Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ian's Favourite Tunes of 2009

These are my favourite tunes of last year, with information on where they came from. I will probably post about the tracks in more detail in due course.

These are just enough tunes to fit on a CD-R – a CD-R that could be yours.

Fortran 5 (feat. Derek Nimmo) 'Layla' [from "Bad Head Park"]
Disasteradio 'Awesome Feelings' [from the v/a compilation "Indietracks 2009"]
Shimura Curves 'Noyfriend' [from the v/a compilation "The Kids at the Club: an Indie Compilation"]
The Shangri-Las 'Give Him A Great Big Kiss' [from "Myrmidons of Melodrama"]
Liz Brady 'Partie des Dames' [from the v/a compilation "La Belle Epoque: EMI's French Girls 1965-1968"]
Cornershop 'Who Fingered Rock 'n' Roll?' [from "Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast"]
Crystal Antlers 'A Thousand Eyes' [from the Crystal Antlers' EP]
The Shangri-Las 'I Can Never Go Home Anymore' [from "Myrmidons of Melodrama"]
Les Roche Martin 'Les Mains Dans Les Poches' [from the v/a compilation "La Belle Epoque: EMI's French Girls 1965-1968"]
Wintergreen 'The Magic Road' [from the v/a compilation "The Kids at the Club: an Indie Compilation]
God Help The Girl 'I'll Have to Dance with Cassie' [from the eponymous album]
Fairuz 'Al Kods Al Atika' [from "Jerusalem In My Heart"]
Ja'afar Hassan 'Palestinian' [from the v/a compilation "Choubi Choubi (Folk and Rock Songs from Iraq)"]
[unknown artist] 'Choubi Choubi' [from the v/a compilation "Choubi Choubi (Folk and Rock Songs from Iraq)"]
Oneida 'Brownout in Lagos' [from "Rated O"]
The Pete Green Corporate Juggernaut 'Best British Band Supported By Shockwaves' [from the v/a compilation "Indietracks 2009"]
Bat For Lashes 'Trophy' [from "Fur and Gold"]
Pas De Printemps Pour Marnie 'Soon' [from the "Soon" e.p.]
Humble Grumble 'Horny' [from "The Face of Humble Grumble"]
Emmy The Great 'First Love' [from "First Love"]
Portishead 'Threads' [from "Third"]
Alèmu Aga 'Abtatchen Hoy' [from "Éthiopiques vol. 10: The Harp of King David"]

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