Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Top Songs of 2009

It's been forever since I've posted something. It might have to do with the project that was the subject of the last post. Well, I have finished my 2nd of 3 case study chapters, and to reward myself, I'm going to go through my annual favorite songs and albums of the year lists. This year, I will add a faves of the aughts list since that's so fashionable right now. I'm working on the albums lists, but for now I shall list favorite songs of the year.

Let me start off by saying that this has been an incredible year in music. I've been pleasantly surprised at both the number of albums released by bands I like a lot and albums by new or heretofore undiscovered groups that have caught my attention. There have also been really solid albums by bands whose previous work I liked well enough but wasn't too crazy about. Overall, I've just really enjoyed the quality and diversity of music that's come across my radar screen this year. So, without further ado, here are some of my favorite songs of the year, in no particular order.

Animal Collective – “My Girls”
Camera Obscura – “Honey In the Sun”
Camera Obscura – “French Navy”
Neko Case – “This Tornado Loves You”
Neko Case – “People Got a Lotta Nerve”
Phoenix – “1901”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Heads Will Roll”
Passion Pit – “Sleepyhead” (this one might be cheating since it came out in ’08)
Dirty Projectors – “No Intention”
Delorean – “Seasun”
Grizzly Bear – “Two Weeks”
The xx – “Crystallized”
JJ – “Ecstasy”
Viva Voce – “Devotion”
Maria Taylor – “Cartoons and Forever Plans”
Regina Spektor – “Eet”
Metric – “Gimme Sympathy”
The Twilight Sad – “Reflection of the Television”
The Bird and the Bee – “Fanfare”
The Appleseed Cast – “As the Little Things Go”
The Antlers – “Two”
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – “Young Adult Friction”
The Raveonettes – “Boys Who Rape (Should All Be Destroyed)”
A.C. Newman – “The Heartbreak Rides”
Burning Hearts – “I Lost My Colour Vision”
We Were Promised Jetpacks – “This Is My House, This Is My Home”
Andrew Bird – “Anonaminal”
Yeasayer – “Tightrope”
The Decemberists – “Sleepless”
Feist and Ben Gibbard – “Train Song”
The Mountain Goats – “Genesis 3:23”
Ingrid Michaelson – “Soldier”
Dodos – “Fables”

I didn't want to have too many repeat artists. Needless to say if you see the same artist on favorite song and album lists, I like other stuff on the album as well. Coming soon: favorite albums of '09: honorable mention edition.

1 comment:

Damien said...

I had no idea our musical overlap was so big. My Girls and Two Weeks are at the top of my list...