With the pending arrival of the New Year comes a time of reflection. Though Rob Gordon of High Fidelity would argue that list-making is a year round activity (particularly top-five lists), the end-of-the-year best-of lists are really a genre unto themselves.
Spending any amount of time on the webbernet this time of year, you’ll stumble across at least a handful of such lists, and likely more. Torontoist is busy blogging about Toronto’s Heroes and Villains which you’ll be able to vote on from December 27-30. SPIN has a rather hilarious ranking of their favourite twitpics of the year (my fave: Snoop Dogg). One of our friends on Twitter sent us his blogpost detailing his favourite concerts of the year; you can check it out (and vote for yourself) here.
There’s a lot of ground to cover in the world of year-end-lists so, we’ve distilled down this year in music into our very own list.