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Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

ALBUMS

1. GIRLS - ALBUM
2. DAN DEACON - BROMST
3. FLAMING LIPS - EMBRYONIC
4. THE XX - THE XX
5. ST. VINCENT - ACTOR
6. DIRTY PROJECTORS - BITTE ORCA
7. ANIMAL COLLECTIVE - MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION
8. SONIC YOUTH - THE ETERNAL
9. CASS MCCOMBS - CATACOMBS
10. GRIZZLY BEAR - VECKATIMEST
11. THE ANTLERS - HOSPICE
12. YEAH YEAH YEAH - IT'S BLITZ
13. PHOENIX - WOLFGANG AMADEUS PHOENIX
14. LILY ALLEN - IT'S NOT ME IT'S YOU
15. FEVER RAY - FEVER RAY
16. JAPANADROIDS - POST-NOTHING
17. FUCK BUTTONS - TAROT SPORT
18. CAMERA OBSCURA - MY MAUDLIN CAREER
19. FIERY FURNACES - I'M GOING AWAY
20. THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART - THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

BillAdama

11. Amadou & Mariam - Welcome To Mali


That is from 2009. AMers from the US, beware with African albums. They're often released earlier in Europe. You should look at their RYM release date.

Greg, I know you love "La Différence" by Salif Keita, that you placed in your 2010 list. It is a 2009 album.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

La Superbe est le superbe!

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

I can't stand Biolay's vocals. He should have left someone else do the singing.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

nicolas
I can't stand Biolay's vocals. He should have left someone else do the singing.
Really? I don't find anything offensive. Close to Serge Gainsbourg I'd say.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Too close, but with a terrible affectation that maybe doesn't show for non French people

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Well Nicolas, you suddenly made me more critical about his voice and I realize that my comparison with Serge wasn't really fair. It's the half-singing style that is the most similar. I still love it though. Padam padam padam padam pam pam!

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Petri

From the Ground by Broderick was my #10 in my new all time list. I highly recommend to all especially those who like 3/4 time signature (almost every song with vocals is 3/4)


That would be me ! (and I also like many of the songs nominated).
My favorite song of 2009 is, once more, a 3/4 song. (like my 3 favorite songs ever, my number 1 from 1970, 1971, 1991, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2005 and the top 2 of 1997)

nicolas
Too close, but with a terrible affectation that maybe doesn't show for non French people


I find his voice much less affected (and annoying) than Vincent Delerm's. I'm not a huge fan of Biolay, but I do really enjoy La Superbe and Brandt Rhapsodie.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Yes, Delerm is worse, but I'm gonna try Biolay again

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Songs :

1) Fever Ray - I'm Not Done
2) Four Tet - Love Cry
3) Fever Ray - Keep The Streets Empty For Me
4) The XX - Stars
5) Dan Deacon - Woof Woof
6) Orelsan - Soirée Ratée
7) The XX - Shelter
8) Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
9) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Dull Life
10) Fuck Buttons - Olympians
11) Dirty Projectors - Stillness Is The Move
12) Animal Collective - My Girls
13) The Antlers - Bear
14) Orelsan - Différent
15) The XX - Intro
16) Fever Ray - Seven
17) Matt & Kim - Daylight
18) YACHT - It's boring/You can live anywhere you want
19) Future of the Left - Arming Eritrea
20) Sleigh Bells - Infinity Guitars

Sleigh Bells released 5 of Treats' songs in an EP in 2009
Love Cry is from a 2011 but released in 2009 as a single

Bubbling :

Big Boi - Shine Blockas
Dan Deacon - Paddling Ghost
Fever Ray - When I Grow Up
Fever Ray - If I Had a Heart
Florence + The Machine - Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up)
Fuck Buttons - Surf Solar
Future of the Left - Chin Music
Grizzly Bear - Southern Point
Grizzly Bear - Deep Blue Sea
Lily Allen - The Fear
Major Lazer - Mary Jane
Matt & Kim - Good Ol' Fashion Nightmare
My Brightest Diamond - Feeling Good
Orelsan - Jimmy Punchline
Raekwon - House of Flying Daggers
Sleigh Bells - Crown on the Ground
Sleigh Bells - A/B Machine
The Antlers - Two
The Books feat Jose Gonzalez - Cello Song
The XX - Infinity
The XX - VCR
The XX - Night Time
Them Crooked Vultures - No One Loves Me & Neither Do I
Vincent Delerm - Brandt Rhapsodie
YACHT - I'm in Love with a Ripper
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

I hope lower-case is OK...

SONGS

1. animal collective - summertime clothes
2. the xx - crystalized
3. yeah yeah yeahs - zero
4. dan deacon - red f
5. dirty projectors - useful chamber
6. sonic youth - antenna
7. girls - laura
8. the xx - infinity
9. antlers - sylvia
10. animal collective - lion in a coma
11. flaming lips - the egos last stand
12. camera obscura - honey in the sun
13. lily allen - the fear
14. st. vincent - actor out of work
15. sleigh bells - crown on the ground
16. cass mccombs - my sister my spouse
17. phoenix - lisztomania
18. grizzly bear - while you wait for the others
19. flaming lips - convinced of the hex
20. tune-yards - sunlight

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Petri:

I'm not in the business of asking you to do more work, but I'm wondering if a good supplemental thread could be a list of songs in the poll with the highest score and the least amount of votes.

I would be curious about a song or album that is really special to someone but no one else. We could have that person that was the sole vote talk about why they liked it.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Albums:

1. Fever Ray - Fever Ray
2. Fool's Gold - Fool's Gold
3. xx - XX
4. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
5. Art Brut - Art Brut vs. Satan
6. Le Prince Miiaou - Safety First
7. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Up From Below
8. Benjamin Biolay - La superbe
9. Holden - Fantomatisme
10. Why? - Eskimo Snow


Songs:

1. Fever Ray - I'm Not Done
2. Fever Ray - When I Grow Up
3. Fool's Gold - Surprise Hotel
4. Grizzly Bear – While You Wait for the Others
5. The Heavy - How You Like Me Now?
6. Four Tet - Love Cry
7. Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
8. The XX - Intro
9. Why? - Into the Shadows of My Embrace
10. The XX - Crystalized
11. Fever Ray - Seven
12. Benjamin Biolay - Brandt Rhapsodie
13. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - 40 Day Dream
14. Le Prince Miiaou - No Compassion Available
15. The Drums - Let's Go Surfing
16. The Heavy - Short Change Hero
17. Fool's Gold - Night Dancing
18. Holden - Un toit étranger
19. Art Brut - Alcoholics Unanimous
20. Chris Garneau - Dirty Night Clowns

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1. ANIMAL COLLECTIVE-MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION
2. PHOENIX-WOLFGANG AMADEUS PHOENIX
3. GRIZZLY BEAR-VECKATIMEST
4. YEAH YEAH YEAHS-IT'S BLITZ!
5. JAY-Z-THE BLUEPRINT 3
6. BAT FOR LASHES-TWO SUNS
7. DIRTY PROJECTORS-BITTE ORCA
8. LA ROUX-LA ROUX
9. THE XX-XX
10. GIRLS-ALBUM
11. LADY GAGA-THE FAME
12. THE BIG PINK-A BRIEF HISTORY OF LOVE
13. LILY ALLEN-IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU
14. GOSSIP-MUSIC FOR MEN
15. FEVER RAY-FEVER RAY
16. THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART-THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART
17. PASSION PIT-MANNERS
18. ATLAS SOUND-LOGOS
19. NEKO CASE-MIDDLE CYCLONE
20. KID CUDI-MAN ON THE MOON: THE END OF THE DAY

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

According to RYM, "How I Got Over" by the Roots is a 2009 single. So don't forget it !!

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Jonah
Petri:

I'm not in the business of asking you to do more work, but I'm wondering if a good supplemental thread could be a list of songs in the poll with the highest score and the least amount of votes.

I would be curious about a song or album that is really special to someone but no one else. We could have that person that was the sole vote talk about why they liked it.


Instead of giving more work to Petri, we could use the recommendation thread. Everytime there's a song I love and that is likely to get my only vote, I post it so people can hear it and maybe include it in their lists.
That could be an idea. In fact I don't understand why people don't use the recommendations threads that much. Lack of time ? Lazyness ? This forum is meant for sharing music I guess

@Stephan : The Wrestler is a 2008 single according to RYM

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Albums

[01] Tinariwen | Imidiwan: Companions
[02] Broadcast and The Focus Group | Investigate Witch Cults of The Radio Age
[03] Sunn 0))) | Monoliths & Dimensions
[04] Mulatu Astatqé and The Heliocentrics | Inspiration Information
[05] Fever Ray | Fever Ray
[06] James Blackshaw | The Glass Bead Game
[07] Phoenix | Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
[08] Bat for Lashes | Two Suns
[09] Georgia Anne Muldrow | Umsindo
[10] Raekwon | Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…II
[11] Fuck Buttons | Tarot Sport
[12] Annie | Don't Stop
[13] Portico Quartet | Isla
[14] David Sylvian | Manafon
[15] Full Blast | Black Hole
[16] Evan Parker | House Full of Floors
[17] Group Bombino | Guitars from Agadez, Vol. 2
[18] OOIOO | Armonico Hewa
[19] Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba | I Speak Fula
[20] Prefab Sprout | Let's Change The World With Music


Songs

[01] Sunn 0))) | Alice
[02] James Blackshaw | Cross
[03] Tinariwen | Lulla
[04] Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys | Empire State of Mind
[05] Big Boi feat. Gucci Mane | Shine Blockas
[06] Broadcast and The Focus Group | The Be Colony
[07] Mulatu Astatqé and The Heliocentrics | Anglo Ethio Suite
[08] Fever Ray | Keep The Streets Empty for Me
[09] Phoenix | Lisztomania
[10] Fuck Buttons | Olympians
[11] Beck | Harry Partch
[12] The Roots | How I Got Over
[13] Bat for Lashes | Glass
[14] Raekwon | House of Flying Daggers
[15] The Clientele | I Wonder Who We Are
[16] Annie | Anthonio
[17] Sufjan Stevens | You Are The Blood
[18] The Reigning Sound | The Bells
[19] Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra | Asteroids!
[20] OOIOO | O O I A H
[21] Phoenix | 1901
[22] Portico Quartet | Clipper
[23] David Sylvian | Small Metal Gods
[24] Wilco | Bull Black Nova
[25] Prefab Sprout | Sweet Gospel Music
[26] Lightning Bolt | Transmissionary
[27] The xx | Crystalized
[28] Emeralds | Alive In The Sea of Information
[29] Oumou Sangaré | Sounsoumba
[30] Isis | Hall of The Dead
[31] Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas | Cisco
[32] Yoko Ono | The Sun Is Down! (Cornelius mix)
[33] Mos Def | Auditorium
[34] Oneida | Ghost In The Room
[35] Animal Collective | Summertime Clothes
[36] Them Crooked Vultures | Warsaw or The First Breath You Take After You Wake Up
[37] Neko Case | This Tornado Loves You
[38] Annie | Songs Remind Me of You
[39] Sonic Youth | Antenna
[40] Super Furry Animals | The Very Best of Neil Diamond
[41] Sunn 0))) | Big Church (Megszentségteleníthetetlenségeskedéseitekért)
[42] The Flaming Lips | Watching The Planets
[43] Bob Dylan | Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
[44] Exile | Population Control
[45] Nomo | Banners on High
[46] Grizzly Bear | Two Weeks
[47] Caetano Veloso | Perdeu
[48] Clipse feat. Kanye West | Kinda Like a Big Deal
[49] Mastodon | The Czar
[50] The Very Best | Warm Heart of Africa

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

1. U2 – Stand Up Comedy
2. Dave Matthews Band – Time Bomb
3. Voo Voo i Haydamaky – Tylko z nieba
4. Kasabian- Underdog
5. Sting- Soulcake
6. U2- Magnificent
7. Kasabian- Vlad the Impaler
8. Dave Matthews Band – Squirm
9. Kasabian- Thick As Thieves
10. U2- Fez- Being born
11. Dave Matthews band- Alligator Pie
12. Voo Voo i Haydamaky- Bądź zdrowe, serce me
13. Depeche mode- Wrong
14. Seasick Steve - Diddley Bo
15. Kasabian- Fire
16. Seasick Steve & Amy Lavere - So Lonesome I Could Cry
17. Dave Matthews Band- Baybe Blue
18. U2 – White as Snow
19. Sting- Cold Song
20. Kasabian- Where Did All the Love go?
21. Dave Matthews Band- Shake me like a monkey
22. U2- Moment of Surrender
23. Voo Voo I Haydamaky – Babilon System

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

sonofsamiam
Albums
[01] Tinariwen | Imidiwan: Companions
[02] Broadcast and The Focus Group | Investigate Witch Cults of The Radio Age
[03] Sunn 0))) | Monoliths & Dimensions
[04] Mulatu Astatqé and The Heliocentrics | Inspiration Information
[05] Fever Ray | Fever Ray
[06] James Blackshaw | The Glass Bead Game
[07] Phoenix | Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
[08] Bat for Lashes | Two Suns
[09] Georgia Anne Muldrow | Umsindo
[10] Raekwon | Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…II


Great list. Great to see lists featuring so many genres (and not only indie rock from US and UK).
The Tinariwen album sounnds great, hope I'll have the time to include it.

BTW, sonofsamian, we'd love to see a list of yours in the Foreign World Cup thread.

We'd love to see everybody's nominations, so please everybody pay a visit to the thread, you don't have to vote for all the regions but just for one or two if you want !

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

And please check out Fredo Viola before making your list.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

1. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart-s/t
2. Jay Reatard- Watch Me Fall
3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs-It's Blitz
4. The Big Pink- A Brief History of Love
5. The Horrors- Primary Colours
6. Camera Obscura- My Maudlin Career
7. Au Revoir Simone- Still Night, Still Light
8. HEALTH- Get Color
9. Animal Collective- Merriweather Post Pavilion
10. Fever Ray- s/t

Songs
1. The Horrors- Who Can Say
2. Cancel the Astronauts- I Am the President of You Fanclub
3. Grizzly Bear- Foreground
4. Camera Obscura- Honey in the Sun
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Dull Life

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Since I was not able not listen to music much in 2009 and 2010, I have a lot of catching up to do. Lots of great stuff though in 2009, neo-psychedelia and synth pop galore.

Animal Collective's album has some beautiful tracks, but I still can not listen to it entirely. The voice starts to irritate and too many annoying repetitions. Guess I'm still not ready for it ... maybe someday.

Hope to finish my lists before Wednesday, when a well deserved vacation and culture trip in Andalucia starts!

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Andre

Hope to finish my lists before Wednesday, when a well deserved vacation and culture trip in Andalucia starts!


Nice. I'm also going on holiday for 3 weeks from Wednesday, to a remote part of South Africa without access to the internet, so I'm also trying to listen to as many albums and songs as possible before then.

Andre

Animal Collective's album has some beautiful tracks, but I still can not listen to it entirely. The voice starts to irritate and too many annoying repetitions. Guess I'm still not ready for it ... maybe someday.


Animal Collective isn't usually my kind of thing, but I love Merriweather and have listened to it about 30 times. I'll comment more about it when I post my list. For now, Benjamin Biolay's La superbe is keeping me company while I start packing (not sure what to make of it yet).

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Okay, I might as well post already:

* Albums

1. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
2. Fever Ray - Fever Ray
3. The Antlers - Hospice
4. R.E.M. - Live At The Olympia
5. The XX - XX
6. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
7. Wilco - Wilco (The Album)
8. The Rifles - The Great Escape
9. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
10. Editors - In This Light And On This Evening

* Songs

1. The XX - Crystalised
2. The Rifles - The General
3. Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
4. Animal Collective - My Girls
5. Fever Ray - When I Grow Up
6. Delorean - Deli
7. Bat For Lashes - Daniel
8. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Young Adult Friction
9. The Decemberists - The Wanting Comes In Waves/Repaid
10. Editors - Papillon
11. Andrew Bird - Oh No
12. Neko Case - People Got A Lotta Nerve
13. Exlovers - You Forget So Easily
14. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero
15. Metric - Sick Muse
16. The Antlers - Bear
17. Camera Obscura - French Navy
18. The Antlers - Two
19. St. Vincent - Actor Out Of Work
20. Lightning Dust - Wondering What Everyone Knows

50 songs that didn't make my 20, but worth to mention and recommend:

Matias Aguayo - Rollerskate
Jon Allen - Dead Man's Suit
Lily Allen - The Fear
Allo Darlin' - The Polaroid Song
Animal Collective - Graze
The Antlers - Sylvia
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - The Golden Age
Atlas Sound - Quick Canal
Au Revoir Simone - Shadows
Bat For Lashes - Glass
Beirut - My Night With The Prostitute From Marseille
Califone - Buñuel
Bill Callahan - Eid Ma Clack Shaw
Neko Case - This Tornado Loves You
Dan Deacon - Snookered
The Decemberists - The Rake's Song
Delorean - Seasun
Dirty Projectors - Stillness Is The Move
Dirty Projectors & David Byrne - Knotty Pine
Dominique A. - Immortels
Doves - Kingdom Of Rust
Eels - That Look You Give That Guy
The Field - Leave It
Here We Go Magic - Fangela
The Horrors - Sea Within A Sea
Johan - Maria
Jonathan Johansson - En Hand I Himlen
Nat Johnson And The Figureheads - Wasted
Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
Cass McCombs - You Saved My Life
Memory Tapes - Bicycle
Metric - Help I'm Alive
Morrissey - I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
Mumford & Sons - The Cave
Passion Pit - The Reeling
Phoenix - 1901
Phoenix - Lisztomania
Julian Plenti - Games For Days
Polvo - Beggar's Bowl
The Rifles - Science In Violence
Royksöpp - The Girl And The Robot
Anne Soldaat - Born To Perform
Soulsavers - You Will Miss Me When I Burn
The Veils - The Letter
M. Ward - Hold Time
Washed Out - Feel It All Around
The Whitest Boy Alive - 1517
Wilco - Bull Black Nova
Wilco - I'll Fight

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Dan M
Nice. I'm also going on holiday for 3 weeks from Wednesday, to a remote part of South Africa without access to the internet, so I'm also trying to listen to as many albums and songs as possible before then.


That looks very beautiful. Enjoy your holiday!

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

I knew I left out someone important. I'd like to put in No More Stories Are Told Today, I'm Sorry They Washed Away // No More Stories, The World Is Grey, I'm Tired, Let's Wash Away by Mew @ #2. Such a beautiful album.

1. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart-s/t
#2.MEW-No More Stories Are Told Today, I'm Sorry They Washed Away // No More Stories, The World Is Grey, I'm Tired, Let's Wash Away
3. Jay Reatard- Watch Me Fall
4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs-It's Blitz
5. The Big Pink- A Brief History of Love
6. The Horrors- Primary Colours
7. Camera Obscura- My Maudlin Career
8. Au Revoir Simone- Still Night, Still Light
9. HEALTH- Get Color
10. Animal Collective- Merriweather Post Pavilion
11. Fever Ray- s/t

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Albums :
1. Benjamin Biolay - La superbe
2. The xx - xx
3. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
4. Fever Ray - Fever Ray
5. Arnaud Fleurent-Didier - La Reproduction
6. Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse - Dark Night of the Soul
7. Prince - LotusFlow3r + MplSound
8. Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light
9. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
10. The Dead Weather - Horehound
11. Diving With Andy - Sugar Sugar
12. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
13. Piano Magic - Ovations
14. Franz Ferdinand - Tonight Franz Ferdinand
15. Kasabian - The West Rider Pauper Lunatic Asylum
16. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
17. Gossip - Music For Men
18. Bat for Lashes - Two Suns
19. Loney Dear - Dear John
20. Ghinzu - Mirror Mirror
21. Peter Doherty - Grace-Westlands
22. The Horrors- Primary Colours
23. Lhasa - Lhasa
24. Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures
25. Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
26. Yodelice - Tree of life
27. Julian Casablancas - Phrazes For The Young
28. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
29. Brigitte Fontaine - Prohibition
30. Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM
31. Jeremy Jay - Slow Dance
32. The Antlers - Hospice

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Romain, La Reproduction is from 2010 but the single «France Culture» is 2009

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Songs of 2009:

1 : Eminem : Crack A Bottle
2 : The Very Best : Warm Heart Of Africa
3 : Music Go Music : Warm In The Shadows
4 : The Unthanks : Lucky Gilchrist
5 : Yeah Yeah Yeahs : Heads Will Roll
6 : Black Lips : Trapped In A Basement
7 : El Perro Del Mar : Change of Heart
8 : Radaid : Shine
9 : Lee Fields & The Expressions : Ladies
10 : Mission Of Burma : 1, 2 ,3, Partyy!
11 : Polly Scattergood : Number 24
12 : OOIOO : OOIAH
13 : Big Boi : Shine Blockas
14 : The Roots : How I Got Over
15 : The Mountain Goats : Genesis 3:23
16 : The Sandwitches : Fire
17 : Tortoise : Prepare Your Coffin
18 : Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band : Healing
19 : Beach House : Norway
20 : K-Os : I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman
21 : The Dead Weather : I Cut Like a Buffalo
22 : Fontän : Neanderthaler
23 : Robert Glasper : All Matter
24 : Frida Hyönen : Jesus Was A Crossmaker
25 : La Roux : In For The Kill
26 : Joker and Ginz : Purple City
27 : Portishead : Chase The Tear
28 : Sir Richard Bishop : The Pillars Of Baalbek
29 : Drake : Say What's Real
30 : Soap&Skin : Spiracle
31 : The Antlers : Kettering
32 : Castanets : Worn From The Fight (With Fireworks)
33 : Bob Dylan : Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
34 : El Michels Affair : C.R.E.A.M
35 : Black Lips : Short Fuse
36 : The National : So Far Around The Bend
37 : Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings : Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects
38 : Bill Callahan : Eid Ma Clack Shaw
39 : Tortoise : Charteroak Foundation
40 : Avner : Känslor
41 : McAlmont and Nyman : Take the Money and Run
42 : The Casino Royal : Deluxe Casino Royal
43 : Woods : Rain On
44 : Dirty Projectors : Stillness is the Move
45 : Rock Plaza Central : (Don't You Believe The Words Of) Handsome Men
46 : The Mavyns : Greener Than The Sea
47 : Burial & Four Tet : Moth
48 : Charlotte Gainsbourg : Le chat du Café des Artistes
49 : The Low Anthem : Charlie Darwin
50 : Flight of the Conchords : Hurt Feelings
51 : Laura Veirs : July Flame
52 : Red - The Man Without the Machine : I Should Tell Ya Momma On You
53 : Speech Debelle : The Key
54 : Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse : Little Girl
55 : Skatan : Shine
56 : Mos Def : Casa Bey
57 : Woods : The Dark
58 : DM Stith : Thanksgiving Moon
59 : Burial : Fostercare
60 : Ben Frost : Killshot
61 : Oh No : The Pain
62 : Christmas Island : Twenty Nine
63 : Antony & the Johnsons : Aeon
64 : Keramick & Lobo : Brown-Eyed Susan
65 : Pet Shop Boys : Love Etc.
66 : Timber Timbre : Magic Arrow
67 : The Sandwitches : Marry Me
68 : Mi Ami : Pressure
69 : Florence And The Machine : You've Got the Love (The xx Remix)
70 : Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra : Gamma Pluto Delta
71 : Big Blood : Heart of Glass
72 : A Hawk And A Hacksaw : Kertesz
73 : The Streets : Trust Me
74 : Eminem : We Made You
75 : The Antlers : Bear
76 : Die Goldenen Zitronen : Des Landeshauptmanns letzter Weg
77 : Camera Obscura : Honey In The Sun
78 : Artur Nunes : Tia (Remix Mario Caldato, Jr.)
79 : Le Microkosmos : Es Un Hermoso Verano Lunar
80 : Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen : Selfish Gene

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Albumes of 2009:

1. The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa
2. The Sandwitches - How to Make Ambient Sadcake
3. McAlmont and Nyman - The Glare
4. Tortoise - Beacons Of Ancestorship
5. Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics - Inspiration Information, Vol. 3
6. Black Lips - 200 Million Thousand
7. Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle
8. The Unthanks - Here's The Tender Coming
9. Big Blood - Already Gone I & II
10. Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Songs:

1 | Phoenix | 1901
2 | Big Boi feat. Gucci Mane | Shine Blockas
3 | Animal Collective | My Girls
4 | Antony & The Johnsons | Epilepsy Is Dancing
5 | M. Ward | Rave On
6 | Phoenix | Lisztomania
7 | Animal Collective | Brother Sport
8 | Staff Benda Bilili | Sala Keba
9 | Yeah Yeah Yeahs | Zero
10 | Bat for Lashes | Daniel
11 | Grizzly Bear | Two Weeks
12 | Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys | Empire State of Mind
13 | The xx | Crystalised
14 | Lily Allen | The Fear
15 | Wild Beasts | Hooting and Howling
16 | Atlas Sound feat. Noah Lennox | Walkabout
17 | The Roots | How I Got Over
18 | St. Vincent | The Strangers
19 | Dominique A. | Immortels
20 | Alela Diane | Age Old Blue

21 | Yeah Yeah Yeahs | Heads Will Roll
22 | The xx | Islands
23 | Grizzly Bear | While You Wait for the Others
24 | Lady Gaga | Bad Romance
25 | Raekwon | House of Flying Daggers
26 | Camera Obscura | French Navy
27 | St. Vincent | Actor Out of Work
28 | Neko Case | People Got a Lotta Nerve
29 | Fever Ray | Keep the Streets Empty for Me
30 | Dirty Projectors | Stillness Is the Move
31 | The Low Anthem | Charlie Darwin
32 | The Very Best | Warm Heart of Africa
33 | Bill Callahan | Jim Cain
34 | Fuck Buttons | Surf Solar
35 | Wild Beasts | All the King's Men
36 | Antony & The Johnsons | Her Eyes Are Underneath the Ground
37 | Mumford & Sons | The Cave
38 | Fredo Viola | The Sad Song
39 | Julian Casablancas | 11th Dimension
40 | Florence + the Machine | Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
41 | Staff Benda Bilili | Tonkara
42 | Franz Ferdinand | Can't Stop Feeling
43 | Neon Indian | Deadbeat Summer
44 | Andrew Bird | Oh No
45 | Eels | That Look You Gave That Guy
46 | Animal Collective | Bluish
47 | Charlotte Gainsbourg feat. Beck | Heaven Can Wait
48 | Muse | Undisclosed Desires
49 | Radaid | Shine
50 | Dan Auerbach | My Last Mistake

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ALBUMS:

1. Pearl Jam | Backspacer
2. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart | s/t
3. Mumford & Sons | Sigh No More
4. Muse | The Resistance
5. The Temper Trap | Conditions
6. Dirty Projectors | Bitte Orca
7. Kid Cudi | Man on the Moon: The End of the Day
8. Dave Matthews Band | Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King
9. Passion Pit | Manners
10. Civil Twilight | Civil Twilight
11. Codeine Velvet Club | s/t
12. Alice In Chains | Black Gives Way To Blue
13. Mos Def | The Ecstatic
14. 30 Seconds To Mars | This Is War
15. Them Crooked Vultures | s/t
16. The Killers | Live at Royal Albert Hall
17. Depeche Mode | Sounds of the Universe
18. The Church | Untitled #23
19. Franz Ferdinand | Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
20. Matt and Kim | Grand


Overall, not a very good or very "top heavy" year for albums. Nothing in my Top 300 and only 43 in my personal music collection.

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Albums:

1 | Animal Collective | Merriweather Post Pavilion
2 | Antony & The Johnsons | The Crying Light
3 | Yeah Yeah Yeahs | It's Blitz!
4 | Wild Beasts | Two Dancers
5 | Grizzly Bear | Veckatimest
6 | The xx | xx
7 | Raekwon | Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt II
8 | Phoenix | Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
9 | Staff Benda Bilili | Très très fort
10 | Allen Toussaint | The Bright Mississippi
11 | Mumford & Sons | Sigh No More
12 | Girls | Album
13 | St. Vincent | Actor
14 | Dan Auerbach | Keep It Hid
15 | Bill Callahan | Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle
16 | Pete Doherty | Grace / Wastelands
17 | Florence + the Machine | Lungs
18 | M. Ward | Hold Time
19 | Bat for Lashes | Two Suns
20 | Renaud Garcia-Fons | La línea del sur

After discovering great rootsy music for the 2008 poll by the likes of The Tallest Man on Earth, Melingo and Hayes Carll, I wasn’t all that excited about listening to albums from 2009 when I noticed that the vast majority of the critics’ favourites were art pop and electronic music. Don’t get me wrong: I do like art pop and electronic music, but I couldn’t shake the feeling that the music of 2009 seemed kinda limp and without oomph, and a bit pretentious and superficial.

But then I started listening to the albums and realised that it was silly of me to be so apprehensive and critical. It just so happened that the most interesting and forward-looking developments in music were in the fields of electronic music and pop, and just because it’s not rootsy doesn’t mean it’s superficial or pretentious (after all, this is 2009 we’re talking about, not 1939).

So I found myself feeling happy that Yeah Yeah Yeahs traded guitars for keyboards and went for a TV on the Radio production sound on It’s Blitz; Wild Beasts’ beautifully sensual, falsetto-driven Two Dancers delighted me; The xx’s debut sounded like a masterclass in how to make an understated, atmospheric pop album; and I was impressed by how natural and unforced Phoenix’s Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix sounded despite being so meticulously crafted.

But towering above all of it was Animal Collective’s weird yet accessible Merriweather Post Pavilion. When I listened to it for the first time in 2009 I was sligthly taken aback by the structure of the songs – or rather, by the lack of structure. While Animal Collective was a bit too weird for my liking before Merriweather Post Pavilion, their songs at least had a more familiar structure. But I made myself listen to it a few more times, and eventually I got used to the idea that looping “soundscapes” formed the basis of each song, instead of conventional structure. I’ve listened to it a lot since then, and after so many spins nothing about it sounds “experimental” to me anymore. Instead, what shines through time after time is childlike joy and exuberance – a sound that warms my heart and makes me want to sing and clap along to every song. It is an album that is exciting and energetic in a completely unique way, which makes it not only one of my favourite electronic albums but one of my all-time favourite albums of any genre.

Of course, there was more to 2009 than pop and electronic music. I liked the raw yet focused gangster rap of Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II, the infectious Congolese street music of Staff Benda Bilili’s Très très fort, and the rich and soulful jazz / New Orleans R&B of Allen Toussaint’s The Bright Mississippi, among others.

Special mention to Antony & The Johnsons, whose warm arrangements on The Crying Light are a million miles removed from the “coldness” of some of the acclaimed electronic albums. I know Antony Hegarty’s voice isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but to me it is an extraordinarily beautiful voice and he is one of very few performers whose singing makes me feel like he is actually exposing his soul, if that makes sense. And I think his voice and style of singing really compliment the emotional honesty of his lyrics.

It was a lot of fun to take part in these monthly polls for the 00s (thanks again Petri!). Bring on the 90s!

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SONGS:

1. The Temper Trap | Sweet Disposition
2. Phoenix | Lisztomania
3. Jay-Z & Alicia Keys | Empire State Of Mind
4. Mumford & Sons | The Cave
5. The Big Pink | Dominoes
6. Pearl Jam | Just Breathe
7. Civil Twilight | Anybody Out There
8. Franz Ferdinand | No You Girls
9. Kid Cudi | Pursuit Of Happiness
10. Snow Patrol | Just Say Yes
11. Passion Pit | Little Secrets
12. The Roots | How I Got Over
13. Silversun Pickups | Panic Switch
14. Grizzly Bear | Two Weeks
15. Matisyahu | One Day
16. Pearl Jam | The Fixer
17. Depeche Mode | Wrong
18. Lily Allen | The Fear
19. Foo Fighters | Wheels
20. Mos Def | Quiet Dog

21. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart | Young Adult Fiction
22. Dave Matthews Band | Funny The Way It Is
23. Animal Collective | Summertime Clothes
24. Wilco | You And I
25. Band Of Skulls | Light Of The Morning
26. 30 Seconds To Mars & Kanye West | Hurricane
27. Alice In Chains | Your Decision
28. The Mars Volta | Since We've Been Wrong
29. Placebo | For What It's Worth
30. Maxwell | Pretty Wings
31. Doves | Kingdom Of Rust
32. Bruce Springsteen | The Wrestler
33. Manchester Orchestra | Shake It Out
34. The Temper Trap | Fader
35. Arctic Monkeys | Crying Lightning
36. Passion Pit | The Reeling
37. Dirty Projectors | Stillness Is The Move
38. The xx | Crystalized
39. Big Boi | Shine Blockas
40. The Antlers | Two
41. Metric | Help, I'm Alive
42. Muse | Undisclosed Desires
43. Breaking Benjamin | Give Me A Sign (***Guilty Pleasure***)
44. Yeah Yeah Yeahs | Heads Will Roll
45. Phoenix | 1901
46. Camera Obscura | French Navy
47. U2 | I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
48. Kid Cudi | Day 'N' Nite
49. Miranda Lambert | The House That Built Me
50. Muse | Resistance
51. One EskimO | Amazing
52. Ben Harper | Shimmer And Shine
53. David Gray | Fugative
54. Kasabian | Fire
55. Animal Collective | My Girls
56. The Black Crowes | I Ain't Hiding
57. Alicia Keys | Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart
58. Passion Pit | Sleepyhead
59. Dave Matthews Band | You And Me
60. Them Crooked Vultures | New Fang

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Albums :

1) Fever Ray - Fever Ray
2) Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
3) The XX - XX
4) Orelsan - Perdu d'Avance
5) Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
6) Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
7) Various Artists - Dark Was the Night
8) The Antlers - Hospice
9) Florence + The Machine - Lungs
10) Dan Deacon - Bromst
11) Future of the Left - Travels With Myself and Another
12) Yacht - See Mystery Lights
13) Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
14) Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures
15) Heather Woods Broderick - From the Ground
16) Raekwon - Only Built for Cuban Linx ptII
17) Matt & Kim - Grand
18) Sparklehorse - Dark Night of the Soul
19) Japandroids - Post-Nothing
20) Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More

It might be the year of the decade with the less albums in my top 200, but overall it has a much larger variety of good albums than 2001 or 2008.
And really, what I like is how diverse this list is !

I'm one of the few who thinks that MPP is a letdown compared to Feels and Strawberry Jam, but it is still pretty great. I often see it called AC most accessible album which is an enigma to me, there's no doubt it is much more easy to like than Feels, I find Strawberry Jam simpler and more straight forward.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Songs

1. Jay-Z - Empire State of Mind
2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero
3. Phoenix - Lisztomania
4. The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You
5. The Big Pink - Dominos
6. Phoenix - 1901
7. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll
8. Jay Reatard - It Ain't Gonna Save Me
9. The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa
10. Franz Ferdinand - No You Girls
11. Girls - Lust for Life
12. Jay-Z - Run This Town
13. M. Ward - Never Had Nobody Like You
14. Lily Allen - The Fear
15. Prince - Colonized Mind
16. Neko Case - People Got a Lotta Nerve
17. XX - Crystalized
18. Horehound - Treat Me Like Your Mother
19. Regina Spektor - Folding Chair
20. Wilco - Wilco (the Song)

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Hi Petri: after going through the songs lists of the first 10 voters (from Stephan to Michel), here are the results about non-eligible date of release so far (in alphabetical order):
1. Allen, Lily - The Fear: it seems that it was relased as a digital download on December 9, 2008 and later as a CD single on January 26, 2009. Not possible to confirm it in her official page but I've found several comments on December of 2008 from bloggers or users of, for instance, Amazon. AM background: we considered MGMT's "Oracular Spectacular" eligible for 2007 from a digital download previous to the physical release.
2. Fever Ray - If I Had a Heart: released as a CD single on December 15, 2008, got some votes last month as previously discussed.
3. and 4. Low Anthem, The - Charlie Darwin and Ticket Taker: these two songs are included on the band’s third album "Oh, My God, Charlie Darwin" that was, according both to Wikipedia and their official page, self-released on September 2, 2008 and later re-released on Bella Union label on June 9, 2009. AM background: we considered Bon Iver's "For Emma, For Ever Ago" eligible for 2007 from a self-release.
5. Springsteen, Bruce - The Wrestler: released as a digital file on December 16, 2008, got some votes last month as previously discussed.
6. Temper Trap, The - Sweet Disposition: released as an EP only in Australia on September 16, 2008 and, according to Wikipedia, re-recorded and later released as a single worldwide on July 6, 2009. This information is not available at their official page. AM background: The La's "There She Goes Again" or (again) MGMT's "Time to Pretend" second versions were considered eligible because these versions were the ones that received the acclaim, so maybe "Sweet Disposition" could be considered eligible for 2009 after all.
7. YACHT - It's Boring / You Can Live Anywhere You Want: released as part of the album "See Mystery Lights" on August 2009 but previously appeared as B-side of 12" Summer Song on September 30, 2008 although it can't be confirmed on their official page (I mean, Summer Song was released on 2008 but the official page does not include the name of the B-side).

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Honorio
Hi Petri: after going through the songs lists of the first 10 voters (from Stephan to Michel), here are the results about non-eligible date of release so far (in alphabetical order):

Hi Honorio and thanks a lot for huge work (and also thanks to nicolas and all the others as well for pointing out not eligible songs and albums).
I've even voted for two of these not eligible songs (Charlie Darwin + The Fear).

