Songs of 2009

Best songs of 2009.
For some reason, 35. Youtube links where available.

  1. Massive Attack – Splitting the Atom
    Dark, soulful hip-hop. Horace Andy at his best.
  2. Animal Collective – My Girls
    Trippy synths, but the melody just keeps on sticking.
  3. The Kleptones – Voodoo Sabotage
    A mashup of two epic dancefloor anthems.
  4. Eels – That Look You Give That Guy
    Hands down the best song about jealousy.
  5. Wilco – Wilco (The Song)
    Wilco will love you baby.
  6. Mason Proper – Get Innocuous/Love Lockdown
    I prefer this over Kanye’s version anytime.
  7. Doves – Kingdom of Rust
    The reason Coldplay doesn’t deserve to be that famous.
  8. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A-Trak remix)
    Anticipated remix, and A-Trak delivers. Close to the original.
  9. Röyksopp – The Girl and the Robot (Spencer and Hill remix)
    Great vocals by Robyn, this interpretation just adds a little disco spice.
  10. The Whitest Boy Alive – Islands
    Erlend Öye and electronic pop.
  11. The Prodigy – Warrior’s Dance
    An underrated dancefloor filler with clever sampling. Great clip too.
  12. Bloc Party – One More Chance (Alex Metric remix)
    One more chance to remix.
  13. Johnny Berlin – Find What You Love And Let It Kill You
    Upcoming Belgian group, great track.
  14. Muse – Unnatural Selection
    Speaks in a language we’ll understand.
  15. Radiohead – These Are My Twisted Words
    Radiohead still in rainbows.
  16. Robert Del Naja – Herculaneum
    From the ‘Gomorrah‘ soundtrack.
  17. Vampire Weekend – Horchata
    From their upcoming Contra album.
  18. Tiger Mendoza – Missing On The Motorway (Dj Shadow remix)
    An excellent mashup in the Dj Shadow remix contest.
  19. Moby – Pale Horses
    Moby at his most depressing. And beautiful.
  20. Editors – Papillon
    New Wave is back.
  21. Lykke Li – Knocked Up (Death To The Trone Remix)
    Excellent cover of the Kings of Leon song, spiced up in the remix. (Pretty good live version here)
  22. DJ Earworm – Heartless In A Bottle
    Sting, Kanye West and The Black Eyed Peas in the mix. Not what you expect.
  23. Imogen Heap – Thriller
    The best Michael Jackson tribute around.
  24. Empire of the Sun – We Are The People
    One-hit wonder? Sounds very MGMT-ish.
  25. Das Pop – Underground
    Finally the Das Pop album was released. Listen to the arrangements on this one.
  26. Beastie Boys – Ch-Ch-Check it Out (Timoshii Remix)
  27. The Bird and The Bee – Don’t Stop The Music (Rihanna Cover)
    Turns the silly generic pop song into an elegant ballad.
  28. Daan – Exes
    I won’t even think about classifying this.
  29. Moby – Disco Lies (The Dusty Kid’s Fears Remix)
    Haunting minimal remix which has little to do with the original.
  30. The Gossip – Heavy Cross (Fred Falke Remix)
    Just a small upgrade on an already great tune.
  31. Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man
    2010 will be the year of folk and gypsy.
  32. Placebo – Speak in Tongues
    Best track off their new album. Should have been the first single.
  33. Röyksopp – True To Life
    Great producing, vocals and inventive dance.
  34. Mr. Oizo – ErreurJean (Arveene & Misk remix)
    Rock-solid french electro.
  35. Bat For Lashes – Use Somebody (Kings of Leon cover)
    Fragile cover of the Kings of Leon song.