10 Best Songs of 2009 So Far
Thanks to a great radio station, music-loving and concert-dragging-to friends and Paste Magazine, I've already found a nice bunch of great songs in 2009. Contrary to some people's beliefs, there is still good music being made. And, because I love writing lists more than I love talking about health care reform, here are ten great songs of '09.
- Antenna, by Sonic Youth: Some people love songs with pure melodies. While that's beautiful, I'm just as moved by noise and atmosphere like that in this song. Plus, if Sonic Youth is back, can the rest of the 90s be far behind? I've got my flannels waiting!
- Heads Will Roll, by Yeah Yeah Yeahs: I loved Missing Persons back in the day, so of course I love their just-as-cool 2000s doppelgangers.
- Lalita, by The Love Language: I randomly saw this North Carolina band one night and was completely blown away. Some of their stuff is a little murky, but this song rises above it to just be three minutes of fun.
- Like Love, by Rhett Miller: So far, this is my favorite song from Miller's new solo release. It's sweet and earnest with a wonderful singalong chorus.
- Percussion Gun, by White Rabbits: If the staccato drums weren't cool enough, this song has handclaps, hooky vocals and some weird choral backing vocals!
- Raindrops, by Basement Jaxx: pure dance music usually isn't my thing, but this song is completely irresistible and is definitely this year's perfect summer song.
- Stillness Is The Move, by Dirty Projectors: I struggle to describe this song - it's like a mixture of R&B and middle eastern music. Whatever it is, it's addicting to listen to.
- Southern Point, by Grizzly Bear: This sounds a bit like a hippy song from the 60s or 70s (forgive me not knowing an appropriate artist comparison), but then the chorus kicks in and there's just a slight bit of distortion that makes it feel modern.
- This Tornado Loves You, by Neko Case: A pure song driven by amazing vocals. I feel like a fool for not knowing Neko Case before the last few months.
- Too Many Dicks on the Dance Floor, by Flight of the Conchords: while comedies can't win Oscars, funny songs can get on my top ten list.
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|"Ain't No Rest For The Wicked" by Cage The Elephant
"Black Heart Inertia" by Incubus
I can't even name 8 more.