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XLR8R Buyers' Guide to Dreamin' 2K9

If you're still feeling hopped up after getting jacked, bubbled, bumped, and tripped-out, then let this, the last of XLR8R's Buyers' Guides to our favorite music of 2009, usher in those warm, fuzzy sensations, tender as the night. Whether it's the come-down hours of a killer holiday party, or you're just looking to get slinky and sleazy, this one's a certified winner.

Tomasz Bednarczyk
Let's Make Better Mistakes Tomorrow [Buy]

Listen: "The Sketch"

Cold Cave
Love Comes Close [Buy]
(Heartworm Press/Matador)

Listen: "Love Comes Close"

Ayrton Senna EP [Buy]
(Fool House France)

Listen: "Seasun"

Seduction of Silence [Buy]

Listen: "Little Angel"

Junior Boys
Begone Dull Care [Buy]

Listen: "Parallel Lines"

Mount Kimbie
Sketch on Glass [Buy]
(Hot Flush)

Listen: "Sketch on Glass"

Nite Jewel
Good Evening [Buy]
(Human Ear Music)

Listen: "What Did He Say"

As Good As Gone [Buy]

Listen: "Burns Blue"

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart [Buy]

Listen: "Everything With You"

Dark Rift [Buy]
(Lovepump United)

Listen: "Goth Star"

Dance Mother [Buy]

Listen: "So Fine"

Tin Man
Cool Wave [Buy]

Listen: "Constant Confusion"

Brock Van Wey
White Clouds Drift On and On [Buy]

Listen: "White Clouds Drift On and On"

The Grandfather Paradox (Compiled and mixed by Henrik Schwarz / Âme / Dixon) [Buy] (BBE)

Listen: Cymande - "For Baby Oh"

Exquisite Corpse [Buy]
(Manimal Vinyl)

Listen: "Billie Holiday"

Washed Out
Life of Leisure [Buy]
(Mexican Summer)

Listen: "Feel It All Around"

Eskimo Snow [Buy]

Listen: "This Blackest Purse"

The xx
S/T [Buy]
(Young Turks)

Listen: "Basic Space"

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