2009: Best & Worst Songs and Covers; Best Videos, Albums, EPs and Honorable Mentions


Jan 16 2010, 0h14

Since my 2009 - Year In Music journal got deleted 16 days ago by Last.fm by accident, I decided to do another one. Ugh.

1. MewIntroducing Palace Players

2. Dirty ProjectorsStilness is the Move

3. Animal Collective - What Would I Want? Sky

4. Animal Collective - Lion in a Coma

5. Dirty Projectors + David ByrneKnotty Pine

6. Fever RayKeep the Streets Empty for Me

7. jj - From Africa To Málaga

8. Bill Callahan - Eid Ma Clack Shaw

9. Dirty ProjectorsNo Intention

10. Grizzly BearTwo Weeks

11. Fever RayWhen I Grow Up

12. The Depreciation Guild - Dream About Me

13. Timber TimbreLay Down In the Tall Grass

14. PhoenixLisztomania

15. MewSometimes Life Isn't Easy

16. Beach HouseNorway

17. GirlsLust For Life

18. RadioheadThese Are My Twisted Words

19. DeradoorianWeed Jam

20. Akron/FamilyRiver

21. El Perro del MarChange of Heart

22. Animal Collective - Taste

23. The xxIslands

24. Diamonds for EyesTalking About It

25. Dirty ProjectorsUseful Chamber

26. jjEcstasy

27. MewBeach

28. Letting Up Despite Great FaultsIn Steps

29. Yo La TengoPeriodically Double or Triple

30. Casiotone for the Painfully AloneKillers

31. Jónsi & AlexBoy 1904

32. The AntlersBear

33. Empire of the SunWe Are the People

34. Washed OutYou'll See It

35. VetiverMore Of This

36. The xxBasic Space

37. Radiohead - Harry Patch (In Memory Of)

38. Charlotte GainsbourgHeaven Can Wait (feat. Beck)

39. WavvesTo The Dregs

40. IranI Can See The Future

41. Discovery - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (feat. Angel Deradoorian)

42. HurtsWonderful Life

43. Voxtrot - Trepanation Party

44. The Very Best - Warm Heart Of Africa (feat. Ezra Koenig)

45. Camera Obscura - French Navy

46. MorrisseySomething Is Squeezing My Skull

47. JónsiBoy Lilikoi

48. The Gossip - Heavy Cross (Fred Falke remix)

49. Neon IndianTerminally Chill

50. Lotus Plaza - The Floodlight Collective

1. Brokencyde - Booty Call (Feat. E-40)

2. The Black Eyed Peas - Bom Bom Pow

3. 3OH!3 - Don't Trust Me

4. Miley Cirus - Party In The U.S.A.

5. The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling

6. Lady SovereignSo Human

7. Asher RothI Love College

8. Eminem - We Made You

9. Millionaires - Just Got Paid, Lets Get Laid

10. Cobra Starship - Good Girls Go Bad (feat. Leighton Meester)

1. SolangeStilness Is The Move (Dirty Projectors Cover)

3. Placebo - Wouldn't It Be Good? (Nik Kershaw Cover)

4. Xiu XiuI'm Hated for Loving (Morrissey Cover)

5. jj - Troublemaker (Akon Cover)

6. Death Cab for Cutie - Love Song (The Cure Cover)

7. Parenthetical GirlsHandsome Devil (The Smiths Cover)

8. Pomplamoose - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) (Beyoncé Cover)

9. The xx - Hot like Fire (Aaliyah Cover)

10. Toro y MoiHuman Nature (Michael Jackson Cover)

11. Fever RayStranger Than Kindness (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Cover)

12. PomplamooseBeat it (Michael Jackson Cover)

14. His ClancynessSo Bored (Wavves Cover)

15. Florence + the MachineAddicted to Love (Robert Palmer Cover)

16. Ruby Weapon - Two Weeks (Grizzly Bear Cover)

17. Nouvelle Vague - Road to Nowhere (Talking Heads Cover)

18. Joan as Police WomanOverprotected (Britney Spears Cover)

19. Jessica Lea Mayfield - Words Of Love (Buddy Holly Cover)

20. Department of EaglesLove Me (Elvis Presley Cover)

1. She & Him - I Put a Spell on You (Screamin' Jay Hawkins Cover)

2. Broken Social SceneLove Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover)

3. The VeronicasUprising (Muse Cover)

4. She & Him - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (The Smiths cover)

5. Imogen Heap - Thriller (Michael Jackson Cover)

6. Bat for Lashes - Use Somebody (Kings of Leon Cover)

7. Franz Ferdinand - Womanizer (Britney Spears Cover)

(to be honest, the last three covers aren't that bad, but I expected them to be far better, and was vastly disappointed)

