It really is hard to believe this sporadically updated blog was begun in 2008, it really seems like no length since then.
One of the albums that didn't feature as frequently as I would have predicted on the end of year album lists was John Maus's cryptically titled - We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves. Its a quality record with a really distinctive mood and sound.
I saw his live show this year and it was certainly distinctive. Mr Maus basically shouted along to his own record. I'm not sure what to make of the gig but it was different.