2009 in music - with downloads!

  • Dec. 31st, 2009 at 11:11 PM
notemily: Photo of me, a white girl in her mid-20s, wearing glasses, smiling, looking up and to the right (neko - piano)
My most-listened-to artists of 2009, via last.fm charts:
  1. Neko Case - Obvs. She's the reason I can't just do a straight "top tracks I listened to this year" list, because she is like seven of the top ten. Not only does she win my Artist of the Year, but I recently realized I discovered her in March of 2000, so she's pretty much my Artist of the Decade as well. ♥. Top track: People Got a Lotta Nerve Bonus track: Middle Cyclone

  2. Girl Talk - My default high-energy music. Good for cleaning. Top track: Shut the Club Down - Featuring Avril Lavigne, Jay-Z, Aphex Twin, Rod Stewart. Bonus track: Bounce That - Featuring LCD Soundsystem, Stevie Wonder, Britney Spears, Ciara.

  3. Fall Out Boy - No irony; I earnestly love their earnestness. Top track: What a Catch, Donnie - The part where they go back and sing all their hits makes my inner 15-year-old ridiculously happy. Bonus track: Disloyal Order of Water Buffaloes - Can't count the number of times I drove around town shouting "BOYCOTT LOVE! DETOX JUST TO RETOX!" this year.

  4. Mates of State - I wasn't too big on their previous album, Bring It Back, but The Re-Arranger has replaced Team Boo as my favorite MoS album. Top track: The Re-Arranger Bonus track: You Are Free (The Mae Shi Remix) - I like this remix a lot; I haven't heard the original.

  5. of Montreal - Really? Huh. Don't remember listening to them that much. Top track: Gronlandic Edit

  6. Rufus Wainwright - Top track: Between My Legs Bonus track: Release the Stars - WARNING: These songs are both filled with awesome

  7. The Decemberists - I didn't really get into The Hazards of Love, but I still like The Crane Wife. Top track: Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)

  8. The New Pornographers - A staple. Top track: Myriad Harbour

  9. The Weepies - Can I just say that I really like the Weepies? I mean, obviously I really like every artist in this post. But the Weepies have really grown on me since I first heard them. They're not loud or dancey or even particularly groundbreaking; they're just nice. Top track: Antarctica - I love this song. I always try to read a deeper meaning into the lyrics, which are just about going to Antarctica. I find they can be applied to many life situations.

  10. M.I.A. - Top track: Hussel - On my list of songs to choreograph a bellydance to.

  11. A.C. Newman - Top track: There Are Maybe Ten or Twelve Bonus track: Prophets

  12. Iron & Wine - Top track: Innocent Bones Bonus track: Flightless Bird, American Mouth - Twilight...?

A few favorite songs by artists that don't make the above list:
What was everyone's favorite music of 2009? Enjoy the downloads :)


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