Best songs of 2009

Lo and behold, my twenty favourite songs of 2009, listed according to artist:

  • and you will know us by the trail of dead . “fields of coal”
  • the antlers . “two”
  • dan auerbach . “heartbroken, in disrepair”
  • neko case . “middle cyclone”
  • drummer . “mature fantasy”
  • florence and the machine . “dog days are over”
  • john frusciante . “unreachable”
  • great lake swimmers . “still”
  • the heartless bastards . “be so happy”
  • japandroids . “heart sweats”
  • lightning dust . “i knew”
  • now, now every children . “everyone you know”
  • the rural alberta advantage . “the dethbridge in lethbridge”
  • the thermals . “when i died”
  • ume . “the conductor”
  • the von bondies . “chancer”
  • william elliott whitmore . “old devils”
  • wye oak . “tattoo”
  • the xx . “crystalised”
  • the yeah yeah yeahs . “heads will roll”

The list is a bit of a cheat, as I tried not to have more than one song per artist, even though “Kettering” by Antlers, “Ascending” by …Trail Of Dead, “Diamonds To Shake” by Drummer and Wye Oak‘s “Mary Is Mary” are all on my ‘favourite songs of the year’ playlist.

My favourite songs of the year so far (IV)

As of August I’d picked off my 18 favourite songs of the year so far:

  • neko case . middle cyclone
  • von bondies . chancer
  • dan auerbach . heartbroken, in disrepair
  • john frusciante . unreachable
  • heartless bastards . be so happy
  • and you will know us by the trail of dead . ascending
  • and you will know us by the trail of dead . fields of coal
  • ume . the conductor
  • thermals . when i died
  • william elliott whitmore . old devils
  • yeah yeah yeahs . heads will roll
  • japandroids . heart sweats
  • great lake swimmers . still
  • rural alberta advantage . the dethbridge in lethbridge
  • antlers . two
  • antlers . kettering
  • lightning dust . i knew
  • now, now every children . everyone you know

Five more have made the grade:

  • wye oak . tattoo
  • wye oak . mary is mary
  • drummer . mature fantasy
  • drummer . diamonds to shake
  • xx . crystalised

I suppose this means my ‘best songs of 2009’ list won’t really be a surprise when I post it in December.

My favourite songs of the year so far (III)

Back in June I dropped my twelve favourite songs of the year so far:

  • neko case . “middle cyclone”
  • the von bondies . “chancer”
  • dan auerbach . “heartbroken, in disrepair”
  • john frusciante . “unreachable”
  • the heartless bastards . “be so happy”
  • and you will know us by the trail of dead . “ascending”
  • ume . “the conductor”
  • the thermals . “when i died”
  • william elliott whitmore . “old devils”
  • the yeah yeah yeahs . “heads will roll”
  • …and you will know us by the trail of dead . “fields of coal”
  • japandroids . “heart sweats”

And now, here’s the latest hotness:

  • great lake swimmers . “still”
  • the rural alberta advantage . “the dethbridge in lethbridge”
  • the antlers . “kettering”
  • the antlers . “two”
  • lightning dust . “i knew”
  • now, now every children . “everyone you know”

I’m counting the RAA song even though it came out ages ago because their official album release was this year.

My favourite songs of the year so far (II)

Back in April I listed my six favourite songs of the year so far:

  • neko case . “middle cyclone”
  • the von bondies . “chancer”
  • dan auerbach . “heartbroken, in disrepair”
  • john frusciante . “unreachable”
  • the heartless bastards . “be so happy”
  • and you will know us by the trail of dead . “ascending”

Now, a couple of months later, I have a few more for you. If you haven’t heard these, copy and paste them into your favourite music retrieval implement.

  • ume . “the conductor”
  • the thermals . “when i died”
  • william elliott whitmore . “old devils”
  • the yeah yeah yeahs . “heads will roll”
  • …and you will know us by the trail of dead . “fields of coal”
  • japandroids . “heart sweats”

The only unknown right now is whether Grizzly Bear is going to add to this list. Did I miss anything else?