I agree that we can use the MGMT and The LA's-card (although There She Goes is nowadays a 1988 song in AM) and keep the Sweet Disposition eligible (still I try to listen to the original 2008 version today).
Luckily none of those not-eligible songs weren't top 100 finalist material (not even The Fear).
SO not eligible songs are:
Allen, Lily - The Fear
Fever Ray - If I Had a Heart
Girls, The - Lust for Life
Low Anthem, The - Charlie Darwin and Ticket Taker
Springsteen, Bruce - The Wrestler
YACHT - It's Boring / You Can Live Anywhere You Want

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Sorry about this, but please insert some Mumford & Sons stuff for me:

Albums:
9. Sigh No More

Songs:
4. Little Lion Man
10. The Cave

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

So without the Yacht song, here is the bottom of my list :

18) Future of the Left - Arming Eritrea
19) Sleigh Bells - Infinity Guitars
20) Fuck Buttons - Surf Solar

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

With The Fear out of the picture, that gives me a chance to let Destroyer's Bay of Pigs slip in, which is just coming into heavy rotation for me.

Is the version on the 2009 EP the same as the version that appears on the end of the Kaput album?

1. animal collective - summertime clothes
2. the xx - crystalized
3. yeah yeah yeahs - zero
4. dan deacon - red f
5. dirty projectors - useful chamber
6. sonic youth - antenna
7. girls - laura
8. the xx - infinity
9. antlers - sylvia
10. animal collective - lion in a coma
11. flaming lips - the egos last stand
12. camera obscura - honey in the sun
13. st. vincent - actor out of work
14. sleigh bells - crown on the ground
15. cass mccombs - my sister my spouse
16. phoenix - lisztomania
17. grizzly bear - while you wait for the others
18. flaming lips - convinced of the hex
19. tune-yards - sunlight
20. destroyer - bay of pigs (detail)

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

oh by the way I spelled The XX - Crystalised wrong for both of my lists so don't forget it.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Songs

1/ Train/ Hey Soul Sister
2/ John Mayer/ Half of My Heart
3/ Florence and the Machine/ You've Got the Love
4/ Colbie Caillat/ Fallin' For You
5/ Animal Collective/ My Girls
6/ Phoenix/ 1901
7/ Silversun Pickups/ Growing Old Is Getting Old
8/ Grizzly Bear/ Two Weeks
9/ Phoenix/ Lisztomania
10/ La Roux/ Bulletproof
11 Lady Gaga Bad Romance
12 Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling
13 Foo Fighters Wheels
14 Prefab Sprout Earth, the Story So Far
15 Annie Bad Times
16 Pet Shop Boys Did You See Me Coming?
17 Camera Obscura Honey In the Sun
18 Owl City Fireflies
19 Prefab Sprout Sweet Gospel Music
20 Horrors Who Can Say

21 Morrissey I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
22 Muse Undisclosed Desires
23 XX Night Time
24 U2 Moment of Surrender
25 Franz Ferdinand Can't Stop Feeling
26 Florence and the Machine Rabbit Heart
27 Muse Resistance
28 Rob Thomas Mockingbird
29 Silversun Pickups Sort of
30 Weezer (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To
31 Silversun Pickups The Royal We
32 Jay Sean Down
33 Silversun Pickups There's No Secrets This year
34 Orianthi God Only Knows
35 John Mayer Crossroads
36 Orianthi According to You
37 John Mayer Heartbreak Warfare
38 Annie Lennox Shining Light
39 Adam Lambert A Loaded Smile
40 Jars of Clay Closer
41 Adam Lambert Whataya Want From Me
42 Grizzly Bear About Face
43 Florence and the Machine Dog Days Are Over
44 Flaming Lips Scorpio Sword
45 Fiery Furnaces Ray Bouvier
46 Echo & The Bunnymen Drivetime
47 Daughtry Life After You
48 Neko Case Magpie to the Morning
49 Boys Like Girls Two Is Better Than One
50 Joe Bonamassa The Great Flood
51 Bat for Lashes The Big Sleep
52 Joe Bonamassa Stop!
53 Bat for Lashes Travelling Woman
54 B.o.B Nothin' On You
55 Avett Brothers Head Full of Doubt /Road Full of Promise
56 Lily Allen Back to the Start
57 Dirty Projectors Stillness Is the Move
58 Echo & The Bunnymen Think I Need It Too
59 Bat for Lashes Daniel
60 Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys Empire State of Mind
61 The Big Pink Dominos
62 Grizzly Bear While You Wait for the Others
63 Gossip Heavy Cross
64 Animal Collective Brother Sport
65
66 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Young Adult Friction
67 Joker Digidesign
68 Camera Obscura French Navy
69 Neko Case People Got a Lotta Nerve
70 The Avett Brothers I and Love and You
71 Fever Ray I'm Not Done
72 Sonic Youth Malibu Gas Station
73 Pearl Jam The Fixer
74 Wilco You and I
75 Beach House Norway
76 Fever Ray Keep the Streets Empty for me
77 Sonic Youth Antenna
78 Animal Collective Lion In a Coma
79 Flaming Lips The Egos Last Stand
80 XX Intro
81 Fever Ray Seven
82 Bat for Lashes Glass
83 Annie Anthonio
84 U2 Magnificent
85 Andrew Bird Oh No
86 Mumford & Sons The Cave
87 Charlotte Gainsbourg feat. Beck Heaven Can Wait
88 David Matthews Band Funny the Way It Is
89 311 My Heart Sings
90 Yeah Yeah Yeahs Hysteric
91 Wilco Everlasting Everything
92 Wilco One Wing
93 Train Words
94 Vienna Teng Antebellum
95 Train Brick By Brick
96 Vienna Teng White Light
97 Train You Already Know
98 Telekinesis! All of a Sudden
99 Train If It’s Love
100 Telekinesis! Imaginary Friend
101 Train Parachute
102 Swell Season I Have Loved You Wrong
103 Taken By Trees Watch the Waves
104 Swell Season Paper Cup
105 Joss Stone Governmentalist
106 Swell Season The Verb
107 Joss Stone Parallel Lines
108 St. Vincent The Party
109 Joss Stone Stalemate
110 Silversun Pickups Draining
111 St. Vincent Save Me From What I Want
112 Joss Stone Mr. Wankerman
113 Son Volt Jukebox of Steel
114 Joss Stone 4 and 20
115 Son Volt Dust of Daylight
116 Joss Stone Lady
117 Silversun Pickups Catch & Release
118 Joss Stone Free Me
119 Joss Stone I Believe It Ti My Soul
120 Jay Sean Do You Remember
121 Silversun Pickups It's Nice To Know You Work Alone
122 Mark Schultz Father's Eyes
123 Rihanna The Last Song
124 Mark Schultz Closer Than I've Ever Been
125 Rihanna Russian Roulette
126 Mark Schultz What It Means to be Loved
127 Pearl Jam Speed of Sound
128 Reverend Horton Heat Oh God / Doesn't Work In Vegas
129 Pearl Jam Supersonic
130 Owl City Umbrella Beach
131 Pearl Jam Amongst the Waves
132 Orianthi Highly Strung
133 Pearl Jam Johnny Guitar
134 Orianthi Untogether
135 Pearl Jam Gonna See My Friend
136 Orianthi What's It Gonna Be
137 Noisettes Cheap Kicks
138 Orianthi Think Like a Man
139 Marissa Nadler River of Dirt
140 John Mayer Do You Know Me
141 Metric Help I'm Alive
142 John Mayer Edge of Desire
143 Adam Lambert Time For Miracles
144 Dave Matthews Why I Am
145 Adam Lambert Soaked
146 Mastadon The Czar: I. Usurper II. Escape III. Martyr IV. Spiral
147 Kesha TiK ToK
148 India.Arie Yellow
149 Jars of Clay Forgive Me
150 India.Arie Better Way
151 Jars of Clay There Might Be a Light
152 India.Arie Therapy
153 Jars of Clay Scenic Route
154 India.Arie Pearls
155 Jars of Clay Don't Stop
156 India.Arie A Beautiful Day
157 Jars of Clay The Long Fall
158 India.Arie Interlude: Grains
159 Imogen Heap 2-1
160 India.Arie River Rise
161 Imogen Heap Tidal
162 PJ Harvey Black Hearted Love
163 Imogen Heap First Train Home
164 Groundation Not So Simple
165 Grizzly Bear Cheerleader
166 Green Day See the Light
167 Charlotte Gainsbourg In the End
168 Green Day Horseshoes and Handgrenades
169 John Fogerty Moody River
170 Green Day 21st Century Breakdown
171 Flaming Lips Silver Trembling Hands
172 John Fogerty Garden Party
173 Flaming Lips Your Bats
174 Fiery Furnaces Lost At Sea
175 Flaming Lips See the Leaves
176 Fiery Furnaces Even In the Rain
177 Fever Ray Now's The Only Time I Know
178 Echo & The Bunnymen Proxy
179 Steve Earle Brand New Companion
180 Echo & The Bunnymen Life of 1000 Crimes
181 Decemberists The Hazards of Love 1
182 Echo & The Bunnymen Shroud of Turin
183 Kelly Clarkson My Life Would Suck Without You
184 Echo & The Bunnymen Do You Know Who I Am?
185 Kelly Clarkson Don't Let Me Stop You
186 Echo & The Bunnymen Forgotten Fields
187 Beach House Lover of Mine
188 Neko Case Vengenace Is Sleeping
189 Beach House Zebra
190 Joe Bonamassa Feelin' Good
191 Bat for Lashes Sleep Alone
192 Brian Blade All Gospel Radio
193 Bat for Lashes Glass
194 Lily Allen I Could Say
195 Antony & the Johnsons Another World
196 Lily Allen Not Fair
197 Prince Colonized Mind
198 Japandroids Young Hearts Spark Fire
199 Atlas Sound Feat. Noah Lennox Walkabout
200 The XX Islands
201 Yeah Yeah Yeahs Heads Will Roll
202 Lady Gaga Paparazzi
203 Julian Casablancas 11th Dimension
204 Arctic Monkeys Cornerstone
205 Pet Shop Boys Love Etc.
206 Big Boi feat. Gucci Mane Shine Blockas
207 XX VCR
208 Antony & the Johnsons Epilespsy is Dancing
209 XX Infinity
210 Yo La Tengo Avalon or Someone Very Similar

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Albums

1 Silversun Pickups/ Swoon
3 Echo & The Bunnymen/ The Fountain
2 Train/ Save Me, San Francisco
4 Bat For Lashes/ Two Suns
5 The XX/ XX
6 Grizzly Bear/ Veckatimest
7 Animal Collective/ Merriweather Post Pavillion
8 Neko Case/ Middle Cyclone
9 Pearl Jam/ Backspacer
10 Joss Stone/ Colour Me Free
11 Joe Bonamassa/ The Ballad Of John Henry
12 St. Vincent/ Actor
13 Wilco/ Wilco (The Album)
14 Jars of Clay/ The Long Fall Back To Earth
15 Orianthi/ Believe
16 India.Arie/ Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
18 Beach House/ Teen Dream
19 Adam Lambert/ For Your Entertainment
20 U2/ No Line On The Horizon
21 Yeah Yeah Yeahs It's Blitz
22 Fever Ray Fever Ray
23 Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca
24 Florence and the Machine Lungs
25 John Mayer Battle Studies
26 Green Day 21st Century Breakdown
27 Fiery Furnaces I'm Going Away
28 Imogen Heap Ellipse
28 Lily Allen It's Not Me, It's You
29 Mark Schultz Come Alive
30 Swell Season Strict Joy
31 Flaming Lips Embryonic
32 Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
33 Canera Obscura My Maudlin Career
34 Sonic Youth The Eternal
35 Antony and the Johnsons The Crying Light

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Petri

I agree that we can use the MGMT and The LA's-card (although There She Goes is nowadays a 1988 song in AM) and keep the Sweet Disposition eligible (still I try to listen to the original 2008 version today).

I listened the original version. It sounded the same than the 09 version (I'm not sure is there any difference (I didn't listen the "new" version today)). So Sweet Disposition isn't eligible.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Petri
Petri

I agree that we can use the MGMT and The LA's-card (although There She Goes is nowadays a 1988 song in AM) and keep the Sweet Disposition eligible (still I try to listen to the original 2008 version today).

I listened the original version. It sounded the same than the 09 version (I'm not sure is there any difference (I didn't listen the "new" version today)). So Sweet Disposition isn't eligible.



So I lose my #1 single because of an EP released only in Australia. It is getting to the point where you need clarification before the month starts, it is too late to revote for 2008. Next thing you know someone will claim a demo tape was leaked on the internet from the year before...

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Slick
Petri
Petri

I agree that we can use the MGMT and The LA's-card (although There She Goes is nowadays a 1988 song in AM) and keep the Sweet Disposition eligible (still I try to listen to the original 2008 version today).

I listened the original version. It sounded the same than the 09 version (I'm not sure is there any difference (I didn't listen the "new" version today)). So Sweet Disposition isn't eligible.



So I lose my #1 single because of an EP released only in Australia. It is getting to the point where you need clarification before the month starts, it is too late to revote for 2008. Next thing you know someone will claim a demo tape was leaked on the internet from the year before...

I actually don't care if the song has some commonly unknown release before the discovery (I even voted for two songs that were released in 2008 because I didn't check more carefully when they were released).
Nevertheless I have removed the songs and albums that have been already in the final (MGMT and Bon Iver got suprinsigly lot votes in 08 poll). And if someone have pointed out or I have noticed that something is from wrong year, I have checked that correction is correct and removed it (Beach House album Teen Dream is from 2010).
I think that the most important thing is that songs that are potential finalists have fair chance to get to final (for example Girls and Vampire Weekend songs were singly nominated because their potential final status). Also we decided that Ignition (remix) was eligible in 03 poll (unless augurus proved that it was released in 02 and voted it then) and Kids + Time to Pretend were 07 songs (unless many knew they were originally released in 05).
I don't think you lose your #1. Sweet Disposition have gained now much more notice than it would have without Honorio's and my posts. Nevertheless I can count your 50 points (& Depeche Mode's one point) if you want. If we have tie I check if removing the song will change the results.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Let me repost my songs list...

SONGS:

1. The Big Pink | Dominoes
2. Phoenix | Lisztomania
3. Jay-Z & Alicia Keys | Empire State Of Mind
4. Mumford & Sons | The Cave
5. Snow Patrol | Just Say Yes
6. Pearl Jam | Just Breathe
7. Civil Twilight | Anybody Out There
8. Franz Ferdinand | No You Girls
9. Kid Cudi | Pursuit Of Happiness
10. Passion Pit | Little Secrets
11. The Roots | How I Got Over
12. Silversun Pickups | Panic Switch
13. Grizzly Bear | Two Weeks
14. Matisyahu | One Day
15. Pearl Jam | The Fixer
16. Depeche Mode | Wrong
17. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart | Young Adult Fiction
18. The Teper Trap | Fader
19. Foo Fighters | Wheels
20. Mos Def | Quiet Dog


21. Dave Matthews Band | Funny The Way It Is
22. Animal Collective | Summertime Clothes
23. Wilco | You And I
24. Band Of Skulls | Light Of The Morning
25. 30 Seconds To Mars & Kanye West | Hurricane
26. Alice In Chains | Your Decision
27. The Mars Volta | Since We've Been Wrong
28. Placebo | For What It's Worth
29. Maxwell | Pretty Wings
30. Doves | Kingdom Of Rust
31. Manchester Orchestra | Shake It Out
32. Arctic Monkeys | Crying Lightning
33. Passion Pit | The Reeling
34. Dirty Projectors | Stillness Is The Move
35. The xx | Crystalized
36. Big Boi | Shine Blockas
37. The Antlers | Two
38. Metric | Help, I'm Alive
39. Muse | Undisclosed Desires
40. Breaking Benjamin | Give Me A Sign (***Guilty Pleasure***)
41. Yeah Yeah Yeahs | Heads Will Roll
42. Phoenix | 1901
43. Camera Obscura | French Navy
44. U2 | I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
45. Kid Cudi | Day 'N' Nite
46. Miranda Lambert | The House That Built Me
47. Muse | Resistance
48. One EskimO | Amazing
49. Ben Harper | Shimmer And Shine
50. David Gray | Fugative
51. Kasabian | Fire
52. Animal Collective | My Girls
53. The Black Crowes | I Ain't Hiding
54. Alicia Keys | Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart
55. Passion Pit | Sleepyhead
56. Dave Matthews Band | You And Me
57. Them Crooked Vultures | New Fang
58. The Antlers | Bear
59. Julian Casablancas | 11th Dimension
60. Civil Twilight | Letter From The Sky

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Slick
So I lose my #1 single because of an EP released only in Australia. It is getting to the point where you need clarification before the month starts, it is too late to revote for 2008. Next thing you know someone will claim a demo tape was leaked on the internet from the year before...

