The answer? These four songs, on infinite repeat. They're all from 2007, but since I didn't make a year end list, I thought I'd throw 'em up now.
1. The Besnard Lakes - "Devastation"
Reminds me a lot of Secret Machines, what with the heavy, propulsive beat and all the cool sound effects. I wish the rest of The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse was half as good.
2. Kevin Drew - "Backed Out On The..."
Drew got J. Mascis to play guitar on this one off of Spirit If... I love it so hard. The video is great, too.
3. Bon Iver - "Skinny Love"
Gorgeous song from Justin Vernon aka Bon Iver. Not your typical Rockist offering, but wonderful nonetheless.
4. Panda Bear - "Bros."
I really wanted to hate this album - it was so hyped I could hardly stand it. But I'll be goddamned if it isn't one of the best albums I've heard in years. This one's longish at about 12 minutes, but there's a reason it's the centerpiece of the album, Person Pitch.