Friday, July 24, 2009

Best songs of 2009?

Paste magazine are starting the end of year lists kinda early.

Seeing as there is now less of 2009 ahead than behind us, Paste Magazine decided to start the half way "best of" lists.

The Decemberists come out pretty high on all the lists, as well as Passion Pit. Editor-in-chief, Josh Jackson, has listed his 20 favourite songs so far:

Best Songs of 2009 (so far)

1. "California On My Mind" - Wild Light
2. "Little Secrets" - Passion Pit
3. "My Girls" - Animal Collective
4. "Lua" - Conor Oberst with Gillian Welch (from Dark Was the Night)
5. "Charlie Darwin" - The Low Anthem
6. "Field Report" - Loch Lomond
7. "Bloodbank" - Bon Iver
8. "Two Weeks" - Grizzly Bear
9. "The Rake's Song" - The Decemberists
10. "No Wedding Cake" - Fol Chen
11. "Airstream Driver" - Gomez
12. Roman Candle - "Why Modern Radio Is A-OK"
13. "This Tornado Loves You" - Neko Case
14. "Make Light" - Passion Pit
15. "Brackett, WI" - Bon Iver (from Dark Was the Night)
16. "Doomsday" - Elvis Perkins
17. "So Far Around the Bend" - The National (from Dark Was the Night)
18. "Come Saturday" - Pains of Being Pure at Heart
19. "Belated Promise Ring" - Iron & Wine
20. "Echoes" - The Decemberists (live Pink Floyd cover, part of the "Save Paste" download vault)

The charity compilation - Dark Was The Night, features pretty heavily. You can listen to the songs and check out the rest of the lists here.

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