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Thom Siblo’s Top Sixty Songs of 2009 (40-21)

You guys! The next batch of Best Song picks! Only two days late!


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(Thom’s picks after the cut. Download a .ZIP of all songs here.)

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Show Review: Real Estate and Japandroids//Glasslands (BK,NY) //October 22, 2009

Thursday wasn’t awesome, at least it didn’t start out to be.  Financial woe, career confusion and a flat tire on my bicycle (why are there nails in the bike lane!) were mixed into the cocktail that was my Thursday, but it was capped off by getting doored by a cab while riding my bike.  For those who aren’t bike savvy, that’s when a door swings open into you unexpectedly as you are riding.  And then my friend who agreed to go to this RSVP only show cancelled on me minutes before the show began.  So there I was, at the Glasslands, at a great free show, double fisting free Colt 45 while a photographer shot those awful “social photos” where girls mug for the camera endlessly.  But by the end of the night, I rode my bike home a little sweaty, very drunk and extremely happy.

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Show Review: Japandroids, Real Estate and Neon Indian//Rock and Roll Hotel//October 19, 2009

Ah, to be young, ambitious, and ironic. As Neon Indian took to the stage Monday for a promising night of new music at the Rock and Roll Hotel, a faint air of anticipation lingered. Like Japandroids earlier this year, Neon Indian was recently christened Best New Music by Pitchfork Media, a once noteworthy designation that has gradually taken on the weight of winning a Grammy for Best Metal Performance or the Nobel Peace Prize (too soon?).

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