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The Soundtrack to 2009

Though the first ‘Soundtrack to...’ didn’t appear until March, I’ve plumped up a whole year’s worth of tunes to bookmark 2009.

Squeezing the year into just 50 tracks was no easy task. (You’re welcome...) But it ensures every single track is essential and serves as a humble homage to <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/johnpeel/festive50s/"><strong>Peel’s Festive 50</strong></a>. So it’s superstar fit and ruddy ripe for your ear holes.

There are a few notable exclusions. Simply due to Spotify limitations. So, promise me you’ll treat yourself to Grizzly Bear’s <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjecYugTbIQ">‘Two Weeks’ </a>(the video is skill), Casiokids’ <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOGWjMGDNRM">‘Fot i Hose’</a>, Eve &amp; Benga <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/zanelowe/2009/08/hottest_record_eve_benga_me_n.html">‘Me ‘N My’</a>, Art Brut’s <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhelBTjRYcE">‘DC Comics and Chocolate Milkshakes’</a> and of course, Radiohead and <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2ztWvuyXeU">‘These Are My Twisted Words’</a>, (Oh my days, I’ve just listened to this again, I’d forgotten how good it is.)

My New Year’s Resolution? Ok, I’ll try and fatten up the <a href="http://thesoundtrackto.blogspot.com/">blog</a> and gob on about what I’m listening to in between Soundtracks. But in the meantime, follow me on twitter, whydontcha, (@iamnottheenemy) for The Soundtrack to... updates and tunage recommendations. I’d massively appreciate your recommendations too.

Thanks @thetorrie, @johnhillcock, @therafterman, @eddyTM, @marshamusic, @D_NS, @miiikerobinson, @allhale, John Kennedy and Naomi for your music juice. @sharemyplaylist, naturally. Hundreds of bands and musicians, certainly. And anyone who clicked ‘Play’.

Happy New Year. Roll on 2010.

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Animal Collective - My Girls

Jack Penate - Tonight’s Today

Friendly Fires - Jump In The Pool

Delphic - Counterpoint - Original

Florence + The Machine - Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)

The Maccabees - No Kind Words - Single Version

The Dead Weather - Treat Me Like Your Mother

Them Crooked Vultures - New Fang

Wave Machines - Punk Spirit

The Cribs - Cheat On Me

Arctic Monkeys - Crying Lightning

Richard Hawley - For Your Lover Give Some Time

Noah And The Whale - Blue Skies - Radio Edit

Jay-Z - Empire State Of Mind [Jay-Z + Alicia Keys] - Explicit Album Version

The Big Pink - Dominos

Passion Pit - Sleepyhead

Prodigy - Invaders Must Die

Sub Focus - Rock It

Röyksopp - The Girl and The Robot - Radio Mix

The Juan Maclean - Happy House - Radio Edit

Empire Of The Sun - We Are The People

Fleet Foxes - Mykonos

Wild Beasts - All The King's Men

Bombay Bicycle Club - Magnet

Fredo Viola - Red States

La Roux - In For The Kill - Skream's Let's Get Ravey remix

Chase &amp; Status, Kano - Against All Odds

Sway - Mercedes-Benz - Radio Edit

Dizzee Rascal, Armand Van Helden - Bonkers

Simian Mobile Disco - Audacity Of Huge

The Phenomenal Handclap Band - 15 to 20 - Radio Version

Miike Snow - Burial

The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition - Original Version

Franz Ferdinand - Ulysses

The Gaslight Anthem - The Backseat

Alice In Chains - Check My Brain

Peter Doherty - Broken Love Song

Fanfarlo - Drowning Men

Mumford &amp; Sons - Little Lion Man

Doves - Kingdom Of Rust

Bat For Lashes - Daniel

Ian Brown - Stellify

Lily Allen - The Fear

Metric - Gimme Sympathy

Little Boots - Stuck On Repeat

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero

The Horrors - Sea Within A Sea

The xx - Islands

Fever Ray - When I Grow Up

Girls - Hellhole Ratrace

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