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best indie albums 2008
Earlier this week, we published the first installment of what were ours, and by measurement, your, favorite 2009 songs. The decision was made not to make a 2009 "best of" list because it's presumptuous, and depends on the definition of what qualifies as "best." Sales? Social media mentions? MySpace page views? Late night talk show appearances? Google searches? All that and more?
It's simply too complicated to pick "best" songs, and much easier to pick favorites. So, this series of playlists in coming weeks will feature favorite songs we posted throughout 2009, by the month they were originally posted, not necessarily the official release date. The song order on each playlist is random - no top tens for this series.
Last week, we covered the month or January, today is February's mix, and thereafter each subsequent month until December. 2009 was a blockbuster year flooded with one amazing indie or alternative music release after another.
In some cases, fantastic songs that were originally posted on IRC, and provided by bands, labels and promotion companies, have since expired and could not be included. February was a fairly thin month, but in upcoming posts covering much of the spring, summer and fall of 2009, there were many terrific releases.
In addition to this 12-part series that will run for the next few weeks, we still have plenty of sweet tracks to share with you in the on-going In Dee Mail Special Edition, featuring great music that was mailed to us by mostly unsigned, or small label, artists and bands from around the world.
"Dominos" - The Big Pink from A Brief History of Love
"Everyday" - Vetiver from Tight Knit
"Now We Can See" - The Thermals from Now We Can See
"Explain" - Faunts from Feel Love Thinking Of
"I Want Some More" - Dan Auerbach from Keep It Hid
"Loss of God" - Wolves in the Attic from Electronic Hearts
"Come Back (Now That I'm Here)" - Leopold and His Fiction from Ain't No Surprise
"Ship" - Throw Me The Statue from Purple Face
"Future Primitive" - Papercuts from You Can Have What You Want
"Flic Knives" - The Understudies from split 7"
"Coast Carolina" - Telekinesis from s/t debut
"Two" - The Antlers from Hospice
"Everything With You" - The Pains of Being Pure At Heart from s/t debut
"I Have Laid in the Darkness of Doubt" - Mazes from s/t debut
"Exposure" - Peasant from On the Ground
See the first installment Favorite Indie and Alternative Songs of 2009, featuring Animal Collective, Bon Iver, Titus Andronicus, In Flight Safety, It Hugs Back, 1900s, New Villager, Strand of Oaks, East Hundred, Friendly Foes, Odawas, Cotton Jones, Cut Off Your Hands, Deastro, AC Newman and Or, The Whale.
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