5. El Perro del MarChange of Heart

4. Mew - Repeaterbeater

3. Birdy Nam Nam - The Parachute Ending

2. FlairsTruckers Delight

1. Fever RayWhen I Grow Up

20. WavvesWavvves

19. Akron/FamilySet 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free

18. The xxxx

17. Omar Souleyman - Dabke 2020

16. A Hawk and a Hacksaw - Deliverance

15. Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms

14. Jónsi & AlexRiceboy Sleeps

13. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

12. Bill CallahanSometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle

11. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

10. Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light

9. Casiotone for the Painfully AloneVs. Children

8. Timber TimbreTimber Timbre

7. Cotton Jones - Paranoid Cocoon

6. Letting Up Despite Great Faults - Letting Up Despite Great Faults

5. Fever Ray - Fever Ray

4. jj - jj n° 2

3. Animal CollectiveMerriweather Post Pavilion

2. Dirty ProjectorsBitte Orca

1. Mew - No More Stories/Are Told Today/I'm Sorry/They Washed Away//No More Stories/The World Is Grey/I'm Tired/Let's Wash Away

12. Burial & Four Tet - Moth/Wolf Cub

11. The DrumsSummertime!

10. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Higher Than The Stars EP

9. Grass Widow - Grass Widow

8. MewNo More Stories EP

7. Cotton JonesRio Ranger EP

6. Fever Ray - Stranger than Kindness/Here Before

5. Washed Out - Life of Leisure EP

4. Deerhunter - Rainwater Cassette Exchange

3. The Depreciation Guild - Dream About Me

2. DeradoorianMind Raft

1. Animal CollectiveFall Be Kind

» Dirty Projectors + David Byrne - Knotty Pine
» The Books + José González - Cello Song
» Feist and Ben Gibbard - Train Song
» Bon Iver - Brackett, WI
» Grizzly Bear - Deep Blue Sea
» The National - So Far Around the Bend
» Yeasayer - Tightrope
» My Brightest Diamond - Feeling Good
» Kronos Quartet - Dark Was The Night
» Antony + Bryce Dessner - I Was Young When I Left Home
» Justin Vernon + Aaron Dessner - Big Red Machine
» The Decemberists - Sleepless
» Iron & Wine - Die
» Grizzly Bear + Feist - Service Bell
» Sufjan Stevens - You Are The Blood
» Spoon - Well-Alright
» Arcade Fire - Lenin
» Beirut - Mimizan
» My Morning Jacket - El Caporal
» Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - Inspiration Information
» Dave Sitek - With A Girl Like You
» Buck 65 remix featuring Sufjan Stevens & Serengeti - Blood Pt 2
» The New Pornographers - Hey,Snow White
» Yo La Tengo - Gentle Hour
» Stuart Murdoch - Another Saturday
» Riceboy Sleeps - Happiness
» Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues - Amazing Grace
» Andrew Bird - The Giant of Illinois
» Conor Oberst + Gillian Welch - Lua
» Blonde Redhead + Devastations - When The Road Runs Out
» Kevin Drew - Love Vs. Porn

Just Like Heaven, a tribute to The Cure, including: Joy Zipper, Tanya Donelly & Dylan in the Movies, The Brunettes, Kitty Karlyle, Dean & Britta, Luff, The Submarines, Elk City, The Rosebuds, Elizabeth Harper & The Matinee, Cassettes Won’t Listen, Devics, Julie Peel, , The Poems, Grand Duchy (Violet Clark & Black Francis), The Wedding Present and Dala.