Sorry for contributing to this situation, maybe (as Petri suggested) we can keep the votes for this song and see what to do if it gets to the Top 10. Anyway as I can see you already changed your list.
Anyway it's funny that you mention the Internet leaks, in fact we had an issue about that with Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" no less (#3 of the 2000s with the new update), leaked on the Internet in late 2005. And this year too, Animal Collective's "Brother Sport" was leaked on the Internet on November of 2008. And seeing this Forum, where the new releases by your favourite artists are commented weeks before the official release, it seems that now the "real" date of release is the day of the leak. I don't "use" these Internet leaks, I don't feel the need of being the first to listen to something. But that's something that is happening. As I can see, the last five years are being a nightmare for tracing dates of release, with multiplicity of releases: digital downloads, self-releases, free streaming on webpages and blogs, etc. The improvement on accesibility due to the Internet and the "democratization" of distribution of music is going to drive crazy to all of the nerds like us.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Albums:

1. Yo La Tengo: Popular Songs
2. Super Furry Animals: Dark Days/ Light Years
3. Booker T.: Potato Hole
4. No nos llamamos Fiodor: Los clásicos rusos
5. Madness: The Liberty of Norton Folgate
6. Anntona: En la cama con Anntona
7. Élena: Un café setanta matins
8. Eels: Hombre Lobo
9. Candi Staton: Who's Hurting Now
10. Nick Garrie: 49 Arlington Garden
11. The Hidden Cameras: Origin: Orphan
12. La Bienquerida: Romancero
13. Among the Oak and Ash: Among the Oak and Ash
14. Nouvelle Vague: 3
15. Alela Diane: To be Still
16. Kings of Convenience: Declaration of Dependence
17. Cola Jet Set: Guitarras y tambores
18. Linda Mirada: China es otra cultura
19. Alondra Bentley: Ashfield Avenue
20. Abraham Boba: La educación

21. Dr. Explosion: ¡Chupa aquí!
22. Parade: La fortaleza de la soledad
23. The Boy Least Likely to: The Law of the Playground
24. Tarántula: Humildad trascendental
25. Joan Miquel Oliver: Bombón mallorquín
26. Vetiver: Tight Night
27. Cornershop: Judy Sucks Lemon for Breakfast
28. Extraperlo: Desayuno continental
29. Daniel Johnston: Is and Always Was
30. Francisco Nixon: El perro es mío
31. Joe Crepúsculo: Chill out
32. Chris Isaak: Mr. Lucky
33. Manos de topo: El primero era mejor
34. Friska Viljor: For New Beginners
35. Dayna Kurtz: American Standard
36. Lisa Ekdhal: Give Me That Know Slowing Smile
37. Devendra Banhart: What Will We Be
38. Oniric: Sin técnica
39. Biggot: Fin
40. Elvis Perkins: Elvis Perkins in Dearland

41. Bob Dylan: Together Through Life
42. Eddie Reader: Love is the Way
43. Karen O and the Kids: Where the Wild Things Are
44. Maderita: Vivir para creer
45. Condo Fucks: Fuckbook
46. Camera Obscura: My Maudlin Career
47. Antony And The Johnsons: The Crying Light
48. Cowboy Junkies: Acoustic Junk
49. Neil Young: Fork in the Road
50. Miranda Lee Richards: Light of X
51. Dominique A: La musique
52. Richard Hawley: Trueloves Gutter
53. Remate & Muni Camon: Sommersaults
54. Boat Beam: Puzzle Shapes
55. Sedaiós: Resolen problemes
56. Bruce Springsteen: Working on a Dream
57. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
58. M. Ward: Hold Time
59. Andrew Bird: Noble Beast
60. St. Vincent: Actor

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Songs:

1. Madness: Dust Devil
2. Yo La Tengo: Avalon or Someone Very Similar
3. Booker T.: Hey Ya
4. Nouvelle Vague: Blister in the Sun
5. Cooper: Hyde Park
6. Élena: En un minut
7. Yo La Tengo: Nothing to Hide
8. Élena: Plou
9. Extraperlo: Bañadores
10. Dr. Explosion: All Mine
11. Joe Crepúsculo: Toda esa energía
12. Élena: Dos
13. Tarántula: El mítico culo
14. Super Furry Animals: Liwiau Llachar
15. Anntona: Y además bastante fea
16. The Boy Least Likely To: A Balloon on a Broken Street
17. Super Furry Animals: Where Do You Wanna Go?
18. Nouvelle Vague (with Martin Gore): Master and Servant
19. Super Furry Animals: White Socks / Flip Flops
20. Among the Oak and Ash: Peggy-O

21. Super Furry Animals: Inaugural Trams
22. Tarántula: Antisistema solar
23. La Bienquerida: Corpus Christi
24. Yo La Tengo: Periodically Triple or Double
25. Booker T.: Native New Yorker
26. Anntona: La policía del amor incorrecto
27. Madness: Forever Young
28. Super Furry Animals: Inconvenience
29. Yo La Tengo: If it’s True
30. Madness: We Are London
31. Booker T.: Pound It Out
32. Cola Jet Set: Nadie nos va a poder parar
33. Linda Mirada: Me quedo en casa
34. No nos llamamos Fiodor: Gogol es gay
35. Antony and the Johnsons: Her Eyes Are Underneath the Ground
36. No nos llamamos Fiodor: Me da igual
37. No nos llamamos Fiodor: 1, 2, 3, 4 Siberia
38. Antonna: Te escribo desde el barro
39. Yo La Tengo: I’m on My Way
40. Super Furry Animals: Helium Hearts
41. No nos llamamos Fiodor: 20 metros mariposa
42. Dr. Explosion: I Want You
43. No nos llamamos Fiodor: Pravá
44. The Hidden Cameras: He Falls to Me
45. Cornershop: Who Fingered Rock’n Roll
46. No nos llamamos Fiodor: Mal pronto
47. Yo La Tengo: When it’s Dark
48. The Hidden Cameras: Colour of a Man
49. Yo La Tengo: All Your Secrets
50. Abraham Boba: Hagamos algo antes de morir

51. Anntona: Podía volar
52. Eels: That Looy You Gave That Guy
53. Nick Garrie: Le Pont Mirabeau
54. Among the Oak and Ash: Shady Grove
55. Candi Staton: Breaking Down Slow
56. Cornershop: Soul School
57. Alela Diane: White as Diamonds
58. Nick Garrie: On a Wing and a Prayer
59. Alondra Bentley: … (dot, dot, dot)
60. Linda Mirada: Tokyo
61. Abraham Boba: Capital
62. Eddie Reader: Dragonflies
63. Friska Viljor: If I Die Now
64. Bob Dylan: Life is Hard
65. The Hidden Cameras: In the NA
66. Joan Miquel Oliver: Marcianet de Mart
67. Lisa Ekdhal: I don’t Mind
68. Francisco Nixon: Museo Británico
69. Elvis Perkins: Shampoo
70. Joan Miquel Oliver: Final feliç
71. Alondra Bentley: Some Things of My Own
72. Nick Garrie: When Evening Comes
73. Alela Diane: Age Old Blue
74. Friska Viljor: Die, Die, Die
75. Daniel Johnston: High Horse
76. Candi Staton: Lonely Don’t
77. Vetiver: Everyday
78. Parade: Astrónomo melancólico
79. Kings of Convenience: Mrs. Cold
80. Among the Oak and Ash: All the Pretty Little Horses

81. Tarántula: Gusano
82. Anntona: Todo el mundo tiene porno en casa
83. Devendra Banhart: Angelika
84. Cola Jet Set: El sueño de mi vida
85. Manos de topo: Aeropuertos de segunda
86. Daniel Johnston: Queenie the Doggie
87. Kings of Convenience: 24-25
88. Abraham Boba: La educación
89. Daniel Johnston: Mind Movies
90. Alela Diane: To Be Still
91. Chris Isaak: We Let Her Down
92. Dominique A: Hasta que el cuerpo aguante
93. Booker T.: She Breaks
94. Parade: Stephen Hawking
95. Dr. Explosion: She don’t Care About Time
96. Biggot: She is My Man
97. Parade: Proyecto Genoma
98. Cola Jet Set: Suena el teléfono
99. Neil Young: Just Singing a Song
100. Francisco Nixon: Erasmus borrachas
101. Lisa Ekdhal: Give Me That Slow Knowing Smile
102. La Bienquerida: A.D.N.
103. Candi Staton: I Feel the Same
104. Linda Mirada: San Valentín
105. Élena: Herois
106. Dr. Explosion: Ain’t Coming Home
107. Joe Crepúsculo: Ritmo mágico
108. Miranda Lee Richards: Breathless
109. Alondra Bentley: Still Be There
110. Sedaiós: Bam Bam
111. Booker T.: Warped Sister
112. Nick Garrie: In Every Nook and Crany
113. Sedaiós: Els vells
114. La Bienquerida: El zoo absoluto
115. Nouvelle Vague: Road to Nowhere

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Albums

1. Annie - Don't Stop
2. Bat for Lashes - Two Suns
3. Prince - LotusFlow3r
4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
5. The xx - xx
6. Franz Ferdinand - Tonight
7. Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young
8. Peaches - I Feel Cream
9. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
10. St. Vincent - Actor
11. Prince - MPLSoUND
12. Bachelorette - My Electric Family
13. Depeche Mode - Sounds of the Universe
14. Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster

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1 Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
2 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz
3 White Denim - Fits
4 Super Furry Animals - Dark Days/Light Years
5 Noah & The Whale - The Last Days Of Spring
6 The XX - XX
7 Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
8 Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
9 The Horrors - Primary Colours
10 Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
11 Those Darlins - Those Darlins
12 The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
13 Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
14 Sun Araw - Heavy Deeds
15 Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
16 Cornershop - Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast
17 Oneida - Rated O
18 Fever Ray - Fever Ray
19 The Legendary Tigerman - Femina
20 Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
21 Dinosaur Jr - Farm
22 Kurt Vile - Childish Prodigy
23 Matt Berry - Witchazel
24 Cate Le Bon - Me Oh My
25 Bob Dylan - Together Through Life
26 The Low Anthem - Oh My God, Charlie Darwin
27 Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
28 Florence & The Machine - Lungs
29 Passion Pit - Manners
30 Gallows - Grey Britain
31 Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor
32 Broadcast & The Focus Group - Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age
33 Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Angel
34 Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
35 Girls - Album
36 Woods - Songs Of Shame
37 Sonic Youth - The Eternal
38 Jack Rose & The Black Twig Pickers - Jack Rose & The Black Twig Pickers
39 The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
40 The Big Pink - A Brief History Of Love
41 Alela Diane - To Be Still
42 Arbouretum - Song Of The Pearl
43 Sir Richard Bishop - The Freak Of Araby
44 Flower-Corsano Duo - The Four Aims
45 Cass McCombs - Catacombs
46 The Antlers - Hospice
47 Jamie T - Kings And Queens
48 Ducktails - Ducktails
49 MV & EE - Barn Nova
50 Wilco - Wilco (The Album)
51 Health - Get Color
52 The Necks - Silverwater
53 Nick Jonah Davis - Guitar Recordings, Vol.One
54 Sleepy Sun - Embrace
55 Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs
56 Sophie Cooper & Ben Nash - Alchemy
57 PJ Harvey & John Parish - A Woman A Man Walked By
58 Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications
59 The Unthanks - Here's The Tender Coming
60 Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
61 The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You
62 Franz Ferdinand - Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
63 Manic Street Preachers - Journal For Plague Lovers
64 Carlton Melton - Pass It On
65 Ben Reynolds - How Day Earnt It's Night
66 Japandroids - Post Nothing
67 Future Of The Left - Travels With Myself And Another
68 tUnE-YaRdS - BiRd-BrAiNs
69 St Vincent - Actor
70 Richard Hawley - Truelove's Gutter
71 Atlas Sound - Logos
72 The Dead Weather - Horehound
73 The Felice Brothers - Yonder Is The Clock
74 Mastodon - Crack The Skye
75 Lily Allen - It's Not Me, It's You
76 Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
77 Bruce Springsteen - Working On A Dream
78 Wavves - Wavvves
79 Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures
80 Smith Westerns - Smith Westerns
81 Telepathe - Dance Mother
82 Pissed Jeans - King Of Jeans
83 Wooden Shjips - Dos
84 Trembling Bells - Carbeth
85 Bear In Heaven - Beast Rest Forth Mouth
86 Pocahaunted - Passage
87 Richmond Fontaine - We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River
88 Mos Def - The Ecstatic
89 Black Sheep - Kiss My Sweet Apocalypse
90 The Very Best - Warm Heart Of Africa
91 James Blackshaw - The Glass Bead Game
92 Espers - III
93 The Duke & The King - Nothing Gold Can Stay
94 Graham Coxon - The Spinning Top
95 Sunn O))) - Monoliths & Dimensions
96 Micachu - Jewellery
97 Alasdair Roberts - Spoils
98 Cymbals Eat Guitars - Why There Are Mountains
99 Monsters Of Folk - Monsters Of Folk
100 Magik Markers - Balf Quarry

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After going through the songs from the next 10 voters (from sonofsamiam to Miguel) this time there I found only three songs released before 2009:

1. Florence + The Machine - You've Got the Love: released originally as the B-side of Dog Days Are Over on December 1, 2008, later as part of the album "Lungs" and later as a single on November 9, 2009. This information is not available on their official web page but the 2008 date appears on every discography on the net.
2. Girls - Lust for Life: released as a single on July 5, 2008, got quite a lot of votes last month and it was discussed in the 2008 thread.
3. Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man: released as part of the EP "Love Your Ground" on November 3, 2008, discussed in the 2008 thread, it received some votes last month.

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Dirty Projectors is a pleasant surprise to me !

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Songs:

1. Annie - "Anthonio"
2. Bat for Lashes - "Daniel"
3. Annie - "Songs Remind Me of You"
4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Zero"
5. Annie - "Marie Cherie"
6. Annie - "Bad Times"
7. Bat for Lashes - "Glass"
8. Annie - "Don't Stop"
9. Prince - "Dance 4 Me"
10. Annie - "I Can't Let Go"
11. Prince - "No More Candy 4 U"
12. Bat for Lashes - "Good Love"
13. Prince - "Colonized Mind"
14. Janelle Monáe - "Come Alive (War of the Roses)"
15. Annie - "The Breakfast Song"
16. Grizzly Bear - "Two Weeks"
17. Chromeo - "Night by Night"
18. Annie - "Take You Home"
19. Bat for Lashes - "Siren Song"
20. Bachelorette - "Her Rotating Head"

21. Franz Ferdinand - "No You Girls"
22. Prince - "Dreamer"
23. Annie - "I Don't Like Your Band"
24. Prince - "Boom"
25. Shakira - "She Wolf"
26. Depeche Mode - "Come Back"
27. Annie - "All Night"
28. The xx - "Crystalised"
29. Franz Ferdinand - "Lucid Dreams"
30. Bat for Lashes - "Sleep Alone"
31. The xx - "Basic Space"
32. Franz Ferdinand - "Can't Stop Feeling"
33. St. Vincent - "Actor Out of Work"
34. Prince - "Valentina"
35. Bat for Lashes - "Moon and Moon"
36. Tiga - "Shoes"
37. Janet Jackson - "Make Me"
38. Lady Gaga - "Dance in the Dark"
39. Annie - "Sweet"
40. Peaches - "Lose You"
41. Annie - "Hey Annie"
42. Sally Shapiro - "Miracle"
43. Beach House - "Norway"
44. Julian Casablancas - "The 11th Dimension"
45. Franz Ferdinand - "Live Alone"
46. Prince - "Crimson and Clover"
47. LCD Soundsystem - "Bye Bye Bayou"
48. Annie - "When the Night"
49. Franz Ferdinand - "Ulysses"
50. Prince - "Ol' Skool Company"

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Only 4 votes for "Daniel" that will earn points?! Come on, people! Bask in its glory!

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Honorio
After going through the songs from the next 10 voters (from sonofsamiam to Miguel) this time there I found only three songs released before 2009:

1. Florence + The Machine - You've Got the Love: released originally as the B-side of Dog Days Are Over on December 1, 2008, later as part of the album "Lungs" and later as a single on November 9, 2009. This information is not available on their official web page but the 2008 date appears on every discography on the net.
2. Girls - Lust for Life: released as a single on July 5, 2008, got quite a lot of votes last month and it was discussed in the 2008 thread.
3. Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man: released as part of the EP "Love Your Ground" on November 3, 2008, discussed in the 2008 thread, it received some votes last month.

Thanks again Honorio!
I put 1901 (by Phoenix) and Sunlight (by tUnE-yArDs)in lieu of my ineligible nominations (Charlie Darwin and The Fear).
ONLY TWO DAYS TO VOTE!

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songs


1 ) Antony & the Johnsons - One Dove
2 ) Fredo Viola - Robinson Crusoe
3 ) Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band - Vero
4 ) Arnaud Fleurent-Didier - France Culture
5 ) Levon Helm - Golden Bird
6 ) Gent Del Desert - El Record
7 ) Fredo Viola - The Turn
8 ) Salif Keita - La Différence
9 ) The Very Best - The Warm Heart of Africa
10 ) Richard Hawley - For Your Lover Have Some Time
11 ) Cesaria Evora - Noiva de ceu
12 ) Raekwon - About Me
13 ) Dirty Projectors - Two Doves
14 ) La Roux - Bulletproof
15 ) The Roots - How I Got Over
16 ) Mos Def - Auditorium
17 ) Big Boi - Shine Blockas
18 ) Antlers - Bear
19 ) Babx - Electrochocs Ladyland
20 ) The Horrors - Sea Within A Sea

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albums

1. Antony & the Johnsons - The Crying Light
2. Fredo Viola - The Turn
3. Anthony Joseph & the Spasm Band - Bird Head Son
4. Levon Helm - Electric Dirt
5. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Part II
6. Various Artists - Dark Was The Night
7. Richard Hawley - Truelove's Gutter
8. Mos Def - The Ecstatic
9. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
10. Staff Benda Bilili - Très très fort
11. Cesária Evora - Nha Sentimento
12. Them Crooked Vultures - s/t
13. Andrew Bird - Noble Beast
14. Bruce Springsteen - Working On A Dream
15. Alela Diane - To Be Still
16. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
17. Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagla
18. Pete Doherty - Grace/Wasteland
19. Wilco - Wilco (The Album)
20. Gent Del Desert - Molles

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Hey, nicolas, many thanks for voting for Gent del Desert. But I'm not going to vote for us (now I'm a full time member of the band). And not because I think we don't deserve being on the list (of course we do! ) but beacuse I don't feel comfortable voting for my own band. Mais merci beaucoup une autre fois, mon pote.

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While I put (the underated) "Hold Time" above "xx" on my all-time list now I've decided to change their positions, maybe for sentimental reasons. The xx's debut album was a favourite for Mar and Miguel (my kids) during 2010. My daughter Mar got quickly dissapointed when she saw them on You Tube (she expected them to look much more glamourous I suppose). But Miguel (10 year-old then) continued asking me to play it again and again in the car. One day when I was driving him to school he asked me:
- Daddy, is this album the best album ever?
- Nope, at least not for me. Is that for you? – I said – Is it your favourite album?
- Oh, yes, it is.
- Oh, my son – I replied with the typical condescending daddy smile (but proud on the inside) – you still need to listen to a lot of music to reach to this kind of conclusions. And, you'll see, you are going to enjoy it a lot.
So, Miguel, here they are, the xx at the top of the list in your honour.

