Saturday, December 12, 2009
THE 50 BEST SONGS of 2009: PART TWO
40: Jenny Wilson
Like a Fading Rainbow
A pas de deux that she alone inhabits its space, replete with groovy synths and an uncanny vocal workout that is as subtle as it is urgent.
39: Bear in Heaven
Lo and behold the Midwestern delights come caving in with the lo-fi atmospherics run through a grated sound that strums handsomely along.
38: Ola Podrida
Your Father’s Basement
Expands nicely like an adolescent soundtrack to things vaguely remembered but always close at hand.
Her Rotating Head
Life courses through this electronic effort easily, not quite Bjork but sufficient enough.
36: The Sandwitches
A stunning yet totally feminine perspective on a marriage proposal, Marry Me gives insight to what such a process means and, more importantly, what it does not.
35: Solilloquists of Sound
Its multiple vocal female work interrupted ever so slightly by Swamburger is a sublime fit especially the overdubbed parts.
34: Ebony Bones
Smiles and Cyanide
A brittle hip/hop-pop mash up that shines despite its robotic casing.
A grand mess replete with all the trappings of punk behind it. What the band achieves here is the stylistic trick of drag juxtaposed with bleeding guitars. The bass-line pops with a catchy chorus and the most gleeful cheese since the heyday of Sublime.
Never Forget You
While we pine for Amy Winehouse, here is the best refrain she’s never expressed on record.
31: The Love Language
Old school heartbreak, 1950s style and it works!