My taste unarguably favored metal this year. And as a result, my listening habits reflected this. Discovering Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Anthrax, DevilDriver, Lamb of God and Machinehead, it was all a very hectic year.
However, I finally started to listen to electronica, which seems to be the go nowadays, mostly by pushing from my girlfriend. The Presets, AIR, PNAU, Cut Copy, Crystal Castles, Bag Raiders, amongst others. Initially, skeptical. But each of them has grown on me.
Albums released this year were pretty amazing on the whole. Slayer's World Painted Blood was simply mindblowingly heavy. Possibly seeing them live helped me to appreciate the music itself, but the band, almost in their 50's, succeeded in a simply mindblowingly fantastic show. Perhaps even better than the Muse concert I went to see back in '07.
Megadeth's Endgame was.. Well, there was something missing. It certainly wasn't the best album I've listened to this year. …