Below is a list of 50 albums I really enjoyed.
I’m working on my Best Songs of 2010 podcast so stay tuned!

1. Arcade Fire The Suburbs
2. Mumford & Sons Sigh No More
3. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
4. The Black Keys – Brothers
5. Lissie Catching A Tiger
6. Bedouin Soundclash Light The Horizon
7. Francis and the Lights It’ll Be Better
8. Slow Motion Centerfold Rock The Body Language
9. Fitz & The Tantrums Pickin’ Up The Pieces
10. Kings of Leon Come Around Sundown
11. Carney Mr. Green Vol. 1
12. The Daylights Black Dove
13. The Ruse Love Sex Confusion
14. Matt White It’s The Good Crazy
15. Justin Rutledge The Early Widows
16. Angus & Julia Stone Down The Way
17. Delta Spirit History From Below
18. Dylan LeBlanc Paupers Field
19. Broken Bells Broken Bells
20. Rose’s Pawn Shop Dancing On The Gallows

21. Local Natives Sun Hands
22. Two Door Cinema Club Tourist History
23. Elton John & Leon Russell The Union
24. Sia We Are Born
25. Gemma Ray It’s A Shame About Gemma Ray
26. The Bewitched Hands On The Top Of Our Heads Hard To Cry
27. Yaesayer Odd Blood
28. Audra Mae The Happiest Lamb
29. Blitzen Trapper Destroyer of the Void
30. Chief Modern Rituals
31. 22-20s Shake / Shiver / Moan
32. Fran Healy Wreckorder
33. The Honeymoon Thrillers The Honeymoon Thrillers
34. The Romany Rye Highway
35. Gabrahm Vitek Soular Flares
36. The Silver Seas Chateau Revenge 2.0
37. Wrestlerish The Rude Mechanical
38. Marina And The Diamonds The Family Jewels
39. He’s My Brother She’s My Sister He’s My Brother She’s My Sister
40. Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise
41. Beach House Teen Dream
42. Best Coast Crazy For You
43. Belle & Sebastian Belle & Sebastian Write About Love
44. Wakey!Wakey! Almost Everything I Wish I’d Said The Last Time I Saw You…
45. The Kicks The Rise Of King Richie
46. Zac Brown Band You Get What You Give
47. Jason Aldean My Kinda Party
48. Jamey Johnson The Guitar Song
49. The Rescues Let Loose The Horses
50. Ra Ra Riot The Orchard
51. Graffiti6 Colours
52. Sean Hayes Run Wolves Run
53. Patrick Park You’ll Get Over
54. First Aid Kit The Big Black & The Blue
55. Deer Tick The Black Dirt Sessions
56. Jimmy Gnecco The Heart
57. The Parlotones Stardust Galaxies
58. Elizabeth & the Catapult The Other Side of Zero

1. Cold War Kids Behave Yourself EP
2. Heavy Young Heathens Make Room For The Youth EP
3. Guards Guards EP



This is the fifth “Covers” podcast. Send me your favorite covers to be considered for future podcasts.  Email your song suggestions to:  butrmgmt@gmail.com.

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BUTR – Covers 5 (Podcast #48)
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1. Nada Surf – Enjoy The Silience (Depeche Mode)
2. Shiny Toy Guns – Major Tom (Coming Home) (Peter Schilling)
3. Will Ferrell – Afternoon Delight (Starland Vocal Band)
4. Grace Potter and The Nocturnals – White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane)
5. Seven Mary Three – That’s How Strong My Love Is (Otis Redding)
6. Cat Power – I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Otis Redding)
7. Audra Mae – Little Sparrow (Dolly Parton)
8. Metric – Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right (Bob Dylan)
9. The White Stripes – Black Jack Davey (Bob Dylan)
10. Adele – Many Shades Of Black (The Raconteurs)
11. Jeff Beck – I Put A Spell On You (feat. Joss Stone) (Screamin’ Jay Hawkins)
12. Seal – It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World (James Brown)
13. Blue Man Group – I Feel Love (feat. Venus Hum) (Donna Summer)
14. Five Finger Death Punch – Bad Company (Bad Company
15. Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs – You’re So Vain (Carly Simon)
16. Nicole Atkins – The Crystal Ship (The Doors)
17. Prince – One Of Us (Joan Osborne)
18. Lissie – Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)
19. Lissie – Bad Romance (Lady Gaga)
20. Lissie – Wedding Bells (Hank Williams Jr.)
21. t.A.T.u. – How Soon Is Now (The Smiths)
22. Flaming Lips – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (Kylie Minogue)
23. The Kooks – Kids (MGMT)
24. Travis – Hit Me Baby One More Time (Britney Spears)
25. Flunk – Blue Monday (New Order)
26. Starsailor – The Way Young Lovers Do (Van Morrison)
27. Bat For Lashes – Use Somebody (Kings of Leon)
28. Florence and the Machine – You’ve Got The Love (The Source ft. Candi Staton)
29. Never Say Never – It Ain’t Me Babe (Bob Dylan)
30. Brian Wiltsey – Head Over Heels (Tears For Fears)
31. Sarah Darling – With Or Without You (U2)
32. Tori Amos – Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode)



