The 21 Best Legal MP3s of 2009

The 21 Best Legal MP3s of 2009These are twenty-one songs available as MP3s that we linked to in 2009. They’re all still available (as of today), so download them now and make yourself a mix as a way to remember what you were listening to last year. Once again, people are whining about how 2009 sucked, but the list below proves there was plenty of good stuff out there, and it wasn’t even that hard to find.

Neko Case – “People Got A Lotta Nerve” from Middle Cyclone (Anti-). Posted Jan 14.

Von Bondies – “Pale Bride” from Love Hate and Then There’s You (Shout Factory). Posted Feb 4.

The Felice Brothers – “Run Chicken Run” from Yonder is the Clock (Team Love). Posted March 25.


Fleet Foxes – “Mykonos” from the Mykonos 7″ (Sub Pop). Posted March 26.

The Handsome Family – “When You Whispered” from Honey Moon (Carrot Top). Posted April 15.

M. Ward – “Rave On” (Featuring Zooey Deschanel) from Hold Time (Merge). Posted April 16.

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band – “Nikorette” from Outer South (Merge). Posted April 17.

Wayne Hancock – “Working At Working” from Viper of Melody (Bloodshot). Posted April 24.

Dinosaur Jr – “I Want You to Know” from Farm (Jagjaguwar). Posted May 4.

Miniature Tigers – “Cannibal Queen” from Tell It to the Volcano (Sony/Epic). Posted May 23.

Jay Reatard – “It Ain’t Gonna Save Me” from Watch Me Fall (Matador). Posted May 29.

God Help the Girl – “Mary’s Market” from God Help the Girl (Matador). Posted June 5.

Andrew Bird – “Oh No” from Noble Beast (Fat Possum). Posted June 22.

The Mountain Goats – “Genesis 3:23” from The Life of the World to Come (4AD). Posted July 29.

Circulatory System – “Overjoyed” from Signal Morning (Cloud). Posted Aug 3.

Blitzen Trapper – “Black River Killer” from the Black River Killer EP (Sub Pop). Posted August 4.

The Bottle Rockets – “Get On the Bus” from Lean Forward (Bloodshot). Posted Aug 11.

Screaming Females – “Bell” from Power Move (Don Giovanni). Posted Sept 24.

Spiral Stairs – “True Love” from Stolen Pills (Matador). Posted Oct 19.

Califone – “Funeral Singers” from All My Friends Are Funeral Singers (Dead Oceans). Posted Nov 23.

Del The Funky Homosapien – “Bring Da Ruckus” from Enter the 38th Chamber (Fatbeats). Posted Dec 10.

Elliott Smith – “Cecilia/Amanda”. Posted Dec 16.

Previously: The 21 Best Legal MP3s of 2008; The Best Legal MP3s of 2007; The Best Legal MP3s of 2006; 20 Tracks That Can Change Your Life (with liner notes). More MP3s.

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