Playlist for 2009: Bon Iver, My Morning Jacket, John Legend and More

Throughout the past month or so, I’ve discovered a lot of new songs and artists, and re-discovered some old ones. Some are from music reviews I read, some are from friends and others are songs that I just stumbled upon. As you’ll see, I have a pretty eclectic taste in music.

I want to hear what you’ve been listening to, so feel free to leave your music suggestions in the comments section of this post.

“Skinny Love” by Bon Iver (I really like this one)

“3 Rounds and a Sound” by Blind Pilot

“Cath” by Death Cab for Cutie

“U Want me 2” by Sarah McLachlan

“Home” and “But Honestly?” by Foo Fighters

“The Re-arranger” by Mates of State

“Librarian” by My Morning Jacket

“Be Be Your Love” (yes, this is correct) and “I Wish You Love” by Rachael Yamagata

“Sullivan Street” by Counting Crows

“The Girls Don’t Care” by Eef Barzelay

“Say (All I Need)” by OneRepublic

“My Heart With You” by the Rescues

“Couch” and “You’re Not Broken” by Sera Cahoone

“Heartless” and “Love Lockdown” by Kanye West

“Neo Violence” by Tough Alliance

“Hide and Seek” by Imogen Heap

“Lonely Night in Georgia” and “Why Should She Wait” by Marc Broussard

“See These Bones” by Nada Surf

“If You’re Out There” and “Everybody Knows” by John Legend

“River” and “In Your Eyes” (both live versions) by Sara Bareilles

What songs have you been listening to lately?

Published by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

Mallary is a mom of two young kiddos -- Madelyn and Tucker. Mallary absolutely loves being a mom and often writes about the need to find harmony when juggling motherhood and work. Mallary is the Assistant Director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, where she manages the Center's various programs related to distance learning, freedom of expression, and digital journalism. Previously, she was Executive Director of Images & Voices of Hope and Managing Editor of The Poynter Institute’s media news site, Mallary grew up outside of Boston and graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island. In 2015, she received a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. She now lives in beautiful Austin, Texas, with her kids, husband Troy and cat Clara. She's working on a memoir, slowly but surely. You can reach her at

3 thoughts on “Playlist for 2009: Bon Iver, My Morning Jacket, John Legend and More

  1. Two bands I’ve been listening to are the Last Shadow Puppets and As Tall as Lions. Let me know if you check them out.

  2. Nada Surf performed “Popular,” right? Wow, I haven’t thought about that song since I was, uh, quite unpopular in middle school. 🙂

    How are you? Maybe we can chat on the phone soon …

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