50 tracks of 2009

Monday, 11 January 2010, 23:59 | Category : Lists
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Right, this 2009 stuff has to stop here. There’s a whole lot of reasons (well one big one) why this list is so late, but no need to go into that, and now I just want to get it over with. So no double-checking to see if it really is the one I wanted. It most likely isn’t. But it is 50 tunes, in no real order, by 50 different artists, all of which were new and very good in 2009. And if you like the look of these, have a listen to the similar-but-a-little-different Spotify playlist. OK, now 2010 can begin properly…

Dirty Projectors - Stillness is the Move
eagleowl - Sleep The Winter
Tune-Yards - Sunlight
The xx - Infinity
Royksopp - Tricky Tricky
Meursault - Nothing Broke
Camera Obscura - Honey in the Sun
The Big Pink - Velvet
Emmy the Great - Bad TImes Are Coming, We Are Safe
Dan Michaelson - Bust
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Animal Collective - Bluish
Alessi’s Ark - Magic Weather
Mulatu & the Heliocentrics - Masego
Fever Ray - Keep The Streets Empty
Blue Roses - Doubtful Comforts
Blacklands - Come Sad Light of Dawn
Wildbirds & Peacefrums - there is no light
The Leisure Society - If God Did Give Me A Choice
Fredo Viola - Sad Song
Sonic Youth - Sacred Trickster
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Phenomenal Handclap Band - 15 to 20
Peggy Sue - Yo Mama
Lulu & the Lampshades - Feet to the Sky
Piney Gir  - Say I’m Sorry
Beth Jeans Houghton - I Will Return, I Promise
Mumford & Sons - Dustbowl Dance
Second Hand Marching Band - A Dance to Half Death
Delphic - This Momentary
Euros Childs - Shithausen
Tom Waits - Lucinda / Ain’t Goin’ Down to the Well
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I Was a King Norman Bliek
Alela Diane - Lady Divine
Dent May - God Loves You, Michael Chang
Atlas Sound - Quick Canal
Friendship - The Graveyard Shift
Kurt Vile - Freak Train
Laura Marling - Goodbye England
She Keeps Bees - Gimme
The Low Anthem - Charlie Darwin
Internet Forever - Cover The Walls
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Cate Le Bon - Sad Sad Feet
Magic & Fur - Apple Falls
Broadcast - The Be Colony
Metronomy - Not Made For Love
Gold Panda - Quitters Raga
Phosphorescent - I Gotta Get Drunk
Three Trapped Tigers - 1
Your Twenties - Billionaire
Withered Hand - Religious Songs
Jeffrey Lewis - Bugs & Flowers

3 Comments for “50 tracks of 2009”

  1. 1Stephen

    Great list - Blue Roses as ever deserving any and all accolades thrown at her. Still not sure if any Leisure Society song will ever beat The Last Of The Melting Snow for me - especially as I made it my favourite song of the entire decade!

  2. 2rich

    nice list, but frustratingly, the spotify playlist has stopped working for me - was fine on monday…

  3. 3The Daily Growl

    Oh, that’s odd. I just checked and it worked for me. But then again, maybe it would because the list is on my computer. Try is again, and let me know if it’s still not working and I’ll see what I can do…

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