2009 \\ the songs.


9. Jan. 2010, 16:22

just some songs. great ones to be more precise.

Afterlives - Ever the Optimist
from A Ticking Clock I Couldn’t Stop
Have A Nice Life related so you know

Japandroids - Wet Hair
from Post-Nothing
could have picked 3 or 4 other songs from this record yeah it's that good

Cave In - Retina Sees Rewind
from Planets of Old
EP is full of awesome shit but this song got the grooves

Castevet - Beating High Schoolers At Arcade Games
from Summer Fences
like American Football, but more ballsy

Therapy? - Exiles
from Crooked Timber
some of the best Therapy? material in years

Rome - A Legacy of Unrest
from Flowers From Exile
never thought I'd like something thats called apocalyptic martial folk that much

Metric - Gimme Sympathy
from Fantasies
song is bomb, the album - not so much

Kreng - Kolossus
from L'Autopsie Phe´nome´nale De Dieu
record should be listened as a whole, creepy as hell

Iron & Wine - The Trapeze Swinger
from Around the Well
best Iron & Wine song for me

All the Empires of the World - Ghosts of Sargasso/Of The Father
from Blessings
picked the song pretty randomly because all of the stuff this band put out this year is fantastic

Kidcrash - Sleeper Wave
from Snacks
quality song from a worthy follow-up to the incredible Jokes

A City Safe From Sea - Well Dressed at the Hospital
from Throw Me Through Walls
song is ridiculously catchy post-hardcore from an album full of ridiculously catchy post-hardcore

Bats - Andrew Wiles
from Red In Tooth & Claw
tied with Gamma Ray Burst: Second Date and Credulous! Credulous! in terms of sheer awesomeness

Do Make Say Think - Do
from The Other Truths
years best post rock song (fuck you Mono)

Mono - Everlasting Light
from Hymn To The Immortal Wind
just kidding, Mono is awesome, as is this song.

Daïtro - Part II
from Y
evolves from catchy to epic, what more could you possibly ask for?

The Ascent Of Everest - The Journey Forever Long
from The Ascent Of Everest/We All Inherit The Moon Split
super-solid post rock band delivers

Coalesce - Wild Ox Moan
from Ox
crazy awesome intro, that's for sure.

Cursive - What Have I Done?
from Mama, I'm Swollen
epic closer is epic

Brainworms - Jay's Big Date
from II - Swear to me
you know Bear vs. Shark? that's cool. this is cool, too

Converge - Dark Horse
from Axe to Fall
god this main riff is so tight

Blakfish - Ringo Starr - 2nd Best Drummer in the Beatles
from Champions

The Decemberists - The Wanting Comes In Waves/Repaid
from Hazards Of Love
so good that there's a reprise later on that album

Animal Collective - My Girls
from Merriweather Post Pavilion
no, I'm not an indie hipster faggot

Dear Landlord - Rosa
from Dream Homes
some catchy punk rawwwwwk right here

Bat for Lashes - Pearl's Dream
from Two Suns
dude this girl can SING

Closure in Moscow - Vanguard
from First Temple
good 'scene music' how about that? and the singer sounds like that dude from MARS THE F***ING VOLTA

HORSE the band - Science Police
from Desperate Living
sick song. best HORSE album.

The Antlers - Atrophy
from Hospice
so haunting I constantly lose my breath while listening

Elder - Remember These Days
from Reflect
blending post rock and screamo is usually a good idea.

Antony and the Johnsons - Epilepsy Is Dancing
from The Crying Light
this voice is beyond awesome

Gaza - Canine Disposal Unit + The Anthropologist
from He Is Never Coming Back
listen to both songs consecutively and you think you can die already

The Lawrence Arms - The Slowest Drink at the Saddest Bar on the Snowiest Day in the Greatest City
from Buttsweat and Tears
song is pure torture - can't wait for the new full lenght now

The Loved Ones - Distracted
from Distractions
band continues to put out awesome music, song is almost better than the Build & Burn material

Have a Nice Life - Trespassers W
from Voids
best b-side I've heard in a while

Archives - Including the Mezzanine
from Decline
see Elder - Remember These Days

Manchester Orchestra - I Can Feel a Hot One
from Mean Everything To Nothing
incredible sad song with lyrics that are incredible sad

Mariachi el Bronx - Silver or Lead
from El Bronx
who would have thought that The Bronx come up with music your mother could dance to in the kitchen?

ORBS - A Man of Science
from Asleep Next to Science
someone intelligent told me this song is soooooo two years ago but I like it.

Poison the Well - Pamplemousse
from The Tropic Rot
never thought I'd like a song that's named Pamplemousse, really

The xx - Heart Skipped a Beat
from xx
lots of good songs on that record, but this is my current fave

Weezer - (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To
from Raditude
you can't deny this song is catchy as hell, can you?

Propagandhi - Potemkin City Limits
from Supporting Caste
saw them live this year, totally ruled

Brother/Ghost - Touch Something and Say Dead
from Black Ice
albums centerpiece but the album as a whole is where its at

Heather Woods Broderick - Wounded Bird
from From The Ground
stuff is almost as good as her brothers.

Pulling Teeth - Bloodwolves
from Paranoid Delusions/Paradise Illusions
just listen to that solo. just ... just listen.

Silversun Pickups - Panic Switch
from Swoon
was my song of the year for a long time and maybe is still.

