So Rusty decided to post up his favorite songs of the year without asking me for input? I am not really angry, but I am determined to get the last word. There's no real order to this, but these are some of the best tracks I've heard so far in '09, and as usual, Rusty and I will not agree on anything.
The Joy Formidable "Whirring"
They ended their set at Oceans Rooms (during the Great Escape in Brighton, UK) with this song. Best musical moment of the year so far.
Bombay Bicycle Club "Dust on the Ground"
I actually like "Always Like This" more, but the pricks at their label won't let me embed that one. The band's debut always is amazing.
LoveLikeFire "Stand in Your Shoes"
A great song off of a stunning album.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart "Young Adult Friction"
Surprisingly, a good album.
Chew Lips "Solo"
I skipped out on these guys at the Great Escape, but after hearing this song, I totally regret it.
Pulled Apart By Horses "Meat Balloon"
From the ashes of Mother Vulpine and It Takes Bridges. One of the most dynamic bands I've seen play this year.
Jamie T "Sticks N Stones"
Yet another brilliant tune from this guy.
The Answering Machine "Cliffer"
A great single off of an album full of singles.
Wintermute "Dead or Not He Was Wearing Sunglasses"
The band that could do for math rock what Bloc Party did for indie dance.
The Maccabees "No Kind Words"
While their sophomore album may be bland, they picked a great tune to lead off with. The guy on the right is Mat Horne from Gavin & Stacey.