Do Better - Say Anything - Say Anything's most catchy pop song since Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too.
[MEDIA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHKZK6tZiEU[/MEDIA] It's disgusting how little you try, the existential equivalent of pink eye.
The Fisherman Song (We All Need Love) MAE The second MAE track to make my list, I think this song will hold up as one of MAE's most well written songs ever. It embodies what they are about. Arguably their best track period. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZb_OWlTYps
In Cauda Venemum - The Dear Hunter - The intensity of the vocalist! Love this band. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRFRm$$$w4Y
The Only One - Manchester Orchestra Opening track to one of the best albums of 2009. It begins the journey this band has meticulously created(they created a music video for every track). It's catchy and grew on me early in the year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLCt6...om=PL&index=24
Let Me Up Cursive At its tipping point, vocalist Tim Kasher screams "Mama, the planet is a placenta and this fits well with the insanity, craziness theme this album is going with. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A32Wstvky0
Comet Song Dethklok The second Dethalbum is a huge improvement upon the first. I'm partial to this song perhaps because of its tie-in to the show albeit all the rest of the songs are tie-ins too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRQ47oEbA6s
I Don't Know Dredg - The sentiment that we don't know what happens after death is something I can dig. The beat is constant and the guitars help build a nice groove. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HlHc_0woKA
Everyone's At It - Lily Allen A familiar sample runs through this song. There are plenty of good tracks on this album but this opening track sings about a common addiction. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RuQy8sKKak
Innocent Man - A Love Like Pi This new band is an electronic heavy rock band. The synergy is most apparent in this song. With frequently changing tempos and gang vocals, how could I kill an innocent man?!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4lEwMudYX0
King Rat - Modest Mouse A b-side off of their last album but released this year on an EP. Features a great video directed by the late Heath Ledger. Has that signature crazy instrumentals and message that we like from Modest Mouse. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi7KDOAj4Xo
Hold That Sound - .moneen. - The energy in this song is multiplied when you see them perform this live.