The 24 Best Songs of 2009...According to Courtney

I’m no expert here. I’m simply and honestly telling you the songs that I loved this past year - polls, charts, blogs, magazines aside. I avoided adding/removing songs just to reach some practical number, so there are only 24.

Here we go with the very subjective and biased Top 24 Songs of 2009!

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Passion Pit Releases Video for 'Little Secrets'

This was exactly how I wanted to start my day this morning.

Not the most fitting visual? I mean, I can only hope this is sort of what it’s like when we discover the fourth dimension… when I cross, I don’t think this would be my first pick to rock in my space crystal.

Subjective appropriateness aside, it’s a video to enjoy, so enjoy!

Remix Fridays: Chromeo, Passion Pit, Wiz Khalifa, Empire of the Sun, Death from Above 1979

Remix Fridays 6Halloween 2009 has finally arrived. Hopefully by now you have some idea of what your costume is, whether it’s balloon boy, Billy Mays, Patrick Swayze, Kanye with a Hennessy bottle, the Geico money stack with eyes, or zombie Michael Jackson (alright, maybe that’s a little too soon). Or maybe pop culture costumes aren’t for you? Then the classics are always a safe bet. If you’re a guy, it’s usually a pirate/vampire/zombie/mummy/beer keg/sports star/superhero. If you’re a girl it’s usually a sexy _, where the blank is any occupation ever.

Regardless of your costume, there’s bound to be a plethora of Halloween parties this weekend. Where there are parties, there is music. Here are some good remixes from Chromeo, Passion Pit, Wiz Khalifa, Empire of the Sun, & Death from Above 1979 that will be great for this weekend. Enjoy.

[audio:remix-friday-6/Chromeo - Destination Overdrive (DFA Remix).mp3]

[audio:remix-friday-6/11 Romantic Rights (Dahlback Remix).mp3]

[audio:remix-friday-6/Passion Pit - Little Secrets (Jack Beats Remix).mp3]

[audio:remix-friday-6/02 Blood On Our Hands (Justice Remix.mp3]

[audio:remix-friday-6/Wiz Khalifa - Wiz Khalifa Vs. Empire of the Sun.mp3]

[audio:remix-friday-6/Passion Pit - Sleepyhead (Starsmith Remix ft. Ellie Goulding).mp3]

Remix Fridays: Rick Ross, Passion Pit, Michael Jackson, Kanye West, Empire of the Sun, Justice & More

Remix Fridays
Remix Fridays is a little segment that we’re going to be posting each and every Friday here on Jetcomx. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now, since I always come across so many good remixes that need to be listened to. These are posted on Fridays because, well, that’s the start of the weekend which usually has parties, and that’s prime time for blasting killer remixes.

In the inaugural Remix Friday, we have some some classics that have been remixed. These include some Biggie, Tupac, Rick Ross, Michael Jackson, Passion Pit, Jack Peñate, Kanye West, Empire of the Sun, Justice, and Kid Cudi. Take a listen and enjoy.

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Miike Snow's 'Black and Blue' Music Video


Swedish indie-pop group Miike Snow (no, that’s not a typo) just released the music video for their hit single “Black and Blue.” Miike Snow’s sound has been described by professional music critics as “A-ha meets Animal Collective.” I personally like to think that their sound is more of an offshoot of Passion Pit’s. The band’s lead singer/songwriter Andrew Wyatt even sounds a bit like Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos.

The guys released their self-titled debut album back in May of 2009, and on it was “Black and Blue” and “Animal,” a song that went on to catapult them to fame. It’s funny, because as I sit here writing this, Miike Snow is currently playing at T.T. the Bear’s Place in Cambridge, MA, which is just a stone’s throw away from me. I wish I had bought tickets.

Anyway, the video for “Black and Blue” is one of the more captivating ones that I’ve seen lately, and it’s not incredibly weird. It actually depicts an interesting story; after the 3 minutes and 42 seconds are up, you feel for the main character.

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