Best albums of 2009

Lady Gaga

Many of us have been traumatized by the year 2009, and we are happy to leave the aughts behind in favor of a brand new decade. And this is probably why it has taken me so long to will myself to look back at the good times. So now, in the slow news months of late winter I am finally getting around to profiling some of last year’s best music, movies, and television.

First up, the Top 5 Gay Albums of 2009. Stay tuned for some of the last decade’s bests towards the end of the month.

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Lady Sovereign reigns supreme at the Doug Fir

Lady Sovereign

Lady Sovereign

This Saturday (tomorrow) the pint-sized North London royalty Lady Sovereign takes over the uber-Northwest style Doug Fir Lounge (830 E. Burnside). Touting a new album, Jigsaw, as nuanced as her debut was virile and in-your-face, it is sure to be an internationally urban good time. Joined by Chester French and Hollywood Holt, here’s what your blogger had to say in a recent Just Out feature:

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New video for ‘So Human’ from Lady Sovereign

Leave it to a Brit rapper with outlandish fashion sense to successfully break down the human condition. And the multiple personalities as displayed on magazine covers can offer a great start to a philosophical discussion as well.

One more thing. The therapist in the video is hot. Do you need any more reason to love this vid?