I love lists. I love free time. I'm putting those two things together for your enjoyment.
Some of these lists are silly, others well-organized, but all of them convey some sort of emotion I had toward that album/track when I listened to it.
I'll start off with some easy lists and work my way up to more specific ones. Some of them will be in order (all descending), some will be without order. If you must, this generally follows the same list format as Pitchfork's readers poll with variations thrown in. (That's why I count OFWGKTA and others towards 2011, not 2010.)
Yeah, I know OFWGKTA has had releases dating back to 2008, but they're becoming more popular by the day. Sun Airway released an album late this year, but I'm expecting a lot more from those two in 2011.
Get sick and then I won't have to Go to school today, tomorrow, the day after Sit in bed write a bunch of raps up....(ugggh) Then I won't be lying when I say I'm a sick rapper -Tyler, the Creator in Inside Of Clouds (remix)
It's just a rock in the cooler Not a day off but I'm still Ferris Bueller Winners never lose so how dare you confuse us They quote what I spit like Confucius -Big K.R.I.T. in Hometown Hero
Trying too hard I know you're trying too hard You're trying too hard To be what you already are -Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti in Menopause Man (not as impressive as the others, but it's the most "real" lyric I've seen because you could use this expression for many people you've met)
10. Pocahaunted - Make It Real They really need Bethany back. Just not the same. 9. Moss Of Aura - Still Parade This would be good if it was about four tracks shorter. Just too long. 8. Gonjasufi - A Sufi and a Killer It goes nowhere over and over and over. 7. U.S. Girls - Go Grey Red Ford Radio and nothing else. 6. Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be Kind of a disappointment after the good self-titled EP. Makes me wish Sub Pop'd versions of Longhair, Catholicked, and Hey Sis were on this. This would be possibly the worst album of the year if not for Jail La La. 5. A Silver Mt. Zion - Kollaps Tradixionales Will GY!BE just hurry up and make a new album so they can stop crapping out albums under boring side projects? 4. ///▲▲▲\\\ - CDR Challenges !!! for worst band name ever. Skip everything on this but Beta Tape Warp. 3. Blank Dogs - Phrases What happened to the good Blank Dogs? This just blows. 2. oOoOO - NoSummr4U EP Snooze. Only noteworthy track is the title track and it's mediocre. 1. JJ - jj n° 3 Easily the most disappointed I've been by an album in quite a while. jj n° 1 and 2 were so good, and this is terrible. Not only are they horrible live, they're declining rapidly in quality if this is what this album holds for them in terms of future releases.
1. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion and Fall Be Kind EP 2. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest 3. Dan Deacon - Bromst 4. Tortoise - Beacons of Ancestorship 5. Japandroids - Post-Nothing 6. Ducktails - s/t & Landscapes 7. Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue 8. Girls - Album 9. Woods - Songs of Shame 10. Real Estate - s/t 11. Universal Studios Florida - Ocean Sunbirds 12. Antony & the Johnsons - The Crying Light 13. Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms 14. Vivian Girls - Everything Goes Wrong 15. Toro y Moi - Everything released in 2009 16. Nosaj Thing - Drift 17. The Antlers - Hospice 18. Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions 19. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - s/t 20. Blank Dogs - Under and Under 21. Flight of the Conchords - I Told You I Was Freaky 22. Washed Out - High Times cassette and Life of Leisure EP 23. Atlas Sound - Logos 24. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic 25. The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa 26. Clark - Totems Flare 27. Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport 28. Memory Tapes - Seek Magic 29. Major Lazer - Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do! 30. Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle
I'll update this list with honorable mentions and stuff in a while. Top 50 or so tracks of 2009 to be posted somewhere around Christmas.
- The first act plays 5 songs. - The second act plays 5 songs. - The third act plays 7 songs. - The fourth act plays 7 songs. - The fifth act plays 10 songs. - The sixth act plays 10 songs. - The seventh act plays 14 Songs.
First Act: Black Dice 1. Endless Happiness 2. Smiling Off 3. Cone Toaster 4. Glazin 5. Roll Up
Second Act: Caribou 1. Melody Day 2. She's The One 3. I've Lived on a Dirt Road All My Life 4. Hendrix With Ko 5. Crayon
Third Act: Black Moth Super Rainbow 1. Forever Heavy 2. Rollerdisco 3. Born on a Day the Sun Didn't Rise 4. Drippy Eye 5. Gold Splatter 6. They Live in the Meadow 7. Twin of Myself
Fourth Act: Wavves 1. California Goths 2. Wavves 3. Gun in the Sun 4. Teenage Super Party 5. So Bored 6. The Boys Will Love Us 7. No Hope Kids
Fifth Act: Tortoise 1. TNT 2. Charteroak Foundation 3. The Taut and Tame 4. High Class Slim Came Floatin' In 5. Prepare Your Coffin 6. Jetty 7. Dear Grandma and Grandpa 8. Yinxianghechengqi 9. Glass Museum 10. Djed
Sixth Act: Boredoms 1. Acid Police 2. B For Boredoms 3. Ant 10 4. Hey Bore Hey 5. Super Go!!! -> Shine In Shine On 6. (circle) 7. Cheeba 8. (arrow up) 9. Super You 10. Seadrum
Seventh Act: Animal Collective 1. Chocolate Girl 2. Fickle Cycle 3. Who Could Win a Rabbit 4. We Tigers 5. The Purple Bottle 6. Fireworks/Essplode 7. My Girls 8. People 9. Taste 10. Summertime Clothes 11. Chores 12. Water Curses 13. For Reverend Green 14. Brother Sport
I'd include a list of alternates, but it would be too long.
Part One: http://www dot mediafire dot com/?sharekey=37c8e5b26aa910424012e8015643d9c8e4130eec3e2b3ee4 1. I'll Be on the Water by Akron/Family 2. The Purple Bottle by Animal Collective 3. Just Like Heaven by The Cure 4. Maps by Yeah Yeah Yeahs 5. Requiem For O.M.M.2 by Of Montreal 6. Fistful of Love by Antony & the Johnsons 7. Evil by Interpol 8. To Be Alone With You by Sufjan Stevens 9. 500 Miles by the Proclaimers 10. Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley
Part Two: http://www dot mediafire dot com/?sharekey=37c8e5b26aa910424012e8015643d9c8e9a8d866abbffaf0 11. Digital Love by Daft Punk 12. Run Into Flowers by M83 13. I Felt Your Shape by The Microphones 14. All My Little Words by The Magnetic Fields 15. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel 16. Hoppipolla by Sigur Ros 17. Lips Like Sugar by Echo & the Bunnymen 18. Girl by Beck 19. Naomi by Neutral Milk Hotel 20. Grass by Animal Collective
Obviously, you just have to replace the "dot" with ".". Last.fm changes website URLs to spam so that's why I had to do that.