Well, we got the day off (it’s Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Day, which reminds me, why is it that the longest street “type” is given to the longest street names? Boulevard, really? Three syllables added to the nine or so already there (I lost count), what’s wrong with “street” or “lane”? Anyway, I digress) so let’s make this one a little quick one, I want to make the most of this 3rd day.
Like the title says, an extremely (and I mean EXTREMELY) premature best of 09… basically this mixtape is in response to the two weeks of leaks that literally flooded (ha!) the internets. Is it REALLY a collection song from the most awesomest tsururific albums of 2009? Probably not (there’s already been another key leak or two since I built this the other day), but some of these albums are so fucking good, I’d be amazed if they didn’t make it to our year end list (I’m looking at YOU Phantom Band!) and for the ones where the album hasn’t leaked yet, let’s just say my anticipation has runneth over… Hold on, I think I need a paper towel.
There, that’s better.
Where was I? Oh yeah, too many great songs from too many great albums and we are only what, three weeks into the new year?!? Too many to cover in a post-to-post way I tend to do things, so let’s clump some together in a nice flowing way, and get our oh-nine on! WOOT! Ready? Oh wait, quick note, play them gapless, okay? I stuck them together (man, the Decemberists song was a bear to flow from, it’s ends so abruptly). Okay, ready for real now? Let’s do it as…
01 M Ward – Never Had Nobody Like You
02 Wild Light – California On My Mind
03 Fran Ferdinand – Twilight Omens
04 The Decemberists – The Rake’s Song
05 Morrissey – I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris
06 Loney Dear – I Was Only Going Out
07 A Camp – Bear On The Beach
08 Aidan Moffat And The Best-Ofs – The Last Kiss
09 The Bird And The Bee – You’re A Cold
10 AC Newman – The Changling
11 Neko Case – People Got A Lotta Nerve
12 Coconut Records – Any Fun
13 Vetiver – Sister
14 The Phantom Band – Island
15 Handsome Furs – Radio Kaliningrad
16 K-OS – 4 3 2 1
17 Animal Collective – My Girls
18 Fever Ray – Triangle Walks
19 Andrew Bird – Anonanimal
20 Antony And The Johnsons – Epilepsy Is Dying
So, happy Dr. MLK Day (what did you get? I got socks. I can’t wait to take my MLK tree down). Anyways, go show all these artists all your love via your money here, here, and here now… You know they deserve it, why you holding back, man?