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The 10 Best Tracks of 2009

I’m beginning to sound like a broken record I know, but this list was probably the most difficult thing I’ve had to compile, even outside of the blog.

I think the main contributing factor behind this is that the blog isn’t specialised, there’s just too much good stuff out there to choose from. We don’t just post some electro/dance kinda stuff. We don’t just put a focus on indie rock. We post both of those…and about 50 other styles too (50 might be a slight tiny exageration…). As our About page says, “we’ll like just about anything”…and whilst this may seem to be a bit of a hinderence when it comes to compiling best of lists, I think it’s what makes maamf just that little bit different…different to the 50 gazillion other music blogs out there.

Anyway, enough of blowing the maamf trumpet and onto the 10 best tracks of 2009.

There’s a good mix here. Some electro, some indie pop, some singer songwriter stuff, hell…even some hip hop. I’ve even numbered them too…big call and was difficult…so please don’t take too much notice of the order the tracks are in!!

10. Goodnight Owl – Maps & Compasses

09. Van She – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper

08. The Temper Trap – Fader

07. The Golden Filter – Solid Gold

06. Hermitude – Your Call (feat. Urthboy & Elana Stone)

05. Tim & Jean – Come Around

04. Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks

03. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Zero

02. The Middle East – Blood

01. Phoenix – Lisztomania

Comment away people! Be interested to know what you think of my list, and what made yours!!

Tim & Jean.

Tim & Jean

ok. So i wrote about Tim & Jean a few weeks ago coz they entered Triple J’s unearthed competition and I got really really excited. So it turns out they didn’t win, but the comp has given them massive massive exposure all over the country (pretty massive blog Hyperbole featured them a while ago). They’ve also gone a little international. Not bad for two pretty young dudes (15 and 18 to be precise). Anyway, their track Come Around is definitely going to feature in my 2009 best of. I can see it already!

Here it is.

Tim & Jean – Come Around

K. That’ll do the ramble for now.

Tim & Jean

Tim & Jean

Tim & Jean are two guys from Western Australia who have shot to a little bit of fame through Triple J’s Unearthed High competition. Their track Come Around is one of 6 tracks from six finalists from right across Australia. This is a competition that has discovered acts such as Grindspoon, Missy Higgins, and The Bumblebeez amongst others.

Some may call the fellas a younger version of Passion Pit and a bit of Damn Arms ‘Destination’ thrown in. But I reckon that’s a good thing! Dammit! Check out their MySpace for a better idea of what they’re really about.

The Unearthed High finalists will be announced tomorrow morning so here’s fingers crossed for Tim & Jean. Check them out on their Unearthed and their MySpace. Stay tuned too, hopefully, for a mini feature on the boys once they win unearthed(!).

K. That’ll do the ramble for now.