The TSURURADIO Community Presents…. 53 Songs We Loved This Year!

Photography by Nicole Severino

You know I love our community. Whether it be in our little board of music freaks & geeks or over on the facebooks and the twitterers, I consider myself to be one lucky summavabitch. I feel like we genuinely have some of the nicest, most talented, and beautiful (inside & out) community members in all of bloggyland, hell, maybe the entire super-information-intertubal-highway of love!!!

Yeah… I’m a lucky blogger.

Oh, speaking of this blog, how’s your illustrations coming for our Button Illustration Contest?


Already got a couple entries in and man, this looks to be a tough one to judge, but that doesn’t mean you can quit on me.


It’s so worth drawing a button, I mean, I really need your help and look at the prize, a Clinton Reno 11 x 17 print of one of his original pieces (the octopus one)!!! So what you waitin’ fer? Get drawin’!!!

So, while you get yer paper and sharpies out, or while you load up your illustrator, or however you plan on illustrating a Vinyl and Interview button, we got a little something special for you to listen to, a little something from that community I was just boosting about like a proud papa.

The other day, I asked the society to give me their favourite songs they’ve enjoyed this year, and man did they deliver — HA! And you thought we were done with 2009???


What’s cool about the songs, 53 if I counted correctly, was not only how diverse they are, but also how many I have never heard myself, that after I hit “publish”, I’m going to stream and listen to a surprisingly large number of them for the first time!

It just goes back to what we were saying the other day during our exciting conclusion of our Most Awesomest Tsururific Albums of 2009 presentation, that with the shear volume of albums out there that you and I may never get around to hearing, it’s really impossible to call years “good” or “bad” anymore. But we already talked about that, didn’t we? Yeah. All I can say is, man, I’m a lucky blogger.

Oh, one last thing before we get to the goodness. We are all voting on our Most Awesomest Societyrific Albums Of 2009 down in the board, BUT voting closes on 12/11, so if you want your voice heard, you best be getting down in there NOW! After it’s done, I’ll be doing some serious spreadsheet compiling & number crunching, as well as putting together an accompanying mixtape of the results! So, keep an eye out for that soon!!!

Okay, that’s it! Let’s get to some music as…

The TSURURADIO Community Presents
53 Songs We Loved This Year….

Illustration by Lanni

A. C. Newman – Prophets
AA Bondy – When the Devils Loose
Almighty Defenders – Bow Down and Die
And So I Watch You From Afar – Don’t Waste Time Doing Things You Hate
Animal Collective – In the Flowers
Antlers – Two
Bat For Lashes – Glass
Bell X1 – Light Catches Your Face
Bill Callahan – Jim Cain
Burial and Four Tet – Moth
Castanets – Lucky Old Moon
Dan Deacon – Snookered
Dananananaykroyd – Song One Puzzle
Doveman – Breathing Out
Doves – Kingdom Of Rust
Edward Sharpe – 40 Day Dream
Eels – My Timing is Off
Fever Ray – If I Had A Heart
Florence And The Machine – Cosmic Love
Franz Ferdinand – Lucid Dreams (found better version via here)
Ghostbird – Toy Soldier
Girls – Darling
Gold Panda – Quitters Raga
Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks
Horrors – Sea Within A Sea
Japandroids – Young Hearts Spark Fire
Javelin – Tell Me, What Will It Will Be
John Vanderslice – Too Much Time
Jonsi And Alex – Boy 1904
Jookabox – You Cried Me
Laura Gibson – Glory
Los Campesinos! – The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future
Mew – Hawaii
Mumford And Sons – After the Storm
Pearl and the Beard – Oh, Death
Pete Yorn – Social Development Dance
Phoenix – 1901
Pomegranates – Jerusalem Had a Bad Day (live)
Pree – Heaven is a Drag
Slow Club – When I Go
Spoon – The Mystery Zone (removed… still a problem? Dang!)
Sunset Rubdown – You Go On Ahead (Trumpet Trumpet II)
The Love Language – Nightdogs
The Low Anthem – Charlie Darwin
The Most Serene Republic – Heavens To Purgatory
The Strange Boys – No Way For A Slave To Behave
The Temper Trap – Fader
The Twilight Sad – I Became A Prostitute
The Whitest Boy Alive – 1517
The XX – Cystalized
Tigers that Talked – Black Heart, Blue Eyes
Viva Voce – Red Letter Day
Woods – The Number

Here something you like? Well, go buy the damn thing! It’s good for you.

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2 comments for “The TSURURADIO Community Presents…. 53 Songs We Loved This Year!

  1. hew1992
    December 14, 2009 at 7:06 AM

    No Patrick Watson!?! Oh well. A good list nonetheless.

  2. Tsuru
    December 14, 2009 at 9:04 AM

    ACK! I'm sure it's an oversite, as tends to happen on these things. He DID make my Most Awesomest Tsururific Albums Of 2009 list!! Lucky #13 in fact!

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