Minus The Flair
Matt Wolfe
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Last Active 09-23-14 6:08 am
Joined 06-02-06

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 Lists
03.13.12 Resign, Review, Request?11.08.10 Catch Matt Up
03.06.10 Why 2010 > 00's01.07.10 Minus The Flair - Songs Of 2009
12.14.09 Matt Wolfe's Top 25 Of 200911.17.08 Top 25 Of 08 Rough Draft
08.31.08 New Stuff12.25.07 Top 20 Of 07

Minus The Flair - Songs Of 2009

list is objective
1Japandroids
Post-Nothing


Firstly, gotta say that I'm only using one song from each band on the list. If I didn't, the first 6 places would be taken up by this band. Anyway - Young Hearts Spark Fire just edges out in front of the rest because I think I fractured my collarbone or something listening to it. "i don't wanna worry about dying. i just wanna worry about the sunshine girls"
2Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything To Nothing


I Can Feel At Hot One - and this one made me more sentimental than I ever want to be. "i haven't heard a thing you've said in at least a couple hundred days. what you say?"
3The Antlers
Hospice


Stuck between two awesome tracks here - Kettering and Two. Lets just leave them tied. "i wish that i had known, in the first minute that we met, the unpayable debt that i owed you." "two people talking inside your brain, two people believing that i'm the one to blame."
4 Burial & Four Tet
Moth/ Wolf Club


Moth - pure Burial, but better. If you can imagine it. "um ts"
5 BATS
Red In Tooth & Claw


Gamma Ray Burst: Second Date. Infectious, intelligent, and flat out awesome post-hardcore that teaches a valuable lesson. Gamma rays are the way to a girl's heart. So many 'oh fucking yes' moments in this. "GAMMA RAY BURST I SALUTE YOU"
6Bon Iver
Blood Bank


Blood Bank - It's Justin Vernon singing about how he met you at the blood bank. What's not to love? "that secret that we know, that we don't know how to tell"
7The XX
xx


Heart Skips A Beat - Many would say that this song is the schmaltziest on the record, and they're probably right. But schmaltzy is my middle name, and the penetrating simplicity of Heart Skips A Beat can force this schmaltzy fucker to look a doe-eyed, heartbroken fool from its first beat to its last. "please don't say we're done when i'm not finished, i could care so much more"
8 Rustie
Bad Science


Bad Science - Now, I have no idea what aquacrunkcore or whatever is, but if it's all as good as this, sign me up. Pro-per-ly sick. Although looking at the guy, you'd assume he just powerwalked out of Happy Shopper with his hood up and half the pick'n'mix stashed in his pockets. Devo's cousin knows how to make huge toons. "wick a wack clunk clunk DOOSH DOOSH DOOSH"
9Weezer
Raditude


If You're Wondering... - About as good and out-of-place as Pork and Beans was to the abysmal Red Album. No, that's unfair. If You're Wondering is twice as good as Pork and Beans. "the rest of the summer was the best we ever had, we watched titanic and it didn't make us sad"
10 husband&wife
Dark Dark Woods


Haven't Got A Friend - OH SWEET GOD NEW REALMS OF SADNESS. Why do we listen to shit like this? "i sound like everybody else when i say i haven't got a friend in the world"
11Florence and the Machine
Lungs


Dog Days Are Over
12Fuck Buttons
Tarot Sport


Lisbon Maru
13Girls
Album


Lust For Life
14Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion


Summertime Clothes
15Jay-Z
The Blueprint 3


Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys)
16Say Anything
Say Anything


Ahh... Men
17Bat For Lashes
Two Suns


Daniel
18Yo La Tengo
Popular Songs


Fireside
19Taking Back Sunday
New Again


Sink Into Me
20Yellow Ostrich
Yellow Ostrich


Fog
21Brand New
Daisy


Vices
22Bloody Beetroots
Romborama


House N? 84
23DJ Sprinkles
Midtown 120 Blues


House Music Is Uncontrollable Desire You Can Own
24The Dodos
Time To Die


Small Deaths
25fun.
Aim and Ignite


Benson Hedges
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