This is the first of many themed “Sex On Fire” podcasts. Send me your favorite songs that should be added to future playlists. I need your help to make them steamy! I’m working on a new “Covers” and “Dance Party” podcast as well.  Email your song suggetions to

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BUTR – Sex On Fire 1 (Podcast #47)
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1. Kings of Leon – Closer
2. John Mayer – Slow Dancing In A Burning Room
3. Neko Case – Prison Girls
4. Mumford & Sons – White Blank Page
5. Fink – Make It Good
6. Charlotte Gainsbourg – The Operation
7. OK Go – I Want You So Bad I Can’t Breathe
8. Sean Hayes – So Down
9. Zombies – Time of the Season
10. Tommy James & The Shondells – Crimson and Clover
11. Cowboy Junkies – Sweet Jane
12. Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On
13. Bruce Springsteen – I’m On Fire
14. Chris Isaak – Wicked Game
15. Berlin – Take My Breath Away
16. Prince – Erotic City
17. Animotion – Obsession
18. Justin Timberlake – FutureSex/LouveSound
19. Scissor Sisters – Lights
20. Damien Rice – Woman Like A Man
21. Tyrone Wells – Baby Don’t You Change
22. Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
23. Paula Cole – Feelin’ Love
24. Michael Buble – I’m Your Man
25. Lady Antebellum – Need You Now (Piano Acoustic)
26. Mazzy Star – Fade Into You
27. Shivaree – Goodnight Moon
28. The xx – Stars
29. Radiohead – All I Need
30. Alan Jackson – I’ll Go On Loving You


BUTR’s Top 30 Albums of 2009

1. The Avett Brothers – I And Love And You
2. Needtobreathe – The Outsiders
3. Florence + the Machine – Lungs
4. La Roux – La Roux
5. Muse – The Resistance
6. White Lies – To Lose My Life
7. Them Crooked Vultures – Them Crooked Vultures
8. Dave Matthews Band – Big Whiskey & The GrooGrux King
9. Charlie Mars – Like A Bird, Like A Plane
10. Norah Jones – The Fall
11. The xx – XX
12. Dawes – North Hills
13. David Gray – Draw The Line
14. Gossip – Music For Men
15. Manchester Orchestra – Mean Everything To Nothing
16. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz!
17. Silversun Pickups – Swoon
18. Peter Bjorn and John – Living Thing
19. MuteMath – Armistice
20. Laura Marling – Alas I Cannot Swim
21. Vijay Kishore – 13 Rounds
22. Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson – Breakup
23. Monsters Of Folk – Monsters Of Folk
24. Deer Tick – Born On Flag Day
25. Band of Skulls – Baby Doll Face Darling Honey
26. Metric – Fantasies
27. Foreign Born – Person to Person
28. Starsailor – All The Plans
29. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Up From Below
30. Neko Case – Middle Cyclone

More Albums I like (list will continue to grow):
31. Leopold and His Fiction – Ain’t No Surprise
32. Speck Mountain – Some Sweet Relief
33. J. Tillman – Vacilando Territory Blues
34. Alice In Chains – Black Gives Way To Blue
35. White Rabbits – It’s Frightening
36. Hockey – Mind Chaos
37. Chris Isaak – Mr. Lucky
38. Robert Francis – Before Nightfall
39. The Swell Season – Strict Joy

Honorable Mention (albums not available in U.S. yet)
*Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
*Powderfinger – Golden Rule

Guilty Pleasures
*Adam Lambert – For Your Entertainment
*Lady Gaga – The Fame Monster

Disclaimer: Obviously some of these bands are not “under the radar”.  BUTR’s year end lists are picks of the best albums and best songs of 2009 regardless of how well-known the artist is.


P.S. Send me your suggestions for albums I missed.


BUTR’s Top 30 Songs of 2009




I’m all over the place with this mix so I doubt you will like all the songs. I’ve got lots of indie rock like always but threw some country, pop, and dance in there as well.  Hope you discover some new tunes in this year end playlist that you like!

I created an iMix on iTunes so it’s easy for you to buy the songs you like.  All song are available in iTunes (except “Mother Lover”)BUTR’s iMix – Top 30 Songs of 2009

Disclaimer: Obviously some of these bands are not “under the radar”.  BUTR’s year end lists are picks of the best albums and best songs of 2009 regardless of how well-known the artist is.