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OT: The Music of 2009

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It's not really the end of a year without every blog on the internet posting the best albums of the year etc...  Here is my top ten, with a clear number one, an easy 2-4, and then it's sort of a toss up after that...

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  1. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion
  2. Real Estate - LP
  3. GIRLS - Album
  4. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
  5. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - up From Below
  6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz
  7. Passion Pit - Manners
  8. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
  9. The Smith Westerns - S/T
  10. Holiday Shores - Columbus'd The Whim

Read on for 30 of my favorite songs from the year with embedded audio. They are not in any particular order, and to make the list more interesting I didn't include more than two songs from one album. This definitely isn't a personal Top 30 list -- just more of a list of 30 songs that I happened to listen to a lot during the last 12 months.

Real Estate - Beach Comber
The Mantles - Don't Lie
Animal Collective - What Would I Want? Sky!
Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Hysteric
Girls - Hellhole Ratrace
Animal Collective - Bluish
Girls - Lust for Life
Fever Ray - When I Grow Up
Beach Fossils - Daydream
Andrew Cedermark - Hard Livin'
Phoenix - 1901
The Middle East - Blood
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes - 40 Day Dream
Passion Pit - Little Secrets
Woods - Suffering Season (Daytrotter Session)
Mos Def - Auditorium
Here We Go Magic - Tunnelvision
Toro Y Moi - Human Nature (MJ Cover)
Atlas Sound - Walkabout (w/Noah Lennox)
Beach Fossils - Vacation
Kid Cudi - Pursuit of Happiness (w/MGMT & Ratatat)
No Age - Losing Feeling
Smith Westerns - Imagine pt3
Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes
She & Him - Let Me Get What I Want (Smiths Cover)
Beirut - My Wife Lost in the Wild
Holiday Shores - Bradley Bear
Love Language - Lalita
Neon Indian - Should Have Taken Acid With You