Monday, December 28, 2009

Best Song of 2009

Although this band reminds me of the Manson Family, I think their song, "Home", is my favorite tune of the year. These gentle hippies can rock......


Joko said...

1901 - Phoenix

very good tune...i really like it a lot...

Kyle said...

My top 20 of the year:

20. Oslo Novelist--Grand Archives

19. Bones--Foam Castles

18. Islands--The Xx

17. You Told a Lie--Camera Obscura

16. Now We Can See--The Thermals

15. Dorchester Hotel--The Sounds

14. I Lost My Color Vision--Burning Hearts

13 Two Weeks--Grizzley Bear

12. Summers--Loney Dear

11. Kicks--The Mary Onettes

10. Sweet Disposition--The Temper Trap

9. Two--The Antlers

8. Gimme Sympathy--Metric

7. The Mountain--The Heartless Bastards

6. Little Secrets--Pasion Pit

5. Maurine--Say Hi

4. Finish Line--Fanfarlo

3. Last Dance--The Raveonettes

2. Young Adult Fiction--The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

1. Rome--Phoenix

Just thought I'd share........

The Franker said...

Here's my top 10 songs of the no order except for #1 (which Chris has co-opted from me!)

#Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes - "Home"

#Fever Ray - "Keep The Street Empty For Me"

#Metric - "Help I'm Alive"

#Micah P. Hinson - "Running Scared" (Roy Orbison cover)

#Animal Collective - "My Girls"

#Dead Man's Bones - "Pa Pa Power"

#Dawes - "Love Is All I Am"

#Blitzen Trapper - "Black River Killer"...before a Dawson corrects me, I know this was 2008 but it was re-released on an EP last year which was when I discovered it :)

#Iron & Wine - "The Trapeze Swinger"...again this is apparently an older song of his, but was released this year on a B-Sides album

#Monsters Of Folk - "Say Please"...I had to put at least one song off my top album of the year on this list!

...thus spoke the franker

brent said...


1) Sweet Disposition The Temper Trap

2) Rome Phoenix

3) People Got A Lotta Nerve Neko Case

4) Much More Than That Sharon Van Etten

5) French Navy Camera Obscura

6) Gimme Sympathy Metric

7)Maurine Say Hi

8) Dancing In A Minefield Plushgun

9) Never Forget You Noisettes

10) Happy Banjo Dark Mean

11) I Flirted With You All My Life Vic Chestnut

12) Coast of Caroline Telekinesis!

13) Just A Silhouette Ex Lovers

14) Sad Birthday Bombadil

15) Little Secrets Passion Pit

16) MIA Emmy the Great

17) I Will Follow You Into The Dark Amy Millan

18) Blue Skies Noah and the Whale

19) Things Work Out The Kickdrums

20) When They Fight, They Fight Generationals

The Franker said...

Great call on the Vic Chesnutt tune. I have been listening to him a lot since he killed himself the other day...and that song could have made my list but I forgot that he made an album last year.

And the "Fantasies" album by Metric would have to be toward the top of my list last could put several songs from it on a best of list.

And a final word of thanks for you guys for telling me about Phoenix...another great great album...I didn't know of them until this year.