I chose to list my top ten tracks of 2009 instead of singles. Here they are:
#1. 11th Dimension – Julian Casablancas
From “Phrazes For The Young”
I remember when this track leaked and I had my first taste of this album: I died.
#2. Armistice – Phoenix
From “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix”
I was going to put 1901 at first but everyone loves 1901.. Armistice, however, not only makes me dance but pulls a bit on my heartstrings.
#4. Relator – Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson
From “Break Up”
I really like Scarlett’s voice in this album as opposed to her other one (the one with the Tom Waits covers.) I especially love her voice mixed with that of Pete Yorn’s. Catchy track.
#5. Ten Out of Ten – Paolo Nutini
From “Sunny Side Up”
The raspy voice, the happy trumpets.. I love waking up to this song.
#6. Islands – The xx
There’s something about this track that makes me think of the word intimate. It’s calm, friendly, and comfortable.
#7. Microphone – Coconut Records
The first single from Coconut Records’ (Jason Schwartzman) new album sums its contents up in what can only be described as Schwartzman’s own creation. I really don’t know how to describe this one, check it out for yourself, you might be able to see (or, well.. hear!)
#9. Young Adult Friction – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
From “The Pains of Being Pure at Heart”
Sweet, happy, and optimistic, the sounds of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are like a ray of sunshine – literally.