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NYMag decided to break the trend of releasing best of decade lists and decided to make a list of 40 songs that define the Brooklyn sound.  The rules to make it on the list are a bit fuzzy as not every band here originated or at one time called Brooklyn home.   Highlights include the inclusion of Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell as well as Panda Bear, Animal Collective, Grizzly Bears, Suckers and of course The Dirty Projectors.  The most notable omission is Zach Condon with Beirut as he currently lives in Brooklyn.  Read the list below.

40 Light Asylum – “Angel Tongue”
39 Oakley Hall – “All the Way Down”
38 Here We Go Magic – “Fangela”
37 Apache Beat – “Tropics”
36 Bishop Allen – “Click, Click, Click, Click”
35 White Rabbits – “Percussion Gun”
34 Japanther – “Challenge”
33 Class Actress – “All The Saints”
32 Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson – “The Debtor”
31 Ninjasonik – “Art School Girls”
30 Antibalas – “Beaten Metal”
29 Black Dice – “Glazin'”
28 The Antlers – “Kettering”
27 Panda Bear – “Comfy In Nautica”
26 The National – “Mistaken For Strangers”
25 Amazing Baby – “The Narwhal”
24 St. Vincent – “Actor Out Of Work”
23 Neon Indian – “Deadbeat Summer”
22 Matt & Kim – “Daylight”
21 Grizzly Bear – “Knife”
20 Suckers – “Beach Queen”
19 Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings – “100 Days, 100 Nights”
18 The Drums – “I Feel Stupid”
17 A Place To Bury Strangers – “To Fix The Gash In Your Head”
16 Chairlift – “Bruises”
15 Telepathe “Chrome’s On It”
14 Crystal Stilts – “Crippled Croon”
13 Das Racist – “Combination Pizza Hut And Taco Bell”
12 The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – “Young Adult Friction”
11 Hercules & Love Affair – “Blind”
10 Animal Collective – “My Girls”
09 Yeasayer – “2080”
08 Vampire Weekend – “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa”
07 Vivian Girls – “Where Do You Run To”
06 Gang Gang Dance – “House Jam”
05 TV On The Radio – “Golden Age”
04 LCD Soundsystem – “All My Friends”
03 MGMT- “Kids”
02 Grizzly Bear – “Two Weeks”
01 Dirty Projectors – “Stillness Is The Move”

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