Top Ten Records of 2009

December 28, 2009

The Wait is Over:

1. John Vanderslice – Romanian Names

2. Owen – New Leaves


3. Julie Doiron – I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day

4. Cats on Fire – Our Temperance Movement

5. MonoHymn to the Immortal Wind


6. Magnolia Electric Co.Josephine


7. God Help the GirlGod Help the Girl


8. David BazanCurse Your Branches


9. BowerbirdsUpper Air


10. Ben Barnett Songs About Zombies and Trust Issues (tour CD-R)


The Almost Made-Its:

1. So Cow – So Cow

2. John Vanderslice & The Mountain Goats – Moon Colony Bloodbath

3. Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Beware

4. Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca

5. Cursive – Mama I’m Swollen

6. Between the Buried and Me – The Great Misdirect

7.  Real Estate – Real Estate


This one is for Matthew Young… who had some strong words for me about this song not being in the top 25. Here you go:

#55 – The Chandelier Swing by Braid (from Age of Octeen, Mud Records 1996)

mp3 – The Chandelier Swing

Two in one day… Oh My!

All the votes are in. I’ve heard from a few people and I have decided to address the requests before I delve into the rest of the top 25. I’m going to (as well as my memory will allow) do these in the order that the requests came in. Up first is one of Edward Drapeau’s two requests:

#42 – What Do You Want Me To Say by The Dismemberment Plan (from Emergency & I, DeSoto 1999)

mp3 – What Do You Want Me To Say

I’m going to try really hard to get the rest of the requests up here really soon. Thanks, as always, for your patience.