Nouvelle Vague - 3

A Sunny Day In GlasgowAshes Grammar

AirLove 2

As Tall As LionsYou Can't Take It With You

Atlas SoundsLogos

Bat for LashesTwo Suns

Best CoastWhere The Boys Are

Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue

brothersisterThe Wunder Tales

Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career

CocoRosie - Coconuts, Plenty of Junk Food

Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse - Dark Night of The Soul

Diablo Swing Orchestra - Sing Along Songs for the Damned & Delirious

Discovery - LP

Depeche Mode - Sounds of the Universe

Devendra Banhart - What Will We Be

Dodos - Time To Die

Ducktails - Landscapes

Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream

fun.Aim and Ignite

Ganglians - Monster Head Room

Girls - Album


High WolfIncapulco

Iran - Dissolver


JapandroidsPost Nothing

Joe GoddardHarvest Festival

Karl BlauZebra

Kath Bloom - Loving Takes This Course

Kings of ConvenienceDecleration of Dependence

Lacrosse - Bandages for the Heart

Lake - Let's Build A Roof

Little Girls - Tambourine

Lotus Plaza - The Floodlight Collective

Lovers - I Am The West

M. WardHold Time

Major Lazer - Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do

Memory Tapes - Seek Magic

Mi AmiWatersports

Mika - The Boy Who Knew Too Much

MorrisseyYears of Refusal/Swords

Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem/White Stag

múm - Sing Along to Songs You Don't Know

Muse - The Resistance

Nero's Day at Disneyland - From Rotting Fantasylands

Nouvelle Vague - 3

Patrick Wolf - The Bachelor

Peter Bjorn and JohnLiving Thing

PJ Harvey and John Parish - A Woman a Man Walked by

Real Estate - Fake Blues/7"


Simian Mobile DiscoTemporary Pleasure

Sleigh Bells - Sleigh Bells

Small Black - Small Black

Smith Westerns - Smith Westerns

Snow in Mexico - Snow in Mexico EP

Summer Cats - Songs For Tuesdays

Taken by Trees - East Of Eden

Telekinesis - Telekinesis!

The Antlers - Hospice

The Flaming LipsEmbryonic

The GossipMusic For Men

The Joy Formidable - A Balloon Called Moaning

The Lady Sails - The Lady Sails

The Little Hands Of Asphalt - Leap Years

The Love LanguageThe Love Language

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Tumbled Sea - Melody/Summer

The Very Best - Warm Heart Of Africa

Universal Studios Florida - Ocean Sunbirds

VetiverTight Knit

Vivian Girls - Everything Goes Wrong

Volcano ChoirUnmap

Yacht - See Mystery Lights

Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs

Washed OutHigh Times

Watercolor Paintings - Open Your Mouth

Wave Machines - Wave If You're Really There

Wojtek Godzisz - Wojtek Godzisz

Woods - Songs of Shame


  • apbearg

    *thumbs up* gonna have to check and see!

    Jan 16 2010, 3h08
  • deborahramos

    I'm impressed. A lot of time went into this list.

    Jan 16 2010, 23h25
  • rcaz

    omg, so many 2009 in here! congrats for the work

    Jan 17 2010, 11h18
  • ellisevsf

    Great list! I agree with so many of your choices; Fever Ray, Psychic Chasms, MPP and Veckatimest are in my top 10 for 09.

    Jan 17 2010, 18h52
  • FinalPizzaHut

    Pretty cool list, shares a few with mine! I really need to get around to hearing Mew's new one.

    Jan 17 2010, 20h54
  • Wafflecopter

    great list man. hope you don't mind if i emulate your style for my subsequent lists

    Jan 18 2010, 8h00
  • kapekapekape

    Mmm. I have most of these albums, and I'm gonna check into the rest of the best you've posted. :)

    Jan 22 2010, 5h10
  • brushfired

    wow, impressive list. really put some effort in, right? check out my extensive list, too. cheers!

    Jan 22 2010, 11h21
  • xXOtakuChanXx

    Hmmmm, some bands I like on the good list.....some on the bad list...(MILLIONAIRES AND COBRA STARSHIP???? WTF THEY RULE.)But, ALOT on the good list that I hate. I can tell this took you a while....but not that good. (Though Miley Cyrus 4th worst....excellent.)

    Jan 30 2010, 21h22
  • jizzard135

    well thought out list. proved great reading! thank you.

    Fev 5 2010, 13h55
  • clearskies

    great stuff! really enjoyed those lists..disagree with your choice of best album tho :) a very good read tho!

    Fev 7 2010, 18h23
  • an_outlaw

    very good!

    Abr 2 2010, 15h52
  • LMW87

    who cares how to spell them, they're shit

    Abr 27 2011, 3h19
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