After picking my favorite 25 tracks of the past year, I then had to integrate a number of those into my top 25 and top 100 all-time favorites. (Well, "had to" is perhaps misleading.) I won't bore you with all the details, but a full 15 of those 25 made it onto my top 100 list, which means to me that it was a great year. Thanks to this year, I've completely eliminated Alanis Morrissette, Hans Zimmer, Jimmy Eat World, Kanye West, lisahall, Medeski, Martin, and Wood, Stabbing Westward, Swollen Members, and 311 from my top 100.
In comparison, only three tracks from last year made it onto my top 25:
Anggun—Cesse la Pluie
Linkin Park—Somewhere I Belong
Michelle Branch—'Til I Get Over You
Competition is getting fierce.