Best of 2013-’09


BEST SONGS OF 2009
• “Basic Space” by The xx (Pariah Remix)
• “Funny Business” by Bluebrain
• “The End” by Peasant
• “Darkest Side” by The Middle East
• “World Traveller” by Miss Emily Brown
• “La Llorona” by Beirut
• “Like a Diamond” by Glass Ghost
• “Don’t Go to Klaksvik” by Leif Vollebekk
• “Another Bag of Bones” by Kevin Devine
• “Running Sheep” by Elfin Saddle
• “Knotty Pine” by The Dirty Projectors & David Byrne
• “Wind Phoenix” by Cymbals Eat Guitars
• “Lips” and “Golden Phone” by Micachu
• “Refuge Angels” by Crocodiles
• “As Time Breaks Off” by Delorean
• Arsonist Blues” by Good Night, States
• “All Thoughts Are Prey To Some Beast” by Bill Callahan
• “Revenge” by Dangermouse/Sparklehorse & Wayne Coyne
• “No Turning Back” by Sarah Blasko
• “Useful Chamber” by The Dirty Projectors
• “All For the Best” by Tom Yorke (Cover)
• “Blinking Pigs” by Little Dragon
• “Isaac’s Song” by D.M. Stith
• “Firstborn” by J. Tillman
• “The Mightiest of Guns” by A.A. Bondy
• “Two Weeks” and “Cheerleader” by Grizzly Bear
• “For You” by Sharon Van Etten
• “Bull Black Nova” by Wilco
• “Spinnin'” by Speech Debelle
• “Sooner or Later” by Von Haze
• “Marrow” by St. Vincent
• “Maybe Always” by Share
• “Keep A Secret” by The Whitest Boy Alive
• “Tiny Concerts” by Circulatory System
• “Breaking Up With My Mormon Missionary” by Trips & Falls
• “Everything is Moving So Fast” by The Great Lake Swimmers
• “Blood Bank” by Bon Iver
• “Prelude to a Debut” by Reverie Sound Revue
• “When I Grow Up” by Fever Ray
• “Island IS” by Volcano Choir
• “Spill Yer Lungs” by Julie Doiron
• “Galilee” by Andrew Bryant
• “You Saved My Life” Cass McCombs
• “Old Friends” by Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards
• “What You Are” Frontier Ruckus (Nov. 2008)
• “Demon Host” Timber Timbre
• “Evangeline” by Handsome Furs
• “Shampoo” by Elvis Perkins
• “Swing” by Zero 7
• “Starring” by Freelance Whales
• “This City Life” by Team Turnip
• “Death By Dust” Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
• “Pray For Rain” and “Splitting the Atom” by Massive Attack
• “We Don’t Always Have Light” by Crash the Car
• “Feel It All Around” by Washed Out
• “I Love you, But Goodbye” by Langhorne Slim
• “Liver & Tan” by Braids
• “The East” by Weather Station
• “These Passerines” by Oweipops

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. GSL  |  November 9, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Dr. Robbins,
    Thank you for the links and content.
    Keep up the good work.
    You have a fan in Brooklyn!
    GSL

    Reply
  • 2. Pete K  |  November 14, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Great list. Two fans in Crooklyn. I compiled a mix of the tunes they had. Hope all can view and play. Named Their Bated Breath… http://www.lala.com/#playlist/14829P51778

    Reply
    • 3. daviddrobbins  |  November 14, 2009 at 1:39 pm

      Thanks Pete. That’s really a very cool thing to do! I’m listening to your Lala playlist right now while working. I’ve never really heard all these songs continuously on a playlist like this before. This is great. Gives me another kind of perspective toward these songs. Awesome. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it.

      Reply
  • 4. juan  |  March 2, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    great list, the wilco song is a nice inclusion, it is so different from their ‘regular’ stuff and a great song

    Reply
    • 5. daviddrobbins  |  March 3, 2010 at 12:53 am

      Thanks Juan. Yeah — I really liked the Wilco disc too.

      Reply

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