Thursday, December 3, 2009

Macromix 09

It's my disc-length playlist comprising the best songs of 2009! Hint: Songs are in reverse favorite order. Albums list coming soon.

1/ 20 Atlas Sound, “Walkabout”
2/ 19 Jay Reatard, “Rotten Mind”
3/ 18 For Against, “Different Departures”
4/ 17 The Kingsbury Manx, “Well, Whatever”
5/ 16 No Age, “You’re A Target”
6/ 15 St. Vincent, “Actor Out Of Work”
7/ 14 Patrick Wolf, “Vulture”
8/ 13 Metric, “Help I’m Alive”
9/ 12 Doves, “Kingdom Of Rust”
10/ 11 The Thermals, “Now We Can See”
11/ 10 The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, “Young Adult Friction”
12/ 9 Maximo Park, “A Cloud Of Mystery”
13/ 8 Idlewild, “Take Me Back To The Islands”
14/ 7 Alicia Keys, “Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart”
15/ 6 A Sunny Day In Glasgow, “Shy”
16/ 5 Mew, “Introducing Palace Players”
17/ 4 Devon Williams, “Who Cares About Forever”
18/ 3 Bat For Lashes, “Daniel”
19/ 2 The Sleepover Disaster, “Funnel Cloud”
20/ 1 Morrissey, “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris”

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aaron said...

no downloadable mixtape?

i've heard just over half of your list, and with the exception of that st vincent song--i just don't get her--that's some good shit. dunno if i ever shared my enthusiasm for "help i'm alive" with you

esp. like #1, 2, 5, 10, 20

Geoff said...

Sin of omission #1: Twilight Sad, "Made to Disappear"

Maybe I'll work on linking mp3s from other blogs. I knew you liked the Metric song--you criticized me when I posted a different one on the WMCN blog.

You've heard Mew now?

If I had started off thinking of St. V in the context of Grizzly Bear and A. Bird, which is perhaps appropriate, I might not like her, but I've always thought of her more as a lost mid 90s 4AD act.

Geoff said...

Wait, are you referring to track # or rank #? Both seem plausible.

Anonymous said...

"I've always thought of her more as a lost mid 90s 4AD act."

Yes, after listening to her, I find I'm in the mood to listen to some Breeders or Belly. Your pick is my favorite track on the album.

aaron said...

rank #. i haven't come across a review that adequately describes what they sound like...