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Posted by: Dave on February 5, 2010 at 6:16 am

Phoenix Wolfgang.jpgExcept for the songs that made my Top 20 Songs of 2009, these are the rest of the best indie and indie-minded rock tracks of 2009 (Volume 1 of 3). To be eligible, a song needed to be included on an album released in the United States between December 1, 2008 and November 30, 2009.

1. Phoenix “1901” Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (Glass Note)

2. Throw Me the Statue “Hi-Fi Goon” Creaturesque (Secretly Canadian)

3. Miike Snow “Song for No One” Miike Snow (Downtown)

4. The Whitest Boy Alive “1517” Rules (ASound/Bubbles)

5. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes “40 Day Dream” Up From Below (Vagrant)

6. Grizzly Bear “Two Weeks” Veckatimest (Warp)

7. The Rural Alberta Advantage “The Ballad of RAA” Hometowns (Saddle Creek)

8. M. Ward featuring Jason Lytle (ex-Grandaddy frontman) “To Save Me” Hold Time (Merge)

9. Phoenix “Lisztomania” Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (Glass Note)

10. Julian Casablancas “11th Dimension” Phrazes for the Young (RCA)

11. Empire of the Sun “Walking on a Dream” Walking on a Dream (Astralwerks/Virgin)

12. The Asteroids Galaxy Tour “Around the Bend” Fruit (Small Giants)

13. Miike Snow “Animal” Miike Snow (Downtown)

14. Starlight Mints “Zoomba” Change Remains (Barsuk)

15. The Features “The Drawing Board” Some Kind of Salvation (429)

16. Portugal. The Man “People Say” The Satanic Satanist (Equal Vision/Defiance)

17. Brendan Benson “Garbage Day” My Old, Familiar Friend (ATO)

18. The Whitest Boy Alive “High On the Heels” Rules (ASound/Bubbles)

19. Psapp “Part Like Waves” The Camel’s Back (Domino)

20. Matt & Kim “I’ll Take You Home” Grand (Fader)

21. The Fiery Furnaces “I’m Going Away” I’m Going Away (Thrill Jockey)

22. Immaculate Machine “Sound the Alarms” High On Jackson Hill (Mint)

23. The Decemberists “Won’t Want for Love (Margaret in the Taiga)” The Hazards of Love (Capitol)

24. The Rural Alberta Advantage “Don’t Haunt This Place” Hometowns (Saddle Creek)

25. M. Ward featuring Zooey Deschanel “Never Had Nobody Like You” Hold Time (Merge)

26. The Pink Mountaintops “Holiday” Outside Love (Jagjaguwar)



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