ALBUMS:

1. THE xx "xx"
2. M. WARD "Hold Time"
3. PREFAB SPROUT "Let's Change the World with Music"
4. GRIZZLY BEAR "Veckatimest"
5. VIC CHESNUTT "At the Cut"
6. ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS "The Crying Light"
7. FREDO VIOLA "The Turn"
8. DAVID SYLVIAN "Manafon"
9. THE FLAMING LIPS "Embryonic"
10. WILCO "Wilco (The Album)"
11. AVISHAI COHEN "Aurora"
12. THE VERY BEST "Warm Heart of Africa"
13. BAT FOR LASHES "Two Suns"
14. JUNIOR BOYS "Begone Dull Care"
15. MADNESS "The Liberty of Norton Folgate"
16. PJ HARVEY & JOHN PARISH "A Woman a Man Walked By"
17. ANDREW BIRD "Noble Beast"
18. ALELA DIANE "To Be Still"
19. BILL CALLAHAN "Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle"
20. LA BIEN QUERIDA "Romancero"
21. BENJAMIN BIOLAY "La superbe"
22. DOMINIQUE A "La musique"
23. FRANCISCO NIXON "El perro es mío"
24. DIRTY PROJECTORS "Bitte Orca"
25. ANIMAL COLLECTIVE "Merryweather Post Pavillion"


SONGS:

1. PREFAB SPROUT "Music Is a Princess"
2. THE xx "Night Time"
3. ANDREW BIRD "Oh No"
4. AVISHAI COHEN "Alfonsina y el mar"
5. M. WARD "Hold Time"
6. BENJAMIN BIOLAY "La superbe"
7. GRIZZLY BEAR "Two Weeks"
8. ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS "Epilepsy Is Dancing"
9. ALELA DIANE "Age Old Blue"
10. WILCO "I'll Fight"
11. VIC CHESNUTT "Coward"
12. THE xx "Islands"
13. ANNIE "Anthonio"
14. JAY-Z feat. ALICIA KEYS "Empire State of Mind"
15. THE ROOTS feat. DICE RAW "How I Got Over"
16. BAT FOR LASHES "Daniel"
17. M. WARD "Epistemology"
18. FRANCISCO NIXON "Erasmus borrachas"
19. THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART "Young Adult Friction"
20. THE VERY BEST feat. EZRA KOENIG "Warm Heart of Africa"
21. ANIMAL COLLECTIVE "Brother Sport"
22. GRIZZLY BEAR "Cheerleader"
23. PJ HARVEY & JOHN PARISH "Black Hearted Love"
24. LA BIEN QUERIDA "De momento Abril"
25. WILCO "You and I"
26. M. WARD "Rave On"
27. MADNESS "Forever Young"
28. GOD HELP THE GIRL "God Help the Girl"
29. PREFAB SPROUT "Earth, the Story So Far"
30. FREDO VIOLA "The Turn (A Pagan Lament)"
31. DAVID SYLVIAN "Small Metal Gods"
32. SUN O))) "Alice"
33. VIC CHESNUTT "Granny"
34. THE xx "VCR"
35. DELOREAN "Deli"
36. PHOENIX "Lizstomania"
37. DIRTY PROJECTORS "Stillness Is the Move"
38. BAT FOR LASHES "Glass"
39. EL PERRO DEL MAR "Change of Heart"
40. CAMERA OBSCURA "French Navy"
41. CHARLOTTE GAINSBORUG "Le chat du Café des Artistes"
42. DOMINIQUE A "Hasta (Que el cuerpo aguante)"
43. AVISHAI COHEN "Shalom Aleichem"
44. STAFF BENDA BILILI "Sala Keba"
45. RICHARD HAWLEY "Open Up Your Door"
46. BILL CALLAHAN "Too Many Birds"
47. THE AVETTS "I and Love and You"
48. ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS "One Dove"
49. THE xx "Intro"
50. M. WARD "Outro (I'm a Fool to Want You)"


FAVOURITE COMPILATION: BIG STAR "Keep an Eye on the Sky"


The Spotify link for the songs list with some important absences (Vic Chesnutt (2), Alela Diane, David Sylvian, Sunn O))), Bill Callahan)

My favourite Spanish song of 2009: Francisco Nixon's "Erasmus borrachas"

Spanish bands singing in English? Well, there is no doubt, English is the language of pop and rock music. And it's not only for its US-UK origin but also for the language itself. English uses shorter words than other languages (especially the Latin-based ones), even with a lot of monosyllables, being more suitable for pop and rock music. As an example, the line "Stark sharp glass-eyed crack and peel" (taken from the King Crimson song "Pictures of a City") would be in Spanish "Descarnados y afilados ojos vidriosos, agrietados y despellejados", so 23 syllabes in Spanish versus only 7 in English (I know, I know, I've chosen the most extreme example).
That's maybe (along with the aspiration to achieve resonance outside their home countries) almost every non-English speaking country has bands that chose English for their songs, from ABBA to Can, from Phoenix to Sepultura. Spain was no different in that, except in the fact that the English-singing bands obtained little success outside Spain (with some notable exceptions) and that the main reason for chosing the English was the desire to sound the most similar possible to their influences. The first generation that used the English was the one of the late 60s and early 70s prog-rock (the previous generation succeeded translating the pop-rock hits to Spanish, at the time Los Mustang sold more records than The Beatles with their versions in Spanish of the Fab Four). The first ones daring to sing in English were Los Bravos, that achieved a smash hit worldwide with their "Black Is Black", followed by many other bands of different styles like soul-rock (Los Canarios, Los Pop Tops), latin funk (Barrabás) or especially prog-rock (Máquina! or Smash). During the second half of the 70s (marked by singer-songwriters and roots-rock) and the whole decade of the 80s (the golden age of Spanish pop) almost no one sang in English again. But the next generation, the indie-pop and noise-rock bands, used the English massively (probably as a reaction against the 80s movida sound). Coming mostly from Asturias (on the North of Spain), bands like Australian Blonde, Penelope Trip or Manta Ray opened a path that many bands travelled since then, bands of many different styles like indie-pop (Sexy Sadie, Sunday Drivers, Unfinished Sympathy), hardcore (Aina, Standstill, Corn Flakes), slowcore (Migala, Polar, Ten Thousand Islands), folk-pop (Aroah, Siwel), weird folk (Remate, Bigott), downtempo (Bergman, NawjaJean) or dance (Delorean, An Der Beat).
But within a few years almost every artist from these pioneering bands of the 90s abandoned the English to embrace his own language in order to obtain the possibility of express their feelings more honestly and more closeness with their natural audience. Nacho Vegas from Manta Ray, Abel González from Migala, Raül Fernández from Corn Flakes, Tito Pintado from Penelope Trip and, of course, Fran Fernández (later Francisco Nixon) took that way at some point in the new decade. Fran fronted Australian Blonde from 1993 to 2004, a band that was one of the most popular of a quite subterranean scene, being responsible of the unofficial anthem of this generation with the song "Chup Chup" (1993), included in their first album "Pizza Pop" (1993) and in the soundtrack of the movie "Historias del Kronen" (1995) directed by Montxo Armendáriz (supposedly the ultimate movie of the 90s indie generation but not recognized as that by its protagonists). In my opinion the most interesting of their seven albums is their fifth, "Momento" (2000), recorded with Steve Wynn.
But an unseen side of Francisco Nixon showed up when he decided to team for a side band with Sergio Algora, another ex-member of a lauded indie-pop band, El Niño Gusano. This band was called La Costa Brava and supposed a breath of fresh air with its sheer sense of humour, its luminous pop sound and its use of the Spanish. The good ambiance and chemistry between Sergio and Fran rendered 5 albums in only 3 years but ended abruptely after the unexpected death of Sergio Algora when he was only 39 years old. Fran began then a solo career under the pseudonym of Francisco Nixon following the path of his previous project with similar results on his two albums so far. I'm not the only one preferring the second side of his career, Miguel (the other Spanish AMer) and me talked about it when we met in Oviedo (Miguel, I know I owe you some comments at the Forum about our meeting, please wait a little more). I've selected "Erasmus borrachas" ("Drunken Erasmus") from his second solo album, "El perro es mío" ("The Dog Is Mine", 2009), because somehow it shows the typical Spanish attitude about European girls, half voyeuristic ("You are the first one running to watch them") half romantic Don Juan ("We are going to escape to a warm place"). Note for the Americans: "Erasmus" refers to a program that allow European students go to Universities in other European countries. But the main reason for the Erasmus students to come to Spain is not academic, they come looking for sun, easy life and parties at night. That why every young Spanish knows what Francisco Nixon is talking about when he describes in his song those drunken girls wearing sandals and lifting their skirts.


ERASMUS BORRACHAS
Composer: Francisco Javier Fernández Martínez
Performer: FRANCISCO NIXON
First release: 2009 ("El perro es mío" album)
Length: 2'53"

Fue un pasatiempo,
un capricho, poco más,
después amanecí
dormido en un portal.

Erasmus borrachas
que llevan sandalias,
y tú vas corriendo
el primero a mirarlas.

Y bailamos sin hablar
(oh, no)
y nos vamos a escapar
a un clima cálido.
We are having so much fun
(oh, no)
reflejábamos la luz
de nuestro alrededor.

Salí buscando
un poco de conversación
(de esto y lo otro)
y por casualidad
terminé en aquel café
(algo no habitual).

Erasmus borrachas
levantan la falda,
y tú vas corriendo
a ver si te cansas.

Y bailamos sin hablar
(oh, no)
y nos vamos a escapar
a un clima cálido.
We are having so much fun
(oh, no)
reflejábamos la luz
de nuestro alrededor.

Y bailamos sin hablar
(oh, no)
y nos vamos a escapar
a un clima cálido.
We are having so much fun
(oh, no)
reflejábamos la luz
de nuestro alrededor.



DRUNKEN ERASMUS

It was a pastime,
a whim, little more,
then I woke up
slept in a doorway.

Drunken Erasmus
wearing sandals,
and you're the first one
running to watch them.

And we danced without talking
(oh, no)
and we are going to escape
to a warm place.
We are having so much fun
(oh, no)
we reflected the light
around us.

I went out looking
for some conversation
(about this and about that)
and by chance
I ended up in that café
(something not usual)

Drunken Erasmus
lifting their skirts,
and you go running,
let's see if you get tired.

And we danced without talking
(oh, no)
and we are going to escape
to a warm place.
We are having so much fun
(oh, no)
we reflected the light
around us.

And we danced without talking
(oh, no)
and we are going to escape
to a warm place.
We are having so much fun
(oh, no)
we reflected the light
around us.







The rest of the Spanish Top 5 of 2009:
2. LA BIEN QUERIDA "De momento Abril": And then I left / and suddenly it came to my mind / the things I could have told you / the things I never tell you.
3. DELOREAN "Deli": Up, up / They break my life up / I get up again.
4. LOVE OF LESBIAN "Club de fans de John Boy": Universal look / reaching personal / I was finally hypnotized / by his lethal verse.
5. PUMUKY "Si desaparezco": If we dissappear / don't go to the harbour / don't wait for the tide to spew out our bodies / our bodies go together.


As a bonus, a possible Top 10 (in chronological order) of Spanish songs in English:
1. LOS BRAVOS Black Is Black (1966)
2. LOS CANARIOS Get on Your Knees (1968 )
3. MÁQUINA! Look Away Our Happiness (1969)
4. SMASH El garrotín (1971)
5. BARRABÁS Woman (1972)
6. AUSTRALIAN BLONDE Chup Chup (1993)
7. PENELOPE TRIP Crescendo (1994), probably my #1 of this Top 10 if it was in order of preference
8. SEXY SADIE Stay Behind Me (1998 )
9. BERGMAN Enigmas in Your Head (2000)
10. DELOREAN Deli (2009)

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

It doesn't look like I'm bringing anything new to the table:

1) Black Lips - 200 Million Thousand
2) Flaming Lips - Embryonic
3) Raekwon - Only Built for Cuban Linx II
4) Mos Def - The Estatic
5) Japandroids - Post Nothing

Honorable mentions: The Horrors, Pissed Jeans

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Albums
1. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
2. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion
3. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
4. The xx - The xx
5. Girls - Album
6. Japandroids - Post-Nothing
7. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Its Blitz!
8. The Pains of Being Pure of Heart - The Pains of Being Pure of Heart
9. St. Vincent - Actor
10. Passion Pit - Manners

Songs
1. Phoenix - 1901
2. Animal Collective - Bluish
3. Passion Pit - Little Secrets
4. Dirty Projectors - Stillness is the Move
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero
6. Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
7. Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes
8. Bat for Lashes - Daniel
9. Japandroids - The Boys are Leaving Town
10. Phoenix - Lisztomania

Re: My favourite Spanish song of 2009: Francisco Nixon's "Erasmus borrachas"

Honorio
But the next generation, the indie-pop and noise-rock bands, used the English massively (probably as a reaction against the 80s movida sound).

7. PENELOPE TRIP Crescendo (1994), probably my #1 of this Top 10 if it was in order of preference

Indeed, in Spain, many music critics felt that there was much abuse in the use of English by many bands in the nineties. In addition, many of them had a rather limited knowledge of English. This is very common in my country; unfortunately there are very few people who, like Honorio, speak English fluently.

Anyway, I think there were many very good albums in that language.

(By the way. It would be interesting to make a thread with favourite English songs of the countries of non Anglo-Saxon AMers)

A clarification: Crescendo, by Penelope Trip, - the same as all the songs from their first two albums, "Politomanía" and "Usted morirá en su nave espacial" (You Will Die in Your Spaceship) - is not really sung in English, but in a kind of invented language that resembles English. Obviously, the singer was aware of his limitations.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Particle Analyst

11. LADY GAGA-THE FAME

Did you mean The Fame Monster? The Fame is a 2008 album.
Romain

7. Prince - LotusFlow3r + MplSound

According to Moonbeam and RYM those are two separate albums. So I'm not sure how I give points to them.

Forum Poll: Favorite Albums of 2009

Here's my album list:

1 . Built To Spill - There Is No Enemy
2 . The Antlers - Hospice
3 . The Horrors - Primary Colors
4 . Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
5 . Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs
6 . Black Lips - 200 Million Thousand
7 . Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
8 . Iron & Wine - Around the Well
9 . The Lava Children - Four Spells [EP]
10 . Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
11 . R.E.M. - Live At The Olympia
12 . Sonic Youth - The Eternal
13 . Leonard Cohen - Live In London
14 . The Lemonheads - Varshons
15 . Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
16 . Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
17 . Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt II
18 . Mastodon - Crack The Skye
19 . Wilco - Wilco (The Album)
20 . Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band - Outer South

Thanks!

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Songs:

01. Animal Collective. My Girls
02. R"{o}yksopp feat Robyn. The Girl and The Robot
03. Bon Iver. Blood Bank
04. Jay-Z feat Alicia Keys. Empire State of Mind
05. Animal Collective. Summertime Clothes
06. Bat For Lashes. Daniel
07. Fever Ray. When I Grow Up
08. Phoenix. 1901
09. Lady Gaga. Bad Romance
10. Fever Ray. Keep the Streets Empty For Me
11. Metric. Help, I'm Alive
12. Grizzly Bear. Two Weeks
13. Phoenix. Listzomania
14. Dirty Projectors. Stillness is the Move
15. Big Boi feat Gucci Mane. Shine Blockas
16. Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Zero
17. Animal Collective. Brother Sport
18. The-Dream feat Kanye West. Walking on the Moon
19. Shakira. She Wolf
20. La Roux. Bulletproof

Albums

01. Fever Ray
02. Animal Collective. Merriweather Post Pavilion
03. Phoenix. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
04. The XX. XX
05. Girls. Album
06. Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It's Blitz!
07. Bat For Lashes. Two Suns
08. La Roux
09. Grizzly Bear. Veckatimest
10. The-Dream. Love vs Money
11. Dirty Projectors. Bitte Orca

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

It's kinda awkward to only post a top 6 list of albums in this last installment of the yearly polls, but I rarely listened to whole new albums in 2009 and I unfortunately didn't catch up much at all this month. I don't think 2009 is a bad year though, I really love my top 20 songs.


Albums

1. The XX - XX
2. Benjamin Biolay - La Superbe
3. Fever Ray - Fever Ray
4. Fat Freddy's Drop - Dr. Boondigga % the Big BW
5. Bat for Lashes - Two Suns
6. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion


Songs

1. Laura Veirs - July Flame
2. Benjamin Biolay - Brandt rhapsodie
3. Fever Ray - Keep the Streets Empty for Me
4. Fat Freddy's Drop - Big BW
5. El Perro del Mar - Change of Heart
6. The Heavy - How You Like Me Now?
7. Phoenix - 1901
8. Jack Peñate - Tonight's Today
9. PJ Harvey & John Parish - Black Hearted Love
10. Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
11. The XX - Infinity
12. Benjamin Biolay - La Superbe
13. Taken by Trees - Watch the Waves
14. Basement Jaxx -Raindrops
15. Animal Collective - My Girls
16. Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes
17. Miike Snow - Animal
18. Bat for Lashes - Glass
19. Bat for Lashes - Daniel
20. The XX - Night Time

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Guess I need to get my songs in.

Songs

1. Animal Collective - My Girls
2. The xx - Crystalised
3. Fuck Buttons - Olympians
4. Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
5. Animal Collective - Brother Sport
6. Dirty Projectors - Stillness is the Move
7. St Vincent - Marrow
8. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero
9. Grizzly Bear - While You Wait for the Others
10. Atlas Sound (feat. Noah Lennox) - Walkabout
11. Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes
12. Phoenix - Lisztomania
13. The xx - Night Time
14. Fever Ray - When I Grow Up
15. Girls - Laura
16. Arctic Monkeys - Cornerstone
17. Fuck Buttons - Surf Solar
18. The xx - Islands
19. Animal Collective - In The Flowers
20. Animal Collective - What Would I Want? Sky

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Petri

According to Moonbeam and RYM those are two separate albums. So I'm not sure how I give points to them.


It's somewhat tricky. Prince released a 3-CD set in 2009 collectively called LotusFlow3r. One of the CDs itself is called LotusFlow3r (which is what I'm guessing Romain is referring to), another is called MPLSoUND and the third is a disc by protege Bria Valente called Elixer.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Ah crap, I forgot about Norway. Don't think it will make a difference, but might as well.

New addition:

8. Beach House - Norway

If you could just move everything behind it down, that would be great. Thanks, Petri.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Albums:

01 | Broadcast and the Focus Group | Investigate the Witch Cult Trials of the Radio Age
02 | Super Furry Animals | Dark Days/Light Years
03 | Antlers | Hospice
04 | Cold Cave | Love Comes Close
05 | St. Vincent | Actor
06 | Telepathe | Dance Mother
07 | Tortoise | Beacons of Ancestorship
08 | Flaming Lips | Embryonic
09 | Zola Jesus | The Spoils
10 | White Denim | Fits
11 | Akron/Family | Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free
12 | xx | The XX
13 | Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics | Inspiration Information, Vol 3
14 | The Horrors | Primary Colours
15 | Sunn O))) | Monoliths and Dimensions
16 | Portico Quartet | Isla
17 | King Midas Sound | Waiting For You
18 | Raekwon | Only Built for Cuban Linx, Pt. II
19 | Atlas Sound | Logos
20 | The Fiery Furnaces | I'm Going Away


It's amazing this year-long journey through the 2000s has come to a close. I hadn't listened nearly enough to albums from this decade before this year, only scraping the surface with highly acclaimed albums that are well-known around here. Now I've heard at least 20-25 albums from each year of the decade, and there's no other decade I can say that about. It is really satisfying to get to know a single year of music really well, though I found myself wishing there was more time at the end of each month to hear more.

As far as my list goes, I find this is one of the years where I differ the most from the critical consensus. Animal Collective and Grizzly Bear don't do it for me. Broadcast and the Focus Group made the true psychedelic masterpiece of the year, an album that was obtuse to me at first but slowly revealed its magic after numerous listens. I highly recommend the Cold Cave album, the most pleasant surprise of the month for me.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Songs:

01 | The Roots | How I Got Over
02 | Cold Cave | Life Magazine
03 | Portishead | Chase the Tear
04 | Antlers | Bear
05 | Dirty Projectors | Stillness is the Move
06 | Phoenix | Lisztomania
07 | xx | Crystalized
08 | Raekwon | House of Flying Daggers
09 | Big Boi | Shine Blockas
10 | James Blackshaw | Cross
11 | Super Furry Animals | The Very Best of Neil Diamond
12 | Portico Quartet | Paper Scissors Stone
13 | Antlers | Two
14 | Akron/Family | Everyone is Guilty
15 | Flaming Lips | Convinced of the Hex
16 | Joy Orbison | Hyph Mngo
17 | Telepathe | In Your Line
18 | Sunn O))) | Agartha
19 | Broadcast and the Focus Group | The Be Colony
20 | Dinosaur Jr. | Pieces

Not the strongest year at the top, but there were some great gems and discoveries. Not sure why "Life Magazine" didn't gain more traction among indie sites.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Hope this is not too late... it's still November here in the US!

Also, sorry I missed voting in the 2008 poll.

