Though the first â€˜Soundtrack to...â€™ didnâ€™t appear until March, Iâ€™ve plumped up a whole yearâ€™s worth of tunes to bookmark 2009.
Squeezing the year into just 50 tracks was no easy task. (Youâ€™re welcome...) But it ensures every single track is essential and serves as a humble homage to <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/johnpeel/festive50s/"><strong>Peelâ€™s Festive 50</strong></a>. So itâ€™s superstar fit and ruddy ripe for your ear holes.
There are a few notable exclusions. Simply due to Spotify limitations. So, promise me youâ€™ll treat yourself to Grizzly Bearâ€™s <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjecYugTbIQ">â€˜Two Weeksâ€™ </a>(the video is skill), Casiokidsâ€™ <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOGWjMGDNRM">â€˜Fot i Hoseâ€™</a>, Eve & Benga <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/zanelowe/2009/08/hottest_record_eve_benga_me_n.html">â€˜Me â€˜N Myâ€™</a>, Art Brutâ€™s <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhelBTjRYcE">â€˜DC Comics and Chocolate Milkshakesâ€™</a> and of course, Radiohead and <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2ztWvuyXeU">â€˜These Are My Twisted Wordsâ€™</a>, (Oh my days, Iâ€™ve just listened to this again, Iâ€™d forgotten how good it is.)
My New Yearâ€™s Resolution? Ok, Iâ€™ll try and fatten up the <a href="http://thesoundtrackto.blogspot.com/">blog</a> and gob on about what Iâ€™m listening to in between Soundtracks. But in the meantime, follow me on twitter, whydontcha, (@iamnottheenemy) for The Soundtrack to... updates and tunage recommendations. Iâ€™d massively appreciate your recommendations too.
Thanks @thetorrie, @johnhillcock, @therafterman, @eddyTM, @marshamusic, @D_NS, @miiikerobinson, @allhale, John Kennedy and Naomi for your music juice. @sharemyplaylist, naturally. Hundreds of bands and musicians,Â certainly.Â And anyone who clicked â€˜Playâ€™.