Good morning once again, faithful readers. I'm in the middle of a crazy few weeks, trying to wrap everything up before my vacation. Lucky for you, though, that includes writing tm3am columns through the end of the year, including this week's look at the honorable mentions of 2009. The top 10 list is due next week, and purely by accident, it's a fairly dark collection of concept albums and confessionals. But the fun stuff ended up in the honorable mentions, so if you're looking for escapism, this is the list for you.
Also this week, I reviewed the Flaming Lips live, and the last new albums of 2009 - an EP from Animal Collective and a rap project from the Black Keys. Click on over to read it, then come back here and leave me a comment.