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the last best of 2009 post

most of these songs I've discussed already, so I'm skipping the ones I have for the most part and a few that I feel are just blah blah blah:

"Boat Behind"- Kings of Convenience
"1901"- Phoenix
"Treat Me Like Your Mother"- The Dead Weather
"Dog Days Are Over"- Florence and the Machine
"I Don't Like Your Band"- Annie
"Relator"- Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johannson
"Laughing With a Mouth of Blood"- St. Vincent
"Crystallized"- The Xx
"You and I"- Wilco featuring Feist
"If Only"- Sondre Lerche

"Daniel"- Bat For Lashes

I think Natasha Khan is one of the coolest girls ever. in my mind, I AM her. She's like a revamped Kate Bush. love it.

"Seven"- Fever Ray

I haven't yet fully sat down and indulged in Fever Ray, but this song has struck a chord with me. eerie and yet ... POIGNANT. it reminds me of on Christmas Eve when my grandma and I watched "White Christmas" together and she kept telling me the cast was dead. nice, Grandma, nice.

"I Can See the Pines Are Dancing"- A.A. Bondy

kind of a sweet twilight song by an up-and-coming folkster. I say up-and-coming because I don't hear as much shit about him as I do others. say, Langhorne Slim, for example.

"Bits and Pieces"- Junior Boys
HOT. the end. "In the Morning" was definitely one of the best songs of the decade, btw. These guys make me want to wear a lot of white. IDK.

"Heartbreaker"- MSTRKRFT
"Undisclosed Desires"- Muse
"My Girls"- Animal Collective
"Stars Come Out"- Calvin Harris

"My Love"- The Bird and the Bee
just feels like that in-love sensation. just sweet and kind of airy, which is what they do, so well. HEY MY FIRST POST EVER WAS ABOUT THEM <3
"When Life Gives Me Lemons, I Make Lemonade"- The Boy Least Likely To

I regret not getting this album. I love these guys. brings out the inner child in me. the inner, morbid child. Jof Owen is a really nice guy, btw. we've emailed a few times.

"Home"- Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

"I'm a Pilot"- Fanfarlo

I still don't know quite what to make of these guys....kind of riding that weird folk/indie wave, yet doing their own thing? certainly deserve your time, that's what I want to say. plus this (and its slumping drums) gets stuck in my head a lot. I'm a pilot, god fucking dammit.

"Might Like You Better"- Amanda Blank


"I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked"- Ida Maria

riding another wave....

"Candy"- Paolo Nutini
"Sleepyhead"- Passion Pit
"Ghetto Love"- Spinnerette
"Magnificent"- U2

I used to be a really big U2 fan, when I was little. but I grew out of it because of their massive egos (I mean an actual ego, not Beyonce's pet word for penis) and Bono's semi-annoyance, despite the fact he means well. anyway, this song. SHIT. I stopped when I heard it.

"Happy Up Here"- Royksopp
"Last Dance"- The Raveonettes
"Empire State of Mind"- Jay-Z feat Alicia Keys (I'm still bitter my taste of NYC sucked)
"Oh No"- Andrew Bird

"Her Morning Elegance"- Oren Lavie (which will always remind me of wandering around the lobby of my hotel in San Diego, feeling surreal)


"Fireflies"- Owl City
"Sweet Dreams"- Beyonce
"Lovegame"- Lady Gaga


"You Belong With Me"- Taylor Swift

goddammit Cara! why is this so catchy!!!!!!

"Don't Stop the Music"- Jamie Cullum (Rihanna cover)

Jamie Cullum of all people. Jesus Christ. and yet I love it.

and my pick of the year:

"Two Weeks"- Grizzly Bear

frankly, I think is one of the best songs I've ever heard.

I regret not checking out Them Cooked Vultures (I've liked everything I heard SO much) or Novels out much. things for 2010, eh? what would you pick?

have a great New Year's! here's Rufus to send you off:

and new Beach House and Vampire Weekend and Uffie and She & Him in 2010, hey hey hey.

- Brittany


  1. zOMG, not only did I get a Taylor Swift-induced shout out, I got a motherfucking tag, too! <333 oh, life is good today.

  2. oh shit, I didn't even see the birthday thing. aww, thanks girlfriend!

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  4. yay you posted Paolo!!

    and mentioning Taylor Swift. She has had one hell of a year.

    However, Lady Gaga might go down as the top pop sensation of 2009.

  5. I love Paolo!!!! yea, haha, Taylor should be thanking Kanye West for being such a douche to her. but Lady Gaga- this was her year, no?

    p.s. CARA I LUFF YOU

  6. t u c: Tru dat.
    You know when I first lady gaga sing (without seeing her face), I imagined her as an unattractive scary afro-american lady.

    Kinda like a young oprah on KrAnK!


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