Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Bad for One Another, Good at Having Fun

Robert Earl Keen tickets went on sale last week. He'll be at Joe's on Weed St. Feb. 12th. I'll be out of town, but theres no doubt it'll be a good time even if country aint your thing. Really this is an excuse to post his song Corpus Christi. Its a long time favorite of Jim and mine and seemed all too appropriate this morning.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Happy Genius Heroes Top 40 Songs Of 2009 (21-40)

...And here it is, the final 20 songs of the Happy Genius Heroes Top 40 Songs of 2009. You've probably seen the first 20, but if not you can review those tunes over here.

Again this list of songs is in ALPHABETICAL ORDER by artist name. Be sure to take in the entire 40 song list and then send along whatever omissions you think should've been included.

Top 40 Songs of 2009 (21-40) BELOW.




I realize this isn't the version from Ciudad Natal, but it's the best we can do. Go buy the album.




28. Pearl Jam - Amongst The Waves from Backspacer













Whew. There were some good tunes this year. Just making the list reminded me of seeing a lot of these bands live this year.

What'd I miss?


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Happy Genius Heroes Top 40 Songs Of 2009 (1-20)

It's that time of year when we're bombarded by all kinds of "Year In Review' lists. Happy Genius Heroes didn't want to be left out so we've been poring through this past year's musical releases to come up with our favorite songs from 2009.

I think I've got the list down to my Top 40. I share them with you here IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER BY ARTIST. I welcome everyone to leave other tunes that you might've enjoyed this year in the comments section as I'm sure I've forgotten some and/or you might like some tunes which I do not (as much). I also tried to limit myself to single favorite tracks and not include multiples songs from the same album. Enjoy the list. I hope it reminds you of good times from the past twelve months.

- Jim

Click 'Read More' to get started on HAPPY GENIUS HEROES TOP 40 SONGS OF 2009. The first TWENTY... more to come.

1. Andrew Bird - Effigy from Noble Beast

2. Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes from Merriweather Post Pavillion

3. The Big Pink - Dominos from A Brief History Of Love

4. Blakroc - What You Do To Me from Blakroc

5. Bowerbirds - Northern Lights from Upper Air

6. The Builders and The Butchers - Devil Town from Salvation Is A Deep Dark Well

7. Camera Obscura - French Navy from My Maudlin Career

8. Cymbals Eat Guitars - ...And The Hazy Sea from Why There Are Mountains

9. Dan Auerbach - I Want Some More from Keep It Hid

10. The Dead Weather - Cut Like A Buffalo from Horehound

11. Deer Tick - Smith Hill from Born On Flag Day

12. Discovery - Osaka loop Line from Discovery

13. Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros - Home from Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros

14. The Flaming Lips - Watching The Planets from Embryonic

15. Franz Ferdinand - Lucid Dreams from Tonight: Franz Ferdinand

16. Girls - Lust For Life from Girls

17. Gossip - Heavy Cross from Music For Men

18. Heartless Bastards - The Mountain from The Mountain

19. Islands - Switched On from Vapours

20. Jay-Z - Run This Town from Blueprint 3

That's the first 20. I'll have the next 20 up shortly. Enjoy.


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