YHO’s Best Songs of 2009

By Lacey Jane Pappas

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If you need a crash course in “best of” songs for the closing year, look no further. Here’s our roundup of quality tracks that have been on repeat:

1. “You Told a Lie” by Camera Obscura
2. “You and I” by Wilco featuring Feist
3. “The Giant of Illinois” by Andrew Bird from “Dark Was The Night” compilation
4. “Basic Space” by XX
5. “Skeletons” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
6. “Cheerleader” by Grizzly Bear
7. “Eet” by Regina Spekter
8. “I Was Only Going Out” by Loney, Dear
9. “Gimme Sympathy (Acoustic)” by Metric
10. “Knotty Pine” by Dirty Projectors and David Byrne from “Dark Was The Night” compilation
11. “Middle Cyclone” by Neko Case
12. “In These Arms” by The Swell Season
13. “Laughing With a Mouth Full of Blood” by St. Vincent
14. “All is Love” by Karen O and the Kids from “Where the Wild Things Are” soundtrack
15. “The First Days of Spring” by Noah and the Whale
16. “I Wish it was Christmas Today” cover by Julian Casablancas … just barely making the cut this week.

Preview some tracks here.

Now, you tell us who and what topped your track list this year.


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3 Responses to “YHO’s Best Songs of 2009”

  1. Melissa Says:

    your list is fantastic! i must say, lately i’ve been obsessed with Tankha-Drinking to Sher. Fantastic song, along with Jem-Flying High. Hope you enjoy them…

  2. Ashley Thalman Photo Says:

    I am surprised not to see Animal Collective on this list….

  3. Kiesha Says:

    Ashley, I agree.

    My favorite album of 2009 is by far Merriweather Post Pavillion

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