Best of 2009




Best of 2009 Volume 1 (1/30/10)

1. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Zero

Buy Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz! (Deluxe Edition) - Zero


2. Phoenix- 1901

Buy Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix - 1901


3. Girls- Lust for Life

Buy Girls - Album (Bonus Track Version) - Lust for Life


4. Japandroids- Young Hearts Spark Fire

Buy Japandroids - Post-Nothing - Young Hearts Spark Fire


5. Dirty Projectors- Stillness is the Move

Buy Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca - Stillness Is the Move


6. Neon Indian- Deadbeat Summer

Buy Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms - Deadbeat Summer


7. Washed Out- Feel It all Around

Buy Washed Out - Feel It All Around - Feel It All Around


8. Best Coast- Sun Was High (So Was I)

Buy Best Coast - Sun Was High (So Was I) - Single - Sun Was High (So Was I)


9. jj- Ecstasy

Buy JJ - JJ N° 2 - Ecstasy


10. Animal Collective- Summertime Clothes

Buy Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion - Summertime Clothes


11. Jay-Z (Feat. Alicia Keys)- Empire State of Mind

Buy Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3 (Deluxe Version) - Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys)


12. The Big Pink- Velvet

Buy The Big Pink - A Brief History of Love (Bonus Track Version) - Velvet


13. The XX- Islands

Buy The XX - XX (Bonus Track Version) - Islands


14. Bat for Lashes- Daniel

Buy Bat for Lashes - Two Suns - Daniel


15. Grizzly Bear- Two Weeks

Buy Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest - Two Weeks


16. Passion Pit- Little Secrets

Buy Passion Pit - Manners - Little Secrets


17. Yacht- Psychic City (Voodoo City)

Buy YACHT - See Mystery Lights - Psychic City (Voodoo City)


18. Joker- Digidesign

Buy Joker - 5: Five Years of Hyperdub - Digidesign


19. The Flaming Lips- Watching the Planets

Buy The Flaming Lips - Embryonic (Deluxe Version) - Watching the Planets



Best of 2009 Volume 2 (1/30/10)

1. Animal Collective- My Girls

Buy Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion - My Girls


2. The Antlers- Two

Buy The Antlers - Hospice - Two


3. Neko Case- This Tornado Loves You

Buy Neko Case - Middle Cyclone (Bonus Track Version) - This Tornado Loves You


4. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart- Young Adult Friction

Buy The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Young Adult Friction


5. Lady GaGa- Bad Romance

Buy Lady GaGa - The Fame Monster (Deluxe Version) - Bad Romance


6. La Roux- Bulletproof

Buy La Roux - La Roux (Bonus Track Version) - Bulletproof


7. Metric- Help I’m Alive

Buy Metric - Fantasies - Help I'm Alive


8. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Dragon Queen

Buy Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz! (Deluxe Edition) - Dragon Queen


9. Phoenix- Lisztomania

Buy Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix - Lisztomania


10. Passion Pit- The Reeling

Buy Passion Pit - Manners - The Reeling


11. Girls- Summertime

Buy Girls - Album (Bonus Track Version) - Summertime


12. Atlas Sound (Feat. Noah Lennox)- Walkabout

Buy Atlas Sound - Logos - Walkabout (with Noah Lennox)


13. Fever Ray- When I Grow Up

Buy Fever Ray - Fever Ray - When I Grow Up


14. Raekwon (Feat. Capadonna & Ghostface Killah)- 10 Bricks

Buy Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. 2 - 10 Bricks (feat. Cappadonna & Ghostface Killah)


15. Mastodon- Divinations

Buy Mastodon - Crack the Skye (Deluxe Version) - Divinations


16. Dinosaur Jr.- I Want You to Know

Buy Dinosaur Jr. - Farm - I Want You to Know


17. Dirty Projectors- Two Doves

Buy Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca - Two Doves


18. Grizzly Bear- While You Wait for the Others

Buy Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest - While You Wait for the Others




Best of 2009 Volume 3 (1/30/10)

1. Mastodon- Oblivion

Buy Mastodon - Crack the Skye (Deluxe Version) - Oblivion


2. Raekwon (Feat. Inspecktah Deck, GZA, Ghostface Killah & Method Man)- House of Flying Daggers

Buy Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. 2 - House of Flying Daggers (feat. Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, Method Man & GZA)


