2009 Top 50 Albums

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Creating a Top 50 Albums list is never easy.  You have to battle with what you think the world believes, and what you truly believe in your heart, to be solid jams.  We have even more trouble because we have to three writers, all who have different ideas, and we have to make those ideas fit into a neat box.  Well, we got it done, and honestly, our criteria was based on two things: how great we thought the album was, artistically speaking, and how long we listened to it without getting bored.  That’s it. It’s fool proof; you might not like it, but it’s our list, so here it is… Read more

New Tunes from Papercuts

papercuts1It’s probably not enough that I put Jason Quever’s Papercuts in my top 50 of 2009. I’ve been all over this group, or is group really, since their second release.  Just as I thought I couldn’t get enough of the guy, he puts out a great 7″ with a new single.  There’s a lot more string arrangement on this song, at least in the forefront, and if this is the direction he’s going with the next album, I can already see it in my top 10.  I grabbed White Are the Waves at Waterloo, but you can also get it Gnomonsong.

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Download: Papercuts – White are the Waves [MP3]

FT50: Songs of 2009

bestof2009cover_songsWe have to start this list off with a disclaimer.  We have three writers, all with different tastes, so the list should reflect that a little bit.  Also, these are our opinions, and by no means, are they meant to be seen as an “end all be all” to the question of what were the best songs of 2009.  That being said, we like our list quite a bit.  Sure, it’s got some expected numbers at the top, but the rest of the list is genius.  We’ve got some of the songs streaming for you, and the rest take you straight to youtube.  Follow the jump for full list.

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