Top Songs of 2009: #8 Dear Leader -- Barbarians 

Pretty much every time Boston-based Dear Leader releases a new album, one of their songs makes my year end list. This year is no different. 2009's Stay Epic is a more melancholy album, reflecting (I think) the melancholy of a post-Obama election where the realities of governing, and the time and effort required to overcome the inertia of an electorate beaten down by a crappy economy.

It's a slower album, without anything that breaks out quite as much as "Everyone Looks Better in the Dark", but it has some great tunes.

Tops is this one.

Barbarians -- Dear Leader