2009 – Year in Review

Video of the Year
Pill – Trap Goin’ Ham

Top 5 Shows (chronological order)

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – February 14, Nokia Theatre, NYC

Quintron & Miss Pussycat – April 29, Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC

The Thermals – May 15, Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC

Clipse – August 31, The National, Richmond, VA

Mayer Hawthorne – October 5, Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC

Mos Def – October 19, The Independent, San Francisco

Top 10 Rock Songs (no particular order)
Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes
Girls – Hellhole Ratrace
The Flaming Lips – Silver Trembling Hands
Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks
Japandroids – Young Hearts Spark Fire
The Love Language – Lalita
The Thermals – Now We Can See
Phoenix – 1901
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll
Yo La Tengo – Here to Fall

Top 15 Hip-Hop Songs (no particular order)
Big Boi (ft. Gucci Mane) – Shine Blockas
Clipse (ft. Cam’ron) – Popular Demand
The Cool Kids (ft. Tennille) – Jump Rope
Drake (ft. Bun B & Lil’ Wayne) – Uptown
G-Side (ft. PT) – Aura
Jay Electronica – Exhibit C
Lil’ Wayne (ft. Pharrell) – Yes
MF Doom – Gazzillion Ear
Mos Def – Supermagic
Pac Div – Mayor
Raekwon (ft. Ghostface Killah & Method Man) – Wu Ooh
Rich Boy – Drop
Gucci Mane (ft. Plies) – Wasted
Freddie Gibbs (ft. Pill) – Womb 2 the Tomb
Young Jeezy (ft. Lil’ Boosie & Webbie) – Betta Believe It

Best New Artists from 2009
Dam Funk
Pill
Freddie Gibbs
The Soft Pack
Japandroids
Girls

Top 25 Albums
25. White Rabbits – It’s Frightening

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24. Spider Bags – Goodbye Cruel World, Hello Crueler World

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23. G Mane – Sunday on da Porch

22. The Morning Benders – Talking Through Tin Cans

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21. Clipse – Til the Casket Drops

20. The Points – The Points

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19. Freddie Gibbs – midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik

18. Obits – I Blame You

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17. Lil’ Wayne – No Ceilings

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16. The Love Language – The Love Language

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15. Dam Funk – Toeachizown

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14. Girls – Album

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13. Foreign Born – Person to Person

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12. Mos Def – The Ecstatic

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11. Reigning Sound – Love and Curses

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10. The Soft Pack – The Muslims EP

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9. V/A – Darker Than Blue: Soul From Jamdown 1973-1980

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8. The Thermals – Now We Can See

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7. Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2

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6. Japandroids – Post-Nothing

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5. Major Lazer – Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do

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4. G-Side – Starshipz & Rocketz

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3. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

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2. Flaming Lips – Embryonic

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1. Lee Fields & the Expressions – My World

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