Albums:

1) St. Vincent - Actor
2) Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
3) The Antlers - Hospice
4) Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM
5) The xx - Xx
6) Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
7) The Bad Plus (joined by Wendy Lewis) - For All I Care
8) Bat for Lashes - Two Suns
9) Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light
10) Neko Case - Middle Cyclone

Songs:

1) Bat for Lashes - Daniel
2) Bon Iver - Blood Bank
3) Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Home
4) Grizzly Bear - Fine for Now
5) The Bad Plus w/ Wendy Lewis - Barracuda
6) The xx - Shelter
7) Phoenix - 1901
8) St. Vincent - The Strangers
9) Antony and the Johnsons - Aeon
10) Charlotte Gainsbourg w/ Beck - Heaven Can Wait
11) Camera Obscura - French Navy
12) Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
13) Animal Collective - My Girls
14) St. Vincent - Black Rainbow
15) Passion Pit - Sleepyhead
16) The Antlers - Bear
17) Phoenix - Lisztomania
18) Regina Spektor - Eet
19) The xx - VCR
20) St. Vincent - The Party

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Sorry Petri, but I forgot that Bay of Pigs was released already in 2009, and it's such a unique piece of work that I have to add it.

Songs

1. Laura Veirs - July Flame
2. Benjamin Biolay - Brandt rhapsodie
3. Fever Ray - Keep the Streets Empty for Me
4. Fat Freddy's Drop - Big BW
5. El Perro del Mar - Change of Heart
6. The Heavy - How You Like Me Now?
7. Phoenix - 1901
8. Destroyer - Bay of Pigs
9. Jack Peñate - Tonight's Today
10. PJ Harvey & John Parish - Black Hearted Love
11. Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
12. The XX - Infinity
13. Benjamin Biolay - La Superbe
14. Taken by Trees - Watch the Waves
15. Basement Jaxx -Raindrops
16. Animal Collective - My Girls
17. Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes
18. Miike Snow - Animal
19. Bat for Lashes - Glass
20. Bat for Lashes - Daniel

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

// ALBUMS
50 Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures
49 Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer
48 Major Lazer - Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do!
47 UUVVWWZ - UUVVWWZ
46 Bob Mould - Life And Times
45 A.C. Newman - Get Guilty
44 A Sunny Day In Glasgow - Ashes Grammar
43 Sonic Youth - The Eternal
42 Fruit Bats - The Ruminant Band
41 Condo Fucks - Fuckbook
40 Taken By Trees - East Of Eden
39 Clientele, The - Bonfires On The Heath
38 Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
-- No Age - Losing Feeling
37 Doves - Kingdom Of Rust
36 Wilco - Wilco (The Album)
35 Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care
34 The Field - Yesterday And Today
33 The Lonely Island - Incredibad
32 The Horrors - Primary Colors
31 Polvo - In Prism
30 Antony And The Johnsons - The Crying Light
29 Danger Mouse And Sparklehorse - Dark Night Of The Soul
28 Mastodon - Crack The Skye
27 YACHT - See Mystery Lights
26 Passion Pit - Manners
25 The Mountain Goats - The Life Of The World To Come
24 The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns
23 The Fiery Furnaces - I'm Going Away
22 Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
21 White Rabbits - It's Frightening
20 Juan Maclean, The - The Future Will Come
19 St. Vincent - Actor
18 Mos Def - The Ecstatic
17 Super Furry Animals - Dark Days/Light Years
16 The Big Pink - A Brief History Of Love
-- Destroyer - Bay Of Pigs
15 Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
14 Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
13 Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs
12 Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem
11 Japandroids - Post-Nothing
10 Girls - Album
09 Dan Deacon - Bromst
08 Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
07 Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
06 Yeah Yeah Yeah - It's Blitz!
-- Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind
05 Flaming Lips, The - Embryonic
04 The xx - xx
03 Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
02 Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
01 Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

// TRACKS
50 Dinosaur Jr. - I Don't Wanna Go There
49 Juan Maclean, The - One Day
48 Wild Beasts - All The King's Men
47 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Skeletons
46 Röyksopp ft. Robyn – The Girl And The Robot
45 Doves - Jetstream
44 Bear In Heven - Wholehearted Mess
43 jj - Ecstasy
42 Cymbals Eat Guitars - Wind Phoenix
41 Delorean - Seasun
40 The Horrors - Sea Within A Sea
39 Wilco - Bull Black Nova
38 Dan Deacon - Get Older
37 Dan Deacon - Slow With Horns / Run For Your Life
36 Free Energy - Dream City
35 The xx - Crystalised
35 Wild Beasts - Hooting & Howling
34 Woods - Rain On
33 Major Lazer featuring Nina Sky & Ricky Blaze - Keep It Goin' Louder
32 Bear In Heven - Wholehearted Mess
31 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll
30 Japandroids - Young Hearts Spark Fire
29 Washed Out - You'll See It
28 The Big Pink - Velvet
27 Bat For Lashes - Glass
26 Neon Indian - Deadbeat Summer
25 Atlas Sound featuring Noah Lennox - Walkabout
24 Big Boi featuring Gucci Mane - Shine Blockas
23 Phoenix - 1901
22 Health - Die Slow
21 Joker - Digidesign
20 Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind
19 Neko Case - This Tornado Loves You
18 The xx - Basic Space
17 Grizzly Bear - While You Wait For The Others
16 Antony And The Johnsons - Aeon
15 Phoenix - Lisztomania
14 Yo La Tengo - Here To Fall
13 Joy Orbison - Hyph Mngo
12 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero
11 Animal Collective - My Girls
10 Flaming Lips, The - See The Leaves
09 Bat For Lashes - Daniel
08 jj - My Life, My Swag
07 Lonely Island, The featuring T. Pain - I'm On A Boat
06 Bear In Heaven - Lovesick Teenagers
05 Dirty Projectors - Stillness Is The Move
04 Animal Collective - What Would I Want? Sky
03 Destroyer - Bay Of Pigs
02 Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
01 Animal Collective - Brother Sport

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

OK, voting is now over. I'll release the results after I've counted augurus' points.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Albums
Rank . Artist – Album - Score ( Voters - Average/voter )
1 . THE xx-XX - 724 ( 24 - 30,17 )
2 . Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion - 617 ( 19 - 32,47 )
3 . Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest - 471 ( 20 - 23,55 )
4 . Fever Ray - Fever Ray - 411 ( 17 - 24,18 )
5 . Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix - 392 ( 16 - 24,5 )
6 . Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It's Blitz - 368 ( 16 - 23 )
7 . The Antlers - Hospice - 309 ( 11 - 28,09 )
8 . Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca - 251 ( 14 - 17,93 )
9 . Girls - Album - 236 ( 10 - 23,6 )
10 . Bat for Lashes - Two Suns - 235 ( 12 - 19,58 )

11 . Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport - 191 ( 8 - 23,88 )
12 . The Flaming Lips – Embryonic - 190 ( 9 - 21,11 )
13 . St. Vincent - Actor - 186 ( 11 - 16,91 )
14 . Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light - 182 ( 6 - 30,33 )
15 . Wild Beasts - Two Dancers - 182 ( 7 - 26 )
16 . White Denim - Fits - 162 ( 5 - 32,4 )
17 . Raekwon - Only Built for Cuban Linx...Pt II - 155 ( 9 - 17,22 )
18 . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - 154 ( 8 - 19,25 )
19 . Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More - 128 ( 7 - 18,29 )
20 . Super Furry Animals - Dark Days/Light Years - 114 ( 4 - 28,5 )
21 . Benjamin Biolay - La superbe - 106 ( 3 - 35,33 )
22 . Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs - 93 ( 4 - 23,25 )
23 . Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle - 91 ( 7 - 13 )
24 . Broadcast and the Focus Group | Investigate the Witch Cult Trials of the Radio Age - 90 ( 2 - 45 )
25 . Black Lips - 200 Million Thousand - 90 ( 3 - 30 )


Songs
Rank . Artist – Song Score Voters Average/voter
1 . Animal Collective - My Girls - 377 ( 14 , 26,93 )
2 . Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks - 314 ( 16 , 19,63 )
3 . Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind - 296 ( 12 , 24,67 )
4 . Phoenix - Lisztomania - 284 ( 15 , 18,93 )
5 . Phoenix - 1901 - 283 ( 12 , 23,58 )
6 . The xx - Crystalised - 236 ( 10 , 23,6 )
7 . Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero - 231 ( 12 , 19,25 )
8 . Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes - 207 ( 8 , 25,88 )
9 . Bat For Lashes - Daniel - 196 ( 11 , 17,82 )
10 . Fever Ray - Keep The Streets Empty For Me - 183 ( 6 , 30,5 )

11 . Dirty Projectors - Stillness is the Move - 176 ( 9 , 19,56 )
12 . The Roots : How I Got Over - 111 ( 8 , 13,88 )
13 . Animal Collective - Brother Sport - 109 ( 5 , 21,8 )
14 . Fever Ray - I'm Not Done - 109 ( 3 , 36,33 )
15 . Bon Iver - Blood Bank - 105 ( 3 , 35 )
16 . The Big Pink- Dominos - 92 ( 4 , 23 )
17 . Fever Ray - When I Grow Up - 89 ( 4 , 22,25 )
18 . The Antlers - Bear - 87 ( 7 , 12,43 )
19 . Big Boi feat. Gucci Mane | Shine Blockas - 83 ( 5 , 16,6 )
20 . Four Tet - Love Cry - 80 ( 3 , 26,67 )
21 . The Antlers - Two - 77 ( 4 , 19,25 )
22 . Animal Collective – In The Flowers - 75 ( 2 , 37,5 )
23 . The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Young Adult Friction - 70 ( 6 , 11,67 )
24 . The Very Best : Warm Heart Of Africa - 69 ( 4 , 17,25 )
25 . Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll - 68 ( 5 , 13,6 )

I'll start the final thread tonight.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

1 . THE xx-XX - 724 ( 24 - 30,17 )
2 . Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion - 617 ( 19 - 32,47 )


10 . Fever Ray - Keep The Streets Empty For Me - 183 ( 6 , 30,5 )
11 . Dirty Projectors - Stillness is the Move - 176 ( 9 , 19,56 )

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Go Bat for Lashes! So glad that both Two Suns and "Daniel" made the cut. Sorry that Annie didn't have a better showing, though.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Ok let's forget about that terrible year and this 100% indie top 10 and move on to the next stage (which may be at least 80 % indie).
You want my opinion ? That is just ridiculous.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Not to be contrarian, but the 11-20 section for both albums and songs is better than 1-10, particularly on the albums side. The xx beating AC is a nice surprise though.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Jackson
Not to be contrarian, but the 11-20 section for both albums and songs is better than 1-10, particularly on the albums side.


You got it. That's why we have to change the rules for the 90s poll. Take 15 albums and maybe establish quotas

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Yeah, I would so love to see Fits and Actor in that top ten.

I'm surprised The XX beat out MPP for #1. That's one album whose appeal I just don't get, I find it generally mediocre. And I really, really tried to like it.

@Nicolas

My suggestion for the 90's poll was top 12 + highest non-Anglophone + top 2 not already in based on highest 3 votes.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Bah, I had an extra numbered entry for Bear In Heaven's Wholehearted Mess. If it weren't there, Rain Machine's Give Blood would have been number 50.

zzz

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

I would be interested in seeing the entire list of songs and albums from the poll if possible.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Albums
Rank . Artist – Album - Score
1 . THE xx-XX - 724
2 . Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion - 617
3 . Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest - 471
4 . Fever Ray - Fever Ray - 411
5 . Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix - 392
6 . Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It's Blitz - 368
7 . The Antlers - Hospice - 309
8 . Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca - 251
9 . Girls - Album - 236
10 . Bat for Lashes - Two Suns - 235
11 . Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport - 191
12 . The Flaming Lips – Embryonic - 190
13 . St. Vincent - Actor - 186
14 . Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light - 182
15 . Wild Beasts - Two Dancers - 182
16 . White Denim - Fits - 162
17 . Raekwon - Only Built for Cuban Linx...Pt II - 155
18 . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - 154
19 . Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More - 128
20 . Super Furry Animals - Dark Days/Light Years - 114
21 . Benjamin Biolay - La superbe - 106
22 . Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs - 93
23 . Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle - 91
24 . Broadcast and the Focus Group | Investigate the Witch Cult Trials of the Radio Age - 90
25 . Black Lips - 200 Million Thousand - 90
26 . Japandroids - Post Nothing 88
27 . Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics - Inspiration Information, Vol. 3 88
28 . Tinariwen | Imidiwan: Companions 80
29 . DAN DEACON - BROMST 76
30 . The Horrors - Primary Colours 76
31 . M. Ward - Hold Time 73
32 . Mos Def - The Ecstatic 71
33 . Fredo Viola's The Turn 68
34 . The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa 68
35 . Built to Spill - There Is No Enemy 67
36 . Prefab Sprout - Let's Change the World with Music 66
37 . Pearl Jam | Backspacer 64
38 . Annie - Don't Stop 59
39 . Heather Woods Broderick - From the Ground 56
40 . Sunn O))) - Monoliths & Dimensions 53
41 . Jay Reatard - Watch Me Fall 53
42 . Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young 53
43 . Silversun Pickups/ Swoon 50
44 . Wilco - Wilco (The Album) 50
45 . Franz Ferdinand - Tonight Franz Ferdinand 50
46 . Tortoise - Beacons Of Ancestorship 48
47 . Leonard Cohen - Live In London 47
48 . BLK JKS - After Robots 43
49 . Passion Pit - Manners 43
50 . Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM 42
51 . The Sandwitches - How to Make Ambient Sadcake 40
52 . R.E.M. - Live At The Olympia 40
53 . Echo & The Bunnymen/ The Fountain 40
54 . MEW-No More Stories Are Told Today, I'm Sorry They Washed Away // No More Stories, The World Is Grey, I'm Tired, Let's Wash Away 40
55 . Fool's Gold - Fool's Gold 40
56 . The Big Pink- A Brief History of Love 39
57 . Vic Chesnutt At the cut 39
58 . Miranda Lambert - Revolution 39
59 . Various Artists - Dark Was The Night 38
60 . Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3 37
61 . Train/ Save Me, San Francisco 35
62 . Anthony Joseph & the Spasm Band - Bird Head Son 35
63 . McAlmont and Nyman - The Glare 35
64 . Eminem - Relapse 35
65 . Booker T.: Potato Hole 35
66 . Prince - LotusFlow3r 35
67 . La Roux 32
68 . Allen Toussaint - The Bright Mississippi 32
69 . Madness: The Liberty of Norton Folgate 31
70 . Cold Cave | Love Comes Close 30
71 . Levon Helm - Electric Dirt 30
72 . Fat Freddy's Drop - Dr. Boondigga % the Big BW 30
73 . Florence + The Machine - Lungs 30
74 . Muse | The Resistance 30
75 . Orelsan - Perdu d'Avance 30
76 . No nos llamamos Fiodor: Los clásicos rusos 30
77 . Betty Davis - Is It Love Or Desire 30
78 . KYTEMAN-The Hermit Sessions 30
79 . Rodrigo & Gabriela - 11:11 (#200) 30
80 . Sonic Youth - The Eternal 29
81 . Neko Case - Middle Cyclone 28
82 . Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum 27
83 . Dave Matthews Band - Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King 26
84 . Staff Benda Bilili - Très très fort 26
85 . Noah & The Whale - The Last Days Of Spring 25
86 . Monsters of Folk - Monsters of Folk 25
87 . The Temper Trap | Conditions 25
88 . Super Mash Bros. - All About the Scrillions 25
89 . Art Brut - Art Brut vs. Satan 25
90 . DM Stith - Heavy Ghost 25
91 . Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse - Dark Night of the Soul 25
92 . David Sylvian | Manafon 23
93 . Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures 22
94 . Camera Obscura- My Maudlin Career 21
95 . The Cribs - Ignore the Ignorant 20
96 . Le Prince Miiaou - Safety First 20
97 . James Blackshaw | The Glass Bead Game 20
98 . Prince - LotusFlow3r + MplSound 20
99 . Telepathe | Dance Mother 20
100 . BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS-Tell 'Em What Your Name Is! 20
101 . J. Cole - The Warm Up 20
102 . Mastodon - Crack the Skye 20
103 . Neko Case - Middle Cyclone 20
104 . Anntona: En la cama con Anntona 20
105 . Kid Cudi | Man on the Moon: The End of the Day 19
106 . Richard Hawley - Truelove's Gutter 18
107 . Maxwell - BLACKsummers'night 18
108 . The Bad Plus (joined by Wendy Lewis) - For All I Care 18
109 . Buraka Som Sistema - Black Diamond 18
110 . Bruce Peninsula - A Mountain Is A Mouth 18
111 . Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Up From Below 18
112 . Élena: Un café setanta matins 18
113 . Wolfmother - Cosmic Egg 18
114 . Ramona Falls - Intuit 16
115 . Iron & Wine - Around the Well 16
116 . The-Dream - Lovs vs Money 16
117 . Rowland S Howard - Pop Crimes 16
118 . Color Cassette - Forever Sparrow 16
119 . The Unthanks - Here's The Tender Coming 16
120 . Eels: Hombre Lobo 16
121 . Peaches - I Feel Cream 16
122 . WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM-Black Cascade 16
123 . The Rifles - The Great Escape 16
124 . Au Revoir Simone- Still Night, Still Light 16
125 . LILY ALLEN - IT'S NOT ME IT'S YOU 15
126 . Alela Diane - To Be Still 15
127 . Candi Staton: Who's Hurting Now 14
128 . Zola Jesus | The Spoils 14
129 . Georgia Anne Muldrow | Umsindo 14
130 . The Dead Weather - Horehound 14
131 . Big Blood - Already Gone I & II 14
132 . CASS MCCOMBS - CATACOMBS 14
133 . The Lava Children - Four Spells [EP] 14
134 . Holden - Fantomatisme 14
135 . HEALTH- Get Color 14
136 . Shrinebuilder - Shrinebuilder 14
137 . Dinosaur Jr. - Farm 13
138 . Portico Quartet | Isla 13
139 . Martyn - Great Lengths 12
140 . Diving With Andy - Sugar Sugar 12
141 . Editors - In This Light And On This Evening 12
142 . Andrew Bird - Noble Beast 12
143 . A Fine Frenzy - Bomb in a Birdcage 12
144 . Meshell Ndegeocello - Devil's Halo 12
145 . Depeche Mode - Sounds of the Universe 12
146 . Gossip - Music For Men 12
147 . Joss Stone/ Colour Me Free 12
148 . Khaled - Liberte 12
149 . tUnE-yArDs - Bird-Brains 12
150 . Civil Twilight | Civil Twilight 12
151 . Nick Garrie: 49 Arlington Garden 12
152 . PEVERELIST-Jarvik Mindstate 12
153 . Why? - Eskimo Snow 12
154 . La Bienquerida: Romancero 10
155 . Codeine Velvet Club | s/t 10
156 . LADY GAGA-THE FAME 10
157 . Prince - MPLSoUND 10
158 . PJ HARVEY & JOHN PARISH "A Woman a Man Walked By" 10
159 . Cesária Evora - Nha Sentimento 10
160 . Regina - Puutarhatrilogia 10
161 . AVISHAI COHEN "Aurora" 10
162 . Joe Bonamassa/ The Ballad Of John Henry 10
163 . Akron/Family | Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free 10
164 . Future of the Left - Travels With Myself and Another 10
165 . The Hidden Cameras: Origin: Orphan 10
166 . Those Darlins - Those Darlins 10
167 . Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem 9
168 . VEKTOR-Black Future 9
169 . Milkman - Circle of Fifths 9
170 . Pete Doherty - Grace/Wasteland 9
171 . Bob Dylan - Together Through Life 9
172 . Piano Magic - Ovations 9
173 . Bachelorette - My Electric Family 9
174 . Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care 9
175 . Alice In Chains | Black Gives Way To Blue 9
176 . Yacht - See Mystery Lights 9
177 . Isbells - s/t 8
178 . Lee Fields & The Expressions - My World 8
179 . Among the Oak and Ash: Among the Oak and Ash 8
180 . Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster 7
181 . The PHANTOM BAND-Checkmate Savage 7
182 . Nouvelle Vague: 3 7
183 . Jars of Clay/ The Long Fall Back To Earth 7
184 . Sun Araw - Heavy Deeds 7
185 . Crash Kings - Crash Kings 7
186 . Dan Auerbach | Keep It Hid 7
187 . Seconds To Mars | This Is War 7
188 . The Lemonheads - Varshons 7
189 . Bruce Springsteen - Working On A Dream 7
190 . Tony Allen - Secret Agent 7
191 . Rosanne Cash - The List 6
192 . Full Blast | Black Hole 6
193 . Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - Live at the Fillmore 6
194 . Anna Puu - s/t 6
195 . Orianthi/ Believe 6
196 . GALLOWS-Grey Britain 6
197 . Evan Parker | House Full of Floors 5
198 . Matt & Kim - Grand 5
199 . India.Arie/ Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics 5
200 . Kylesa - Static Tensions 5
201 . Kings of Convenience: Declaration of Dependence 5
202 . The Killers | Live at Royal Albert Hall 5
203 . Cornershop - Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast 5
204 . Atlas Sound | Logos 5
205 . Group Bombino | Guitars from Agadez, Vol. 2 4
206 . Cam'ron - Crime Pays 4
207 . Adam Lambert/ For Your Entertainment 4
208 . King Midas Sound | Waiting For You 4
209 . Fiery Furnaces - I'm Going Away 4
210 . Cola Jet Set: Guitarras y tambores 4
211 . Tuomas Henrikin Jeesuksen Kristuksen Bändi - Vade Retro Satanus I 4
212 . Oneida - Rated O 4
213 . LOW FREQUENCY IN STEREO-Futuro 3
214 . Jenny Wilson - Hardships! 3
215 . The Church | Untitled #23 3
216 . Linda Mirada: China es otra cultura 3
217 . U2/ No Line On The Horizon 3
218 . OOIOO | Armonico Hewa 3
219 . Loney Dear - Dear John 3
220 . Bob Mould - Life and Times 3
221 . Sparklehorse - Dark Night of the Soul 3
222 . Anni Rossi - Rockwell 3
223 . SOULSAVERS-Broken 2
224 . Alondra Bentley: Ashfield Avenue 2
225 . Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba | I Speak Fula 2
226 . Ghinzu - Mirror Mirror 2
227 . The Legendary Tigerman - Femina 2
228 . Laura Izibor - Let The Truth Be Told 2
229 . Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band - Outer South 1
230 . Juan Maclean, The - The Future Will Come 1
231 . Renaud Garcia-Fons | La línea del sur 1
232 . Gent Del Desert - Molles 1
233 . The Fiery Furnaces | I'm Going Away 1
234 . Abraham Boba: La educación 1

