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Best of 2009 Part Two: Music-ness

Hey, kids, it’s part two of my list-o-mania! Let’s continue to hate lists by loving mine, what do you say? For your mild amusement and certain disagreement I present the Best of 2009 in Music!

Best Albums of 2009:

10. Wilco: Wilco (The Album)

9. Pearl Jam: Backspacer

8. Pull Tiger Tail: PAWS

7. Them Crooked Vultures: Them Crooked Vultures

6. Arctic Monkeys: Humbug

5. Matt & Kim: Grand

4. Monsters of Folk: Monsters of Folk

3. The Dead Weather: Horehound

2. Flaming Lips: Embryonic

1. The Decemberists: The Hazards of Love

Best Songs of 2009 (in no particular order):

“Baby Boomer” by Monsters of Folk

“Wilco (The Song)” by Wilco

“Bone House” by The Dead Weather

“The Fixer” by Pearl Jam

“Daylight” by Matt & Kim

“The Name Tossers” by BOAT

“Never Forget You” by The Noisettes

“Cornerstone” by Arctic Monkeys

“When I Last Spoke To Carol” by Morrissey

“Give Blood” by Rain Machine

“The Rake’s Song” by The Decemberists

“Won’t Want For Love” by The Decemberists

“Scumbag Blues” by Them Crooked Vultures

“New Bones” by So Many Dynamos

Best Officially Released Cover Songs of 2009:

“You Just Can’t Win” by The Dead Weather (original version by Them)

“On the Run” and “Any Colour You Like” by The Flaming Lips (featuring Star Death & White Dwarves, Henry Rollins, and Peaches) (originals by Pink Floyd)

and the bonus:

My 17-month Old’s Favorite Song of 2009:

“Never Forget You” by The Noisettes

he gets very excited when I put the video on for him, so I will put it on for you, too:

Ryan W. Bradley has pumped gas, changed oil, painted houses, swept the floor of a mechanic's shop, worked on a construction crew in the Arctic Circle, fronted a punk band, and managed an independent children's bookstore. He now works in marketing. His latest book is Nothing but the Dead and Dying, a collection of stories set in Alaska. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife and two sons.

8 thoughts on “Best of 2009 Part Two: Music-ness

  1. your kid has good taste! kinda diana ross-y. i have been lame re: music this year and haven’t heard most of the others (though you can’t go wrong with Wilco, Decemberists and Morrissey), but i just checked five cds out at the library and was underwhelmed (and a tad annoyed) by the flaming lips’ album. gave up on it and was digging leonard cohen when it refused to go further as it was taped together. stupid cd. stupid person who taped it together.

    (good post, though i wish you had provided links for songs …)

    1. yeah, he’s a music lover for sure, it’s a lot of fun. he and i listen to a lot of music and watch a lot of music dvds, etc.

      the flaming lips are generally a love it or hate it kind of band. the new one was a lot different than anything else they’ve done, but i loved it. and their new itunes exclusive cover of the whole Dark Side of the Moon album is pretty awesome as well.

      re: links, i’m lucky i got this post up at all what with the last minute shoppers all up in my grill. thankfully i know you know how to use google ;)

        1. i think it’s that fifties style bass line that drives me wild with “Never Forget You” but the whole album is fantastic!

          and shenanigans is a great word… there’s a bar in this area named that

  2. There you go, had to have some Morrissey. If you can go to his Swords show, he is playing Carol.

    However, this may suffice …

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