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Best Music of 2009 (So Far): Kate Kiefer, Associate Editor

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Best Music of 2009 (So Far): Kate Kiefer, Associate Editor

To celebrate the half-way point of 2009, this week Paste staffers are counting down their favorite albums and songs of the year (so far). Check out all of our lists here;, and share your own favorites in the comments.

Albums

1. Elvis Perkins In Dearland – Elvis Perkins In Dearland

2. The Low Anthem Oh My God, Charlie Darwin

3. Joshua James Build Me This

4. Manchester Orchestra  – Mean Everything To Nothing

5. The Decemberists The Hazards Of Love

6. Magnolia Electric Co. – Josephine

7. Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion

8. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Beware

9. Keith Urban Defying Gravity

10. Mirah – (a)spera


1. “Blood Bank” – Bon Iver 

Songs

2. “The Trapeze Swinger” – Iron and Wine 

3. “Lua” – Conor Oberst + Gillian Welch (from Dark Was The Night)

4. “Violent” – Loney Dear

5. “You Belong With Me” – Taylor Swift 

6. “Best Days Of Your Life” – Kellie Pickler

7. “Why Modern Radio Is A-Ok” – Roman Candle 

8. “Two Weeks” – Grizzly Bear 

9. “When My Time Comes” – Dawes

10. “Train Song” – Feist + Ben Gibbard (from Dark Was The Night)

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