Wednesday, December 30, 2009
So I guess Mookie will be giving you your snazzy year in review. I can still give you a few awesome tracks from this year, though. Some? Are definitely repeats of what's already been posted, but I won't assume you've been reading this all year. That would be pretty stupid of me.
Before all that? I do want to share another song - not from this year - with you all. As you know, I have been posting a little of the stuff Deerhunter has made. "Disappearing Ink" is definitely amongst my top songs for this year, by the way. Well, from last year's album Microcastle, Deerhunter released one stellar tune in "Nothing Ever Happened". The real highlight of the tune is the guitars and then the keyboards within the last minute to minute and a half. Epic shit. Don't believe me? Take a listen for yourself.
Download Deerhunter - Nothing Ever Happened
So how about those top songs? Well, these aren't really going to be much different than most of the lists you'd see out there, I'd imagine. First off, I have to say that the best video this year? We Have Band's "You Came Out" is the clear winner here. In case you haven't seen it yet? Here it is.
Now, on to what I deem the best tracks of the year. There really isn't a challenge on the best cut of the year. For real. Now, I'm not the biggest Animal Collective fan. They're a little hit or miss at times for me, which is probably a good thing. It keeps my mind clear to how I view all the tracks. Now, "My Girls" is just stellar in about every regard. So It's an easy choice as the top track of the year.
Download Animal Collective - My Girls
As for the rest of my top tunes? Well, I have to say it's a huge drop from #1 to #2. That doesn't mean these aren't good tracks, but Animal Collective I honestly think did something very unique and special in creating "My Girls". Since I don't really like making a list in order, I just want to put it out there that the next few tracks are among my favorites for this year.
The Horrors - Sea Within A Sea
Sunset Rubdown - You Go On Ahead (Trumpet Trumpet II)
Micachu - Golden Phone
Deerhunter - Disappearing Ink
YACHT - Waste of Time
White Denim - Regina Holding Hands
Atlas Sound ft. Panda Bear - Walkabout
Phoenix - Girlfriend
Shout Out Out Out Out - Bad Choices
Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros - 40 Day Dream
We Have Band - You Came Out
Animal Collective - What Would I Want? Sky
And now the normal bullshit thing to say - BUY STUFF! Seriously! And hell, if not? Donate some money to Mookie, who runs this site. He busts his ass for you guys to bring you some awesome music, and I feel quite honored that he asked me to help him out. So yeah.....do that.