Owen - Heads Will Ache
from The Seaside EP
quality Kinsella song that's everything Owen is about

Paramore - Ignorance
from Brand New Eyes
most infectious verse ever

So Many Dynamos - Artifacts of Sound
from The Loud Wars
frantic, fuzzy, clashing, danceable = awesome

maudlin of the Well - Rose Quartz Turning to Glass
from Part the Second
love ya Mia

Panopticon - The Death Of Baldr And The Coming War
from Collapse
when you get used to the drumming this is some of the most ballin' black metal shit you'll ever hear

Mount Eerie - Stone's Ode
from Wind's Poem
one of those songs the winter was made for

Red City Radio - If All Else Fails Play Dead
from To The Sons & Daughters Of Woody Guthrie EP
favourite punk song of the year

Wilco - You and I
from Wilco (The Album)
Wilco + Feist + acoustic guit..omg I just came

Title Fight - Anaconda Sniper
from The Last Thing You Forget
song is like the charming smile from the cute chucks girl next door

Yo La Tengo - More Stars Than There Are in Heaven
from Popular Songs
if the following two epics were just as epic as this epic song the whole album would be beyond epic

Matthew Good - Empty's Theme Park
Matthew Good + strings + 9 minute closer = as good as you would imagine

Sholi - Contortionist
from Sholi
you like Minus The Bear and Karate and maybe Cursive so you'll love this I'm sure

Built to Spill - Things Fall Apart
from There is No Enemy
had a feeling this record would rule and this song is the proof

The Red Chord - Hour Of Rats
from Fed Through The Teeth Machine
won't compare this to the new BTBAM because it's better

Banner Pilot - Farewell to Iron Bastards
from Collapser
song is one awesome hook as is the whole album

Towers - Hope
from Full Circle
awesome ending of one hell of an album

The Thermals - Now We Can See
from Now We Can See
fun song is fun

P.O.S. - Purexed
from Never Better
song is driving as hell, pure energy

Nothing More - The Few Not Fleeting
from The Few Not Fleeting
sounds like Aussie rock but isn't, really awesome

Regina Spektor - Human of the Year
from Far
when the horns come in it's like the best thing ever

Phoenix - Lisztomania
from Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
no I'm not an indie hipster faggot [2]

mewithoutYou - The Fox, The Crow And The Cookie
from It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All A Dream! It's Alright
ya I know this stuff is different but it isn't only alright, it's all CRAZY!

The American Dollar - Where We Are
from From The Inland Sea
brilliant teaser for the (hopefully great) new album

Brand New - Sink
from Daisy
the song out of the three best on the album without this lame intro/outro

A Place to Bury Strangers - I Lived My Life To Stand In The Shadow Of Your Heart
from Exploding Head
incredible thick bass and chugging and wall of sound and awesomeness

Maylene and the Sons of Disaster - Listen Close
from III
my personal song of the summer

Sole and the Skyrider Band - Black
from Plastique
song is as bleak as you can expect from a song titled 'Black'

Trophy Scars - Bad Dreams
from Bad Luck
so happy that this record is nothing like I expected

Andrew Bird - Oh No
from Noble Beast
oh **** yeah

Strike Anywhere - Invisible Colony
from Iron Front
the perfect opener for a surprisingly awesome album

Shpongle - Nothing Is Something Worth Doing
from Ineffable Mysteries From Shpongleland
totally agree with that song title

Sigh & Explode - This... Is the Breathing Caricature
from These Seem Like Tarantulas
pretty tight screamo/hardcore hybrid worth your interest

Strung Out - Vanity
from Agents of the Underground
band can do no wrong

Mew - Beach
from No More Stories Are Told Today, I'm Sorry, They Washed Away
I think Sometimes Life Isn't Easy is the overall best song on that album but whatever, this one is pure sunshine

Say Anything - Eloise
from Say Anything
Max Bemis is the man, there's no other way to describe it

A Sunny Day In Glasgow - Close chorus
from Ashes Grammar
fantastic dream pop folk-gaze

Paint It Black - Sacred
from Surrender EP
I'm such a sucker for clean melodic choruses in otherwise ass-kicking hardocre songs

Thrice - The Weight
from Beggars
Thrice doing post hardcore again *expression of joy*

The Swell Season - The Verb
from Strict Joy
could have picked nearly every other track from that album, these duo knows what I like

This Is A Standoff - Everything We Take
from Be Disappointed
streamlined version of AWS with incredible catchy outbursts

Eleventh He Reaches London - For The Commonwealth And The Queen
from Hollow Be My Name
if you want to get into this album just listen to this song.

Loma Prieta - Ghost Shadow
from Dark Mountain
yeah I know, another screamo song. so what?

The Swellers - Dirt
from Ups and Downsizing
albeit the song is not as good as the best stuff from My Everest, I can't help myself but love it. it's The Swellers you know ...

The Mars Volta - Teflon
from Octahedron
[insert stupid TMV comment here]

Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) - An Idea Is a Greater Monument Than a Cathedral
from What It Takes to Move Forward
won't namedrop Sunny Day Real Estate or Mineral or Braid because it would be too obvious

Tim Hecker - Where Shadows Make Shadows
from An Imaginary Country
brilliant ambient/drone mixture

John Frusciante - Central
from The Empyrean
song is really long but also really great

Florence + the Machine - Drumming
from Lungs
almost forgot about that, awesome song

Manic Street Preachers - She Bathed Herself In A Bath Of Bleach
from Journal For Plague Lovers
EMPTY ARMS AND ACHING HEART. god this chorus rules

Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck - Hollow Graves
from Goodbye Debris
almost forgot about that, awesome song [2]


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