It's about damn time this year ended. But before it does, we're taking a look back at your favorite stories of 2009. Here, the ten most popular stories from the Backbeat blog.
10. Monolith 2009, Day One: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Girl Talk, Of Montreal, the Walkmen and more
9. 2009 Westword Music Showcase revealed
8. Monolith 2009, Day Two: The Mars Volta, Chromeo, Monotonix, Phoenix and more
7. Monolith 2009: The Ten Best Photos
6. 2009 Westword Music Showcase: Who are the acts we missed this year? Let us know.