MUSIC OF THE YEAR 2009DJ Earworm's got his latest mashup of Billboard's top 25 hits here. Another brilliant work.My top 20 songs of 2009!
Not necessarily the best, since my taste is weird and sometimes it takes me a year or two to hear songs. Some songs need to sneak up on me. Oh well. There's something for everybody here.
1) "The Fire and the Thud"
- Arctic Monkeys feat. Alison MosshartIf it's true you're going to run away/Tell me where/I'll meet you there
Airy melancholy melody and romanticism flares into dark rock guitars. Fell for this song when I heard it acoustic on a radio show, and I was excited to find out it would be on the band's upcoming album. Humbug
wasn't a perfect album, but it grew on me and had awesome tracks like this. Alison gives it a great raw touch.
- P.O.SBut when I fall I tend to land like a ton of bricks/Stand like a man made of concrete and sediment
Rap isn't dead. The most inspirational song of the year. Never Better
was definitely worth buying, and not just for the fun interchangeable CD covers (that are really brilliantly done, btw).
3)“I Walk Alone”
- Music Go MusicI live life in the twilight/I walk alone through waking dreams
Modern indie disco with both an edge and a gift for melody? yes.Posted lots of links (with free music) of them here
. Bought the album Expressions
and it's great.
4) "Percussion Gun"
- White Rabbits
THE drum line that stuck in my head all year.
5) “Hurt Feelings (Reprise)”
- Flight of the Conchords
one of my favorite moments in the run of their televised musical comedy. Song's funny and a bit poignant too.
6) "Hold the Line"
- Major Lazer (vid slightly NSFW)
This song had me suddenly stepping in tune in stores because the song was playing over and over in my head.
Punky little anthem about a little piranha. Cool bass line too.
8) "Heads Will Roll"
- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
This song snuck up on me. Another tune to dance to.
9) "Heavy Cross"
- The Gossip
Addictive pop/rock song with a bit of disco to taste.
10) "United States of Eurasia"
While The Resistance
diappointed me, this song is Muse at their bombastic best.
11) “Come Wander With Me”
- British Sea Power
a beautiful melody (taken from a Twilight Zone original song, I hear) performed for the band's soundtrack for Man of Aran
12) Baptized by Fire
I still say this melody reminds me of sea shanties...
- Nosaj Thing
ELECTRONICA WITH A SYMPHONIC EDGE THAT MAKES IT MORE INTERESTING THAN THE MAJORITY OF ELECTRONICA AND DRIFT
IS AWESOME TO PLAY IN THE CAR I AM SO GLAD I BOUGHT THE CD BECAUSE IT'S LIKE THE SOUNDS ARE TEXTURES AND ANGLES MELTING. phew. had to get that out.
14) "Bonsai Hada (Ordinary Skin)"
- Shiina Ringo
Dramatic, with great use of accordion and cryptic but pretty lyrics
15) Gaman (Frustration)
- Tokyo Jihen
B-side that goes crazy with funk shuffling back and forth into rock and then suddenly going samba? Crazy and awesome.
16) "Rocking Horse"
- The Dead Weather
The soundtrack of a shadow-soaked cowboy vampire shootout, dissolving into screams at the end.
17) “Undelivered Letter”
- Quantic and His Combo Barbaro
Silky-smooth and funky jazz track with something new at every turn.
18) Too Fake
I was crusing random streaming CDs and found Mind Chaos
. Without knowing a thing about Hockey, I enjoyed listening to it while doing work and partying on to_boldly_rock
. Fun dance rock.
19) “Mannequin (Overthrill Remix)”
Someone needs to make an awesome dance crew video to this RIGHT NOW.
- Chester French
pleasedontjudgeme ithascatchymelody funcheekylyrics ican'thelpit
bonus: The oddest dance track about a cannibalistic rave nightmare. You can't help but dance to it.