fur Coat
(38.08)***

JULY
6/7/09 Marvelettes
Forever - The Complete Motown Albums Vol. 1
(78.39/73.59/72.17)***

AUGUST
1/8/09 Fall
The Fall Box Set 1976 - 2007 (76.54/77.55/78.26/74.35/64.47)
5/8/09 Dick Dale
Mr Eliminator
(36.58)**
5/8/09 Esther Phillips
A Proper Introduction To Little Esther: I Paid My Dues (77.57)

SEPTEMBER
5/9/09 Compilation
The Finbarr Rock'n'Roll Party (Vol. 3) (57.34)

OCTOBER
3/10/09 Miracles
Depend On Me - The Early Albums
(79.04/74.44)****
5/10/09 Brenda Holloway
The Early Years - Rare Recordings 1962-1963
(53.34)***
16/10/09 Eddie Cochran
Twelve Of His Biggest Hits/Never To Be Forgotten
(50.53)***
16/10/09 Compilation
Birth Of Soul (Vol. 3)
(74.49)****
16/10/09 Compilation
Land Of 1000 Dances - Special Soul And Funk Edition
(77.36)***
16/10/09 Compilation
Lotta Boppin' (And Plenty Screamin' Too!) (67.04)

NOVEMBER
26/11/09 Compilation
Kent's Cellar Of Soul (68.23)
26/11/09 Compilation
The Finbarr Rock'n'Roll Party (Vol. 2) (55.59)
26/11/09 Compilation
The Finbarr Rock'n'Roll Party (Vol. 6) (55.25)
26/11/09 Janis Martin
My Girl Janis
(55.11)**

 

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