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 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




I have been meaning to blog about this for the past 15 weeks but if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you probably already know!  So BUTR has a weekly segment on South Africa’s largest rock station, 5FM, as part of Jon Savage’s Power Nite of Rock program.  This show reaches millions of listeners in South Africa and anyone in the world can tune in online via their spiffy website.

Jon Savage is the killer DJ and lead singer of Cassette that invited me to be a part of his show.  You can listen live every Thursday at 4/3pm CST.  If you miss the broadcast below are streams from past shows along with the list of artists I featured.

Week 2: Broken Bells “High Road” + Dirty Sweet “You’ve Been Warned”
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Week 3: Magic Wands “Black Magic” + The Ruse “I Can’t Stop”
[audio:http://www.bandsundertheradar.com/Downloads/5FM/3.mp3|titles=Magic Wands + The Ruse]

Week 4: The xx “Shelter” + Lissy Trullie “Self-Taught Learner”
[audio:http://www.bandsundertheradar.com/Downloads/5FM/4.mp3|titles=The xx + Lissy Trullie]

Week 4: Foxy Shazam “A Dangerous Man” + The Rouge “Six Shooter”
[audio:http://www.bandsundertheradar.com/Downloads/5FM/5.mp3|titles=Foxy Shazam + The Rouge]

Week 6: Mumford & Sons “White Blank Page” + Saint Motel “Dear Dictator”
[audio:http://www.bandsundertheradar.com/Downloads/5FM/6.mp3|titles=Mumford & Sons + Saint Motel]

Week 7: Portual. The Man “People Say” + “The Dead Dog”
[audio:http://www.bandsundertheradar.com/Downloads/5FM/7.mp3|titles=Portugal. The Man]

Week 8: The Daylights – “Rogue Machine” + “Terra Firma”
[audio:http://www.bandsundertheradar.com/Downloads/5FM/8.mp3|titles=The Daylights]

Week 9: Mikky Ekko – “Sedated” + “Who Are You, Really?”
[audio:http://www.bandsundertheradar.com/Downloads/5FM/9.mp3|titles=Mikky Ekko]

Week 10: Lissie – “Bad Romance” + “When I’m Alone”

Week 11: Wintersleep – “Danse Macabre” + “Black Camera”

Week 12: Blitzen Trapper – “Love and Hate” + “Heaven and Earth”
[audio:http://www.bandsundertheradar.com/Downloads/5FM/12.mp3|titles=Blitzen Trapper]

Week 13: Slow Motion Centerfold – “Vann” + “Alma Rose”
[audio:http://www.bandsundertheradar.com/Downloads/5FM/13.mp3|titles=Slow Motion Centerfold]

Week 14: AWOLNATION – “Burn It Down” + “Sail”

Visit BUTR’s 5FM page to see the complete list of featured artists.


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.