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Best of 2009

Best of 2009

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The Tofu Hut: Kutiman

editor's note: :If you're just joining us, check out the first installment of The Tofu Hut on BV for a better explanation of what this is...

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Hot Chip playing MySpace show at Highline Ballroom, record out soon, limited vinyl edition, new video & more

Hot Chip's new album, One Night Stand, is out officially on February 9th. The band will play a free MySpace record release show in NYC at Highline Ballroom on Friday, February 5th which is one night before their sold out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg...

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photographer: paul birman
photographer: paul birman
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The Year in Metal continued (BBG asked countless others to make lists… and here they all are)

Laura of Kylesa (more by Paul Birman)

Earlier I discussed my favorite LPs of the year, but why leave the fun to just one? I asked some of my favorite artists and promoters for their 2009 highlights...

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end of 2009 interview w/ Here We Go Magic

In this late submission to our End of 2009 Interview series with NYC bands, Here We Go Magic band members Michael Bloch and Jennifer Turner answer some questions about their year...

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Dinosaur Jr add a 3rd NYC show ++ J Mascis’s Best of 2009

Dinosaur Jr. @ Summerstage in August (more by Chris La Putt)J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr's Best of 2009 (via)
Carlton Melton, Pass It On
Bill Callahan, Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle
Wooden Shjips, Dos
Kurt Vile, Childish Prodigy
The Duchess and the Duke, Sunset/Sunrise
Sonic Youth, The Eternal
MV/EE, Barn Nova
Hush Arbors, Yankee Reality
Pink Mountaintops, Outside Love
Built to Spill, There is No EnemyTickets are sold out for Dinosaur Jr's January 16th and 17th NYC shows at Bowery Ballroom and MHOW...

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The Year in Metal (BBG’s best of 2009)

Dave Verellen of Narrows (more by Samantha Marble)

Another year gone, but not without lasting memories! Eyehategod (x2). Akitsa. Rorschach (x2)...

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Greg Dulli’s Top Ten of 2009

Greg Dulli's Top Ten of 2009: (via)
1. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
2. Little Dragon - Machine Dreams
3. Tinariwen - Imidiwan: Companions
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Dan Deacon’s Top 10 albums of 2009

Dan Deacon's Top 10 albums of 2009 (via)
1. Double Dagger - More
2. Lightning Bolt - Earthy Delights
3. Health - Get Color
4. Ducktails - Landscapes
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Aziz Ansari releasing a CD & DVD, schedules ‘big’ NYC shows (and other dates), lists his favorite stuff from 2009

BEST ALBUM
4. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II
3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz
2. Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms
1. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
G-Baby - "Welcome To Heartbreak" and Kanye West - "We Were Once A Fairytale" and Major Lazer - "Pon De Floor" (3 way tie)

INDIE ROCK CRUSH
This really hot girl I saw buying a hot dog at a Phoenix show

BEST NEW ACT
Drake

BEST ALBUM OF THE DECADE
In alphabetical order...

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Justina lists the Top 10 greatest things she’s heard metal bands (and 1 non-metal band) say on stage in 2009

Eyehategod on a Rocks Off Boat (more by Chloe Rice)

Before I dive into quotes and explanations, I would like to thank twitter and my cellphone for allowing me to take notes at the most inconvenient of times -- like being smushed in between a bunch of big and way-too-stoked hardcore dudes at the Burnt By the Sun show...

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