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NPR’s All Songs Considered just did a Best of ’09 (So Far). Totally digging it except for two important omissions: Florence & the Machine (the incredible Lungs – Drumming is especially fantastic, as is her cover of Postcards From Italy) and Sunset Rubdown (Dragonslayer = brilliant; see Idiot Heart & You Go On Ahead / Trumpet Trumpet II).

Here’s their list, with the picks i especially agree with in bold. What do you think? (lots of mp3 reposts / tracks ive sent in my mp3 blasts, but a few new ones, too)

The Best Songs of 2009 (so far)
1. “My Girls” Animal Collective
2. “Two Weeks” Grizzly Bear
3. “Blood Bank” Bon Iver <– justin vernon! oh, to have been emma, forever ago!
4. “The Rake’s Song” The Decemberists
5. “Lisztomania” Phoenix <– so much fun
6. “Zero” Yeah Yeah Yeahs <– my fave track on It’s Blitz. love running up Alamo Sq to this.
7. “This Tornado Loves You” Neko Case  <– amazing.
8. Sleepyhead” Passion Pit <– no secret im in love with this song.
9. “Laughing With” Regina Spektor <– disappointing, i thought. especially this track.
10. “The Wanting Comes In Waves/Repaid” The Decemberists <– love Shara Woodren on this!
11. Train Song” Feist and Ben Gibbard <– from my fave collaboration of the year
12. Knotty Pine” David Byrne & Dirty Projectors <– same album. love love love it.
13. Daniel” Bat For Lashes <– lush. posted a killer remix a few months back, i think.
14. “Summertime Clothes” Animal Collective
15. “One Wing” Wilco <– sorry, ive never been a big jeff tweedy fan, except when he collab. w/ Billy Bragg
16. “The Fear” Lily Allen <– great track. but still obsessed with her cover of “Straight to Hell
17. “Heads Will Roll” Yeah Yeah Yeahs
18. “Wilco (The Song)” Wilco
19. “Stillness Is The Move” Dirty Projectors <– great track but im not obsessed w/ Bitte Orca.
20. Help, I’m Alive” Metric <– im not a huge Emily Haines fan, but there’s something about this track.
21. Anonanimal” Andrew Bird
22. “On No” Andrew Bird <– fantastic song. i wish i listened to him more.
23. “No You Girls” Franz Ferdinand
24. “I And Love And You” The Avett Brothers
25. “French Navy” Camera Obscura <– fantastically fun
26. “Magpie To The Morning” Neko Case <– gorgeous.
27. “Woods” Bon Iver
28. “Black Hearted Love” PJ Harvey and John Parish
29. “While You Wait For The Others” Grizzly Bear
30. Panic Switch” Silversun Pickups <– love, love, love the build up in this.

Read on for the album picks…


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(ps. if you make it all the way through this post, a treat awaits!)

looks like were not the only ones whod like to eat gayface right up
looks like we’re not the only ones who’d like to eat gayface right up
obviously not a school night. also, obviously not ed and jessica getting cozy almost a year ago
obviously not a school night. also, obviously not ed and jessica getting cozy almost a year ago

To be honest, im not 100% comfortable posting these next ones…  im assuming it’s only a matter of time before the links disappear.  or you know, ed westwick calls and politely asks me to remove them. which i will do. after he agrees to father my children.

crap thats one lucky chick
crap that’s one lucky chick.
gayface does drunkface
stars: theyre just like us!
ugh, i still think hes attractive even despite the nicotine stick
ugh, i still think he’s attractive even despite the nicotine stick.
pretty boy
pretty boy
For those who stuck it out ’til the end, you can stand under my umbrella:
Kanye and T-Pain: Flight School (just try to convince yourself this isnt catchy as heck)
Bon Iver – Brackett, W9 (from Dark was the Night. Buy it.)
Taken by Trees – Sweet Child of Mine (awesome cover)
La Roux – In for the Kill  (ridiculously awesome. totally madonna-esque and fabulous)

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