3. Dirty Projectors- Cannibal Resource

Buy Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca - Cannibal Resource


4. Wild Beasts- We Still Got the Taste Dancin’ On Our Tongues

Buy Wild Beasts - Two Dancers - We Still Got the Taste Dancin' On Our Tongues


5. The Very Best (Feat. Ezra Koenig)- Warm Heart of Africa

Buy The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa - Warm Heart of Africa (feat. Ezra Koenig)


6. Annie- Don’t Stop

Buy Annie - Don't Stop (Bonus Track Version) - Don't Stop


7. Joy Orbison- Hyph Mngo

Buy Joy Orbison - Hyph Mngo - Single - Hyph Mngo


8. The-Dream- Put It Down

Buy The-Dream - Love Vs Money - Put It Down


9. Animal Collective- Brother Sport

Buy Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion - Brother Sport


10. the XX- Shelter

Buy The XX - XX (Bonus Track Version) - Shelter


11. Neon Indian- Should Have Taken Acid with You

Buy Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms - Should Have Taken Acid With You


12. The Flaming Lips- Silver Trembling Hands

Buy The Flaming Lips - Embryonic (Deluxe Version) - Silver Trembling Hands


13. Girls- Hellhole Ratrace

Buy Girls - Album (Bonus Track Version) - Hellhole Ratrace


14. Stuart Murdoch- Another Saturday

Buy Stuart Murdoch - Dark Was the Night - Another Saturday


15. Camera Obscura- French Navy

Buy Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career - French Navy


16. Atlas Sound- Shelia

Buy Atlas Sound - Logos - Shelia


17. The Avett Brothers- I and Love and You

Buy The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You - I and Love and You



Best of 2009 Volume 4 (1/30/10)

1. Yo La Tengo- Here to Fall

Buy Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs (Bonus Track Version) - Here to Fall


2. Built to Spill- Hindsight

Buy Built To Spill - There Is No Enemy - Hindsight


3. F*ck Buttons- Phantom Limb

Buy Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport - Phantom Limb


4. Animal Collective- No More Runnin’

Buy Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion - No More Runnin


5. Passion Pit- Moth’s Wings

Buy Passion Pit - Manners - Moth's Wings


6. Grizzly Bear- Ready, Able

Buy Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest - Ready, Able


7. The XX- Basic Space

Buy The XX - XX (Bonus Track Version) - Basic Space


8. Phoenix- Fences

Buy Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix - Fences


9. Dirty Projectors- No Intention

Buy Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca - No Intention


10. Kind Midas Sound- Meltdown

Buy King Midas Sound - 5: Five Years of Hyperdub - Meltdown


11. The Flaming Lips- Convinced of the Hex

Buy The Flaming Lips - Embryonic (Deluxe Version) - Convinced of the Hex


12. Royce Da 5’9″- Shake This

Buy Royce da 5'9" - Street Hop - Shake This


13. Mos Def- Casa Bey

Buy Mos Def - The Ecstatic - Casa Bey


14. Bear in Heaven- Lovesick Teenagers

Buy Bear In Heaven - Beast Rest Forth Mouth - Lovesick Teenagers


15. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Hysteric

Buy Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz! (Deluxe Edition) - Hysteric


16. Handsome Furs- I’m Confused

Buy Handsome Furs - Face Control - I'm Confused


17. Matt & Kim- Daylight

Buy Matt & Kim - Grand - Daylight


18. St. Vincent- The Strangers

Buy St. Vincent - Actor - The Strangers


19. Neko Case- Don’t Forget Me

BuyNeko Case - Middle Cyclone (Bonus Track Version) - Don't Forget Me

2 thoughts on “Best of 2009

  1. Rick Oppedisano

    Some well-thought out lists, Bri! Our tastes remain frighteningly similar. Passion Pit, Phoenix, a little Mos Def and that one Metric track, “Help I’m Alive”- definitely the best track off that album. The Avett Brothers did the guitar tracks for my company’s commercial back in the day (2003). Great to see those guys finally get noticed. Keep up the great work man, and check out Tanya Morgan’s “Brooklynati” when you get a minute.
    R

  2. admin

    Thanks Rick. My buddy just hipped me to another Tanya Morgan track. Strange name for a rap group of men- pretty funny. I don’t even have the Metric album just love that track. Glad I don’t need the whole thing. What are some of your other hip hop favorites of the past few years? Most of the good stuff has gone back underground.

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