SONGS of the YEAR - 2009

It’s exhausting putting together these end of the year/end of the decade lists, so for this one, this year, I’m just keeping things simple. Here’s my 20 favorites of the '09, followed by 40+ more in no particular order that I also listened to an awful lot. One song per artist, mp3s where I can. Enjoy:

1. Vampire - Pink Mountaintops
2. My Girls - Animal Collective
3. Stillness Is The Move - Dirty Projectors
4. Radio Kaliningrad - Handsome Furs
5. All For The Best - Thom Yorke
6. Vessels - J. Tillman
7. Lisztomania - Phoenix
8. Young Hearts Spark Fire - Japandroids
9. Little Bird Courage- Old Canes
10. French Navy - Camera Obscura
11. Walkabout (ft. Noah Lennox) - Atlas Sound
12. Roll On - Simon Joyner
13. Quiet Dog - Mos Def
14. Northern Lights - Bowerbirds
15. Get Older - Dan Deacon
16. Two - The Antlers
17. Sun Was High (So Was I) - Best Coast
18. Something Waiting For Us In The Night - The Wooden Sky
19. Just Like Nathan Hale, pt. 2 - Brook Pridemore
20. Optimist vs. The Silent Alarm (When The Saints Go Marching In) - Casiotone for the Painfully Alone

Two Weeks - Grizzly Bear
Ruby - The Roadside Graves
I Am An Animal - Soft Black
Tell It (In My Ear) - Fergus & Geronimo
People Got A Lotta Nerve - Neko Case
Reasons To Quit - Phosphorescent
Fetal Horse - John Vanderslice
Glasses On - Schwervon!
There Are Maybe Ten Or Twelve - A.C. Newman
Starting Over - The Black Lips
Lalita - The Love Language
The Poet - Matt Singer
So Far Around The Bend - The National
From The Hips - Cursive
You Can’t Get It Back - Gentlemen Reg
Sitting On The Sidewalk - Capgun Coup
Don’t Lie - The Mantles
The More That I Do - The Field
Wind Phoenix - Cymbals Eat Guitars
I Knew - Lightning Dust
Whip-poor-will - Magnolia Electric Co.
Dream City - Free Energy
Island, IS - Volcano Choir
Ida Walked Away - AU
Julia - The Very Best
Despicable Dogs - Small Black
Be My Girl - The Smith Westerns
Ravens - Secondstar
Young Adult Friction - The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
Ecstasy - JJ
Oh The Vampyre - A.A. Bondy
Can’t Won’t - Bruce W. Derr
She’s Got Stripes - Aaron Young & His Nightjars
Beauty Force - David Shane Smith
Hindsight - Built To Spill
Olympians - Fuck Buttons
Lust For Life- Girls
Over It - Dinosaur Jr.
No Time, No Hope - Times New Viking
Overnight Religion - Kurt Vile
Thanks A Lot - The Empties

1 comment:

Ben said...

Great list I added as many as I could find of your top 25 to a Spotify playlist