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[revisited] 2009

I spend a fair amount of time digging for new music, but I always go back to my favorites. One year in particular is always on repeat and seeing as how we’re now ten years removed, it’s about time I gave praise where praise is due.

To put it bluntly, 2009 was an epic year of music. It’s the year I’ve revisited most frequently since I started compiling my year end lists – (31) Days of Good. I honestly can’t think of another year that includes so many of my favorite records. Records I still listen  to on a regular basis. Records I don’t think i’ll ever stop enjoying. Hell, records I don’t think I could live without. Records like Mew’s No More Stories Are Told Today…, The Antler’s Hospice, Karen O and The Kids’ Where The Wild Things Are soundtrack, Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion, Japandroids’ Post-Nothing, Future Islands’ Feathers & Hallways, St. Vincent’s Actor, Passion Pit’s Manners, Telekinesis’ Telekinesis!, Mos Def’s The Ecstatic, Discovery’s LP, and The xx’s xx.

This is such a small sample of incredible releases and I can go on-and-on listing my favorites. But records aren’t meant to be read, they are meant to be heard. So if you’re unfamiliar with one of greatest years of modern music, I’ve got your covered. Take a spin down memory lane with my (31) Days of Good//2009 playlist below and check back throughout the year as I revisit more favorites.

(31) Days of Good//12.13.17

A few of my favorite covers from 2017. Am I missing any of your favorites?

Sharon Van Etten – The End of the World (Skeeter Davis cover) [from Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle Album]
[sharonvanetten.com]

 

Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton – American Dream (LCD soundsystem cover) [single]
[emilyhaines.com]//[lcdsoundsystem.com]

 

Moving Units – Disorder (Joy Division cover) [from A Tribute to Joy Division: Collision with Joy Division]
[facebook.com/MovingUnits]//[joydivisionofficial.com]

 

Day Wave & Hazel English – PDA (Interpol cover) [single]
[daywavemusic.com]//[hazelenglish.com]

 

Rogue Wave – Let My Love Open the Door (Pete Townshend cover) [from Cover Me]
[roguewavemusic.com]//[petetownshend.net]

 

Japandroids – Love –> Building On Fire (Talking Heads cover) [from Near To The Wild Heart Of Life]
[japandroids.com]//[talking-heads.nl]

 

♩ Middle Kids – All the Small Things (Blink-182 cover) [from Amazon Acoustics]

[middlekidsmusic.com]//[blink182.com]

 

Grandaddy – Love Hurts (The Everly Brothers cover) [from Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle Album]
[grandaddymusic.com]

 

The Blow – Greatest Love of All (Whitney Houston/George Benson cover) [from Brand New Abyss]
[theblow.org]//[whitneyhouston.com]//[georgebenson.com]

 

Jim James – I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times (The Beach Boys cover) [from Tribute To 2]
[jimjames.com]//[thebeachboys.com]

 

Benjamin Gibbard – Is This Music? (Teenage Fanclub cover) [from Bandwagonesque]
[benjamingibbard.net]//[teenagefanclub.com]

 

CHVRCHES – Call It Off (Tegan and Sara cover) [from Tegan And Sara Present The Con X: Covers]
[chvrch.es]//[teganandsara.com]

 

#31days2017