2009 is over

in the grand tradition of taking Things That Occurred and listing them, i have decided to take a look at the music that was important to me in 2009.

Norah Jones – Young Blood

Norah Jones - Young Blood (The Colbert Report)

i saw norah jones play this song live on the colbert report and it was pretty immediate. it’s almost like norah jones + kaki king + iron & wine?? instant success. probably the fastest a song has ever made it to my loved list on last.fm. it’s just subtle and beautiful and it makes me feel warm.

Norah Jones – Young Blood

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Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest

Grizzly Bear

trying to keep up with new music, i end up overlooking things. my first impression of yellow house was that grizzly bear were just a sleepier animal collective. seeing them live in june changed that pretty quick. veckatimest reminds me of when i first got into radiohead, where each song would just run my life for about a week. this song just happens to be the one running around my brain for now.

Grizzly Bear – Ready, Able

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Lone

my discovery of lone (and the “wonky” movement in general) is just one example of how effective last.fm’s excellent recommendation tool is. they know me so well. i don’t know what else to say. i love it and ain’t nothin that could come between us.

Lone – Sea Spray

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Signalrunners – Meet Me In Montauk

Meet Me In Montauk

ok so technically this song came out towards the end of 2008, but whatever. apart from being the catalyst for my whole trance/progressive house phase of 2009, this song has surprisingly strong sense memory associated with it. signalrunners have definitely abused the success of this song, as their most recent work following it – their remix of oliver smith’s ‘restless’, and andrew bayer’s collaboration with boom jinx – sound structurally as though they were built from the same project template. and while both of those songs still manage to be great, none of them surpass the original.

Signalrunners – Meet Me In Montauk

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