Playlists of 2009—Part 3: Favorites of the decade that was

Here’s the last of the mix tapes I put together for 2009. My buddy Perry down on the Edge of the Continent threw down the gauntlet with a challenge to select my “best of the decade” tunes and put them on one disc. Well, I’m not discerning enough to get my best of the year on to one disc (as I demonstrate yearly).

So to go along with my new music and reissues/covers/live mix tapes of 2009. Here’s my double gatefold mix tape of favorite tunes of the past decade. (Actually its technically not a list of my favorite tunes of the decade, rather it’s a list of favorite tracks from some of my most favorite albums of the past decade. Also, I followed the rule of one entry per artists, though I did give Robert Pollard two tracks, one under the GBV heading and one from Boston Spaceships.)

E. Waynes Faves of the Decade

(Track, Artists, Album, Release Year)

Mass Romantic New Pornographers Mass Romantic 2000
Optimistic Radiohead Kid A 2000
Your Lies Shelby Lynne I Am Shelby Lynne 2000
The Galway Girl Steve Earle Transcendental Blues 2000
Let’s Save Tony Orlando’s House Yo La Tengo And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out 2000
Heartattack And Vine John Hammond, Jr. Wicked Grin 2001
Telephone Road Rodney Crowell The Houston Kid 2001
The Zephyr Song Red Hot Chili Peppers By The Way 2002
None Of Us Are Free Solomon Burke Don’t Give Up On Me 2002
Hey Julie Fountains of Wayne Welcome Interstate Managers 2003
The Best Of Jill Hives Guided By Voices Earthquake Glue 2003
Is There Life After Breakfast Ray Davies Other People’s Lives 2003
Disorder In The House Warren Zevon The Wind 2003
Seven Nation Army The White Stripes Elephant 2003
Surf’s Up Brian Wilson Smile 2004
Portland Oregon (With Jack White) Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose 2004
Qué Onda Guero Beck Guero 2005
Intentional Heartache Dwight Yoakam Blame The Vain 2005
Sweethearts On Parade M. Ward Transistor Radio 2005
Wordless Chorus My Morning Jacket Z 2005
Poor Man’s Shangri-La Ry Cooder Chávez Ravine 2005
Chicago Sufjan Stevens Illinoise 2005
Workingman’s Blues #2 Bob Dylan Modern Times 2006
2:19 Tom Waits Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards [Disc 1] 2006
Keep The Car Running The Arcade Fire Neon Bible 2007
Paper Planes M.I.A. Kala 2007
I’ll Never Give Up Richard Thompson Sweet Warrior 2007
Hollywood Hills Alejandro Escovedo Real Animal 2008
I Get So Weary B.B. King One Kind Favor (Bonus Track Version) 2008
Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! 2008
Potholes Randy Newman Harps And Angels 2008
Let Us Down Easy Ryan Adams & The Cardinals Cardinology 2008
Let It Rest For A Little While Boston Spaceships Zero To 99 2009
  1. Mass Romantic, New PornographersMass Romantic [2000]
  2. Optimistic, Radiohead, Kid A [2000]
  3. Your Lies, Shelby LynneI Am Shelby Lynne, [2000]
  4. The Galway Girl, Steve EarleTranscendental Blues, [2000]
  5. Let’s Save Tony Orlando’s House, Yo La Tengo, And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out [2000]
  6. Heartattack And Vine, John Hammond, Jr., Wicked Grin [2001]
  7. Telephone Road, Rodney Crowell, The Houston Kid [2001]
  8. The Zephyr Song, Red Hot Chili Peppers, By The Way, [2002]
  9. None Of Us Are Free, Solomon Burke, Don’t Give Up On Me [2002]
  10. Hey Julie, Fountains of Wayne, Welcome Interstate Managers [2003]
  11. The Best Of Jill Hives, Guided By Voices, Earthquake Glue [2003]
  12. Is There Life After Breakfast, Ray Davies, Other People’s Lives [2003]
  13. Disorder In The House, Warren Zevon, The Wind [2003]
  14. Seven Nation Army, The White Stripes, Elephant [2003]
  15. Surf’s Up, Brian Wilson, Smile [2004]
  16. Portland Oregon (With Jack White), Loretta Lynn, Van Lear Rose [2004]
  17. Qué Onda Guero, Beck, Guero [2005]
  18. Intentional Heartache, Dwight Yoakam, Blame The Vain [2005]
  19. Sweethearts On Parade, M. Ward, Transistor Radio [2005]
  20. Wordless Chorus, My Morning Jacket, Z [2005]
  21. Poor Man’s Shangri-La, Ry Cooder, Chávez Ravine [2005]
  22. Chicago, Sufjan Stevens, Illinoise [2005]
  23. Workingman’s Blues #2, Bob Dylan, Modern Times [2006]
  24. 2:19, Tom Waits, Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards [2006]
  25. Keep The Car Running, The Arcade Fire, Neon Bible [2007]
  26. Paper Planes, M.I.A., Kala [2007]
  27. I’ll Never Give Up, Richard Thompson, Sweet Warrior [2007]
  28. Hollywood Hills, Alejandro Escovedo, Real Animal [2008]
  29. I Get So Weary, B.B. King, One Kind Favor [2008]
  30. Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! [2008]
  31. Potholes, Randy Newman, Harps And Angels [2008]
  32. Let Us Down Easy, Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Cardinology [2008]
  33. Let It Rest For A Little While, Boston Spaceships Zero To 99 [2009]