So, we survived that oft-delayed Millennium bug thing again and thank heavens for that because there's a lot of good music on its way in 2009, I can feel it in me waters. Coming in the next twelve months we have albums from Antony & The Johnsons, Animal Collective, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Robyn, PJ Harvey, Royksopp, The Whitest Boy Alive, thecocknbullkid, etc, etc, etc. We've also got the live return of Blur to look forward to and the rapid collapse of the world economy...ah well, you can't have everything.
Musick thought it best to start 2009 and this fresh year for music with a look at this weeks Belgian album chart, and why not?
1. And Winter Came... by Enya
2. My Love - Essential Collection by Céline Dion
3. Forever by Milk Inc.
4. The Promise by Il Divo
5. Wit Licht by Marco Borsato
6. Time To Swing by Helmut Lotti
7. The Priests by The Priests
8. Greatest Hits by Craig David
9. Wannes - Het Beste by Wannes Van De Velde
10. Black Ice by AC/DC
Wowser, that's some list. It's nice to see avant garde electronic music sitting pretty at number one though, especially as the rest is all Tesco-friendly Mum music, with MOR Queen Celine nestling just above Milk Inc. (?). It's interesting too that Craig David is a top ten artist in Belgium seeing as that particular album missed the UK top ten by about 50 places. Still, I heard 'Rewind' (or 'Re-rewind' surely) the other day and it's properly amazing, so bring back Craig David, or just garage, which ever is less hassle. The Priests, eh? What are they like? No, really, what are they like? I've not heard them.