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Playlist: Best Songs of 2009 – Honorable Mention

As a companion to my list and playlist of the top 20 best albums of 2009, I present a playlist featuring the best cuts from 2009 that were not included on those lists.

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Playlist: Best Songs of 2009

Running a little late on this one…  As a companion to my list of the top 20 best albums of 2009, I present a playlist featuring one of the best cuts off of each of those albums, re-sequenced for maximum enjoyment.

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Top 20 Albums of 2009

# Artist Album Label
1. Metric Fantasies Metric/Last Gang |Listen|Buy|
2. Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca Domino |Listen|Buy|
3. Handsome Furs Face Control Sub Pop |Listen|Buy|
4. Camera Obscura My Maudlin Career 4AD |Listen|Buy|
5. Joe Henry Blood From Stars Anti |Listen|Buy|
6. Why? Eskimo Snow Anticon |Listen|Buy|
7. Jason Lytle Yours Truly, The Commuter Anti |Listen|Buy|
8. Dinosaur Jr. Farm Jagjaguwar |Listen|Buy|
9. Andrew Bird Noble Beast Fat Possum |Listen|Buy|
10. Bill Callahan Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle Drag City |Listen|Buy|
11. Doves Kingdom Of Rust EMI |Listen|Buy|
12. Built To Spill There Is No Enemy Warner Bros. |Listen|Buy|
13. Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion Domino |Listen|Buy|
14. Antlers Hospice Frenchkiss |Listen|Buy|
15. Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Slumberland |Listen|Buy|
16. jj jj n° 2 Sincerely Yours |Listen|Buy|
17. Lou Barlow Goodnight Unknown Merge |Listen|Buy|
18. Sonic Youth The Eternal Matador |Listen|Buy|
19. Mountain Goats Life of The World To Come 4AD |Listen|Buy|
20. Yeah Yeah Yeahs It’s Blitz Interscope |Listen|Buy|

Honorable Mention:

The Gossip – Music For Men
Girls – Album
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse – Dark Night Of The Soul
Mos Def – The Ecstatic
Mountain Goats & John Vanderslice – Moon Colony Bloodbath
Wilco – Wilco (The Album)
tUnE-yArDs – BiRd-BrAiNs
Boat – Setting The Paces
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Playlist: Songs To Be Obsessed With – Volume 4

Please enjoy a new batch of songs that I’ve been obsessed with over the last 6 months or so.  Here is a more detailed list of what you will find in the playlist at the bottom of this post.

1) “Misunderstood” by Wilco (6:28)from Being There – 1996.
2) “Borrowed Tune” by Neil Young (3:26) from Tonight’s The Night – 1975.
3) “Shine A Light” by Rolling Stones (4:16) from Exile On Main Street – 1972.
4) “Long as I Can See The Light” by Creedence Clearwater Revival (3:34) from Cosmos Factory – 1970.
5) “I Saw The Light” by Williams, Hank (2:44) from the single of the same name – 1948.
6) “Acuff-Rose” by Uncle Tupelo (2:35) from Anodyne – 1993.
7) “School Days” by Wainwright, Loudon, III (3:06) from Album I – 1970.
8) “The Mess Inside” by Mountain Goats (3:35) from All Hail West Texas – 2002.
9) “Surrounded” by Mountain Goats & John Vanderslice (2:21) from Moon Colony Bloodbath – 2009.
10) “Wind and the Dove” by Bill
Callahan (4:34) from Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle – 2009.
11) “Tape From California” by Phil Ochs (6:47) from Tape From California – 1968.
12) “Sunny South Kensington” by Donovan (3:46) from Mellow Yellow – 1967.
13) “Oh! You Pretty Things” by David Bowie (3:15) from Hunky Dory – 1971.
14) “Photograph” by Ringo Starr (3:57) from Ringo – 1973.
15) “Collect Call” by Metric (4:46) from Fantasies – 2009.
16) “Little Bit” by Lykke Li (4:34) from Youth Novels – 2008.
17) “Very Loud” by Shout Out Louds (4:05) from Howl Howl Gaff Gaff – 2005.
18) “Treason” by Teardrop Explodes (2:58) from Kilimanjaro – 1980.
19) “Talking Hotel Arbat Blues” by Handsome Furs (2:43) from Face Control – 2009.

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Playlist: Songs To Be Obsessed With – Volume 2

Note:  The playlist was lost when I migrated my site…  No worries, it will be back soon.

Songs To Be Obsessed With – Volume 2

1 ) “Dawna” by Morphine (0:43)
2 ) “The Aspidistra Files” by Stars (3:53)
3 ) “November” by Azure Ray (4:27)
4 ) “Blackout Curtain” by Now It’s Overhead (4:17)
5 ) “She Will Have Her Way” by Neil Finn (3:56)
6 ) “I’ve Got A Feeling” by Ivy (3:02)
7 ) “Change My Life” by Spoon (4:29)
8 ) “That’s What I Know” by Josh Rouse (3:31)
9 ) “Reveal Love” by Ken Stringfellow (5:07)
10 ) “Mad World” by Gary Jules (3:09)
11 ) “I’ll Be Around” by Nourallah Brothers (3:01)
12 ) “Let’s Take A Trip Together” by Morphine (3:00)
13 ) “Nightswimming” by R.E.M. (4:18)
14 ) “Tongue And Heart” by Anomoanon (3:56)
15 ) “Exercise” by Clem Snide (3:34)
16 ) “Random Homes” by Twin Atlas (2:05)
17 ) “Island Garden Song” by Mountain Goats (2:27)
18 ) “I Am A Rock” by Red House Painters (5:32)

Just like volume one, this playlist was put together as a mix CD which I have now resurrected in digital format.  I put it together sometime in 2004.

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