So what was good this year, folks?

December means reviews of the year, so as ever – what was good and bad this year in movies, music and the ever so glamorous world of technology? Did anyone else find Gears of War 2 strangely boring? Am I the only person who likes the new Lily Allen single? Did The Dark Knight have eleventy-two unnecessary endings? Is InstaPaper the best iPhone application? Is The Wire really the best TV programme ever made? That sort of thing.

What were your highlights?