This week, Spoon will release They Want My Soul, their 8th studio album. Even though the band formed over 20 years ago (1993 in Austin, Texas), they received the most exposure in the mid-to-late 2000’s, getting more popular with each album release. The first song I ever heard was “All The Pretty Girls Go To The City” from their 2002 release Kill The Moonlight, and actually played it on the radio show I used to host back then. A few years later, I started discovering more of their music, and they’ve become one of my favorite bands of all time.
Later today, I will begin my alphabetical countdown of my 100 favorite songs of the last ten years (2000-2009), one each weekday, until I get through all of them. But, before that starts, I took some time to sit down and compile my 25 favorite songs of 2009. This was one of the best years for music in recent memory. What was different for me this year, compared to most, is that normally I have a lot of favorite albums… CD’s that I listen to all year, all the way through. This year, I have only a few albums that I enjoyed from beginning to end. So few that I may not even be able to rank them properly, but this was an amazing year for individual songs.