[#40-21] The 60 Best Underrated Songs of the Past 6 Years (3000 Posts)

STOP! If you haven’t read Part 1 which features #60-41 then do that first. Besides all the great jams in there, it is where I wrote all the sentimental self-congratulatory stuff so pay your respects, man.

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The 20.9 Best Songs of 2009… So Far / Jan.-June

Art by Odili Donald Odita

Art by Odili Donald Odita

How freaking crazy is it that 2009 is already halfway over? What a crazy year so far, in so many ways, the least of which is all of the fantastic, surprising, and sometimes disappointing music that has come our way. TBE will be 5 months old in a week and we have been chronicling most of the year’s jams. Here are my top 20.9. I guarantee you wont agree with all of them but doesn’t that just make our friendship that much more deep and meaningful? Just so we are clear how I arrived at this particular order, I’ve selected my favorites from my top listens each month and then ordered them purely by total play count. I know that’s confusing but whatever, the list is after the jump.

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Wild Light fucks California. “Don’t! Stop!” or “Don’t stop!”?


give me a lake that I can dive into

bury my head in the shit at the bottom

Wild Light – California On My Mind

Too much profanity for your virgin ears? Close up your 18 tabs of RedTube and deal with it.

As a California native my interest is always piqued by songs involving the Golden State. When that song is released by our friends at StarTime International AND is recommended by Silence Killer then I am all up in it’s shit. While I am not sure I can fully endorse Wild Light’s Cali-rage I can definitely get behind the music it inspired.

Ride the Wild Light over to iTunes / MySpace!