As I’m fine-tuning the mix of my favorite songs for the 2nd Quarter of 2009, I realized I never posted the play list for the 1st Quarter. So here is the list with links to video clips and/or song excerpts.

  1. No You Girls / Franz Ferdinand
  2. So Human / Lady Sovereign
  3. Heads Will Roll / Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  4. Like a Hitman, Like a Dancer / A. C. Newman
  5. It’s My Mic / Town Bike
  6. Something Is Squeezing My Skull / Morrissey
  7. Reasons Not To Be An Idiot / Frank Turner
  8. So Far Around The Bend / The National
  9. Brandy of The Damned / Nickel Eye
  10. This Love Is Fucking Right / The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
  11. Cecilie / The Wolfmen
  12. Lenin / Arcade Fire
  13. Airport Surroundings / Loney, Dear
  14. First Love / Emmy The Great
  15. Calm Down Dad / Helen Love
  16. Dear Boy / Bodies Of Water
  17. I Am Strong / Polly Scattergood
  18. This Tornado Loves You / Neko Case
  19. Blood Bank / Bon Iver
  20. Heart of Glass / Old School Freight Train

For some source information: this year so far has been a little “more work” with Criznittle not being able to post the indie/rock playlist anymore. Most of the inspiration now comes from Shankly’s Mix Tapes, from NPR’s All Songs Considered, a collection of blogs and music sites (e.g., Brooklyn Vegan, Pitchfork, Coast Is Clear, Silence Killer, tonspion, Insound, Spinner), of course from friends & family (and the much appreciated presents), and a few from follow-up albums and concerts.

One Reply to “Favorite Songs of 1st 1/4 of 2009”

  1. I've been listening to a lot of A.C.Newman this year, the New Pornographers radio station on Pandora has been on of my go-to channels, my favorite by him so far is the one that goes 'our submarine rolls into stockholm…' not sure if that's the name of the song or not. Have a good trip to Germany!

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