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The Best Music Of 2009 (So Far)


NPR polled their listeners and have come up with the best music of 2009 (so far).  They're even sharing many of the songs.

Here's their list.  Remember, if you visit the NPR link above, you can hear some of these online.

First, the Best Songs of 2009 (so far)
1. "My Girls" Animal Collective
2. "Two Weeks" Grizzly Bear
3. "Blood Bank" Bon Iver
4. "The Rake's Song" The Decemberists
5. "Lisztomania" Phoenix
6. "Zero" Yeah Yeah Yeahs
7. "This Tornado Loves You" Neko Case
8. "Sleepyhead" Passion Pit
9. "Laughing With" Regina Spektor
10. "The Wanting Comes In Waves/Repaid" The Decemberists
11. "Train Song" Feist and Ben Gibbard
12. "Knotty Pine" David Byrne & Dirty Projectors
13. "Daniel" Bat For Lashes
14. "Summertime Clothes" Animal Collective
15. "One Wing" Wilco
16. "The Fear" Lily Allen
17. "Heads Will Roll" Yeah Yeah Yeahs
18. "Wilco (The Song)" Wilco
19. "Stillness Is The Move" Dirty Projectors
20. "Help, I'm Alive" Metric
21. "Anonanimal" Andrew Bird
22. "On No" Andrew Bird
23. "No You Girls" Franz Ferdinand
24. "I And Love And You" The Avett Brothers
25. "French Navy" Camera Obscura
26. "Magpie To The Morning" Neko Case
27. "Woods" Bon Iver
28. "Black Hearted Love" PJ Harvey and John Parish
29. "While You Wait For The Others" Grizzly Bear
30. "Panic Switch" Silversun Pickups
Best Albums of 2009 (so far)
1. Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective
 2. The Hazards of Love by The Decemberists
 3. Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear
 4. Middle Cyclone by Neko Case
 5. Wilco (The Album) by Wilco
 6. Noble Beast by Andrew Bird
 7. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix
 8. It's Blitz! by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
 9. Dark Was The Night by Various Artists
 10. Bitte Orca by Dirty Projectors
 11. Far by Regina Spektor
 12. Actor by St. Vincent
 13. Manners by Passion Pit
 14. Hold Time by M. Ward
 15. Reservoir by Fanfarlo
 16. Fever Ray by Fever Ray
 17. Fantasies by Metric
 18. Two Suns by Bat for Lashes
 19. My Maudlin Career by Camera Obscura
 20. Dark Night of the Soul by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse
 21. The Crying Light by Antony & The Johnsons
 22. The Eternal by Sonic Youth
 23. The Ecstatic by Mos Def
 24. Outer South by Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
 25. Swoon by Silversun Pickups
 26. Together Through Life by Bob Dylan
 27. No Line on the Horizon by U2
 28. March of the Zapotec by Beirut
 29. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
 30. The Mountain by Heartless Bastards
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