November 19, 2009

Mixtape | The Best Songs of 2009

Update: Due to the high volume of downloads, I've taken these links down.
I figured this might be a good teaser for the giant top 50 albums write-up that's in the works. Enjoy.

The Best Songs of 2009 [SIDE A]

Acting as a proper countdown to the best song of 2009, this mix is ordered as such. Like any list put together by some dude (this is me, Sutton), it's a subjective exercise in taste. Limited to one jam per artist and no tracks over 10 minutes (sorry, Destroyer). Criteria: I liked these songs more than any other songs released this year.

(click artwork for high-res, photo credits: madrepadre)

18. The Flaming Lips - "Borderline" (Madonna Cover)
tUnE-yArDs - "Fiya"
16. Suckers - "It Gets Your Body
15. Night Control - "Star 131"
Pictureplane - "Goth Star"
13. The xx - "Heart Skipped A Beat"
12. Phoenix - "1901"
11. Neon Indian - "Deadbeat Summer"
10. A Sunny Day In Glasgow - "Close Chorus"
09. Golden Silvers - "True no9 Blues (True Romance)"
08. Atlas Sound - "Shelia"
07. Memory Tapes - "Plain Material"
06. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - "Home"
Yeasayer - "Tightrope"
04. Girls - "Hellhole
03. Grizzly Bear - "While You Wait For The Others"
02. Animal Collective - "My Girls"
01. Dirty Projectors - "Useful Chamber"

The Best Songs of 2009 [SIDE B]

I know, sometimes the best can be predictable. SIDE B is a collection that's just as strong but maybe a little less played out. Sequenced by flow rather than rank. This was really fun.

01. Windmill - "Big Boom"
02. Best Coast- "Sun Was High (So Was I)"
03. Handsome Furs - "All We Want, Baby, Is Everything"
04. Delorean - "Seasun"
05. Smith Westerns - "Diamond Boys"
06. Freelance Whales - "Generator ^ 1st Floor"
07. Built To Spill - "Life's A Dream"
08. Real Estate - "Beach Comber"
09. Micachu & The Shapes - "Turn Me Well"
10. Circlesquare - "Dancers"
11. Cymbals Eat Guitars - "Wind Phoenix"
12. Phantogram - "Mouthful Of Diamonds"
13. Solid Gold - "Bible Thumper"
14. The Antlers - "Bear"
15. Ganglians - "Voodoo"
16. Matias Aguayo - "Rollerskate (Radio Edit)"
17. The Mantles - "Don't Lie"
18. Future Islands - "Little Dreamer (Jones Remix) [ft. Victoria Legrand]"
19. The Drums - "Down By the Water"
20. Antony and the Johnsons - "Another World"
The aforementioned giant post is an inevitable burn out, so all blurb/praise has been reserved for that. Stay tuned.


Hip E. said...

I need to be able to stream this so I can listen to it while I make up accomplishments for my year-end performance review today.

Sutton said...

HAHA. Would a pando of it help at all?

Jessica P. said...

Hey, Dave! Just wanted to say thanks for the mix =)

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el tigre said...

can i have the bside link please?