Didn't exclude Fame by Lady Gaga because I assumed Particle Analyst meant Fame Monster.


Songs
Rank . Artist – Song Score
1 . Animal Collective - My Girls - 377
2 . Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks - 314
3 . Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind - 296
4 . Phoenix - Lisztomania - 284
5 . Phoenix - 1901 - 283
6 . The xx - Crystalised - 236
7 . Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero - 231
8 . Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes - 207
9 . Bat For Lashes - Daniel - 196
10 . Fever Ray - Keep The Streets Empty For Me - 183
10 . Dirty Projectors - Stillness is the Move - 183
12 . The Roots : How I Got Over - 111
13 . Animal Collective - Brother Sport - 109
14 . Fever Ray - I'm Not Done - 109
15 . Bon Iver - Blood Bank - 105
16 . The Big Pink- Dominos - 92
17 . Fever Ray - When I Grow Up - 89
18 . The Antlers - Bear - 87
19 . Big Boi feat. Gucci Mane | Shine Blockas - 83
20 . Four Tet - Love Cry - 80
21 . The Antlers - Two - 77
22 . Animal Collective – In The Flowers - 75
23 . The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Young Adult Friction - 70
24 . The Very Best : Warm Heart Of Africa - 69
25 . Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll - 68
26 . The xx – Night Time 65
27 . Annie - "Anthonio" 63
28 . Fuck Buttons - Olympians 59
29 . Grizzly Bear - Fine for Now 55
30 . SunnO))) – Alice 54
31 . The Horrors- Who Can Say 53
32 . The xx - Intro 52
33 . Destroyer - Bay of Pigs 52
34 . James Blackshaw | Cross 52
35 . Bill Callahan - Faith/Void 50
36 . PREFAB SPROUT "Music Is a Princess" 50
37 . Julian Casablancas - Left & Right in the Dark 50
38 . U2 – Stand Up Comedy 50
39 . Train/ Hey Soul Sister 50
40 . Antony & the Johnsons - One Dove 50
41 . Grizzly Bear – While You Wait for the Others 50
42 . Madness: Dust Devil 50
43 . Laura Veirs - July Flame 50
44 . The Heavy - How You Like Me Now? 50
45 . Eminem : Crack A Bottle 50
46 . Benjamin Biolay - Brandt Rhapsodie 49
47 . Voo Voo I Haydamaky- Bądź Zdrowe, Serce Me 49
48 . Passion Pit - Little Secrets 47
49 . Antony & The Johnsons - Epilepsy is Dancing 47
50 . Andrew Bird - Oh No 45
51 . Mumford & Sons – The Cave 44
52 . El Perro del Mar - Change of Heart 43
53 . Camera Obscura- Honey in the Sun 43
54 . Cancel the Astronauts- I Am the President of You Fanclub 40
55 . The Rifles - The General 40
56 . Röyksopp feat Robyn. The Girl and The Robot 40
57 . Yo La Tengo: Avalon or Someone Very Similar 40
58 . Animal Collective - Bluish 40
59 . Animal Collective- What Would I Want? Sky! 40
60 . LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS-MONEY IS KING (from My World-R&B/Soul) 40
61 . Dave Matthews Band – Time Bomb 40
62 . Cold Cave | Life Magazine 40
63 . La Roux - In for the kill remix by skream 40
64 . Eminem - Same Song and Dance 40
65 . Fredo Viola - Robinson Crusoe 40
66 . John Mayer/ Half of My Heart 40
67 . Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Dull Life 39
68 . Beach House – Norway 38
69 . Benjamin Biolay - La Superbe 38
70 . The xx - Shelter 38
71 . U2- Magnificent 36
72 . Annie - Bad Times 36
73 . Tinariwen | Lulla 35
74 . Voo Voo i Haydamaky – Tylko z nieba 35
75 . WHITE DENIM-I START TO RUN (from Fits-Pop/Rock) 35
76 . tUnE-YaRdS - Fiya 35
77 . Wolfmother - White Feather 35
78 . Grizzly Bear- Foreground 35
79 . Booker T.: Hey Ya 35
80 . Portishead | Chase the Tear 35
81 . Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band - Vero 35
82 . Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Home 35
83 . Fool's Gold - Surprise Hotel 35
84 . Annie - "Songs Remind Me of You" 35
85 . Colbie Caillat/ Fallin' For You 35
86 . Music Go Music : Warm In The Shadows 35
87 . Heather Woods Broderick – For Misty 35
88 . Miranda Lambert - The House That Built Me 35
89 . Depeche Mode- Wrong 33
90 . Prefab Sprout - Earth, the Story So Far 33
91 . La Roux- Bulletproof 32
92 . PEVERELIST-ESPERANTO (from Jarvik Mindstate-Electronica) 30
93 . The Unthanks : Lucky Gilchrist 30
94 . The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You 30
95 . The XX - Stars 30
96 . Broadcast and The Focus Group | The Be Colony 30
97 . Weezer - Put Me Back Together 30
98 . dan deacon - red f 30
99 . Archive- Bullets 30
100 . AVISHAI COHEN "Alfonsina y el mar" 30
101 . Nouvelle Vague: Blister in the Sun 30
102 . Kasabian- Underdog 30
103 . Arnaud Fleurent-Didier - France Culture 30
104 . Fat Freddy's Drop - Big BW 30
105 . Franz Ferdinand - No You Girls 28
106 . Bat for Lashes | Glass 28
107 . Japandroids - The Boys are Leaving Town 28
108 . Lady Gaga Bad Romance 26
109 . Kasabian- Where Did All the Love go? 26
110 . Sting- Soulcake 25
111 . the xx - infinity 25
112 . The Bad Plus w/ Wendy Lewis - Barracuda 25
113 . Snow Patrol | Just Say Yes 25
114 . Bill Callahan - Jim Cain 25
115 . Wolfmother - In the Morning 25
116 . M. Ward | Rave On 25
117 . Jay-Z feat. Mr. Hudson- Young Forever 25
118 . Dan Deacon - Woof Woof 25
119 . Cooper: Hyde Park 25
120 . dirty projectors - useful chamber 25
121 . Annie - "Marie Cherie" 25
122 . M. WARD "Hold Time" 25
123 . Levon Helm - Golden Bird 25
124 . Bear In Heaven - Lovesick Teenagers 24
125 . Raekwon | House of Flying Daggers 23
126 . Girls - Laura 23
127 . Prince - Colonized Mind 22
128 . The xx - VCR 21
129 . Silversun Pickups/ Growing Old Is Getting Old 20
130 . St. Vincent - The Strangers 20
131 . sonic youth - antenna 20
132 . Shrinebuilder - Pyramid of the Moon 20
133 . Élena: En un minut 20
134 . Gent Del Desert - El Record 20
135 . Delorean - Deli 20
136 . Bill Callahan - Eid Ma Clack Shaw 20
137 . Black Lips : Trapped In A Basement 20
138 . Pearl Jam | Just Breathe 20
139 . Orelsan - Soirée Ratée 20
140 . Antony and the Johnsons - Aeon 19
141 . Foo Fighters | Wheels 19
142 . Yo La Tengo: Nothing to Hide 18
143 . Fredo Viola - The Turn 18
144 . Lonely Island, The featuring T. Pain - I'm On A Boat 18
145 . BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS-SUGARFOOT (from Tell 'Em What your Name Is!-Pop/Soul) 18
146 . Civil Twilight | Anybody Out There 18
147 . Kasabian- Vlad the Impaler 18
148 . St Vincent - Marrow 18
149 . Passion Pit- The Reeling 18
150 . Mulatu Astatqé and The Heliocentrics | Anglo Ethio Suite 18
151 . Camera Obscura - French Navy 17
152 . Rosanne Cash - Girl from the North Country 16
153 . Salif Keita - La Différence 16
154 . Annie - "Don't Stop" 16
155 . Staff Benda Bilili | Sala Keba 16
156 . Burial + Fourtet - Moth 16
157 . Jj - My Life, My Swag 16
158 . Dave Matthews Band – Squirm 16
159 . Jay Reatard - It Ain't Gonna Save Me 16
160 . KYTEMAN-PITCHBLACK DARKNESS (from The Hermit Sessions-Hiphop) 16
161 . Alela Diane | Age Old Blue 16
162 . Atlas Sound (feat. Noah Lennox) - Walkabout 16
163 . Élena: Plou 16
164 . Neko Case - People Got A Lotta Nerve 16
165 . Radaid : Shine 16
166 . Wild Beasts - Two Dancers 16
167 . Fever Ray - Seven 15
168 . Why? - Into the Shadows of My Embrace 14
169 . The XX- Islands 14
170 . The Decemberists - The Wanting Comes In Waves/Repaid 14
171 . antlers - sylvia 14
172 . Kid Cudi | Pursuit Of Happiness 14
173 . Big Boi | Shine Blockas 14
174 . Kasabian- Thick As Thieves 14
175 . Jack Peñate - Tonight's Today 14
176 . FLAMING LIPS-THE SPARROW LOOKS UP AT THE MACHINE (from Embryonic-Pop/Rock) 14
177 . Lee Fields & The Expressions : Ladies 14
178 . Prince - "Dance 4 Me" 14
179 . Extraperlo: Bañadores 14
180 . Buddy and Julie Miller feat. Patty Griffin - Chalk 14
181 . Fuck Buttons – Surf Solar 13
182 . Joy Orbison | Hyph Mngo 13
183 . Wilco - Bull Black Nova 12
184 . Kasabian- Fire 12
185 . Flaming Lips, The - See The Leaves 12
186 . animal collective - lion in a coma 12
187 . 2000F & J. KAMATA-YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS (single-Electronica/Dubstep) 12
188 . Dr. Explosion: All Mine 12
189 . Annie - "I Can't Let Go" 12
190 . Richard Hawley - For Your Lover Have Some Time 12
191 . WILCO "I'll Fight" 12
192 . Charlotte Gainsbourg w/ Beck - Heaven Can Wait 12
193 . Phoenix - Fences 12
194 . PJ Harvey & John Parish - Black Hearted Love 12
195 . Editors - Papillon 12
196 . U2- Fez- Being born 12
197 . Richard Hawley - Open Up Your Door 12
198 . Mission Of Burma : 1, 2 ,3, Partyy! 12
199 . Animal Collective – Graze 12
200 . Arctic Monkeys - Cornerstone 11
201 . VIC CHESNUTT "Coward" 10
202 . OOIOO | O O I A H 10
203 . Beck | Harry Partch 10
204 . flaming lips - the egos last stand 10
205 . Cesaria Evora - Noiva de ceu 10
206 . Super Furry Animals | The Very Best of Neil Diamon 10
207 . Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling 10
208 . Jay-Z - Run This Town 10
209 . Dave Matthews band- Alligator Pie 10
210 . Polly Scattergood : Number 24 10
211 . Prince - "No More Candy 4 U" 10
212 . Metric. Help, I'm Alive 10
213 . Lyle Lovett - Whooping Crane 10
214 . Joe Crepúsculo: Toda esa energía 10
215 . St. Vincent - Actor Out Of Work 10
216 . Pet Shop Boys - Did You See Me Coming? 9
217 . Bat For Lashes – Siren Song 9
218 . Tinariwen - Imidiwan 9
219 . Élena: Dos 9
220 . Bat for Lashes - "Good Love" 9
221 . Portico Quartet | Paper Scissors Stone 9
222 . M. Ward - Never Had Nobody Like You 9
223 . Flaming Lips | Convinced of the Hex 9
224 . Silversun Pickups | Panic Switch 9
225 . Raekwon - About Me 9
226 . MULATU ASTATKE & THE HELIOCENTRICS-CHA CHA (from Inspiration Information-World/Africa/Ethiopia) 9
227 . Dirty Projectors - Two Doves 8
228 . Bill Callahan - Rococo Zephyr 8
229 . Mariah Carey - H.A.T.E.U. 8
230 . Exlovers - You Forget So Easily 8
231 . Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - 40 Day Dream 8
232 . VEKTOR-OBLIVION (from Black Future-Metal) 8
233 . Tarántula: El mítico culo 8
234 . THEM CROOKED VULTURES-SCUMBAG BLUES (from Them Crooked Vultures-Pop/Rock) 7
235 . Wild Beasts | Hooting and Howling 7
236 . The xx - Night Time 7
237 . Baaba Maal - Tindo 7
238 . Akron/Family | Everyone is Guilty 7
239 . Le Prince Miiaou - No Compassion Available 7
240 . Seasick Steve - Diddley Bo 7
241 . Janelle Monáe - "Come Alive (War of the Roses)" 7
242 . Miike Snow - Animal 7
243 . Orelsan - Différent 7
244 . Yo La Tengo - Here To Fall 7
245 . Matisyahu | One Day 7
246 . St. Vincent - Black Rainbow 7
247 . Super Furry Animals: Liwiau Llachar 7
248 . Taken by Trees - Watch the Waves 7
249 . sleigh bells - crown on the ground 7
251 . Wilco- You Never Know 6
252 . The Drums - Let's Go Surfing 6
253 . cass mccombs - my sister my spouse 6
254 . Annie - "The Breakfast Song" 6
255 . Anntona: Y además bastante fea 6
256 . Metric - Sick Muse 6
257 . Pearl Jam | The Fixer 6
258 . Basement Jaxx -Raindrops 6
259 . The Clientele | I Wonder Who We Are 6
260 . The Mountain Goats : Genesis 3:23 6
261 . D.M. STITH-CREEKMOUTH (from Heavy Ghost-Singer/songwriter) 6
262 . Horehound - Treat Me Like Your Mother 5
263 . The Boy Least Likely To: A Balloon on a Broken Street 5
264 . Burial + Fourtet - WolfCub 5
265 . The Heavy - Short Change Hero 5
266 . tune-yards - sunlight 5
267 . Seasick Steve & Amy Lavere - So Lonesome I Could Cry 5
268 . Mos Def - Auditorium 5
269 . Yeasayer – Tightrope 5
270 . The Sandwitches : Fire 5
271 . Tony Allen - Ijo 5
272 . Fool's Gold - Night Dancing 4
273 . Matt & Kim - Daylight 4
274 . Tortoise : Prepare Your Coffin 4
275 . Voo Voo I Haydamaky- Wyszła Młoda 4
276 . M. WARD "Epistemology" 4
277 . Dave Matthews Band- Baybe Blue 4
278 . Chromeo - "Night by Night" 4
279 . Sufjan Stevens | You Are The Blood 4
280 . The Flatlanders - Homeland Refugee 4
281 . Martyn - Natural Selection 4
282 . Regina Spektor - Folding Chair 4
283 . Super Furry Animals: Where Do You Wanna Go? 4
284 . Owl City Fireflies 4
285 . Regina Spektor - Eet 4
286 . Telepathe | In Your Line 4
287 . FRANCISCO NIXON "Erasmus borrachas" 3
288 . The xx - Basic Space 3
289 . Wilco - Wilco (the Song) 3
290 . Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band : Healing 3
291 . DMB- Timebomb 3
292 . The Reigning Sound | The Bells 3
293 . Nouvelle Vague (with Martin Gore): Master and Servant 3
294 . Annie - "Take You Home" 3
295 . Dominique A. | Immortels 3
296 . Sunn O))) | Agartha 3
297 . Prefab Sprout Sweet Gospel Music 3
298 . Future of the Left - Arming Eritrea 3
299 . Holden - Un toit étranger 3
300 . The-Dream feat Kanye West. Walking on the Moon 3
301 . U2 – White as Snow 3
302 . The Temper Trap | Fader 3
303 . Babx - Electrochocs Ladyland 2
304 . WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM-AHRIMANIC TRANCE (from Black Cascade-Metal) 2
305 . The XX - VCR (Matthew Dear remix) 2
306 . Art Brut - Alcoholics Unanimous 2
307 . Broadcast and the Focus Group | The Be Colony 2
308 . Super Furry Animals: White Socks / Flip Flops 2
309 . Neko Case - This Tornado Loves You 2
310 . The xx - Islands 2
311 . Horrors Who Can Say 2
312 . Gossip- Heavy Cross 2
313 . Mastodon - Divinations 2
314 . Shakira. She Wolf 2
315 . Sleigh Bells - Infinity Guitars 2
316 . St. Vincent - The Party 2
317 . Sting- Cold Song 2
318 . Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra | Asteroids! 2
319 . Dinosaur Jr. | Pieces 1
320 . Mos Def | Quiet Dog 1
321 . Among the Oak and Ash: Peggy-O 1
322 . Bachelorette - "Her Rotating Head" 1
323 . Animal Collective - In The Flowers 1
324 . Chris Garneau - Dirty Night Clowns 1
325 . K-Os : I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman 1
326 . Lightning Dust - Wondering What Everyone Knows 1
327 . Morrissey I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris 1
328 . The Horrors - Sea Within A Sea 1
329 . The DREADNOUGHTS-HOTTRESS 1

OH, I NOTICED I DIDN'T HAVE COUNTED CHRIS' POINTS FOR STILLNESS IS THE MOVE...
I check is there any way to avoid the tiebreak...

