RR’s Best of ’09 Compilation

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I don’t usually make year-end compilations, however a friend of mine requested a mix as a birthday present so how could I refuse? I had no idea what I was getting into. After about 7 hours of selecting my favorites and editing down the list to a reasonable amount, I ended up with 3 CDs. That still left out some of my favorites because I couldn’t find the right place for them in the mix (Metric’s “Sick Muse,” Lissie”s “Little Lovin” and Junior Boys’ “Parallel Lines,” most notably), but here is what I ended up with:

Best of 09  Mix 1

1. Friends Band Of Skulls
2. Whole New Way The Horrors
3. Dominos The Big Pink
6. Islands The XX
7. You’ve Got the Love (The xx Remix) Florence and The Machine
8. Zero Yeah Yeah Yeahs
9. Nothing To Worry About Peter Bjorn & John
10. Feel It All Around Washed Out
11. Slippin’ Quadron
12. Compacto Curumin
13. Can’t Help But Smiling Devendra Banhart
14. Always Like This Bombay Bicycle Club
15. The Reeling Passion Pit
16. 11th Dimension Julian Casablancas
17. Orange Shirt Discovery
18. Walking On A Dream Empire Of The Sun
19. Psychic City (Voodoo City) YACHT
20. Bulletproof La Roux
21. No Surprise James Yuill

Mix 2

1. Let’s Go Surfing The Drums
2. Say Yes Langhorne Slim
3. More Of This Vetiver
4. Relator Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson
5. Cousins Vampire Weekend
6. Too Fake Hockey
7. Knotty Pine Dirty Projectors & David Byrne
8. When They Fight They Fight Generationals
9. Good Ol’ Fashion Nightmare Matt & Kim
10. All the Same to Me Anya Marina
11. Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked Cage The Elephant
12. My Last Mistake Dan Auerbach
13. Basket The Blakes
14. Straight To Hell Lily Allen Feat. Mick Jones
15. Lust For Life Girls
16. My Girls Animal Collective
17. Two Weeks Grizzly Bear
18. Song For No One Miike Snow
19. Girlfriend Phoenix
20. Terminally Chill Neon Indian
21. In The Music The Trash Can Sinatras

Mix 3

1. Inspiration Information Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
2. Breakin’ The Chains Of Love Fitz & The Tantrums
3. Maybe So, Maybe No Mayer Hawthorne
4. The Golden Age The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
5. California On My Mind Wild Light
6. The Sun Portugal. The Man
7. Say Please Monsters Of Folk
8. The Sweetest Thing Camera Obscura
9. Wavin’ Flag K’naan
10. The Summer Coconut Records
11. You Never Know Wilco
12. Home Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
13. World News Local Natives
14. This Tornado Loves You Neko Case
15. Rave On M. Ward Feat. Zooey Deschanel
16. Hold Your Head High Heartless Bastards
17. I Like You So Much Better When You Are Naked Ida Maria
18. Everything – Murs Murs
19. Tonight’s Today Jack Peñate
20. Swing Zero 7
21. Sweet Disposition The Temper Trap