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Sensing an opportunity to move product, Amazon MP3's editors have put together a Top 50 of 2009 (so far) list. I'm reprinting it here in the hopes that it will encourage discussion (but remain pessimistic). I will try very hard to tell you what I'VE heard out of this list some time this weekend if that gets you interested at all.

1. It's Blitz! (The W at Amazon) by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
2. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix
3. Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective
4. Middle Cyclone by Neko Case
5. Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear
6. Troubadour by k'naan
7. Fantasies by Metric
8. Live In London by Leonard Cohen
9. Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future by The Bird And The Bee
10. Two Suns by Bat For Lashes
11. Preliminaires by Iggy Pop
12. Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band by Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band
13. Junior by Röyksopp
14. The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele by Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele
15. The Ecstatic by Mos Def
16. Dark Was The Night (Red Hot Compilation) by Various Artists
17. Welcome to Mali by Amadou & Mariam
18. Crack The Skye by Mastodon
19. God Help The Girl by God Help The Girl
20. Manners by Passion Pit
21. My Maudlin Career by Camera Obscura
22. Actor (Amazon Exclusive) by St. Vincent
23. Amesoeurs by Amesoeurs
24. Swoon by Silversun Pickups
25. Divided By Night by Crystal Method
26. Primary Colours by The Horrors
27. Changing Horses by Ben Kweller
28. Born Like This. [Explicit] by Doom
29. Song Up In Her Head by Sarah Jarosz
30. The Eternal by Sonic Youth
31. Catacombs by Cass McCombs
32. Fever Ray by Fever Ray
33. A Pipe Dream And A Promise [Explicit] by Finale
34. Fortress 'Round My Heart by Ida Maria
35. Hold Time by M. Ward
36. Hello Hello [Explicit] by Midival Punditz
37. Mercy by Rocco Deluca and The Burden
38. Blood Bank by Bon Iver
39. Beware by Bonnie "Prince" Billy
40. Wavering Radiant by Isis
41. It's Not Me, It's You [Explicit] by Lily Allen
42. Wilco [The Album] by Wilco
43. Still Night, Still Light by Au Revoir Simone
44. Midnight At The Movies by Justin Townes Earle
45. Easy Come, Easy Go by Marianne Faithfull
46. For All I Care by The Bad Plus
47. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart by The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
48. Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free by Akron/Family
49. Never Better by P.O.S.
50. Heart To Elk by Point Juncture Wa

The Top 50 individual SONGS of 2009 (so far) look like this:
1. Lisztomania by Phoenix
2. People Got A Lotta Nerve by Neko Case
3. Zero by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
4. The Fear [Explicit] by Lily Allen
5. My Girls by Animal Collective
6. My Life Would Suck Without You by Kelly Clarkson
7. Contender by The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
8. Cheerleader by Grizzly Bear
9. Dreamer [Explicit] by k'naan
10. Help I'm Alive by Metric
11. The Reeling by Passion Pit
12. Make Her Say [Explicit] by Kid Cudi
13. Magnificent by U2
14. I'm On A Boat [Explicit] by The Lonely Island
15. Daniel by Bat For Lashes
16. Bulletproof by La Roux
17. Panic Switch by Silversun Pickups
18. Walkin' On The Moon [Explicit] by The-Dream
19. Knotty Pine by Dirty Projectors + David Byrne
20. Walking On A Dream by Empire Of The Sun
21. Hasta Quemarnos by Kinky
22. Hold The Line Feat. Mr. Lex & Santigold [Explicit] by Major Lazer
23. Har Ek Baat by Midival Punditz
24. Another One by Chrisette Michele
25. G Is For Girl (A-Z) (Main Version) by Ciara
26. Jetstream by Doves
27. The Crane Wife 3 by Marianne Faithfull
28. Love Etc. by Pet Shop Boys
29. Woods by Bon Iver
30. Jonesy Boy by Cass McCombs
31. Oh My God by Ida Maria
32. Game of Diamonds by Deerhunter
33. D.O.A. [Death Of Auto-Tune] (Explicit) by Jay-Z
34. Give It Time by Molly Jenson
35. Gifted (Feat. Kanye West, Santogold & Lykke Li) by N.A.S.A.
36. Bring It by Tonex
37. You're Too Gone by Jason Lytle
38. Welcome Home by Yusuf
39. Heaven by John Frusciante
40. The Climb by Miley Cyrus
41. Quiet Dog by Mos Def
42. Comfortably Numb by The Bad Plus with Wendy Lewis
43. Kinda Like A Big Deal (Explicit Album Version) by The Clipse featuring Kanye West
44. Drown In The Now (feat. Matisyahu) by Crystal Method
45. Beyond Here Lies Nothin' by Bob Dylan
46. Meet Me In The Garden by Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele
47. Bounce (feat. N.O.R.E. & Isis) by MSTRKRFT
48. Vision One by Röyksopp
49. Sabali by Amadou & Mariam
50. Goodbye by P.O.S.

