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This year, I heard more than a few people say that music is in decline along with the industry; that today’s musicians aren’t doing anything new; that the primary reason the business is failing is lack of quality content. I couldn’t disagree more. 2009 was another terrific year for music.

I started ‘09 loving Animal Collective’s highly anticipated Merriweather Post Pavilion and ended it listening to young bands I just discovered — Here We Go Magic, Miike Snow, Mumford & Sons. Some of my favorite established bands did what they do best (Modest Mouse, Eels, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) while others reinvented their styles and created something unexpected (The Gossip, The Flaming Lips). Since it’s New Years Eve and we’re down ....

From 'Jen Robinson'
4:34 a.m. Friday 1st January 2010 EST
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