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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)


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.




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Jack White & Alicia Keyes – Another Way To Die
Danny Elfman – The Little Things
Nickel Eye – This Is The End / Brandy Of The Damned
Everest – Rebels In The Roses
Starsailor – Tell Me It’s Not Over / Stars and Stripes / Safe At Home
Rusty Truck – Cold Ground
The Guggenheim Grotto – Fee Da Da Dee / Told You So
Tina Dico – No Time To Sleep
Pet Shop Boys – Love Etc.
The Veils – Killed By The Boom
Laura Marling – Ghosts
Handsome Furs – I’m Confused / Evangeline
Beast – Mr. Hurricane
Metric – Help I’m Alive / Blindness
Neko Case – People Got A Lotta Nerve
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Zero
Keith Urban – ‘Til Summer Comes Around
Rascal Flatts – Summer Nights
Chris Isaak – Summer Holiday / We Let Her Down
Manchester Orchestra – Shake It Out / Tony The Tiger
Eagle Seagull – I’m Sorry, But I’m Begining To Hate Your Face
Peter Bjorn and John – It Don’t Move Me / Living Thing
Fanfarlo – I’m A Pilot
King Of Prussia – Misadventures Of The Campaign Kids
Jacob Golden – Out Come The Wolves
Gavin DeGraw – She Holds A Key / We Belong Together / Glass
MGMT – Of Moons, Birds & Monsters (Holy Ghost Remix)




Bell X1 – Flame / West Of Her Spine
The Gabe Dixon Band – All Will Be Well
R. Star – Famous Love / The Back of Your Car
Ox – Broken Silver / Kicking the Curb / Blood of the Soul
Pilate – Barely Listening
Rocky Votolato – White Daisy Passing / Uppers Aren’t Necessary
Dungen – Panda
Two Gallants – Las Cruces Jail
Madrugada – The Lost Gospel / Lift Me (feat. Ane Brun)
The Cloud Room – Hey Now Now
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Gold Lion
Metric – Monster Hospital / Combat Baby
Built to Spill – Goin’ Against Your Mind
Mute Math – You Are Mine