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Newcity’s Top 5 of Everything 2009: Music

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Loney Dear, “Dear John” (Polyvinyl)
A.C. Newman, “Get Guilty” (Matador)
Future of the Left, “Travels With Myself and Another” (4AD)
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, “The Pains of Being Pure at Heart” (Slumberland Records)
The Antlers, “Hospice” (Frenchkiss)
—Tom Lynch

Top 5 Albums
Animal Collective, “Merriweather Post Pavilion” (Domino)
Luciano, “Tribute to the Sun” (Cadenza)
Jesse Rose, “What Do You Do If You Don’t” (Dubsided)
The Juan Maclean, “The Future Will Come” (DFA)
The xx, ” xx” (Young Turks)
—Duke Shin

Top 5 Local Records
Kid Sister, “Ultraviolet” (Downtown Records)
Mannequin Men, “Lose Your Illusion, Too” (Flameshovel)
Califone, “All My Friends Are Funeral Singers” (Dead Oceans)
Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, “…And the Horse You Rode In On” (Bloodshot Records)
Azita, “How Will You?” (Drag City)
—Tom Lynch

Top 5 Honorable Mention Records
Neko Case, “Middle Cyclone” (Anti)
Built to Spill, “There Is No Enemy” (WEA/Reprise)
The Thermals, “Now We Can See” (Kill Rock Stars)
Dirty Projectors, “Bitte Orca” (Domino)
St. Vincent, “Actor” (4AD)
—Tom Lynch

Top 5 Songs
“Graphics,” Memory Tapes
“Arming Eritrea,” Future of the Left
“This Tornado Loves You,” Neko Case
“What If I’m Wrong,” The Record Low
“Bell,” Screaming Females
—Tom Lynch

Top 5 Shows
The Jesus Lizard, Pitchfork Music Festival
The Thermals, Bottom Lounge
A.C. Newman, Logan Square Auditorium
Fucked Up, Pitchfork Music Festival
Pearl Jam, United Center
—Tom Lynch

Top 5 Dance Floor Tracks
Luciano, “Los Ninos De Fuera”
Jamie Jones, “Summertime feat. Ost & Kjex”
Claude VonStroke, “Vocal Chords”
Manoo & Francois A, “Today Is Tomorrow”
Johnwaynes, “Libertango”
—Duke Shin

Top 5 Remixes
The Juan Maclean, “Happy House (Paul Woolford Apocalypse Version)”
Visti & Meyland, “Yes Maam (All Nite Long) (Trentemoller Remix)”
Florence + the Machine, “You’ve Got The Love (Jamie xx Re-Work)”
Tensnake, “In the End (I Want You to Cry)”
Jimmy & Fer Ferrari, “Let It Play (Fernanda Diaz Rokit Remix)” 
—Duke Shin

Top 5 Leftfield Electronic Tracks
Damian Lazarus, “Moment”
Ben Benjamin, “Mentors of Temperature”
Plein Soleil, “Casus Belli (The Brontosaurus Saga Remix)”
Charles Trees, “Memories”
Clap Rules, “Braxx (Tim Toh Remix)”
—Duke Shin

Top 5 Mixes/Compilations
Beyond The Wizards Sleeve, “Re-Animations Vol. 1” (New State Music)
Dixon, “Temporary Secretary” (Innervisions)
DJ Koze, “Reincarnations: The Remix Chapter 2001-2009” (Get Physical Music)
Various, “Factory Records: Communications 1978-92” (Rhino)
Will Saul, “Balance 015” (EQ)
—Duke Shin

Top 5 2009 Debut Albums
The xx, “xx” (Young Turks)
Passion Pit, “Manners” (Frenchkiss Records)
Florence + the Machine, “Lungs” (Universal)
Fever Ray, “Fever Ray” (Mute U.S.)
Neon Indian, “Psychic Chasms” (Lefse)
—Duke Shin

Top 5 Electronic Music Labels
Ghostly International
Wolf + Lamb
Freerange Records
Buzzin’ Fly Records
—Duke Shin

Top 5 Classical Concerts
Simon Rattle & the Berlin Philharmonic, Symphony Center
Verdi’s Requiem, Riccardo Muti & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Schubert Song Cycles, Christoph Eschenbach & Matthias Goerne, Ravinia
Handel’s Dublin Messiah, Baroque Band
Herbert Howells’ Requiem, Bella Voce
—Dennis Polkow

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