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22 Dec
Podcast #3 – Top 20 songs of 2009 (by Ed)
1 Star 18

I finally settled on my top 10 list of 2009, so I thought I’d get this podcast done today (it’s been exactly a year since our last one, so the timing couldn’t be any more perfect – ha). You’ll notice in the end Seeland beat out Sally Shapiro. “My Guilty Pleasure” just didn’t have the lasting power I thought it would, especially compared to how amazing that Cloetta Paris cd was last year. So Seeland takes the #1 spot. “Tomorrow Today” is a perfect album and one I hope gets the worldwide recognition it deserves. It’s also probably not a surprise to see Epic45 pretty high on my list (I know it’s an EP, but I’m counting it). Northern Portrait also just made it in time to take the 8th spot, inching CFCF and Keith Canisius and knocking A Place To Bury Strangers off. All and all a pretty good year for music, it was definitely a challenge to pick 20 top songs, but I’m pretty happy with the podcast. Hope you enjoy it!

Top 10 releases of 2009
1. Seeland – Tomorrow Today CD (LOAF)
2. Sally Shapiro – My Guilty Pleasure lp/cd (Paperbag)
3. Epic45 – In All The Empty Houses cd (Make Mine Music)
4. Röyksopp – Junior lp (Astralwerks)
5. A Sunny Day in Glasgow – Ashes Grammar lp/cd (Mis Ojos Discos)
6. So Cow – So Cow lp (Tic Tac Totally)
7. Cats On Fire – Our Temperance Movement cd (Johanna Kustannus/Matinée)
8. Northern Portrait – Criminal Art Lovers cd (Matinée)
9. CFCF – Continent lp/cd (Paperbag)
10. Keith Canisius – Waves cd (Quince)

runners up:
A Place To Bury Strangers – Exploding Head lp (Mute)
Lake Heartbeat – Trust in Numbers cd (Service)
The Mary Onettes – Islands (Labrador)
Maribel – Aesthetics cd (Quince)
Jónsi & Alex – Riceboy Sleeps lp (EMI)
SPC ECO – 3-D mp3 (self-released)

Podcast #3 – Top 20 songs of 2009
(in no particular order)
1. Sally Shapiro – Looking At The Stars
2. The Bridal Shop – Ideal State
3. The Mary Onettes – Puzzles
4. Korallreven – Loved-Up
5. Crystal Stilts – Love is a Wave
6. A Place To Bury Strangers – In Your Heart
7. Northrn Portrait – When Goodness Falls
8. Lake Heartbeat – Golden Chain
9. Sea Lions – Beautiful Day
10. A Sunny Day in Glasgow – Shy
11. Averkiou – Wasted and High
12. Seeland – Captured
13. Memory Cassette – Surfin (Sail a Whale version)
14. Röyksopp – The Girl And The Robot
15. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Higher Than the Stars (Saint Etienne Visits Lord Spank Mix)
16. The Depreciation Guild – Dream About Me
17. Cats On Fire – Letters From A Voyage to Sweden
18. Wake The President – Miss Tierney
19. Frankie Rose – Thee Only One
20. Epic45 – Ghosts On Tape

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10 Dec
Champagne Riot – Xmas Safari
1 Star 11

More Champagne Riot goodness for you. The band has recorded a new holiday mp3 single called “Xmas Safari” available as a free download below! Happy holidays!

Download it here!

Listen to Champagne Riot – Xmas Safari

You can also still download their 2008 single “December Slopes” here!

myspace.com/champagneriot





 
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