Three days into a new working year, and I've put together the first office playlist of 2009. Usual rules apply, in that what we play isn't necessarily what we like - though that said, I can't spot any total stinkers among this 16.

Three days into a new working year, and I’ve put together the first office playlist of 2009. Usual rules apply, in that what we play isn’t necessarily what we like – though that said, I can’t spot any total stinkers among this 16.



What a pleasure, anyway, to discover a band exists called Weird Owl.

1 Neil Young – Comes A Time (Reprise)

2 La Dusseldorf – Individuellos (Water)

3 Bon Iver – Blood Bank (Jagjaguwar)

4 13th Floor Elevators – Sign Of The 3 Eyed Men (International Artists)

5 Vetiver – Tight Knit (Bella Union)

6 DM Stith – Heavy Ghost (Asthmatic Kitty)

7 Wavves – Wavves (De Stijl)

8 Fire On Fire – The Orchard (Young God)

9 Sun Araw – Beach Head (Not Not Fun)

10 Bill Callahan – Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle (Drag City)

11 Alela Diane – To Be Still (Names)

12 Adam Payne – Organ (Holy Mountain)

13 Weird Owl – Ever The Silver Cord Be Loosed (Tee Pee)

14 The Golden Dawn – Power Plant (International Artists)

15 Arbouretum – Song Of The Pearl (Thrill Jockey)

16 Various Artists – Dark Was The Night: A Red Hot Compilation (4AD)