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Ten Great Songs From 2009 You May Have Missed

Children Collide

Now that 2009 is long gone, you probably think that all of the 2009 wrap-up articles should have stopped by now. Me too. For my blog, I created the Top 50 Albums Of The Decade (50-41, 40-31, 30-21, 20-11, 10-1), spent time writing up my Top 10 Albums of 2009, and even put together a list of Seven Great EPs from 2009, but still it felt like I was leaving something out.

So here it is, the last list I'll put together for 2009: Ten great songs from 2009 that you may have missed. As I listen to my "Best of 2009" playlist, I discovered there were quite a few individual songs on there, somehow separated from their albums. Songs that should be acknowledged. The order here is playlist order — an order that sounds good to me, with the excellent "Farewell Rocketship" from the Australian band Children Collide leading us into the set, and the late 60's (early 70's?) inspired "If You Want To" by Alligators closing it out.

I've included downloads where possible (seven of the songs), so take advantage of generosity of these bands to put some cool new music into your collection. You can download the individual songs below, or grab all seven songs in one convenient ZIP file: (Seven of) Ten Great Songs from 2009.

Children Collide - The Long Now

"Farewell Rocketship" - Children Collide / The Long Now

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Children Collide will play two shows in Toronto on Friday March 12th:

  • Rivoli 9:00pm
  • Gladstone Hotel 11:30pm.

In-Flight Safety - We Are An Empire, My Dear

"Crash/Land" - In-Flight Safety / We Are An Empire, My Dear

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In-Flight Safety (w/ Said The Whale) are playing the El Mocambo in Toronto on Saturday March 27th and the Casbah in Hamilton on Sunday, March 28th.


Dish - Ma Raison De Vivre Ton Amour

"This Ain't Livin'" - Dish / Ma Raison De Vivre Ton Amour

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Bad Viens - Bad Viens

"Gold And Warm" - Bad Veins / Bad Veins

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Deleted Scenes - Birdshirt Shirt

"Take My Life" - Deleted Scenes / Birdshirt Shirt

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The XX - XX

"Crystalised" - The XX / XX

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The XX have two upcoming shows in Toronto:

  • Sunday April 4th: Headlining at Phoenix Concert Theatre (SOLD OUT).
  • Tuesday April 20th: Opening for Hot Chip at Koolhaus (SOLD OUT).

Pilot Speed - Wooden Bones

"What Is Real, What Is Doubt" - Pilot Speed / Wooden Bones

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Kinetic Stereokids - Kid Moves

"Cancer" - Kinetic Stereokids / Kid Moves

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Bend Sinister - Stories Of Brothers, Tales Of Lovers

"The Same Things" - Bend Sinister / Stories Of Brothers, Tales Of Lovers

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Bend Sinister are at the Horseshoe Tavern on Friday, March 12th.


Alligators - Piggy and Cups

"If You Want To" - Alligators / Piggy and Cups

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