Thanks to Winstone over at The Couch Sessions I compiled my Top 5 songs/albums of 2009 (actually without Winston I wouldn’t have even considered the feat).
True Pop is self-contextualizing. My “best of” list reflects those works that built this year in pop culture, by reflecting the end of an era – of shallow celebrity veiled behind assumed artistry. Pop done right is cohesive, not fragmented, and neither are its masterpieces. Pop done right is an atmosphere – artists create their own world. Below are 2009 Pop best artists’ songs in relation to albums – not songs, or albums, and artists. My top 5 best reflect the year they dictated: 2009 – The Death of The Fame’s Fear.
“D.O.A. (Death of Autotune)”/The Blueprint 3 – Jay-Z
Hov on that new sh*t n*ggas like how come/ N*ggas want my old sh*t, buy my old album
N*ggas stuck on stupid, I gotta keep it moving/ N*ggas make the same sh*t, me I make the blueprint
“Bad Romance”/The Fame Monster – Lady GaGa
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Got no direction, just got my vamp/ Take a bite of my bad girl meat, take a bite of me
Show me your teeth
I don’t know much, but I know this for certain/ And that is the sun poking its head round the curtain
Now please can we leave? I’d like to go to bed now/ It’s not just the sun that is hurting my head now
I’m not trying to say that I’m smelling of roses/ But when will we tire of putting sh*t up our noses
I don’t like staying up, staying up past the sunlight/ It’s meant to be fun and it just doesn’t feel right
My reflections are protections/ They will keep me from destruction
My directions are distractions/ When you’re ready, come into the light
A willow deeply scarred/ Somebody’s broken heart
And a washed-out dream/ They follow the pattern of the wind, you see
Cause they got to place to be/ That’s why I’m starting with me