TODAY is halfway through 2009 - my hasn't time flown - so I thought the time was right for a recap.
Because, on average, around half of my Albums Of The Year 2009 should have been released by now.
But however much as I'd like to be some sort of omniscient music resource, I'll wager a lot of damn good albums have already passed me by this year.
So here's my plea - if I seem to have missed any releases you really think I should have covered by now, drop me a comment below or visit the Sound Off forum and let me know your favourites so far.
For your reference, here is a list of my five-out-of-five-rated releases from January through to the end of June -
● Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve - Re-Animations Volume One
● Bronx - Bronx III
● Daby Toure And Skip McDonald - Call My Name
● Daniel Merriweather - Love And War
● Decemberists - Hazards Of Love
● DJ Food - One Man's Weird Is Another Man's World
● Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream
● Fighting With Wire - Man Vs Monster
● Fink - Sort Of Revolution
● Frightened Rabbit - Liver! Lung! FR!
● Future Of The Left - Travels With Myself And Another
● Grammatics - Grammatics
● Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
● Jo Webb And The Dirty Hands - Acrobat
● Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
● Killswitch Engage - Killswitch Engage
● Marmaduke Duke - Duke Pandemonium
● Mulatu Astatke And Heliocentrics - Inspiration Information
● Prodigy - Invaders Must Die
● Qemists - Join The Q
● Spokes - People Like People Like You
● Wave Pictures - If You Leave It Alone
● We Were Promised Jetpacks - These Four Walls
● Yppah - They Know What Ghost Know