|2009: A Brief Retrospective Of Songs|
My top 25 songs of the year thus far.
I didn't go ga-ga over Merriweather Post Pavillion like most people, in fact I really don't like this band. But goddamn this is catchy and my most played song from this year.
The piano part is great and as Electric City said, the last ten seconds are probably the best 10 seconds of recent memory.
Perhaps not the most obvious choice compared to Two Weeks, Southern Point or While You Wait For the Others, but the refrain at the end of this song is what made the album click for me.
His most underrated record produces perhaps one of his best songs.
|5||maudlin of the Well|
Rose Quartz Turning to Glass
First Half = violin ftw. Second Half = vocal melodies ftw.
Pretty. Catchy. Depressing.
|7||Yo La Tengo|
Dark Was the Night was tailor-made to populate a good chunk of year end song lists. Mine will be no different as you will see. Great, dreamy, piano driven shoegaze.
|8||Bat for Lashes|
I think she likes the 80's. I think I like that she likes the 80's.
God, what a gorgeous closer.
Young Hearts Spark Fire
All I have to say is, "I don't wanna worry about dying / I just wanna worry about those sunshine girls." Best line of the year.
|11||Cymbals Eat Guitars|
And the Hazy Sea
It was a tough decision to pick my favourite from their excellent debut. But the opener just lets you know what you're in for perfectly.
The change from big band jazz to surf rock is sweet.
Honey in the Sun
The horns create a great fanfare and I just love her voice.
|15||Feist & Ben Gibbard|
Another Dark Was the Night participant, this is an infectious, low-key folk tune.
Love Like a Sunset (Pt. 1 and 2)
So I'm cheating with this one a bit, who cares. Epic krautrock.
Hall of the Dead
The Wanting Comes in Waves / Repaid
No it is not their best song (Crane Wife 1 and 2 and a handful of others say hi) but it does come close
|19||maudlin of the Well|
Excerpt From 6,000,000,000,000....
haha, I'm not typing that all out.
Violin solo makes Noble Beast
You Are the Blood
This is beyond ridiculous. And that makes it awesome.
|22||Conor Oberst and Gillian Welch|
See, I told you Dark Was the Night had a lot of great stuff.
|23||Dirty Projectors & David Byrne|
Oh, hey Dark Was the Night.
So beautiful. "And then I felt my body, moving with something."
I love the fuzzed out guitar at the end of this song.