We didn't pick a Record Of The Week this time, in part 'cause we couldn't decide amongst a bunch of cool contenders, and also because if we had, it was too late to order an extra batch of anything in time due to our suppliers being closed and mail being slow during the holidays... However, had we picked a Record Of The Week, there's a good chance it would have been the disc by Opium Warlords, or the one by Cleaning Women, or the G.R. & Full-Blown Expansion, or the Emitt Rhodes collection, or, well, there's a lot of good stuff on this list, albeit a shorter one than usual. But everything is a Highlight!
Also you'll find each AQ staffer's personal Top Ten (or 20...) of 2009, if you're curious.
AND, this list also includes a HUGE special end of year clearance SALE section. So don't forget to scroll down to that!