Edit. OK I rechecked the results and looks like it's time for tiebreak again.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Miguel
A clarification: Crescendo, by Penelope Trip, - the same as all the songs from their first two albums, "Politomanía" and "Usted morirá en su nave espacial" (You Will Die in Your Spaceship) - is not really sung in English, but in a kind of invented language that resembles English. Obviously, the singer was aware of his limitations.

Well, you're right, probably I should not have included Penelope Trip in my list because they did not sang in real English but in "watchu-wari", I mean, something that sounds like English but it's not. Let me say that many bands (not only in Spain) use this watchu-wari in the rehearsals to find the melody of a given song during the process of composition, later some lyrics that suits the melody (in English or Spanish) are added but Tito Pintado opted for not making a real lyric. Quite bizarre, isn't it?


Eligibility:
The songs voted by the last 12 voters rendered quite a lot of questionable dates of release (but none of them were above "Keep the Streets Empty for Me" or "Stillnes Is the Move" so this changes does not affect the tie-breaker now running in another thread):
- Fredo Viola - The Turn: the album version (the one voted by nicolas) was released as the opener of the album The Turn as "The Turn (A Pagan Lament)" on March 16, 2009 but it appeared on a different version on a previous EP, Red States on December 1, 2008 as "The Turn (Fink Remix)". You can confirm his dates on the news section of the Fredo Viola official page. So we have another case of a different version released the year before. Probably eligible, isn't it?
- Anthony Joseph & the Spasm Band - Véro: released opening the album Bird Head Son on January 13, 2009 but previously released as the main song of the EP La diablesse on July 2008.
- Martyn - Natural Selection: released as part of the album Great Lenghts on April 20, 2009 but previously released as the main song of the EP 12" on July 7, 2008, confirmed on two other web pages.
- The xx - VCR (Matthew Dear Remix): although the original version of "VCR" was released as part of the album xx on August 17, 2009, it seems that the remix by Matthew Dear was first released on early January, this seems to be confirmed by the Pitchfork review.
- Lee Fields & The Expressions - Money I$ King: I'm not sure about if it's the same version, but this song released as part of the album My World on June 2, 2009 was previously released as the B-side of the single These Moments in 2005. The only page that mention too this previous release is Wikipedia so I can't be absolutely sure.
- Metric - Help I'm Alive: it seems that this song, released as first single from their album "Fantasies" was released in Canada on December 23, 2008 and later on the US on January 1, 2009. The only source that date it like that is Wikipedia, so probably we should consider it 2009. Moreover only a week before 2009 and only in Canada is going to far in my (our) nerdism. Or not?
- The Bad Plus joined by Wendy Lewis - Barracuda: part of the album For All I Care released in Europe on October 13, 2008 and in the US on February 3, 2009. The official MySpace page seems to confirm this October 2008 release.
- Passion Pit - Sleepyhead: released as part of the album Manners on May 18, 2009 but previously released as their first single on September 8, 2008 and also on their EP Chunk of Change, double checked on their official page.


So, the final song list in alphabetical order:
2000F & J Kamata - You Don't Know What Love Is
Akron/Family - Everyone Is Guilty
Allen, Lily - The Fear (2008)
Allen, Tony - Ijo
Among the Oak & Ash - Peggy-O
Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra - Asteroids!
Animal Collective - Bluish
Animal Collective - Brother Sport
Animal Collective - Graze
Animal Collective - In the Flowers
Animal Collective - Lion in a Coma
Animal Collective - My Girls
Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes
Animal Collective - What Would I Want? Sky!
Annie - Anthonio
Annie - Bad Times
Annie - Don’t Stop
Annie - I Can’t Let Go
Annie - Marie Cherie
Annie - Songs Remind Me of You
Annie - Take You Home
Annie - The Breakfast Song
Anntona - Y además bastante fea
Antlers, The - Bear
Antlers, The - Sylvia
Antlers, The - Two
Antony and the Johnsons - Aeon
Antony and the Johnsons - Epilepsy Is Dancing
Antony and the Johnsons - One Dove
Archive - Bullets
Arctic Monkeys - Cornerstone
Art Brut - Alcoholics Unanimous
Astatke, Mulatu and the Heliocentrics - Anglo Ethio Suite
Astatke, Mulatu and the Heliocentrics - Cha Cha
Atlas Sound feat. Noah Lennox - Walkabout
Avett Brothers, The - I and Love and You
Babx - Electrochocs Ladyland
Bachelorette - Her Rotating Head
Bad Plus, The joined by Wendy Lewis - Barracuda (2008)
Basement Jaxx - Raindrops
Bat for Lashes - Daniel
Bat for Lashes - Glass
Bat for Lashes - Good Love
Bat for Lashes - Siren Song
Beach House - Norway
Bear in Heaven - Lovesick Teeneagers
Beck - Harry Partch
Big Boi feat. Gucci Mane - Shine Blockas
Big Pink, The - Dominos
Biolay, Benjamin - Brandt Rhapsodie
Biolay, Benjamin - La superbe
Bird, Andrew - Oh No
Black Eyed Peas, The - I Gotta Feeling
Black Lips - Trapped in a Basement
Blackshaw, James - Cross
Bon Iver - Blood Bank
Booker T. - Hey Ya
Boy Least Likely To, The - A Balloon on a Broken String
Broadcast and the Focus Group - The Be Colony
Broderick, Heather Woods - For Misty
Burial & Four Tet - Moth
Burial & Four Tet - Wolf Cub
Caillat, Colbie - Fallin' for You
Callahan, Bill - Eid Ma Clack Shaw
Callahan, Bill - Faith / Void
Callahan, Bill - Jim Cain
Callahan, Bill - Rococo Zephyr
Camera Obscura - French Navy
Camera Obscura - Honey in the Sun
Cancel the Astronauts- I Am the President of Your Fanclub (And Last Night I Followed You Home)
Carey, Mariah - H.A.T.E.U.
Casablancas, Julian - Left & Right in the Dark
Case, Neko - People Got a Lotta Nerve
Case, Neko - This Tornado Loves You
Cash, Rosanne - Girl from the North Country
Chesnutt, Vic - Coward
Chromeo - Night by Night
Civil Twilight - Anybody Out There
Clientele, The - I Wonder Who We Are
Cohen, Avishai - Alfonsina y el mar
Cold Cave - Life Magazine
Cooper - Hyde Park
Crepúsculo, Joe - Toda esa energía
Deacon, Dan - Red F
Deacon, Dan - Woof Woof
Dead Weather, The - Treat Me Like Your Mother
Decemberists, The - The Wanting Comes in Waves / Repaid
Delorean - Deli
Depeche Mode - Wrong
Destroyer - Bay of Pigs
Diane, Alela - Age Old Blue
Dinosaur Jr. - Pieces
Dirty Projectors - Stillness Is the Move
Dirty Projectors - Two Doves
Dirty Projectors - Useful Chamber
DMB - Alligator Pie
DMB - Baby Blue
DMB - Squirm
DMB - Time Bomb
Doctor Explosion - All Mine
Dominique A. - Immortels
Dreadnoughts, The - Hottress
Drums, The - Let's Go Surfing
Editors - Papillon
Élena - Dos
Élena - En un minut
Élena - Plou
Eminem - Same Song & Dance
Eminem feat. Dr. Dre & 50 Cent - Crack a Bottle
Évora, Cesária - Noiva de ceu
Exlovers - You Forget So Easily
Extraperlo - Bañadores
Fat Freddy's Drop - Big BW
Fever Ray - If I Had a Heart (2008)
Fever Ray - I’m Not Done
Fever Ray - Keep the Streets Empty for Me
Fever Ray - Seven
Fever Ray - When I Grow Up
Fields, Lee and the Expressions - Ladies
Fields, Lee and the Expressions - Money I$ King (2005)
Flaming Lips, The - Convinced of the Hex
Flaming Lips, The - See the Leaves
Flaming Lips, The - The Ego's Last Stand
Flaming Lips, The - The Sparrow Looks Up at the Machine
Flatlanders, The - Homeland Refugee
Fleurent-Didier, Arnaud - France Culture
Florence + the Machine - You've Got the Love (2008)
Foo Fighters - Wheels
Fool's Gold - Night Dancing
Fool's Gold - Surprise Hotel
Four Tet - Love Cry
Franz Ferdinand - No You Girls
Fuck Buttons - Olympians
Fuck Buttons - Surf Solar
Future of the Left - Arming Eritrea
Gainsbourg, Charlotte feat. Beck - Heaven Can Wait
Garneau, Chris - Dirty Night Clowns
Gent del Desert - El record
Girls - Laura
Girls - Lust for Life (2008)
Gossip - Heavy Cross
Grizzly Bear - Fine for Now
Grizzly Bear - Foreground
Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
Grizzly Bear - While You Wait for the Others
Harvey, PJ & John Parish - Black Hearted Love
Hawley, Richard - For Your Lover Give Some Time
Hawley, Richard - Open Up Your Door
Heavy, The - How You Like Me Now?
Heavy, The - Short Change Hero
Helm, Levon - Golden Bird
Holden - Un toit étranger
Horrors, The - Sea Within a Sea
Horrors, The - Who Can Say
Japandroids - The Boys Are Leaving Town
Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind
Jay-Z feat. Mr. Hudson - Young Forever
Jay-Z feat. Rihanna & Kanye West - Run This Town
jj - My Life, My Swag
Joseph, Anthony and the Spasm Band - Véro (2008)
k-os feat. Saukrates & Nelly Furtado - I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman
Kasabian - Fire
Kasabian - Thick as Thieves
Kasabian - Underdog
Kasabian - Vlad the Impaler
Kasabian - Where Did All the Love Go?
Keita, Salif - La différence
Kid Cudi feat. MGMT & Ratatat - Pursuit of Happiness
Kyteman feat. ReaZun & Paradox - Pitchblack Darkness
La Roux - Bulletproof
La Roux - In for the Kill (Skream's Let's Get Ravey Remix)
Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
Lambert, Miranda - The House That Built Me
Lewis, Black Joe and the Honeybears - Sugarfoot
Lightning Dust - Wondering What Everyone Knows
Lonely Island, The feat. T-Pain - I'm on a Boat
Lovett, Lyle - Whooping Crane
Low Anthem, The - Charlie Darwin (2008)
Low Anthem, The - Ticket Taker (2008)
Maal, Baaba - Tindo
Madness - Dust Devil
Martyn - Natural Selection (2008)
Mastodon - Divinations
Matisyahu - One Day
Matt & Kim - Daylight
Mayer, John feat. Taylor Swift - Half of My Heart
McCombs, Cass - My Sister My Spouse
Metric - Help, I'm Alive (2008)
Metric - Sick Muse
Miike Snow - Animal
Miller, Buddy & Julie feat. Patty Griffin - Chalk
Mission of Burma - 1, 2 ,3, Partyy!
Monáe, Janelle - Come Alive (War of the Roses)
Mos Def - Quiet Dog
Mos Def feat. Slick Rick - Auditorium
Mountain Goats, The - Genesis 3:23
Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man (2008)
Mumford & Sons - The Cave
Music Go Music - Warm in the Shadows
Nixon, Francisco - Erasmus borrachas
Nouvelle Vague - Blister in the Sun
Nouvelle Vague feat. Martin Gore - Master and Servant
Ono, Yoko Plastic Ono Band - Healing
OOIOO - O O I A H
Orbison, Joy - Hyph Mngo
Orelsan - Différent
Orelsan - Soirée ratée
Owl City - Fireflies
Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The - Young Adult Friction
Passion Pit - Little Secrets
Passion Pit - Sleepyhead (2008)
Passion Pit - The Reeling
Pearl Jam - Just Breathe
Pearl Jam - The Fixer
Peñate, Jack - Tonight's Today
Perro del Mar, El - Change of Heart
Pet Shop Boys - Did You See Me Coming?
Peverelist - Esperanto
Phoenix - 1901
Phoenix - Fences
Phoenix - Lisztomania
Portico Quartet - Paper Scissors Stone
Portishead - Chase the Tear
Prefab Sprout - Earth, the Story So Far
Prefab Sprout - Music Is a Princess
Prefab Sprout - Sweet Gospel Music
Prince - Colonized Mind
Prince - Dance 4 Me
Prince - No More Candy 4 U
Prince Miiaou, Le - No Compassion Available
Radaid - Shine
Raekwon - About Me
Raekwon feat. Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah & Method Man - House of Flying Daggers
Reatard, Jay - It Ain't Gonna Save Me
Reigning Sound, The - The Bells
Rifles, The - The General
Roots, The feat. Dice Raw - How I Got Over
Röyksopp feat. Robyn - The Girl and the Robot
Sandwitches, The - Fire
Scattergood, Polly - Number 24
Seasick Steve - Diddley Bo
Seasick Steve feat. Amy Lavere - So Lonesome I Could Cry
Shakira - She Wolf
Sharpe, Edward and the Magnetic Zeros - 40 Day Dream
Sharpe, Edward and the Magnetic Zeros - Home
Shrinebuilder - Pyramid of the Moon
Silversun Pickups - Growing Old Is Getting Old
Silversun Pickups - Panic Switch
Sleigh Bells - Crown on the Ground
Sleigh Bells - Infinity Guitars
Snow Patrol - Just Say Yes
Sonic Youth - Antenna
Spektor, Regina - Eet
Spektor, Regina - Folding Chair
Springsteen, Bruce - The Wrestler (2008)
St. Vincent - Actor Out of Work
St. Vincent - Black Rainbow
St. Vincent - Marrow
St. Vincent - The Party
St. Vincent - The Strangers
Staff Benda Bilili - Sala Keba
Stevens, Sufjan - You Are the Blood
Sting - Cold Song
Sting - Soul Cake
Stith, DM - Creekmouth
Sunn O))) - Agartha
Sunn O))) - Alice
Super Furry Animals - Lliwiau Llachar
Super Furry Animals - The Very Best of Neil Diamond
Super Furry Animals - Where Do You Wanna Go?
Super Furry Animals - White Socks / Flip Flops
Taken by Trees - Watch the Waves
Tarántula - El mítico culo
Telepathe - In Your Line
Temper Trap, The - Fader
Temper Trap, The - Sweet Disposition (2008)
The-Dream feat. Kanye West - Walkin' on the Moon
Them Crooked Vultures - Scumbag Blues
Tinariwen - Imidiwan Afrik Tendam
Tinariwen - Lulla
Tortoise - Prepare Your Coffin
Train - Hey, Soul Sister
tUnE-YaRdS - Fiya
tUnE-YaRdS - Sunlight
U2 - Fez - Being Born
U2 - Magnificent
U2 - Stand Up Comedy
U2 - White as Snow
Unthanks, The - Lucky Gilchrist
Veirs, Laura - July Flame
Vektor - Oblivion
Very Best, The feat. Ezra Koenig - Warm Heart of Africa
Viola, Fredo - Robinson Crusoe
Viola, Fredo - The Turn (A Pagan Lament) (2008)
Voo Voo ï Haydamaky - Bądź zdrowe, serce me
Voo Voo ï Haydamaky - Tylko z nieba
Voo Voo ï Haydamaky - Wyszła młoda
Ward, M. - Epistemology
Ward, M. - Hold Time
Ward, M. - Never Had Nobody Like You
Ward, M. - Rave On
Weezer - Put Me Back Together
White Denim - I Start to Run
Why? - Into the Shadows of My Embrace
Wilco - Bull Black Nova
Wilco - I'll Fight
Wilco - Wilco (The Song)
Wilco - You Never Know
Wild Beasts - Hooting & Howling
Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
Wolfmother - In the Morning
Wolfmother - White Feather
Wolves in the Throne Room - Ahrimanic Trance
xx, The - Basic Space
xx, The - Crystalised
xx, The - Infinity
xx, The - Intro
xx, The - Islands
xx, The - Night Time
xx, The - Shelter
xx, The - Stars
xx, The - VCR
xx, The - VCR (Matthew Dear Remix) (2010)
YACHT - It's Boring / You Can Live Anywhere You Want (2008)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Dull Life
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero
Yeasayer - Tightrope
Yo La Tengo - Avalon or Someone Very Similar
Yo La Tengo - Here to Fall
Yo La Tengo - Nothing to Hide


So the ones (probably) non eligible for 2009 are:

2005:
Fields, Lee and the Expressions - Money I$ King

2008:
Allen, Lily - The Fear
Bad Plus, The joined by Wendy Lewis - Barracuda
Fever Ray - If I Had a Heart
Florence + the Machine - You've Got the Love
Girls - Lust for Life
Joseph, Anthony and the Spasm Band - Véro
Low Anthem, The - Charlie Darwin
Low Anthem, The - Ticket Taker
Martyn - Natural Selection
Metric - Help, I'm Alive (?)
Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man
Passion Pit - Sleepyhead
Springsteen, Bruce - The Wrestler
Temper Trap, The - Sweet Disposition
Viola, Fredo - The Turn (A Pagan Lament) (?)
YACHT - It's Boring / You Can Live Anywhere You Want

2010:
xx, The - VCR (Matthew Dear Remix)

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

Ordering the albums for the 00s poll I realized that 2009 was the year with less degree of personal agreement with the rest of the Forum (7 albums of the Top 10 were not on my Top 20), while during the rest of the decade I had a high level of correlation.
Albums on the global Top 10 that were not on my Top 20s:
2000: 4
2001: 0
2002: 2
2003: 1
2004: 3
2005: 4
2006: 3
2007: 2
2008: 3
2009: 7
I would not dare to say that 2009 was a bad year for music (I really like the albums on my Top 20) but I definitely don't like the trendy sounds of that year, a quite indigestible mélange of annoying rhythms, enervating synths and unappealing voices, at least to my ears.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2009

To mine tooo