Though the end of the year is still over a week away, it's time to collect and gather the individual songs that I couldn't get out of my head this year. And even though I have a slew of albums to listen to before I can make my final Best of the Year list, the songs are not going to change, as one week is hardly enough time for a song to become infectious. Well, that's not completely true I suppose, but it certainly isn't enough time to knock any of these others off. Please enjoy, but be warned, you may get hooked on the sheer awesomeness of these tracks.
Guided by Voices - "Blue Babbleships Bay" from the album Class Clown Spots a UFO.
The Hives - "Come On" from the album Lex Hives.
Sivert Hoyem - "Where is My Moon?" from the EP Where is My Moon?
Jason Molina - "First Footing" from the album Autumn Bird Songs.
Andrew Bird - "Give It Away" from the album Break It Yourself.
Andrew Bird - "When That Helicopter Comes" from the album Hands of Glory.
Nacho Picasso - "Naked Lunch" from the album Lord of the Fly.
Blur - "Under the Westway" from the single Under the Westway.
John Frusciante - "Ratiug" from the album PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone.
The View - "Tacky Tattoo" from the album Cheeky for a Reason.
Jack White - "Sixteen Saltines" from the album Blunderbuss.
The Wooden Sky - "Angelina" from the album Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - "Driftin' Back" from the album Psychedelic Pill.
Yeasayer - "Reagan's Skeleton" from the album Fragrant World.
Langhorne Slim - "Coffee Cups" from the album The Way We Move.
Langhorne Slim - "Song for Sid" from the album The Way We Move.
Fiona Apple - "Every Single Night" from the album The Idler Wheel Is Wiser...
Silversun Pickups - "Make Believe" from the album Neck of the Woods.
Ruby Throat - "Shoe" from the album O' Doubt O' Stars.
Alexander Ebert - "Truth" from the 2011 album Alexander.