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2009 Man CD

One final treat.  For several years now, a few friends and I exchange some of our favorite music from the year.  So, I’m passing along a compilation of songs that we felt were best.

This collection has the distinction of being one of the more interesting compilations I’ve had the pleasure of putting together.  It certainly reflects the unique personalities of the people behind the music.  I’ll try to leave as do as little commentary as possible on the songs themselves.  However, a few things must simply be said for explanation of order if nothing else.  Naturally, since I put the compilation together, my song (which is in fact the best of the year) leads off.  The rest of the order was largely based on tempo and feel…  slower more mellow songs finding themselves towards the bottom of the order.  The three songs off the Dark Was the Night CD were grouped together.  Some true gems on the bonus tracks… don’t pass them by too quickly.  Until next year… enjoy!

2009 Man CD

1)      The Reeling – Passion Pit

2)      Good Ol’ Fashion Rump Shaker (Beastie Boys vs. Matt & Kim)

3)      1901 – Phoenix

4)      What Are You Willing to Lose? – Lucero

5)      Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys) – Jaz-Z

6)      Let Us Love – needtobreathe

7)      Tightrope – Yeasayer

8)      Train Song – Feist & Ben Gibbard

9)      Lua – Connor Oberst & Gillian Welch

10)  Hold On to What You Believe – Mumford & Sons

11)  The Last Song I Will Write – Jason Isbell & 400 Unit

12)  I Saw God Today – George Strait

13)  I’m Looking Through You – The Beatles

14)  Thula Mama – Bela Fleck

15)  I Don’t Know – Beastie Boys

BONUS TRACKS:

16)  3’s What’cha Want – Beastie Boys

17)  Spaceman – Dave Matthews Band

18)  Two Weeks of Hip-Hop (Hood Internet) – Grizzly Bear vs. Dead Prez

19)  Re:Stacks – Bon Iver

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