Friday, December 11, 2009

ITP: Top 10 songs of 2009

As published in today's Boston Herald, here is my Best of 2k9 "Top 10" list. Big fucking shock as to what sits perched at Number 1 (The only question is where it fits in my "Best of the 2000s" list).

We’re living in the iPod generation, so it’s fitting that 2009 was a year of the individual song. Not many albums held my attention longer than a month, but I can come up with one awesome synthpop-electro-pop-rock playlist:

1. Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance” (Streamline/Konlive/Cherrytree/Interscope)
2. Passion Pit, “Little Secrets” (Columbia/DMZ)
3. Amazing Baby, “Headdress” (Artist First)
4. Lies in Disguise, “Meet Your Replacement” (Always Never/So Sweet)
5. Yes Giantess, “Demons” (Self-released/tour EP)
6. We Were Promised Jetpacks, “Quiet Little Voices” (Fat Cat)
7. Little Boots, “Remedy” (Warner, import)
8. The Big Pink, “Velvet” (4AD)
9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Zero” (Interscope)
10. Phoenix, “1901” (Glass Note)

Bonus picks: Passion Pit’s “Manners”; Canadian electro-pop singer Lights; every single thing about Lady Gaga

Other songs that I loved this year include: Amazing Baby “Supreme Being”; La Roux “Bulletproof”; Passion Pit “The Reeling”; Twin Berlin "Fake It Well"; Handsome Furs “All We Want Baby Is Everything”; Cold Cave “Love Comes Close”; Taxpayer “We Have Arrived”; Andre Obin “Gazelle”; Toxic Avenger “Toxic Is Dead”; The Daily Pravda “Dead House”; Ladyhawke “Magic”; Flosstradamus "Big Bills"...

Also, lists are stupid so don't take this so seriously...