EDIT: I should mention that if you're interested in seeing Amazon's version of these pages, or would like to buy actual physical CD copies of these songs instead of digital versions, we got that covered too. Just click right here (amazon.com)

(edited by CRZ on 10.7.09 1309)


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I've been pleasantly surprised about just how much of a grower Merriweather Post Pavilion is. By this time last year, the hype around Vampire Weekend had tapered somewhat. However, this release has really developed an aura of its very own. The songs on this album take you to a place where you are being directly launched from the deepest ocean to Mars in your own personal pod. You can see the research the group went through, especially on the track "Guys Eyes" which could have been a track off of a Beach Boys album. There's a song called "Bluish" on the album that I can't whether it's a better wedding or funeral song. Either way, it is awesome enough to get people to play straight piano covers of it.



MPP is the best album of the year. My Girls is the best song of the year, and this with Strawberry Jam is the best 1-2 album combo since Radiohead (although they threepeated) Anybody who tells you otherwise is either a liar, deaf, oooold, or dating me.

Postscript: Marianne Faithfull should NOT be singing Decemberists songs.

Edit: TWO L's in full. lllllllll.

(edited by Super Shane Spear on 10.7.09 2213)

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I dislike the singles of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I hated Maps, and I strongly dislike Zero. I can't judge the album. I do love the Panic Switch song by the Silversun Pickups though. Finally, I am elated to see I'm On A Boat on that list.



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I am very happy to see that Neko Case is doing well - not only on both of these lists but on the one that records actual sales as well.

And I own six of their top ten albums because I am a pretentious git.
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I'm glad to see The Bird and the Bee on the list. That's a great album. The title track is gorgeous.



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Living in Cambodia, my music-gathering abilities have been greatly hindered because it can be difficult to find an Internet connection fast enough to download anything. So I haven't heard as much new music as I would like. That said, here are my brief thoughts on the four albums on this list that I've heard in full:



This album is AWESOME. I love Neko Case's voice, and the vocals in this are good. I like her lyrics, too. Probably my second-favorite album of hers. I like the title track and "This Tornado has Loved You."



My favorite album of the year so far. I love the acoustic version of "Gimme Sympathy" and listen to it several times a day.



I really liked last year's Chunk of Change, and this was a good follow up. I didn't like it at first, but the album's got some good beats and, again, I like the vocals. But that's a totally subjective thing.



Good, but not especially noteworthy. The only other album of his I have is as self-titled one from 2006, and this one is considerably more folky than that is.
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    Originally posted by The King of Keith
    I'm glad to see The Bird and the Bee on the list. That's a great album. The title track is gorgeous.


Nice call. This album is so much better than it has any right to be. The song "Witch" would be the next James Bond theme if there was any justice in the world.

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    Originally posted by Super Shane Spear
      Originally posted by The King of Keith
      I'm glad to see The Bird and the Bee on the list. That's a great album. The title track is gorgeous.


    Nice call. This album is so much better than it has any right to be. The song "Witch" would be the next James Bond theme if there was any justice in the world.
I really like "Love Letter to Japan" but the rest of the album tends to slide by without me really noticing.

The only other one I have is the new Neko Case -- good album; I don't like it as much as Fox Confessor or Furnace Room.

I don't have the new Amadou & Mariam, but I did like the last one even though Manu Chao's production style is a little heavy handed (which is to say, it kinda sounds like a Manu Chao album).

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