Dirty Projectors with David Byrne live at Bonnaroo June 12, 2009.
#1: Dirty Projectors "Bitte Orca" - Offbeat afrobeat art rock from Brooklyn with David Byrne as a witness (and collaborator).
#2: Tor / Sufjan Stevens "Illinoize" - Heady indie folk remixed with old school emcees (Grand Puba, Outkast, Pete Rock) makes for the best mashup ever.
#3: Passion Pit and Miike Snow - It's a tie! Both debut indie-electro artists with incredible beats and falsetto vocals.
#4: Wilco "The Album" - Some say it borders on being "adult contemporary" but that just means it's a "timely album for grownups."
#5: Kings of Convenience "Declaration of Dependence" - Who would've thought the most romantic dudes on earth were from Norway.
#6: Blakroc - Real life mashup of The Black Keys and NY's finest emcees including Mos Def, Ludacris, RZA...