Friday, November 27, 2009

Year End Top Ten Songs

So... I know it's not even December yet, but this is my tentative top ten for 2009... I'll probably revise before the end of the year...


10) "This Woman's Work" by Greg Laswell... amazing cover, gets the atmosphere of the lyrics in a way that I never expected, like an uppercut of emotion to the jaw

9) "It's Thunder and It's Lightning" by We Were Promised Jetpacks... Scottish hipsters create an anthem to the lost and abused... the end gets me every time

8) "Tony the Tiger" by Manchester Orchestra... I didn't know that rock this cool could come out of the ATL, sounds like Conor Oberst if he could rock... which I'm not convinced he can... feel free to disagree

7) "You are the Blood" by Sufjan Stevens... Sufjan covers an obscure indie track for AIDs relief and somewhere in the middle of the insanity reminds us of why he's a genius

6) "Woods" by Bon Iver ... T-Pain, I love your stuff, but I never knew that autotune could sound this good

5) "1901" by Phoenix ... heard this song in the trailer for "New York, I Love You" ... downloaded it 5 minutes after I left the theater

4) "Quiet Dog" by Mos Def... everytime I listen to this song the beat gets stuck in my head for a week, no exaggeration

3) "The Ocean" by Tegan and Sara... their new album isn't as good as the Con, but this song is as good as anything on there

2) "Us" by Regina Spektor... Ok, I know that this song is 5 years old, but it was rereleased this year on the (500) Days of Summer soundtrack and there's something about the line "they'll name a city after us and later say it's all our fault" that gets me every time

1) Tie: "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z and "Moth's Wings" by Passion Pit... both of these tracks just make me happy... 'nuff said

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